Annapolis, Md. (May 29, 2014) – The Sperry Top-Sider Women's National Championship continued today on the Severn River at the U.S. Naval Academy. Eighteen collegiate teams advanced from the previous two days of competing in the semi-finals to make it to the finals racing. The teams are vying for the national title and the Gerald C. Miller Trophy.
Racing got underway at 9:30 a.m. The conditions today were quite different from what the women experienced in the semi-finals. It was cooler with temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s, clouds and steady rain. The winds were out of the northeast at 5-10 knots.
The sailors are competing in both FJs and Z420s on windward leeward courses with four legs. Ten races were completed today in both A-division and B-division with eight races left in each division to complete the regatta.
Today A-division sailed FJs and B-division sailed Z420s. Tomorrow the divisions will swap boats.
Coast Guard continued their momentum from the semi-finals and sailed their way into a tight battle at the top of the fleet. The Bears sit in 7th overnight and well within striking distance of the teams ahead of them. The team will look to move up the leaderboard tomorrow.
In A-Division, Nikole Barnes and Justine Morrison are currently in 5th place with 76 points. Kayla Ellis, Christina Frost, and Jaimie Chicoine sit in 12th in B-Division but are only 12 points outside of the top-5.
Live scores during competition tomorrow can be found by clicking the 'results' link above.
Live coverage during competition provided by Laser Performance can be found here: http://2014nationals.collegesailing.org/live-coverage/womens-nationals-coverage/