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Stanford and Kings Point Receive US SAILING’s Grit Award for Perseverance
A total of 36 of the best college sailing teams in the country competed in last weekend’s 2010 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship Eastern and Western Semifinals. The semifinal rounds took place on opposite coasts to determine the top 18 teams (nine from each semifinal) who advance to the ICSA/Gill Coed National Championship, hosted by the University of Wisconsin on May 25 – June 3.
In the Western Semifinal, hosted by the University of Washington (Seattle, Wash.), fourth ranked Yale edged second ranked St. Mary’s by just two points for the win. In the Eastern Semifinal, hosted by the College of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.), top ranked Boston College won by an impressive 35 point margin over seventh ranked College of Charleston.
US SAILING, the National Governing Body of the sport, is a proud sponsor of ICSA. For each semifinal, US SAILING awarded the Grit Award for Perseverance, which recognizes the teams who fulfilled the ninth and final qualifying spots for the ICSA National Championship. This year’s winners were Stanford (Western Semifinal) and Kings Point (Eastern Semifinal). Competition for the final spots was closely contested, and both Stanford and Kings Point displayed the determination necessary to secure a trip to nationals.
Members of the Kings Point and Stanford sailing teams receive a four-year US SAILING College Membership and a specially embroidered Atlantis jacket. This membership incorporates all the great benefits that an adult US SAILING Membership offers. The college membership is valid for US SAILING Instructor certification requirements. In addition, members will receive a complimentary iPhone application and hard copy for the Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012 Including US SAILING Prescriptions, as well as special discounts from US SAILING partners including access to the digital edition of Sailing World, and more.
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