SAISA Women's Team Racing Championship


Sunday, April 3:

Four enthusiastic teams participated in the first-ever SAISA Conference Women's Team Racing Championships hosted by the University of South Florida. Winds proceeded to slowly veer from N to E throughout the day, starting at 6-8 knots, building to 8-10 knots, then rapidly fading to under 4 knots about 2pm.

While 4 full round-robin rounds were optimistically scheduled, with the dying breeze only 3 were sailed. Races were generally 9-10 minutes in length, with a few exceptions as the breeze faded.

A special thank you to our umpires; Phil Pape, Sean Cornell, and Dan Kulkoski for volunteering their time and expertise; ICSA rep Caroline Young (Eckerd); and USF sailors Luke King and Ochithya Fernando for serving as RC.

Racing was tight, with the top 3 teams separated by only 1 win. Host USF prevailed with a 7-2 record, closely followed by Jacksonville with a 6-3 record and Charleston with a 5-4 record. Kudos to Eckerd for entering the championship and rounding out the field of four.

Final Results

1South FloridaUniversity of South FloridaBulls7/2Heidi Hicks '25Jewel "Min Min" Kelly '24
Emma Shakespeare '24Carolina Perez Rovira '22
Sydney Monahan '23Jackie Morrison '23
2JacksonvilleJacksonville UniversityFins6/3Emily Allen '25Grace Benzal '23
Maartje van Dam '23Caroline Bourgeois '22
Charlotte Rose '22Elizabeth Johnson '22
3CharlestonCollege of CharlestonCougars5/4Grace Squires '24Kalea Woodard '24
Emma Tallman '25Anna Sherry '23
Fredrikke Foss '25Roxanne Snyder '23
Kiera Oreardon '22Lucy Klempen '24
4EckerdEckerd CollegeTritons0/9Eden Nykamp '25Amelia Johnson '25
Lily Schwartz '25Elissa Martinez '23
Sophia Hacket '25Anna O'Reilly '25