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CLARIFICATION OF COLLEGE SAILING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS


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« on: May 27, 2017, 03:09:04 pm »

For some, this may be old news. For those following College Sailing for the first time, hopefully, the following will be helpful.

1. The ICSA, not the NCAA, governs College Sailing.

2. Approximately 220 - 230 schools field a Sailing team. Of the total, all but 34 are club teams.

3. The country is divided into seven conferences; New England (NEISA), Mid-Atlantic (MAISA), South Atlantic (SAISA),
Southeast (SEISA), Midwest (MCSA), Pacific Coast (PCCSC) and Northwest (NWICSA). Varsity teams are predominant in the three
East Coast conferences. MCSA, SEISA and NWICSA have no varsity teams.

4. The three primary disciplines in College Sailing are: Coed Dinghy, Women's Dinghy and Team Racing. National Championships are conducted in all three.

5. Coed Dinghy & Women's Dinghy consists of "Fleet" Racing and the format for both disciplines is the same, specifically at the championships, there are two divisions, A & B, and each school enters one boat in each division. Weather permitting, Race Committees will endeavor to schedule as many races per division as there are teams competing. In the just completed Championship Round of the Women's Championship, there were 18 teams and the Race Committee was able to schedule 18 A Division and 18 B Division races.

6. Low point score wins so a boat is awarded one point for winning a race; two for finishing second, three for third, etc.

7. Team Racing is like 3-on-3 Basketball, and while speed is important, tactics are equally if not more so, as set offensive and defensive plays exist and the goal is not to have one of your three boats cross the finish line first but to assure that your three boats have a lower cumulative score than your competitor. Thus, a 1-4-6 = 11 points will lose to a 2-3-5 = 10 points score. In team Racing, several round-robins may take place, and the winning team will be the one with the highest or best winning percentage. at the end.

The 2017 ICSA National Championships commenced last Tuesday with the four-day Women's competition. The three-day Team Racing competition started today, and on Tuesday, the Grand-daddy of them all, the four-day Coed competition will kick off. The winner of it is traditionally considered that year's College Sailing Champion as all schools participate in Coed Dinghy Fleet Racing while no more than approximately half compete in Team Racing and Women's Dinghy competition.

Let's reserve this thread for questions re: College Sailing and I'll try to answer them to the best of my ability.

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 03:19:07 pm »

In the "semi-finals" there were two 18 team divisions - Eastern & Western.  How do they determine which group a team gets placed in ?  It certainly didn't look geographical.  Is there some sort of seeding so that the two highest ranking teams are put in different divisions?
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 02:05:08 pm »

Yes, they split up the results of the conference championships, e.g.,
at the Semi-Finals of the Coed Dinghy National Championships, the teams, which finished 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 at the America Trophy Regatta, which was the MAISA championship, were placed in the Eastern Semifinal while the teams, which finished 2, 4, 6 & 8 at that event were placed in the Western Semifinal.

Specifically:

Eastern Semifinal: H/WS - 1, FRD - 3, GWU - 5, Hampton -7 & Kings Point (USMMA) - 9

Western Semifinal: Navy - 2, GTN - 4, SMC - 6 & ODU - 8

The qualifying teams from the other conferences were distributed in similar fashion. Hope this helps.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 01:39:26 pm »

Thanks Joe !  I figured it had to be something like that.
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