San Francisco, Calif. The Boston College Sailing Team has won the 2009 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship, successfully defending the title won a year ago on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, marking the third collegiate sailing national title the Eagles have won in school history.
Victorious Boston College Sailing Team “2009 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship” and credit to GTSphotos.com
By the conclusion of the Gold Round only BC, St. Mary’s, Georgetown and Yale remained in contention for the title. And when the dust settled, the 13-4 record amassed by the BC Eagles had won them the title. (Final standings for the final four: St. Mary’s 12-6, Georgetown 10-7 and Yale 9-8.) Complete results are available at: http://www.collegesailing.org/nas/spring09/teamraceresults.asp
Senior skippers Brian Kamilar (Miami, Fla.) and Adam Roberts (San Diego, Calif.) sailed every race for the Eagles, while Taylor Canfield (St. Thomas, USVI) ‘11, Parker Dwyer (Stuart, Fla.) ’09 and Tyler Sinks (San Diego, Calif.) ’11 split up the skipper duties in BC’s third boat. Crewing were seniors Carrie Amarante (Wayne, N.J.), Lauren Gilloly (Wyckoff, N.J.) and Andrew Schneider (Newport, R.I.), juniors Evan Cooke (Andover, Mass.), Christian Manchester (Barrington, R.I.) and Sandy Williams (Chicago, Ill.), and sophomore Danny Bloomstine (Erie, Penn.).
Up Next: The centerpiece of the three Intercollegiate Sailing Association national championships, the ICSA/Gill National Championship will be held June 1-3, hosted by Stanford University and St. Francis Yacht Club, with racing taking place from the club.
About the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association: ICSA is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. To learn more please visit: www.collegesailing.org. ICSA is sponsored by Gill, Annapolis Performance Sailing, Marlow Ropes, Quantum Sails, LaserPerformance and US SAILING: www.gillna.com, www.apsltd.com, www.bainbridgeint.com, www.quantumsails.com, www.laserperformance.com/main/ and www.ussailing.org
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