The fourth-ranked women's and 15th-ranked coed sailing teams will both head to Cascade Locks, Ore., this month to compete in Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) championship races. The women will compete for the Gerald C. Miller Trophy in the ICSA/Sperry Top-Sider Women's National Championship from May 23-26, and the coed team will compete for the Henry A. Morss Trophy in the ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship from May 30-June 1.
The women qualified for nationals by placing second in the April 23-24 Reed Trophy/New England Championship, while the coed team qualified by finishing eighth at the Eastern Semifinal Championship hosted by the University of Southern California in Long Beach, Calif., April 30-May 1. This is the first time since 1993 that both the women's and coed teams have qualified for nationals in the same year.
In additional news, head coach Jeff Bresnahan has been named Sailing Coach of the Year by the New England Interscholastic Sailing Association (NEISA), Maggie Shea '11 tied with two others as winners of the NEISA Sportsmanship Award, and four Camels were included on the NEISA All New England squad: Atlantic Brugman '13 garnered first team skipper honors, Shea collected second team skipper honors, and Katrina Salk '11 and Lucy Wallace '13 were named to the crew second team.