National Champions and ICSA Awards Night.

We did it.

(Photo: John Payne Photography)

For the second year in a row, the College of Charleston Sailing Team has claimed a National title.

We are proud to announce that we are your 2013 Gill Coed National Champions. Congratulations to the entire C of C Sailing Department, and to each and every member of the team on this huge accomplishment.

“To win the Coed National Championship three times in the last eight years is impressive,” CofC Head Coach Ward Cromwell said. “It was truly a group effort. We sailed really well the last three days. Ben (Spector) was able to stay consistent in B-Division and Juan (Maegli) and Cory (DeCollibus) were unbelievable in A-Division. The conditions were windy and choppy making for really long courses. But, they were able to put the boat through the water well and we had no major errors.”

The Cougars sailed an impressive series, lead by A-fleet skipper Juan Maegli, and finished  with 215pts throughout the 18 race series. There were 18 schools competing at the event, which was held in St. Petersburg, FL.


C of C Sports Press Release


The College of Charleston Sailing Team is having an awesome night at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Awards presentation:

-The Team was presented the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy for winning the 2013 Gill North America Coed National Championship.

-Juan Maegli was named ‘College Sailor of the Year’ and was awarded the Everett B. Morris Trophy.

-Juan Maegli was named an All American Skipper.

-Alicia Blumenthal was named an All American Crew.

-Cory DeCollibus was named an All American Crew.

-Ben Spector was an Honorable Mention All American Skipper.

-Juan Maegli, Septima McAdams & Corinna DeCollibus were presented the Allen Trophy for being the low-point winners of Division A at the Coed National Championship.

Congratulations to the entire Cougar sailing team on an amazing 2013-2013 season. We’re already looking forward to August, ready to go at it again!


C of C Sailing Update. 2013 Women’s Nationals.


We are 2 days away from the start of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) / Sperry Top-Sider Women’s National Championships!

The College of Charleston Sailing Team will be one of 18 schools competing in the Finals for the 2013 championship.

Sailing for C of C will be Grace Lucas, Sarah Somes, and Morgan Buckley in A division with Clerc Cooper, Elizabeth Chambers, and Beka Schiff in B division.

“We are looking forward to heading down to St. Pete.
The last 3 days of practice have been very productive and the team is excited about the challenge which lies ahead.”- Head Coach Ward Cromwell



After day 1 of racing at the 2013 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Sperry Top-Sider Women’s National Championship, the Lady Cougars are in 6th overall (out of 18) through the first 6 races.

The College of Charleston Sailing Team is only 14pts out of the top 3- and with a full day of racing scheduled for tomorrow, the series is still very close!

Comment below and wish our girls good luck as they look to have an awesome day on the water tomorrow and move up in the standings.



The College of Charleston Sailing Team has moved up in the standings at the 2013 Sperry Top-Sider Women’s National Championship, and now sits in 4th overall with one more day of racing to go!

Photo: Clerc Cooper and Elizabeth Chambers winning race 7b.

Race FinishThe Lady Cougars look to keep up the improvements and finish off the regatta with a strong performance tomorrow!


The Lady Cougars have ended the 2013 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Sperry Top-Sider Women’s National Championship with a 7th place standing overall (out of 18 teams).

Good job to all of our sailors down in St. Pete; Grace Lucas, Sarah Somes, Morgan Buckley, Clerc Cooper, Elizabeth Chambers, and Beka Schiff!

The girls can finally start enjoying their summer break, while our co-ed team gets prepped for the APS – Annapolis Performance Sailing Team Race Championship; which kicks off tomorrow!
Hat pic


C of C Sailing Update. ICSA Singlehanded Nationals.


Juan Maegli is currently representing the College of Charleston Sailing Team at the Laser Performance /Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Men’s Singlehanded Nationals in Long Beach, California. Maegli is currently in 2nd after day 1 of racing at the 2012 Men’s Singlehanded Nationals.

Juan has 6 top-three finishes after the first 8 races.
Racing started at 1400hrs EST, and will take place today, tomorrow, and Sunday.

Good luck Juan!


Day 2 is now completed at the 2012 LaserPerformance /Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Singlehanded Nationals, and College of Charleston Sailing Team member Juan Maegli has a comfortable 17pt lead heading into day 3. He is currently in FIRST overall.

Keep up the awesome sailing Juan!

Scores available here:


Juan Maegli, of C of C Sailing, is the 2012 Singlehanded National Champion.
College of Charleston Sailing Team member Juan Maegli has WON the 2012 LaserPerformance / Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Singlehanded Nationals.
The College of Charleston Olympian finished the event with an impressive 24pt lead, and sailed an excellent regatta having finished with 10 bullets over the 18 race series.

Congratulations to the 2012 ICSA Singlehanded National Champion Juan Maegli. Go Cougars!Scores:

Juan Maegli getting ready to hit the water at the 2012 Singlehanded Nationals in California.