USF Women's Team Race


Saturday, February 24:

Seven teams enjoyed sunny skies post frontal passage on Saturday. Racing began in Bayboro Harbor, but winds were too shifty, both in velocity and direction, for good courses. Winds varied from 2 knots to 10 knots, and from WNW to NNE, every few minutes. A lunch break was called while the course was moved out to Tampa Bay.

The second half of the day was very different, with winds building to the 10-15 knot range and settling in consistently from the NW. Two full round robins were completed, 42 races. With only limited umpiring, 4 protests were filed - they will be heard on Sunday.

Sunday, February 25:

Sunday's races were conducted in completely different conditions. Winds were light, 4 to 6 knots, but directionally stable in each race, very slowly progressing from ENE to E to ESE throughout the day. Round 3 was completed by 1:30pm, but after 63 races, 18 for each team, the consensus was that no final four was needed. As the sailors finished putting the boats away a lovely seabreeze filled in, as predicted.

Many thanks to ICSA rep Caroline Young from MIT and for the assistance from the coaches with umpiring duties.

In the end, College of Charleston dominated the field with a 16-2 record, followed by MIT with a 13-5 record. In some close racing, ODU and USF tied with 11-7 records, with ODU winning the tiebreaker. Special thanks to the JU, Hawaii, and Northwestern teams for rounding out the field in that order and making the regatta a success.

Final Results

1CharlestonCollege of CharlestonCougars16/2Grace Squires '24Chloe Hudgins '24
Emma Tallman '25Clara Murphy '27
Emily Alfortish '25Lucy Klempen '24
2MITMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEngineers13/5Brooke Schmelz '25Samantha Karlson '25
Brooke Barry '26Mercedes Escandon '25
Emma Wang '27Shayne Bersin '25
Lucy Brock '25Elliott Chalcraft '27
*3Old DominionOld Dominion UniversityMonarchs11/7Elizabeth Gildea '24Cadence Goodnight '26
Megan Geith '24Lindsey Kaufmann '26
Gianna Dewey '27Allison Volk '25
**4South FloridaUniversity of South FloridaBulls11/7Emma Shakespeare '24Hannah Marsicano '24
Heidi Hicks '25Madisen Hamai '26
Kay Brunsvold '25Kalea Woodard '24
Kailey Warrior '27Ochithya Fernando '25
Saleta Powell '25
5JacksonvilleJacksonville UniversityFins8/10Emily Allen '25Reagan Carris '26
Agija Elerte '26Payton Ruth '26
Kaitlyn Liebel '26Fiona Froelich '28
6HawaiiUniversity of HawaiiRainbows4/14Martha Schuessler '27Peyton Lieser '26
Malia Johnson '25Summer Demmon '26
Mercy Tangredi '25Malia Johnson '25
Vivian Bonsager '25Vivian Bonsager '25
Morgan Carew '25Anna Kalabukhova '24
Martha Schuessler '27Morgan Carew '25
7NorthwesternNorthwestern UniversityWildcats0/18Marina Hutzler '23Maddie Fitzgerald '26
Cora Star '26Millie Rose Taub '26
Marguerite Eno '27Gracie Corbett '26
*Number of races won when tied teams met (2)
**Number of races won when tied teams met (1)