Singlehanded College Sailing Nationals Set to Begin in Santa Barbara
The LaserPerformance Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded National Championships, co-hosted by Santa Barbara Yacht Club and the University of California Santa Barbara are set to begin Friday, November 8 with registration, boat assignment and a competitors meeting. Racing will take place Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10.
The championships include the top 18 men and 18 women singlehanded sailors in the nation. At least one male and female sailor has qualified from each of the seven collegiate sailing conferences to compete in this prestigious event. The regatta will take place out of the Santa Barbara YC and the sailing area will be in the Santa Barbara Channel, south of the yacht club, the course is viewable from either the end of Stearns Wharf, or the Santa Barbara Harbor Breakwater.
LaserPerformance is title sponsor of the event providing a fleet of full rig Lasers for the men’s event and a fleet of Laser Radials for the women’s event. Marlow Ropes, the Official Rope Sponsor of College Sailing, is a supporting sponsor.
The men will be competing for the Glen S. Foster Trophy, awarded to the first place finisher. The trophy is given in appreciation of Glen S. Foster for his interest in collegiate sailing and devotion to singlehanded competition, particularly in the Finn class. The second place finisher in the men’s event will receive the George Griswold Trophy, given in honor of George Griswold for more than three decades of service to intercollegiate sailing as long time Graduate Secretary of MCSA, former ICSA Secretary, ICSA Eligibility Chairman, and member of the ICSA Hall of Fame.
The women will be competing for the Janet Lutz Trophy, awarded to the first place finisher, in honor of the former Athletic Director at Pembroke College who played a major role in the early growth of New England women’s sailing.
Racing is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with no race starting after 3 p.m. on Sunday. Awards will follow the racing.
To learn more about the racing, results and to follow social media updates on Facebook and Instagram for @collegesailing and @sbycracing and visit the event website: https://2019singlehanded.collegesailing.org/
Results can be found here for the Women’s racing and here for the Men’s.
Eric Andresen will be providing photos for these events and can be found on the event website and social media channels.
Contact: Jennifer Mitchell |Toile à Voile for ICSA | firstname.lastname@example.org | 970-216-7072 m.