C of C Sailing Update. ICSA Western Semifinals.


It’s a big weekend for college sailing as the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Semi-Finals start this Saturday.
The College of Charleston Sailing Team will be one of 36 teams competing in Hampton, VA for one of the 18 spots at Nationals!

Check out this week’s Chalk Talk Presented by US Sailingfor all the latest info, and to prepare for this weekend’s big event!

Also, be sure to tune in on Saturday as Chris Love will be providing LIVE coverage of the racing starting at 9am:


Day 1 of racing is over at the ICSA College Sailing Western Semifinals, and the No. 4 ranked Cougar Sailing Team is sitting in 5th overall after the first 8 races!

The College of Charleston Sailing team is competing against 6 of the top 10 schools in the country, and needs to finish in the top 9 to qualify for Gill/ICSA Coed National Championship Finals; to be held on May 28-30 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Good luck to the Cougar sailors heading into tomorrow as they look to improve on today’s performance!

Scores: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s13/2013-icsa-west-semis-by-hu/full-scores/


Day 2 of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)Western Semifinals is upon us, as the College of Charleston Sailing Team is currently in 6th overall and looking to move up on the score sheet!

The Semifinals 2013 Live Stream is the best way to follow the Cougars throughout today’s racing. Check it out here:

The C of C sailors need to place 9th or better to claim a spot at Nationals.




The No. 4-ranked College of Charleston Sailing coed sailing team placed eighth in the Western fleet at the College Sailing National Semifinals co-hosted by Old Dominion and Hampton University over the weekend at the Hampton Yacht Club.

The Cougars scored 176 points over the course of the two-day regatta and were one of nine teams to qualify for the Gill/ICSA Coed National Championship to be held on May 28-30 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

CofC will continue postseason play as the ICSA Spring National Championship series of regattas kicks off first with the ICSA Women’s National Championship on May 21-24 in St. Petersburg, Fla.



C of C Sailing Update. SAISA Women’s Spring Championship, Admiral’s Cup.


The No. 4-ranked College of Charleston Sailing team has a big weekend ahead of them as they look to defend their title at the Admirals Cup, and take home the gold at the SAISA Women’s Championship!

At the Admirals Cup hosted by the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.:
Senior All-American skipper Ben Spector competes in A-Division with sophomore crew Ali Blumenthal and senior crew Jeff Aschieris. In B-Division, the Cougars will sail senior All-American skipper Mac Mace and senior crew Cory DeCollibus as well as freshman Dodge Rees in C-Division.

At the SAISA Women’s Championship hosted by South Florida in St. Petersburg, Fla.:
Junior skipper Grace Lucas will be joined in A-Division with senior crew Sarah Somes and sophomore crew Morgan Buckley, while sophomore Clerc Cooper skippers B-Division with junior crew Elizabeth Chambers and freshman crew Beka Schiff.


Lady Cougars win the 2013 SAISA Women’s Spring Championship and receive an automatic berth to the Nationals in May!553013_10151553173996575_365092542_n

C of C Sailing Update. SAISA Team Race Championships, Emily Wick Women’s Intersectional.


The College of Charleston Sailing Team is set to compete in 2 key events this weekend-
The SAISA Team Race Championships hosted by Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. and The Emily Wick Women’s Intersectional hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Senior All-American skippers Ben Spector and Mac Mace will lead an experienced group headed to the SAISA Team Race Championships. They will be joined by 2012 London Olympian Juan Maegli, sophomore crew Ali Blumenthal, senior crew Cory DeCollibus and freshman crew Seppie McAdams.

Meanwhile, the No. 9-ranked C of C women will sail the rotations of junior skipper Grace Lucas, sophomore crew Morgan Buckley and senior crew Sarah Somes in A-Division at the Emily Wick Women’s Intersectional. Sophomore Clerc Cooper will skipper B-Division with freshman crew Emily Stuart and freshman crew Beka Schiff.


The College of Charleston Sailing Team has WON the SAISA Team Race Championship!

The Cougars finish the event with a strong 7-1 record. Congratulations to our sailors on a great regatta.

Also, the Lady Cougars are currently in second at the Emily Wick Women’s Intersectional- only 3pts out of first after day 1 of racing.

Saisa Team Race Champs



After winning the SAISA Team Race Championship yesterday, the College of Charleston Sailing Team has placed THIRD at the Emily Wick Women’s Intersectional.

Congratulations Lady Cougars on an impressive finish in a very competitive fleet!


C of C Sailing Update. SAISA Spring Coed Dinghy Championships.


The College of Charleston sailing team returns to action this weekend at the SAISA Spring Coed Dinghy Championships hosted by Eckerd College and South Florida in St. Petersburg, Fla.

CofC will compete for the conference championship title in this weekend’s regatta against crews from Clemson, Eckerd College, Embry-Riddle, Florida, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville, Miami (Fla.), NC State, Rollins College, UNC Wilmington and USF.

Senior Chris Banholzer (Hartland, Wis.) will skipper A-Division along with sophomore crew Morgan Buckley (Yonkers, N.Y.) and senior crew Brooks Clark (Newport Beach, Calif.), while freshman all-star Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.) skippers B-Division with freshman crew Emily Stuart (Riverside, R.I.).

“It’s a really big event for us this weekend,” CofC Head Coach Ward Cromwell said. “It determines our scheduling for the fall as well as qualifying for the national semifinals in a couple of weeks in Virginia. The forecast is light for this weekend’s regatta. I’m looking forward for our team to travel to districts to experience the same venue for nationals that we will hopefully see later in the spring.”


The No. 5-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team has WON the SAISA Spring Coed Dinghy Championship title to advance to the ICSA National Semifinals, to be held later in the month in Hampton, Va.

Congratulations Cougar sailors on this impressive win, and advancing to the National Semifinals!