TAMPA - The University of South Florida sailing team finished the 2011 spring season with a 12th place finish at the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women's National Championships held in Cascade Locks, Ore.
The University of Rhode Island (83 points) won the National Championship - the Gerald C. Miller Memorial Trophy - followed by Connecticut College (93) and St. Mary's College of Maryland (95) in third. USF finished 12th in the finals with 150 points.
In A-division, Abby Featherstone sailed with Hillary Noble in races 1-6 and with Darby Smith in the seventh race of the finals. USF placed fourth in the fourth race and seventh in the final race of the day.
Rachael Silverstein paired up with Stephanie Reynolds and Christine Sayler in the B-division, taking sixth in the second and fifth race.
The final day of racing at the Columbia River Gorge brought a long wind delay that kept sailors on shore until 2 p.m., when some breeze began to come down the river at about 2-7 knots from a westerly direction.
Visit the event website for final results and more information: 2011nationals.collegesailing.info
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. Visit www.collegesailing.org to learn more. The ICSA National Championships are sponsored by Sperry Top-Sider (www.sperrytopsider.com), Annapolis Performance Sailing (www.apsltd.com), Gill North America (www.gillna.com), and US SAILING (home.ussailing.org).
National Final Results
1 University of Rhode Island, 83
2 Connecticut College, 93
3 St. Mary's College of Maryland, 95
4 Brown University, 97
5 Yale University, 99
6 Old Dominion University, 105
7 Harvard University, 112
8 U. S. Coast Guard Academy, 115
9 Georgetown University, 116
10 Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 118
11 Boston College, 137
12 University of South Florida, 150
13 College of Charleston, 152
14 Stanford University, 157
15 Eckerd College, 161
16 University of Wisconsin, 191
17 Western Washington University, 196
18 Tulane University, 216