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Sailing Travels to Old Dominion for ICSA National Women’s Championship

Sailing Travels to Old Dominion for ICSA National Women’s Championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a successful regular season of spring sailing, the Harvard women's sailing team will travel to Norfolk, Va. this week to take part in the ICSA National Women's Championship from May 22-25 at Old Dominion University.

Forecast
Old Dominion
On Tuesday, sailors will face winds from the southwest around 5 to 10 knots with waves on 1-foot and a chance of showers. Weather on Wednesday includes winds around 5 to 10 knots with a chance of thunderstorms. On Thursday, sailors will see winds from the northeast around 5 to 10 knots with waves of 1-foot. Weather on Friday includes winds from the southeast around 5 to 10 knots with waves of 1-foot.

Last Time Out
Harvard tallied a ninth-place finish at the NEISA Women's Championship the weekend of April 21-22, qualifying the Crimson for a spot in the championships. The Crimson then closed out its regular season competition on April 28, as Harvard captured an 11th-place finish at the NEISA Coed Championship/US Coast Guard Alumni Bowl.

All-NEISA Accolades
Christine Gosioco and Nick Sertl were both named to the All-NEISA first team, as announced by the conference on April 30. Gosioco and Sertl sail together for the Crimson in the A-Division and were previously named to the NEISA Short List at the beginning of the season.

Additionally, Kevin Coakley was honored with the NEISA Student-Leadership Award. The award recognizes extraordinary leadership and achievement by an undergraduate whose efforts have made a significant contribution to the development, progress, and success of his or her team, conference or the ICSA.

About the ICSA National Women's Championship
The College Sailing/Sperry Women's Nationals is a four-day event. May 22-23 is the Women's National Semifinal Championship in which 36 schools compete to see which 18 will go to the finals. May 24-25 is the Championship in which the top 18 from the semifinals will compete for the College Sailing/Sperry Women's National Championship. The first round and the finals will be sailed in two divisions using a round-robin change-of-boat format with FJ dinghies.

Harvard History at the Championship

Year
1968
1969
1970
1972
1973
6/1983
6/1-3/1992
5/26-28/1994
5/26-27/1995
5/30-6/1/1996
5/26-28/1999
6/2-4/2003
5/26-6/4/2004
6/1-5/2005
5/24-26/2006
5/23-25/2007
5/26-27/2009
5/27-28/2010
5/24-26/2011
5/30-6/2/2012

5/24-27/2016

Location




at New Orleans, La.
at Corpus Christi, Texas
at College of Charleston
at Yale
at San Diego State
at Wisconsin
at St. Petersburg, Fla.
at Detroit, Mich.
at Cascade Locks, Ore.
at Austin, Texas
at Charleston, S.C.
at Norfolk, Va.
at San Francisco, Calif.
at Madison, Wis.
at Cascade Locks, Ore.
at Austin, Texas

at San Diego, Calif.

Place
1st
1st
1st
1st
2nd
6th
6th
10th
13th
6th
7th
8th
2nd
1st
8th
5th
10th
7th
6th
8th

10th

Leading the Fleet
Mike O'Connor is in the midst of his 20th season as the Harvard sailing team's head coach. Since he took over the Crimson program in 1997, Harvard has won a pair of national team race championships (2002, 2003), as well as a national coed championship (2003) and a women's national title (2005).

Captains of the Ship
Junior Nick Karnovsky and sophomore Jessica Williams were elected captains for the 2018 season. Karnovsky captured five top-10 placements in Harvard's regattas last fall. During his sophomore season, the Brookline, Mass. native split time in the B-Division of the New England Coed Championships, finishing with 175 points overall. Williams registered seven top-10 finished for the Crimson last fall. The Norfolk, Va. native recorded her highest placement at the Moody Trophy, finishing in second place.

What's Next?
Harvard will wrap up its 2017-18 season at the ICSA National Women's Championship this week.  

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS