Stanford University came out in the pre-season polls leading in both the Women’s and Coed competitions, and they’ve proven to be strong out of the gates, but it’s Yale University that has shown they are the team to beat. Yale takes over the top spots in both the Women’s and Coed ranks mid-way through the fall.
The top events so far in doublehanded sailing are the Atlantic Coast Championship semi-finals. Both women’s and coed competition hold two qualifying regattas with a max of eighteen berths at each event. The top nine teams from the semi-final events make up the ACC Finals later in the fall season.
Women’s ACC Semi-Finals
Hosted by Old Dominion (1B) and St. Mary’s (1A), the top teams in the country squared off for the top-nine qualifying berths. Winds were light at both events, but they each had plenty of racing.
At the 1B, Tulane picked up where they left off last spring and won the event ahead of the 2019 national champions of the Brown University Bears. Tulane takes the No. 2 slot in the rankings and has established themselves as one of the top teams.
At the 1A, it was all Yale, which dominated the event winning both divisions ahead of No. 3 Stanford, and No. 5 Dartmouth.
Coed ACC Semi-Finals
Hosted by Yale (1B) and Brown (1A), we expected to see a battle for the top-nine spots and it surely delivered, coming down to the final races of the event to determine the qualifying berths.
At the 1B, it was No. 1-ranked Yale that crushed the competition and handedly won the regatta. George Washington, No. 7, surprised some to finish second overall in the event while Tulane (No. 11) edged Bowdoin (No. 20) in an exciting final race to earn the ninth and final qualifying berth for the ACC Finals later in the season.
The Brown (1A) semi-final was a full eighteen-race regatta where Brown (No. 3), Stanford (No. 2), and Navy (No. 4) took the top-three slots, respectively. The event also came down to the last races of the event with No. 19-ranked MIT and U Penn (No. 18) edging out SUNY Maritime and Harvard (No. 14).
Danmark Trophy (Coed) and Stu Nelson (Women’s). They are both ranked at the top-tier level 1 regattas, which help to count for the selection process for the National Championship events later in the spring of 2022.
Yale took first at both events dominating the Stu Nelson, and showing some grit at the Danmark to come away with the overall victories.
Doublehanded sailing makes up most of the college competitions you’ll see on Techscore, however, Singlehanded and Match Racing disciplines will crown National Champions in November and are a big part of the fall season. The format for qualifying for those championships has changed for this fall and will combine conference sail-in regattas with an independent selection committee.
Match Race Conference Champions
MAISA – Naval Academy - J.C. Hermus, Gray Benson, Kimmie Leonard, Jack Carminati
PCCSC – Stanford - Jack Parkin, AnaClare Sole, Matthew Hogan, Wiley Rogers
MCSA – Grand Valley State - Liam Walz, Maddy Gallagher, Andrew Michels
SEISA – Tulane – Cameron Giblin, Abigail Borggaard, Mia Hanes, William Keenan
NEISA & SAISA have yet to hold their conference championships
Singlehanded Conference Champions
MAISA – Cornell – Lilly Myers
MAISA – St. Mary’s – Leo Boucher
PCCSC – Stanford – Grace Austin
PCCSC – Stanford – John Kirkpatrick
MCSA – Ohio University – Siri Schantz
MCSA – Miami University – Ryan Squires
NEISA – Boston College – Sophia Reineke
NEISA – Brown – Connor Nelson
SAISA – Jacksonville – Charlotte Rose
SAISA – University of Miami – Richard McCann