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« on: April 02, 2017, 08:46:18 am »

RAMS QUALIFY FOR CONFERENCE TEAM RACE CHAMPIONSHIP

As indicated in the past, Team Racing, i.e. the equivalent of a 3-on-3 basketball game, is one of three College Sailing competitive disciplines. The other two are Coed Dinghy and Women’s Dinghy Fleet Racing. All schools field Coed teams; about half field Women’s teams, and only varsity and the most competitive club teams with roster depth field Team Racing teams.

Throughout the year, the seven geographical conferences host qualifying regattas in each of the three disciplines, which lead to national championships at the end of the year.

Our Middle Atlantic Conference (MAISA) receives four of the 16 qualifying berths for Team Race National’s. To qualify for one of those berths, a team must finish among the Top 4 teams at the Prosser Regatta, the MAISA Team Race Championship, which will be hosted by SUNY Maritime next weekend, April 8-9.

To qualify for the Prosser Regatta, a team must finish among the Top 6 teams at the WAR Memorial Regatta, the MAISA Fall Championship OR the Top 2 teams at the MAISA Team Race Challenge held this weekend at St. Mary’s College, Maryland. The latter consists of the eight teams, which placed 7th through 14th at the WAR. (Please note, that there are 54 teams in MAISA and there are three regional regattas in our conference just to qualify for the WAR)

The Top six teams from the WAR last fall were the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, Georgetown, George Washington, Hobart/William Smith, the U.S. Naval Academy and Hampton University, all varsity programs..

The Team Race Challenge was hosted by St. Mary’s College this weekend and with perfect conditions, the competition consisting of two round robins followed by a Top 4 round robin, was completed in one day.

Fordham started like a house afire winning all seven of its races in the first round robin. Our Rams were not as effective in the second round robin winning four and losing three but their 11-3 won-lost record  put them in a tie with ODU for second place and earned them a berth in the Top 4 qualifying round robin with St. Mary’s, Old Dominion & Cornell. St. Mary’s won all three races; ODU won two out of three breaking the tie with Fordham, which was 1-2 while Cornell lost all three.

Fordham was represented by Will Holz ’17 &  Charlotte Leclue ’19; Alec Tayler ’17 & Katherine Jones ’18, and Matt Cappetta ’19 & Lauren Holderman ‘18, who sailed well enough to finish third and snatch the last qualifying berth for the Prosser MAISA Championship next weekend.

From the official report:

Great Team Racing Conditions today on the St. Mary's River with N/NW breezes ranging from 5-16 knots. 62 races completed which allowed the regatta to be completed in one day. The Race Committee and the umpires did a fantastic job. Congratulations to St. Mary’s, Old Dominion and Fordham for advancing to the Prosser Trophy Regatta.

RESULTS: (* = varsity team)

PLACE   TEAM                                  WON / LOST
1. St. Mary’s *                                     16 - 1
2. Old Dominion *                                13 – 4
3. FORDHAM                                        12 – 5
4. Cornell                                              8 – 9
5. U/Pennsylvania                                  5 – 9
6. U/Virginia                                          4 – 10
7. SUNY Maritime *                                3 – 11
8. Christopher Newport *                        1 – 13

Fordham Fans are welcome to come to SUNY Maritime at Fort Schuyler under the Throgs Neck Bridge in the Bronx next weekend to root for the Rams. There is a third floor balcony in the Sailing Building, which is ideal for spectating.

Last year, St. Mary’s, Georgetown, ODU & Navy were the MAISA qualifiers for National’s and they finished 3-2-9 & 10 in the 16-team competition. Two years ago, Fordham qualified for Team Race National’s for the first and only time in its history along with Georgetown, St. Mary’s & Navy. Our Rams placed 11th overall as the other three MAISA teams finished 5, 7 & 9 respectively. Fordham was the only club team from MAISA to qualify for National’s during the past two years.

As indicated earlier, only two teams from the Team Race Challenge ordinarily qualify for the Prosser. Fordham qualified because Kings Point, which had won the WAR last fall recently communicated that it would not be able to send a Team Race team to National’s due to professional obligations, i.e., Sea Time, by the sailors on their team, so the MAISA Executive Committee opted to allow the Top 3 teams this weekend to qualify for the Prosser. Hopefully, that will be a good sign for our Rams, which handed St. Mary’s their only loss this weekend.

Congrats to our Ram sailors for a solid performance!
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 01:08:45 pm »

Because I was curious, I researched the championship results of the past eight years to ascertain if any other club teams ever qualified for Team Race National’s from our conference, which with New England (NEISA), is one of the two most competitive conferences in the ICSA. While I was unable to locate the 2010 & 2012 results, I did learn the following:

1.   In 2009, 10 & 11, the Team Race Championship invited 14 not 16 teams.
2.   Georgetown & St. Mary’s qualified for all six of the championships, for which I have information. Other teams, that qualified were Navy 4x; Old Dominion & Hobart/William Smith 2x each; SUNY Maritime 1x & Fordham 1X.
3.   Unless a club team qualified in 2010 or 2012, Fordham is the only club team, which has ever qualified for the ICSA Team Race National Championship.

It’s possible that a club team qualified prior to 2009 but highly unlikely as the fleets were smaller and dominated by varsity programs. 
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RAMS QUALIFY FOR CONFERENCE TEAM RACE CHAMPIONSHIP

As indicated in the past, Team Racing, i.e. the equivalent of a 3-on-3 basketball game, is one of three College Sailing competitive disciplines. The other two are Coed Dinghy and Women’s Dinghy Fleet Racing. All schools field Coed teams; about half field Women’s teams, and only varsity and the most competitive club teams with roster depth field Team Racing teams.

Throughout the year, the seven geographical conferences host qualifying regattas in each of the three disciplines, which lead to national championships at the end of the year.

Our Middle Atlantic Conference (MAISA) receives four of the 16 qualifying berths for Team Race National’s. To qualify for one of those berths, a team must finish among the Top 4 teams at the Prosser Regatta, the MAISA Team Race Championship, which will be hosted by SUNY Maritime next weekend, April 8-9.

To qualify for the Prosser Regatta, a team must finish among the Top 6 teams at the WAR Memorial Regatta, the MAISA Fall Championship OR the Top 2 teams at the MAISA Team Race Challenge held this weekend at St. Mary’s College, Maryland. The latter consists of the eight teams, which placed 7th through 14th at the WAR. (Please note, that there are 54 teams in MAISA and there are three regional regattas in our conference just to qualify for the WAR)

The Top six teams from the WAR last fall were the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, Georgetown, George Washington, Hobart/William Smith, the U.S. Naval Academy and Hampton University, all varsity programs..

The Team Race Challenge was hosted by St. Mary’s College this weekend and with perfect conditions, the competition consisting of two round robins followed by a Top 4 round robin, was completed in one day.

Fordham started like a house afire winning all seven of its races in the first round robin. Our Rams were not as effective in the second round robin winning four and losing three but their 11-3 won-lost record  put them in a tie with ODU for second place and earned them a berth in the Top 4 qualifying round robin with St. Mary’s, Old Dominion & Cornell. St. Mary’s won all three races; ODU won two out of three breaking the tie with Fordham, which was 1-2 while Cornell lost all three.

Fordham was represented by Will Holz ’17 &  Charlotte Leclue ’19; Alec Tayler ’17 & Katherine Jones ’18, and Matt Cappetta ’19 & Lauren Holderman ‘18, who sailed well enough to finish third and snatch the last qualifying berth for the Prosser MAISA Championship next weekend.

From the official report:

Great Team Racing Conditions today on the St. Mary's River with N/NW breezes ranging from 5-16 knots. 62 races completed which allowed the regatta to be completed in one day. The Race Committee and the umpires did a fantastic job. Congratulations to St. Mary’s, Old Dominion and Fordham for advancing to the Prosser Trophy Regatta.

RESULTS: (* = varsity team)

PLACE   TEAM                                  WON / LOST
1. St. Mary’s *                                     16 - 1
2. Old Dominion *                                13 – 4
3. FORDHAM                                        12 – 5
4. Cornell                                              8 – 9
5. U/Pennsylvania                                  5 – 9
6. U/Virginia                                          4 – 10
7. SUNY Maritime *                                3 – 11
8. Christopher Newport *                        1 – 13

Fordham Fans are welcome to come to SUNY Maritime at Fort Schuyler under the Throgs Neck Bridge in the Bronx next weekend to root for the Rams. There is a third floor balcony in the Sailing Building, which is ideal for spectating.

Last year, St. Mary’s, Georgetown, ODU & Navy were the MAISA qualifiers for National’s and they finished 3-2-9 & 10 in the 16-team competition. Two years ago, Fordham qualified for Team Race National’s for the first and only time in its history along with Georgetown, St. Mary’s & Navy. Our Rams placed 11th overall as the other three MAISA teams finished 5, 7 & 9 respectively. Fordham was the only club team from MAISA to qualify for National’s during the past two years.

As indicated earlier, only two teams from the Team Race Challenge ordinarily qualify for the Prosser. Fordham qualified because Kings Point, which had won the WAR last fall recently communicated that it would not be able to send a Team Race team to National’s due to professional obligations, i.e., Sea Time, by the sailors on their team, so the MAISA Executive Committee opted to allow the Top 3 teams this weekend to qualify for the Prosser. Hopefully, that will be a good sign for our Rams, which handed St. Mary’s their only loss this weekend.

Congrats to our Ram sailors for a solid performance!


Congrats to our sailors, coaches and you Joe. Well done.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 07:47:59 am »

Thanks RB, but I retired nearly two years ago. I'm just a fan now, but one with a lot of emotion invested.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 10:14:27 am »

Thanks RB, but I retired nearly two years ago. I'm just a fan now, but one with a lot of emotion invested.

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