24 December 2016

A successful season!

By Simone Larose and Victoria Restivo, 2016 Co-Presidents


Team photo at Colour Awards. Peep our white SYWOC championship banner that now hangs in the ARC!
Team photo at Colour Awards. Peep our white SYWOC championship banner that now hangs in the ARC!
2016 Presidents Victoria and Simone holding our $1,000 March Matchup prize
2016 Presidents Victoria and Simone holding our $1,000 March Matchup prize

The Queen’s Sailing team attended the 81st Colour Awards hosted by Queen’s Athletics & Recreation, where we were presented with the Queen’s Varsity Club of the Year award! Thanks to generous alumni donations, we came in 2nd place in this year’s March Matchup - winning $1,000 for the team! Thank you to everyone who participated.

The Queen’s Sailing team had an extremely successful season. We started the season off by welcoming 15 new athletes to our large team comprising a total of 50 athletes. We will be saying goodbye to 13 athletes this year, and thus we needed a big intake. With new athletes and new coaches, our focus was building the team for the future.

Our team holds practices Monday - Thursday from 3-6 pm and Tuesday - Thursday from 7-10 am, in addition to mandatory strength and conditioning sessions. We compete in 2 conferences: in Canada the Canadian Intercollegiate Sailing Association (CICSA), and in the US the Mid Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA).

Some notable achievements of our season include: Team Racing National Champions (6th year in a row), Keelboat National Champions (2nd year in a row), Qualified for Student Yachting World Cup (2nd year in a row), Won and qualified three spots at Laser North for MAISA Laser Championships, Qualified for War Memorial (first time in 6 years), and International Champions at the Student Yachting World Cup (1st place).

Below is a summary of our results of the season.

Canadian Conference: Canadian Intercollegiate Sailing Association (CICSA)

Summary of Canadian events:

Event Type Host Schools Queen’s Results Notes
Laurier/Waterloo In-conference Waterloo 7 2  
McMaster In-conference McMaster 12 2  
McGill In-conference McGill 9 2  
Keelboat Nationals National Championship& Student Yachting World Cup Qualifier (SYWoC) CICSA 10 1 National championship, and qualified for SYWoC-2nd year in a row
CAN/AM Cup Invitational Inter-conference Queen’s 18 1, 2 2 berths
Team Racing Nationals National Championship McGill 12 1 6th year in a row
Fleet Racing Nationals National Championship RMC 13 4 4 wins in the past

American Conference: Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA)

Governing Body: Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)

Summary of American events:

Event Type Host Schools Queen’s Results Notes
Laser North Qualifier King’s Point 14 1, 2, 6 Regatta win-Qualified 3 spots for Carl Van Duyne
Shields Trophy Qualifier Navy 8 3  
NY Maritime Fall Open In-Conference NY Maritime 17 4  
MAISA Laser Qualifier Qualifier Navy 18 9 2nd chance to qualify additional spots for Carl Van Duyne
MAISA North Qualifier Qualifier Hobart & William Smith 15 4 Qualified for WAR Memorial and Ocean County Club Championships
Susan Rodgers Memorial In-Conference Cornell 14 10  
Carl Van Duyne MAISA Men’s Single Handed Championship & Qualifier Navy 18 5, 12 Top 3 qualify for ICSA championships (Texas)
International Offshore Regatta In-Conference Larchmount Yacht Club 12 8  
MacMillan Cup In-Conference Navy 10 9  
MAISA Women’s Dinghy Championship & Qualifier Old Dominion University 17 12 Top 8 qualify for Women’s ACCs
WAR Memorial Championship & Qualifier St. Mary’s College 18 18 First time qualifying and racing at War memorial since 2010-Qualified for the Grant-Top 7 qualify for ACCs, second 7 qualify for ACTs-13-18 qualify for the Grant

International Events:

Event Type Host Schools Queen’s Results Notes
Student Yachting World Cup Championship La Rochelle, France 8 1  

More info:

CICSA: http://www.cicsailing.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CICSA-Schedule-2016.pdf

MAISA: http://maisa.collegesailing.org

MAISA results: http://scores.collegesailing.org/schools/queen/


In addition, we’ve asked Queen’s Athletics to update our Team Banner with the following achievements:

2011 Canadian Fleet Racing National Champion

2011 Canadian Team Racing National Champion

2012 Canadian Team Racing National Champion

2013 Canadian Fleet Racing National Champion

2013 Canadian Team Racing National Champion

2014 Canadian Fleet Racing National Champion

2014 Canadian Team Racing National Champion

2015 Canadian Fleet Racing National Champion

2015 Canadian Keelboat National Champion

2015 Canadian Team Racing National Champion

2016 Canadian Keelboat National Champion

2016 Canadian Team Racing National Champion

2016 SYWOC World Champion