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.
|1||University of South Florida||Bulls||7/2||Heidi Hicks '25||Jewel "Min Min" Kelly '24|
|Emma Shakespeare '24||Carolina Perez Rovira '22|
|Sydney Monahan '23||Jackie Morrison '23|
|2||Jacksonville University||Fins||6/3||Emily Allen '25||Grace Benzal '23|
|Maartje van Dam '23||Caroline Bourgeois '22|
|Charlotte Rose '22||Elizabeth Johnson '22|
|3||College of Charleston||Cougars||5/4||Grace Squires '24||Kalea Woodard '24|
|Emma Tallman '25||Anna Sherry '23|
|Fredrikke Foss '25||Roxanne Snyder '23|
|Kiera Oreardon '22||Lucy Klempen '24|
|4||Eckerd College||Tritons||0/9||Eden Nykamp '25||Amelia Johnson '25|
|Lily Schwartz '25||Elissa Martinez '23|
|Sophia Hacket '25||Anna O'Reilly '25|