'Everybody's real excited about it,' said Hobart/William Smith Sailing Coach Scott IKLE (USA). 'The win is the culmination of a lot of hard work over the years, and the title belongs to the entire programme - including past members of the team.'
IKLE noted that graduating seniors John STORCK (USA) and Lee SACKETT (USA), and sophomore Trevor MOORE (USA), who skippered with juniors Molly LAWSON (USA) and Augusta NADLER (USA), and sophmore Amanda MARKEE (USA) crewing deserved equal credit for the win.
'We felt we were pretty fast now,' said IKLE who noted that, for this event, the courses were on the long side by ICSA standards. 'And with seasoned veterans who were patient enough to let things evolve, and good boat speed on a longer course, it all just worked into our style of sailing.'
Racing begins today for the ICSA/Gill North American Coed Dinghy Championship, from 8-10 June, wrapping up the triple crown ICSA North American Championships which are being hosted by the Southeastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association and Austin Yacht Club.