KING’S POINT, N.Y. – The University of Hawai’i women’s sailing squad makes it way for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (ICSA) Women’s National Championship event held May 23-26. The championships will be hosted by the U.S. Marine Merchant Academy in King’s Point, N.Y.
Racing begins on Tuesday, May 23. The first two days of racing will be the semifinals, which is divided into two 18-team regattas. The top nine teams from each group will then advance to the Finals Round – an 18-boat regatta, which will take place on the last two days of the championship, May 25-26.
UH earned a spot in the semis with a runner-up finish at the PCCSC Championships last month in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Rainbow Wahine will be represented in New York by all-conference sailors Mercy Tangredi and Sophia Shaeffer as well as Morgan Carew, Taylor Ledgerwood, Katherine Shofran and Quinn Gladstone-Lamas.
This is UH’s second straight appearance in the women’s nationals and 20th overall. UH has been a regular at the nationals. In 26 years of existence the Rainbow Wahine sailors have missed nationals just five times, excluding the cancellation of the 2020 event due to COVID. The Rainbow Wahine, who captured the 2001 national title, looks to advance to the finals for the first time since 2012. Last year’s squad placed 16th in the semifinals held in New Orleans, La.