The Brown Sailing Team wrapped up a terrific fall season with the coed team ranked in the top 5 nationally all season long and the women in the top 10. The coed team finished top three in nearly every major event including winning the prestigious Danmark Trophy at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy back in September and finishing second at the Moody, Erwin Schell, and Hap Moore Team Race Trophies. Colin Smith '13 and Louisa Chafee '14 were named the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Sailors of the week after winning A-division at the Danmark Trophy and Smith, Chafee, and Michael Yanagisawa '13 were named NEISA Sailors of the Week after winning A-division at the Schell Trophy. Smith also finished fifth at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Men's Singlehanded National Championship in November in Long Beach, CA.
Our sailors are doing a fantastic job in the classroom as well, with three Brown sailors earning ICSA All-Academic Team honors in 2012. For the second year in a row, Emily Dellenbaugh '12 was named to the First Team ICSA All-Academic Team. Dellenbaugh graduated with a 3.79 GPA and was named an ICSA Women's All-American skipper after leading the women to #1 national ranking in the spring of 2012. Margot Elmaleh '12 was also named to the First Team ICSA All-Academic Team after compiling a 3.96 GPA in Neuroscience, the second highest GPA of anyone making the All-Academic Team. Elmaleh was also named a All-NEISA First Team Women's Crew and sailed with Dellenbaugh during the 2011-2012 year. Colin Smith earned ICSA All-Conference All-Academic Team honors along with ICSA Honorable-Mention All-American honors in 2012.
We are really looking forward to the spring season and we've secured one of the best schedules in college sailing for 2013 for the both coed and women's team. Six new Flying Juniors from Laser Performance Inc. will arrive in late February to upgrade our fleet and we are looking to purchase 18 new 420s for 2014. Brown will host the 2015 ICSA Spring Nationals (Women's, Team Racing, and Coed Dinghies) at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI. We will also be announcing the details of Brown Sailing's future home in the upcoming weeks. There's a lot to be excited about with Brown Sailing and we need your support to keep the Bears at the top of college sailing ranks.
Thanks for all of your support and Happy Holidays from BUST!
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