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Fall 2012 Season
Sept 15-16 SAISA SP-2 at Rollins
SAISA Women's Singlehanded Qualifiers at University of Miami
Week 4 Report: Weekend 4 Regatta Report
Hobart Intersectional at Hobart
Match Racing Clinic at S.P.Y.C.
Dragon Boat Racing at USF
Week 5 Report: Weekend 5 Regatta Report
Week 6 Report: Weekend 6 Regatta Report
Oct 20-21 SAISA Match Race at College of Charleston
Great Oaks at USF (High School Regatta)
Week 7 Report: Weekend 7 Regatta Report
Oct 27-28 SAISA Fall Coeds at Eckerd
Nov 2-4 ISCA Singlehanded Championships at Long Beach (*)
Nov 17-18 ISCA Sloops at Fort Worth(*)
(*) denotes regatta that requires qualifying to participate
2007-2008 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!
ICSA Men's Singlehanded Nationals 3rd
ICSA Sloop Nationals 9th
ICSA Team Racing Nationals 9th
ICSA Women's Nationals 10th
ICSA Coed Dinghy Nationals 12th
TheSAISA Women's Conference Championship was sailed in beautiful conditions on the Cooper River, hosted by the College of Charleston. A steady southerly breeze ranging from 10-20 knots, sunny skies, and an ebb tide for most of the day, allowed 12 races to be run in each division.
With the top three teams qualifying for berths at Nationals, the emphasis was on consistency. Sailing in A division, junior Kim Witkowskiand senior Liz Foyhad an excellent series, including 2 firsts and 7 second places, to finish 2nd. In B division, freshman Rachael Silversteinhad some early jitters, resulting in being over the starting line early and hitting some marks. In a nail-biter, she came through under pressure, winning the last two races of the day to clinch 2nd. Crews Ash Landes, a junior, and Christine Sayler, another freshman, were there helping her.
Combining the scores from A division and B division, USF sailors were 2nd overall and now advance to the ICSA Women’s National Championships in Newport, RI, May 26-28. The selections for the Fall 2008 racing season were made based on the order of finishes, and USF will be traveling to Yale, Stanford, Dartmouth, Navy, and Conn College next season.
1.Charleston 20 16 36
2. South Florida 26 34 60
3. Eckerd 31 40 71
4. Florida 47 50 97
5. Clemson 57 41 98
6. Florida Atlantic 71 71 142
USF SAILORS QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS !
WEEK 10 - April 12, 2007
USF coed sailors finished 2nd at the SAISA District Team Racing Championships, held at College of Charleston. Mitch Hall, Tim King, Chris Keimig, and Zack Marks helmed, and Stephanie Reynolds, Liz Foy, Ash Landes, Diana Cabili, and Matt Gardiner crewed.
This qualifyies them for the ICSA National Team Racing Championships, to be hosted by Brown University in Newport, RI on May 30-June 1, 2008.
WEEK 9 - April 5, 2007
USF coed sailors finished 3rd at the SAISA District Coed Dinghy Championships, held at Eckerd College in extremely windy conditions. With winds gusting over 20 and waves building, the course was moved inside to more protected waters after the first two races resulted in numerous capsizes. It was a team effort, with Mitch Hall, Chris Keimig, and Zack Marks as helms, and Stephanie Reynolds, Liz Foy, Ash Landes, and Matt Gardiner as crews.
This qualifyies them for the ICSA National Semifinals - West, to be hosted by USC in Long Beach, CA on April 26-27, 2008. Eighteen schools from across the county will be vying for the top eight positions which advance to the Nationals Championships in Newport, RI on June 2-4, 2008.
WEEK 7 - March 22-23, 2009
Eight SAISA South teams participated in the fifth and final series regatta at USF-St. Petersburg March 22.
Winds were southeasterly around 6 knots, chop was significant, and tidal current was flooding strongly. Eight races were sailed in each division, all modified windward-leewards, averaging 14 minutes in length. Just as the last boats reached the dock, the rain began and continued well into the night. .
USF sailors went one-two in A division. Rachael Silvererstein and Ash Landes dominated, winning six out of the eight races, while the freshman JV team of Kathleen Carter and Christine Sayler were second. In B division, the freshman JV team of Justin Ahearn and Kirsten Hunt sailed well, capturing first, while the varsity team of Darby Smith and Steph Reynolds ended up third. Combining the division scores, USF sailors ended up one-two overall, a strong finish to the South Points season.
Special thanks to USF team members Tim King, Renee Milevoj, Matt Gardiner, Danielle DeLaire, and Adam DePrimo for their assistance in running the races
A B TOT
1. USF 11 25 36
2. USF JV 32 14 46
3. FAU 38 28 66
4. Eckerd 43 23 66
5. Eckerd JV 36 31 67
6. Florida Gulf Coast 33 58 91
7. Rollins 49 53 102
8. Florida 46 56 102
Meanwhile, at Hampton University in Hampton, VA, more USF sailors were competing in the annual MAISA/SAISA event. Gonzalo Crivello accompanied Chris Keimig, Liz Foy, Zack Marks, and Diana Cabili to the eight team regatta. Although the calendar announced the arrival of spring, the weather was anything but spring-like.
Chris and Liz finished second in A division, and Zack and Diana were third in B division. Overall, the USF sailors were a solid second. Special thanks to David and Becky Foy, uncle and aunt of Liz, for hosting the USF sailors for the weekend.
A B TOT
1. Georgetown 22 18 40
2. South Florida 31 34 65
3. Old Dominion 56 27 83
4. Charleston 41 48 89
5. Hampton 42 63 105
6. Christopher Newport 73 58 131
7. William and Mary 83 88 171
8. Virginia 84 94 178
WEEK 6 - March 15-16, 2008
For the conclusion of their spring break week, some USF sailors traveled to Annapolis for the Truxtun Umstead Regatta hosted by the Naval Academy on March 15-16, 2008.
Saturday started off with a great 8-12 knot NW breeze in the morning before the lunch break, but during the afternoon the breeze switched to a battle between the E and NE directions before dying altogether. Sunday morning arrived with drizzle and no wind, but a strong NNW breeze filled in at 12-18 knots by noon.
USF was represented by Mitch Hall and Steph Reynolds finishing 11th in "A" division, Tim King and Darby Smith finishing 17th in "B" division, and Zack Marks 10th in "C" division. Overall, USF was 13th out of the 20 schools competing.
1. St. Mary's 100 83 118 301
2. Boston College 138 127 95 360
3. Yale 162 183 46 391
4. Hobart/WmSmith 177 115 117 409
5. Brown 181 175 53 409
6. Georgetown 125 164 131 420
7. NY Maritime 161 131 168 460
8. Charleston 151 126 224 501
9. Harvard 152 172 193 517
10. Tufts 175 186 167 528
11. UPENN 185 241 117 543
12. Boston University 194 183 201 578
13. South Florida 177 237 171 585
14. Old Dominion 172 221 230 623
15. Navy 249 149 227 625
16. Conn College 232 198 232 662
17. Dartmouth 180 237 312 729
18. Eckerd 214 186 344 744
19. Minnesota 324 317 313 954
20. Michigan 334 351 329 1014
Closer to home, Coach Allison Jolly took time off (with the help of Coed Coach Gonzalo Crivello) during Spring Break to sail in the 2008 U.S. 470 National Championships, as reported in the regatta write-up.
470 enthusiasts from the United States and Canada gathered in Sarasota, FL for the 2008 U.S. National Championships March 13-15.
Competitors ranged in age from 14 to 82 years old, and arrived from British Columbia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, and Maryland to challenge the local Florida boats. Three women’s teams, three men’s teams, and five coed teams raced together on courses set in the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Conditions ranged from 5 knots to 18 knots, from flat water to steep chop to rolling waves.
The 2007 winning team of Allison Jolly / Andrew Sumpton adopted new team mates in 2008, with Jolly taking on US Sailing Team member Molly O’Bryan as crew, and Sumpton selecting Sarasota youth sailor Chris Stocke to helm. These top two boats combined to win all seven races, and went 1-2, respectively.
Former Marquette sailing team members Hunter Ratliff and Christopher Williams, in their debut performance in the 470 class, captured third place overall and the “Top Corinthian” award, given to the highest finishing team never before in the US Sailing team ranking system. Additionally, Chrisopher Stocke was top male junior and Christine Williams top female junior.
PRO Dave Ellis ran a fantastic event, setting up trapezoids courses averaging 40 minutes in length. He was assisted by numerous members of the University of South Florida sailing team, volunteering their time during spring break, including Zack Marks, Justin Ahearn, Kirsten Hunt, Rachael Silverstein, Scott Stephenson, Adam DePrimo, Danielle DeLaire, Andrew Jones, Ash Landes, and Matt Gardiner. Also helping were juniors from the Sarasota Youth Sailing Program, and SYSP Director Stu Gillfillen. The relaxed, low-key venue and the RC boat were provided by the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
1 Allison Jolly / Molly O'Bryan (St. Petersburg, FL) 1 1 1 1 (2) 1 1 6
2 Christopher Stocke / Andrew Sumpton (Sarasota, FL) 2 2 2 (3) 1 2 2 11
3 Hunter Ratliff / Christopher Williams (Chicago, IL ) 4 3 3 2 (5) 3 4 19
4 Paul and Sylvie Tranter (Seabrook, TX) 3 (8) 7 4 4 4 3 25
5 Doug Drake / Joe Fillingham (Milwaukee, WI) 5 4 5 5 3 5 (7) 27
6 John and Jeanne Michael (Milwaukee, WI) (9) 6 9 7 6 7 5 40
7 Bill Hanson / Diana Kremen (Chicago, IL ) 8 5 4 (ocs) 7 6 dnf 41
8 Christine Williams / Jen Braem (Victoria, BC) 7 7 6 9 9 8 (dnf) 46
9 Patti McMahon / Susie Rieck (Milwaukee, WI) 6 9 8 6 (10) 10 8 47
10 Zar and Karina Wade-Gledhill (Seabrook, TX) 10 (11) 10 8 8 9 6 51
11 Dave and Peg Janson (Chicago, IL) (raf) 10 11 10 11 dnf dns 64
WEEK 5 - March 8-9, 2008
USF proved to be successful hosts of the Frank Mendelblatt Team Racing Intersectional, winning the event with a perfect 10-0 record.
With winds gusting to 30 knots, no races were attempted on Saturday. Sunday dawned with a brisk ENE at 15 to 18 knots which died down to about 10 knots for the afternoon races.
Many members of the USF sailing team worked together for the victory in this regatta, both racing on the water and helping run the event. Special thanks to alumni team members Phil Tanner and Abby Ethington for volunteering their weekend to serve as PRO.
Meanwhile, in Annapolis, the USF Women's team raced the Navy Spring Women's Intersectional under similar conditions, but much colder. Saturday morning races were postponed due to thick fog, but once the breeze filled in, it continued to build throughout the day, until a squall line came through with gusts strong enough to capsize 27 of the 38 boats on the water. Sailors trying to hold onto their boats at the dockwere pulled off the dock and into the water,even with the sailsdown.
Sunday was clear, cold, and breezy. The drain plugs were all frozen solid, as were the USF sailors!
Kim Witkowski and Ash Landes sailed "A" division, and Rachael Silverstein and Darby Smith sailed "B" division, finishing 12th and 13th, respectively, out of the 19 team competing. Once again Kirsten Hunt was brought along as the light crew, but once again, windy conditions prevailed and she was unable to race.
Combining the scores, USF ended up 13th overall.
1. St. Mary's373976
6. Univ Rhode Island8281163
8. Connecticut College11357170
9. Old Dominion9183174
10. Hobart/Wm Smith9282174
11. Boston University9989188
13. South Florida109124233
WEEK 4 – Mar 1-2, 2008
This fourth weekend of the season was our busiest yet, as four USF teams were competing, locally and around the country.
The Women’s team was in Charleston, SC for the Charleston Women's Intersectional. Big shifts and breeze lines made the racing interesting, with a very strong ebb tide complicating the conditions by the end of the day. Thirteen teams from all over participated, with several of them ranked top ten.
Kim Witkoswki and Ashley Landes teamed up in “A” division, and sailed to 12th place. Rachael Silverstein and Darby Smith sailed to 7th place in “B” division. Kirsten Hunt attended her first intersectional regatta as a light air crew, but did not get a chance to sail. Overall, USF finished 10th.
1. Georgetown 46 76 122
2. St. Mary's 74 55 129
3. Charleston 74+20=94 23+20=43 137
4. Yale 84 65 149
5. Old Dominion 58 98 156
6. Boston College 88 69 157
7. MIT 97 95 192
8. Connecticut 106 89 195
9. Coast Guard 84 111 195
10. South Florida 115 93 208
11. Eckerd 96 112 208
12. Florida 104 139 243
13. Washington 163+20=183 158+20=178 361
Meanwhile, in Palo Alto California, other team members were competing in the McIntrye Team Race, hosted by Stanford University. Conditions were wild on Saturday, with winds building to 20-25 knots, resulting in plenty of capsizes.
Congratulations to Mitch Hall, Steph Reynolds, Tim King, Matt Gardiner, Chris Keimig, Liz Foy, Samantha Goodman, and coach Gonzalo Crivello for an outstanding performance. They finished 3rd in the 10 boat event.
1. Stanford University 19-2
2. University of Hawaii 16-5
3. University of South Florida 15-6
4. Naval Academy 14-7
5. Univ Southern California 12-6
6. UC San Diego 6-12
7. UC Irvine 6-12
8. U Washington 5-13
9. UC Santa Barbara 3-15
10. Portland State 0-10
Closer to home, another group of USF sailors was competing at the Eckerd Intersectional. Fourteen teams from as far away as California were here for the warm weather and racing.
Freshmen Zack Marks and Diana Cabili sailed to 6th place in “A” division, and Justin Ahearn and Scott Stephenson were 9th in “B” division. Overall the USF sailors ended up 9th.
1. Salve Regina 44 58 102
2. Eckerd 69 50 119
3. Coast Guard 69 56 125
4. South Alabama 50 81 131
5. Charleston 82 50 132
6. Fordham 88 56 144
7. Connecticut College* 88* 39* 167
8. Texas 90 87 177
9. South Florida 83 105 188
10. Notre Dame 86 107 193
11. Florida Atlantic 107 108 215
12. Florida 87 143 230
13. Miami/OH 151 152 303
14. CSU/Channel Islands 180 180 360
Finally, the SAISA South Points #3 event was hosted by the University of Florida on lovely Lake Wambaugh. Racing was postponed until noon when the wind began to
Fill, but then quickly died off to a light, variable, shifty breeze, extremely
challenging conditions for all the sailors on the water.
Congratulations to Kathleen Carter and Christine Sayler for winning “A” division! De-team Adam DePrimo and Danielle DeLaire finished 7th in “B” division, and USF finished 6th overall.
1. Eckerd 14 4 18
2. Georgia Tech 10 10 20
3. FSU 13 8 21
4. Rollins 10 15 25
5. FAU 12 15 27
6. USF 8 19 27
7. UF 17 13 30
WEEK 3 – Feb 23-24, 2008
The Old South Intersectional Regatta was hosted by the University of Florida on Lake Wauburg, just outside of Gainesville. Saturday started with a postponement for one hour to wait for the wind to fill to a very light, shifty breeze. Sunday’s races were held in a bit more breeze, but still shifty.
Women’s team members Rachael Silverstein and Ash Landes were 2nd place in A division, winning two of their nine races, while Kathleen Carter and Christine Sayler were 5th in B division, including a victory in race four. C division was sailed by Zack Marks, just back from Australia where he competed in the Laser World Championships, evidently good practice, as he dominated, winning almost half the races in his division.
Overall the USF sailors finished 2nd, losing only to the College of Charleston.
Team A B C Total
1. CofC 19 32 32 83
2. USF 27 47 22 96
3. FAU 37 28 45 110
4. Florida 43 28 41 112
5. Eckerd 31 41 61 133
6. Miami OH 51 55 39 145
7. FSU 46 71 39 156
8. Clemson 81 54 42 177
9. Rollins 70 49 99 218
Meanwhile, other team members were racing in the first team racing regatta of the season, competing in the Bob Bavier Team Race Intersectional in Charleston, SC. Sixty-four races (two full round robins + part of the third) were completed on Saturday with a strong ebb tide for most of the day. The breeze started at 8-10 knots and built to 15-20 by the afternoon before moderating back to the 5-10 range for the last few flights.
Team members Mitch Hall, Stephanie Reynolds, Tim King, Matt Gardiner, Chris Keimig, Liz Foy, and Katie Galloway were tied for 4th after the first day, vying for a coveted spot in the top four finals. Sunday was unkind, though, and they ended up in the consolation finals, finishing 6th overall.
Final Results (win-loss):
1. St. Mary's (24-0)
2. Charleston (15-9)
3. Georgetown (14-10)
4. Vermont (10-14)
5. Boston University (11-13)
6. South Florida (10-14)
7. Eckerd (7-17)
8. Bowdoin (5-19)
The final college regatta of the weekend was the first South Points 2 x 2 team race event hosted by Eckerd College. The four teams competing sailed one round robin rather quickly, but the second round robin was halted when a nasty line of storms rolled in, forcing the end of racing for the day.
USF sailors Jon Ellington, Amanda Holm, Adam DePrimo, Kirsten Hunt, and Danielle DeLaire represented USF in their first ever team race, and although they did not win a race, it was an excellent learning experience.
1. Eckerd 5-0
2. Florida 3-2
3. Eckerd JV 2-3
4. USF 0-5
WEEK 2 – Feb 16-17, 2008
USF hosted the season’s first women’s regatta this weekend. Nine teams from across the country enjoyed balmy Florida weather, highs near 80 degrees, 4-6 knot breeze on Saturday. On Sunday the predicted breeze finally arrived, and the last sets had gusts 18-20 knots.
USF Sailors Kim Witkowski with crews Steph Reynolds and Elizabeth Foy ended up 5th in A division, while freshman Rachael Silverstein sailed to 3rd in B division with crews Ash Landes and Darby Smith. Their combined scores gave them 4th overall, just out of the trophies, but in front of two nationally ranked teams.
Team members Mitch Hall, Jon Ellington, and Danielle DeLaire helped run the regatta.
1. Stanford (ranked 3rd in the country)
2. Old Dominion (ranked 11th in the country)
3. Navy (ranked 7th in the country)
4. USF (GO BULLS!!!!! - currently unranked, but hoping for recognition next month)
5. College of Charleston (ranked 2nd in the country)
6. Coast Guard (ranked 13th in the country)
7. Hawaii (not ranked, but received votes)
8. Eckerd College
9. University of Florida
10. Univ North Carolina - Chapel Hill (NO SHOW)
WEEK 1 – Feb 9-10, 2008
The SAISA Open regatta, a combined South Points and North Points event, was hosted by Eckerd College. Saturday started under overcast skies and cool temperatures with a light northerly breeze. Only 3 A races and 2 B races were completed before the rain showers arrived and the wind shut off. By Sunday morning the cold front had passed and the day was sunny with NE winds at 10-15 before the breeze abated late in the day. Ten races were sailed in each division.
On Saturday, Justin Ahearn sailed Varsity A with Ashley Nicole Lonergan crewing in her first ever regatta, while Rachael Silverstein sailed Varsity B with Alyson Dagly. JV sailors were Amanda Holm with Danielle DeLaire, also sailing in her first regatta, in A division, and Ash Landes, skippering in her first regatta, with Renee Milevoj in B division.
On Sunday, Chris Keimig sailed Varsity A with Samantha Goodman, while Rachael Silverstein teamed up with Ash Landes in B division. For the JV team, Kathleen Carter sailed with Renee Milevoj and Adam DePrimo, in his first regatta as skipper, sailed with Danielle DeLaire.
Highlight of the weekend was seeing Adam DePrimo, in his second regatta ever, and Danielle DeLaire, in her first regatta ever, rounding the first mark tied for first place the final race of the day. They hung on to finish 5th out of 17 boats that race, great job!
1. Charleston 33 24 57
2. Eckerd 30 52 82
3. Florida 45 49 94
4. USF 61 67 128
5. Eckerd JV 80 49 129
6. FAU 64 65 129
7. Eckerd Women 62 72 134
8. Georgia Tech 107 54 161
9. Clemson 87 85 172
10. Rollins 71 116 187
11. FSU 94 107 201
12. NC State 131 95 226
13. USF JV 101 139 240
14. Rollins JV 113 139 252
15. Tennessee 136 122 258
16. Georgia 161 131 292
17. Citadel 161 170 331
WEEK 9 – November 3-4, 2007
USF SAILOR 3rd at ICSA SINGLEHANDED NATIONALS
Just as the Bulls football team came up just short in their game against Cincinnati, it was a weekend of close finishes for USF sailors, both on and off the water.
Team members from the St. Petersburg campus participated in the Homecoming competition, featuring events such as cardboard boat races, a blood drive, kayak races, a canned goods collection, a dunk tank, and a homeless awareness camp-out. The sailing team came up just short, losing by a mere 5 points (out of 100 plus possible points) to the Barbecue Club. Thanks go to Rene Milevoj and Chris Keimig for their leadership.
Across the Bay, the key event leading up to Homecoming was the parade. Team members borrowed a Laser, and decorated the float with a nautical theme, complete with pirate attire. The Radial rig was just a bit too tall to fit under the power wires, but additional mainsheet tension solved the problem. Special thanks to Adam Deprimo (trailer) and Rachael Silverstein (Hummer), and SAAC representatives Amanda Holm and Ash Landes.
The team was oh so close to 100% involvement. An amazing 95% of the team either participated in homecoming activities in St. Pete or Tampa, or volunteered at Strictly Sail to fulfill our obligation to event organizers. This is an incredible statistic, and one you can all be proud of. The future success of the team could well depend on this kind of team spirit and enthusiasm.
Meanwhile, even though Hurricane Noel stayed well offshore the coast of Florida, the resulting pressure gradient did bring fantastic 20+ winds to Tampa Bay all week long. As some freshmen members of the team were traveling up to Rhode Island for the ACC Freshman Regatta, Noel was also traveling northward, timing his arrival to coincide with Saturday’s racing. By noon, winds were a steady 30, gusting to 50-55, waves on the coast were 20 feet, rain was slashing almost horizontally, and the air temperature was only 48 degrees. Not surprisingly, racing was canceled.
What a difference a day makes! By race time Sunday morning, skies were sunny, seas were flat, and winds were dying, from 10 down to 2 by mid-afternoon, with the final race halted due to no wind. Zack Marks and Amanda Holm ended up just 2 points out of 9th place in A division, with finishes of 6-11-9-4-12. Andrew Jones and Stephanie Reynolds sailed the first four B division races, with finishes of 2-11-10-7, and Rachael Silverstein helmed the final race. Their score was just 1 point out of 8th place. John and Susan Keimig (parents of Chris) hosted the freshmen, preparing a fantastic spaghetti dinner feast on Saturday evening.
Finally, in Seattle, WA, Mitch Hall was battling for the ICSA Singlehanded National Championship. By the end of the first 13 races of the 18 race series, Mitch was clinging to a one point lead. But the final few races proved costly, and he slid to 3rd place, still a great performance against the top collegiate singlehanded sailors in the country.
WEEK 8 – October 27-28, 2007
USF WINS COED SAISA Fall Dinghy Championships
A very young coed team of two freshman, a sophomore, a junior, and first year coach Gonzalo Crivello combined efforts to win the SAISA Fall Dinghy Championships held October 27, 2007 at Eckerd College. Under cloudy skies and NE winds of 5-12 knots, the A division team of Mitch Hall and Stephanie Reynolds dominated, winning 8 out of 10 races. The B division team of Tim King and Andrew Jones placed 3rd, but only 6 points behind 1st, giving USF the overall victory.
Patiently waiting as alternates were Ash Landes, Chris Keimig, Zack Marks, and Joy Tyler.
The team advances to the Atlantic Coast Championships to be held November 10-11, 2007, coincidentally also at Eckerd College.
WEEK 7 – October 20-21, 2007
USF TAKES THE WEEK OFF
Under new rules limiting the number of weekends that sailors can participate in collegiate competitions, USF sailors chose to take this week off. That did not stop some of them from competing, though, as they traveled to Ft. Myers for the Junior Olympic Beach Romp Festival hosted by Edison Sailing Center on October 20-21, 2007.
Inspired by team member Amanda Holm’s generous offer to house sailors at her parent’s house in Ft. Myers, 6 sailors plus coach Allison Jolly traveled for the event. Four Radial sailors competed for USF, Darby Smith, Justin Ahearn, Amanda Holm, and Ash Landes, competing in her first ever event as a skipper. Andrew Jones and Kathleen Carter sailed in the C420 class, alternating helm/crew duties.
Many, many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Holm for the delicious homemade lasagna dinner and decadent dessert selections Saturday evening, to Mr. and Mrs. Ahearn for loaning a 4-boat Laser trailer, and to Steve Olive, Director of Edison Sailing Center for all of his assistance.
WEEK 6 – October 13-14, 2007
USF TRAVELS AND HOSTS
Some of the most experienced team members traveled to Annapolis this weekend for the Navy Fall Regatta. With Mitch Hall sailing a Laser to 7th place in C division, the duo of Chris Keimig and Steph Reynolds stepped up into A division and did a great job in their intersectional event sailing together, finishing 15th. Tim King and Andrew Jones paired up in B division, finishing 11th. Freshman Darby Smith was one of only 3 women competing in the Laser Radial D division, and finished 16th.Overall USF was 14th out of the 20 colleges competing.
Other team members were competing in the final South Points event of the season at Eckerd College. Matt Gardiner and Joy Tyler were 3rd in A division while JV sailors Justin Ahearn and Rene Milvoj were 8th. Kathleen Carter and Shannon Kernan finished 7th in B division while JV sailors Jon Ellington and Abby Tirabassi finished 11th.
Finally, USF hosted the SAISA high school qualifying regatta for the Great Oaks Regatta. Fourteen teams from as far away as St. Croix, V.I. and North Carolina competed. The top teams advance to the Great Oaks Regatta single-division regatta in New Orleans. Thank you to Acting Waterfront Director Zac Oppenheim, Adam Deprimo, and Ash Landes for their assistance in making this regatta possible.
WEEK 5 – October 6-7, 2007
USF QUALIFIES FOR SLOOP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
USF sailors Mitch Hall, Tim King, Chris Keimig, and alternate Dave Weaks traveled with coach Gonzalo Crivello to Charleston for the SAISA qualifying regatta for the National Championships on October 6-7, 2007. Only one school advances to the Nationals, meaning it was a winner take all competition. USF sailed incredibly well to victory in very tight racing, beating strong teams from Eckerd and host College of Charleston. They will travel to the Ft. Worth, TX for the Nationals which will also be sailed in J22’s.
USF Women sailors traveled to Annapolis for the Navy Fall Women’s regatta. Freshman sailors Darby Smith sailed the Radial in C division to 11th place, and Rachael Silverstein placed 13th in A division, sailing with sophomore Ali Kirchofer. Veterans Kristin Britt and Alyson Dagly were also 13th in B division, giving USF a 13th overall out of the 18 teams competing.
Finally, Acting Waterfront Director Zac Oppenheim played coach, traveling to Lake Lanier, Georgia with Andrew Jones and Ash Landes, 2nd in A division, and Justin Ahearn and Steph Reynolds, 3rd in B division. USF finished 2nd overall in the 7 boat SP-5 regatta hosted by Georgia Tech.
WEEK 4 – September 29-30, 2007
USF WOMEN SAILORS QUALIFY FOR ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
USF hosted the SAISA Women’s qualifiers for Single-handed Nationals on Saturday, September 29. Three freshman USF sailors competed in the field of 10. Darby Smith finished 4th, Kathleen Carter 8th, and Amanda Holm 9th, but only the top two advance to the Nationals.
On Sunday, the SAISA Women’s Fall Dinghy Championships were also hosted by USF. Winds were as forecast, from the NE, generally 16-22 knots, with some gusts even stronger. Courses were set in the protected waters of Bayboro Harbor because the waves on Tampa Bay were too large for the fleet of FJs to handle. At one point during race number 5, seven out of twelve boats were capsized, and racing was halted at the conclusion of that race because of a shortage of safety boats
Sailing to 3rd in A division were Rachael Silverstein and Ash Landes, while Kristin Britt and Alyson Dagly were 2nd in B division. The combined scores gave USF 3rd overall, enough to qualify for the ACC Women’s Championships at Yale. A huge thank you to all the team members who assisted in running the regatta.
WEEK 3 – September 22-23, 2007
USF SAILOR QUALIFIES FOR SINGLEHANDED NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
USF sailor Mitch Hall made the most of home field advantage, winning the SAISA Single-Handed Championships and qualifying regatta for Nationals. He bested a field of 12 sailors, including teammates Zack Marks (5th), Justin Ahearn (8th), and Dave Weaks (12th). Mitch will travel to Seattle in November for the Nationals.
Other sailors traveled to Rollins for the SP-3 regatta. Andrew Jones and Ash Landes sailed to 2nd in A division, while JV sailors Kathleen Carter and Katie Galloway were 3rd. Matt Gardiner and Sam Goodman were 1st in A division, while JV sailors Darby Smith and Christine Sayler were 5th. The overall scores were enough to give USF sailors the win.
WEEK 2 – September 15-16, 2007
USF traveled to the Nevins Regatta at King’s Point, NY on September 15-16, 2007. Freshman Zack Marks competed in Lasers in C division and finished 6th, just one point out of a top five finish. Mitch Hall and Liz Foy sailed in A division, finishing 13th, while Tim King and Andrew Jones finished 13th in B division. Overall, USF was 11th out of the 20 schools competing.
Members of the Women’s team traveled to Dartmouth, NH for the Mrs. Hurst Regatta the same weekend. Kristin Britt and Alyson Dagly sailed in A division, finishing 17th out of 18 boats in A division, while Lauren Whitehurst and Rachael Silverstein shared helming duties and with crew Ash Landes, finished 12th in B division. Unfortunately, the combined points total USF 17th out of the 18 teams participating.
Finally, USF sailing team alumni Phil Tanner and Abby Ethington traveled with the USF SP-2 sailors to Charleston, where they coached the team to 2nd place overall. Chris Keimig and Steph Reynolds won A division, and Matt Gardiner and Samantha Goodman were 2nd in B division.
WEEK 1 – September 8-9, 2007
The opening regatta weekend for USF sailors was busy. New coed coach Gonzalo Crivello took some of the team to Yale University, where they competed in the Harry Anderson Regatta, finishing 16th out of 24 teams. Mitch Hall and Liz Foy sailed to 13th in A division, and Tim King and Andrew Jones ended up 16th in B division. They had some strong individual race finishes, and are confident they will improve as the season progresses.
Meanwhile, on their home waters of Tampa Bay, other USF sailors hosted and competed in the first South Points event of the season. Competing were Zack Marks, Matt Gardiner, Justin Ahearn, Jon Ellington, Adam Deprimo, Jorge Lucero, Thien Huynh, Ray Vinson, Kathleen Carter, Alyson Dagly, Kristin Britt, Rachael Silverstein, Lauren Whitehurst, Ash Landes, Renee Milevoj, Samantha Goodman, Amanda Holm, Stephanie Reynolds. Helping out were Scott Stephenson and Chris Keimig.
2005 - 2006 Success Story
USF competes in 5 out of 6 Nationals Championships!
ICSA Sloop Nationals 6th
ICSA Women's Singlehanded Nationals 2nd
ICSA Women's Nationals 9th
ICSA Dinghy Nationals 9th
ICSA Team Racing Nationals 4th
ACC Dinghy Championships 6th
ACC Women's Championships 6th
Women's National Championship
A B TOT
1. Charleston 98 109 2072. Georgetown 144 105 249
3. St. Mary's 150 108 258
4. Stanford 162 97 259
5. Dartmouth 162 118 280
6. Navy 144 143 287
7. Boston College 139 161 300
8. Harvard 135 169 304
9. U.S.F. 168 145 313
10. William Smith 121 206 327
11. Tufts 146 195 341
12. Hawaii 186 167 353
13. Yale 219 148 367
14. Old Dominion 194 201 395
15. Texas 179 238 417
16. Wisconsin 265 224 489
17. Michigan 210 291 501
18. Washington 259 256 515
Team Racing National Championship
Team Wins Losses
1 Georgetown 13 - 4
2 Tufts 11 - 6
3 Hobart/ Wm Smith 9 - 8
4 U.S.F. 9 - 8
5 Harvard 8 - 6
6 St. Mary's 7 - 7
7 Yale 4 - 10
8 Stanford 1 - 13
10 Texas A&M Galveston
Dinghy National Championships
A B Total
1. Charleston 116 82 198
2. Georgetown 83 121 2043. Harvard 98 147 245
4. Tufts 119 131 2505. Dartmouth 100 164 264
6. St. Mary's 123 144 2677. Boston College 137 159 296
8. Brown 171 133 3049. U.S.F. 145 165 310
10. Hobart/Wm Smith 175 169 34411. Stanford 174 173 347
12. Southern California 187 173 36013. South Alabama 209 152 361
14. Kings Point 249 204 45315. NY Maritime 211 242 453
16. Washington 276 195 47117. Minnesota 253 251 504
18. Wisconsin 254 280 534
USF SAILORS QUALIFY FOR 2006 COLLEGE NATIONAL EVENTS
For the first time in the history of sailing at USF, sailors have qualified for all three spring College National events.
Add to this qualifying for 2 out of 3 fall College National events last semester, and it has been a spectacular culmination of hard work for the predominantly senior team.
The USF Women’s team traveled this weekend to the SAISA Conference Championships, and clinched a berth at the Women’s National Championships May 24-26, 2006 by finishing second to host College of Charleston. Except for a brief period of zero wind around mid-day, and a thunderstorm producing heavy rains and gusty winds on the sail in, conditions were ideal, with shifty winds around 10 knots.
The all-senior starting team was led by Kristen Herman and Jee Lee finishing 2nd in “A” division, and Abby Ethington and Ashley Wierzbicki finishing 3rd in “B” division, but their combined scores were good enough for 2nd overall and a National Championship appearance.
They will be joined by Kevin Reali and Ashley Reynolds, Andrew Blom and Elizabeth Foy, and Jesse Combs and Tim King who earlier qualified for the other two National events, Coed Dinghy Championships and Team Racing Championships.
Results from SAISA Women’s Conference Championships April 22-23, 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOT
Charleston A 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 13
B 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 15 28
USF A 2 2 2 3 2 3 1 1 2 2 20
B 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 3 3 28 48
Eckerd A 3 3 4 4 3 2 2 3 5 4 33
B 4 3 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 21 54
Univ of Florida A 4 BKD 3 2 4 4 4 4 3 3 34
B 2 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 36 70
Univ of Georgia A 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 48
B 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 50 98
SPRING 2006 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS !
USF sailors dominated the SAISA (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Assoc.) Conference Championships the past two weekends.
The Team Racing Championships were held April 1-2, 2006 in Charleston, SC. Seniors Kevin Reali, Ashley Reynolds, Jee Lee, and Andrew Blom were joined by Jesse Combs ’07, Elizabeth Foy ’08, and Tim King ’09 in defeating College of Charleston, Eckerd College, and the University of Florida. The victory qualifies the USF team to compete at Nationals, May 28-30, which will also be hosted by Charleston.
The following weekend, April 8-9, 2006, the Fleet Racing Championships were sailed in blustery 20 to 30 mph winds, once again at Charleston. Kevin Reali, with crews Ashley Reynolds and Tim King, led “A” division, while Jesse Combs, with crews Elizabeth Foy and Tim King, sailed to second in “B” division. Their combined scores gave USF the victory over eight other SAISA schools, qualifying the team to compete at Nationals May 31-June 2 in Charleston.
A B TOT
1. USF 16 22 38
2. Charleston 28 12 40
3. Eckerd 25 22 47
4. Univ of Florida 35 41 76
5. Tennesse 58 56 114
6. NC State 67 52 119
7. Georgia Tech 70 51 121
8. Clemson 46 76 122
9. Rollins 61 77 138
FIRST ANNUAL PARENT / ALUMNI REGATTA and BANQUET
The first annual Parent / Alumni Regatta and Banquet Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2006. Fun races, gorgeous weather, good food, and plenty of awards are being planned for the day-long event.
USF SAILORS END FALL 2005 SEASON RANKED 6th in U.S.
USF Women sailors ended the season ranked 6th nationally, their highest ranking ever.
Freshman Paige Railey placed 2nd at the Single-handed National Championships in Hawaii November 18-20. At the end of 10 races, she was leading the field of 16 top collegians, but sailed into some trouble the final day, falling to 2nd behind Yale's senior Molly Carapiet.
Paige's finish, combined with the double-handed team's best-ever showing at the Atlantic Coast Championships the weekend before, led to the 6th place ranking in the country.
The Sailing World College Ranking is determined by a panel of three coaches, from University of Southern California, Georgetown, and Tufts University. They analyze results from regattas all over the country, and rank teams every two weeks during the fall and spring seasons.
FALL 2005 ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS
Both the USF Women and the USF Coed sailing teams recorded identical best-ever performances at their Atlantic Coast Championships this past weekend, November 12-13, 2005. Competing against the top 18 teams qualifying from the New England, Middle Atlantic, and South Atlantic districts, both teams finished in 6th overall at their respective ACC's in New London, CT and at St. Mary's College, Maryland.
Highlight of the weekend was USF sailors Jesse Combs '07 and Tim King '09 winning "B" division at the Coed event. Seniors Kevin Reali and Ashley Reynolds competed in "A" division.
At the Women's event, seniors Abby Ethington and Ashley Wierzbicki narrowly missed the top three, setting for sixth after some trouble at the end of the final day. Kristen Herman '06 and Jee Lee '06 squeaked into the top 10 overall, placing 9th in "A" division. Kirsten Murray '07 traveled with the team also, ready to use her versatility as either skipper or crew if needed.
Both teams finished ahead of higher ranked teams, so USF should move up in the next Sailing World College Ranking poll.
The last regular regatta of the season is the SAISA/MASIA coed event November 19-20 at the College of Charleston. Sailing for USF in "A" division will be Phil Tanner '07 with Abby Ethington, and freshmen Kristin Britt with Alyson Dagly in "B" division.
And finally, #1 world-ranked sailor Paige Railey travels to Hawaii to represent USF at the College National Single-handed Championships on November 18-20.
FALL 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS !
USF sailor Paige Railey '09 qualified for the InterCollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Women's National Singlehanded Championships by winning the SAISA District Championships at Eckerd College earlier this fall. Nationals will be hosted by the University of Hawaii, just outside Honolulu, on November 18-20, in Laser Radials, small, one-person sailboats.
USF sailors Kevin Reali '06, Phil Tanner '07, and Alyson Dagly '09 qualified for the ICSA National Sloop Championships by winning the SAISA District Championships in Charleston, SC. Nationals will be held on Gull Lake, MI October 28-30, in Lightnings, 19 foot, three-person sailboats.
In other Fall competition, coed sailors Jesse Combs '07 and Tim King '09 joined Reali and Ashley Reynolds '07 for very strong finishes at Dartmouth, King's Point Merchant Marine Academy, and Tufts University. The coed team is currently ranked 11th in the nation, and looking forward to the Fall season finale at the Atlantic Coast Championships November 12-13 at St. Mary's College in Maryland.
USF Women?s team members have been equally busy, with solid performances at Dartmouth, Annapolis Naval Academy, Yale University, and Connecticut College. Led by seniors Kristen Herman, Jee Lee, Ashley Wierzbicki, and Abby Ethington, the team is currently ranked 13th in the county. Freshman Kim Witkowski, Nicole Buechler, and Alyson Dagly joined junior Kirsten Murray in competing at some of these away events, preparing for next year when they will be the team?s starters. The Women's team is also anticipating their season finale, the Women's Atlantic Coast Championships November 12-13 at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.
Team members Kristin Britt '09, Nicole Beckett '08, Katie Davis '08, Elizabeth Foy '08, Bill Jones '08, Grant Lockhart '08, and Anthony Scruggs '08 participated in the Fall 2005 SAISA South Points Series. This is the District's traveling championship, and regattas were hosted by University of Miami, Rollins College, Eckerd University, College of Charleston, and USF. Other teams attending included University of Florida, Florida State University, Georgia Tech, Florida Atlantic University, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. USF narrowly missed winning this season-long event, losing to Eckerd by one point.
FALL 2005 REGATTA REPORTS
USF sailors traveled to University of Miami this weekend for U of M's first ever hosting of a college sailing event, the SAISA SP#4 regatta. Racing was in FJ's on Biscayne Bay, at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club. Conditions were gorgeous, with a fairly steady 8-10 knot breeze, and the race committee did a fantastic job of completing the full rotation of 16 races, approximately 15-20 minutes each.