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New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association

The New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) is one of the seven conferences affiliated with the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) that schedule and administer regattas within their established geographic regions.[1]

NEISA regatta held in fleet of MIT Fire Fly Dinghies on the Charles River

NEISA is one of the oldest and largest conferences, organizing intercollegiate sailing in New England, which includes 57 member schools including club teams and varsity programs. All conferences host their own 6 conference championships every year and gain berths to the corresponding national championships based on conference size.[2] NEISA is managed by an executive board run primarily by student volunteers and team coaches.[3]

The New England Schools Sailing Association is unrelated and is a sailing association for high schools.[3]

HistoryEdit

The New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 26, 1949. This group of initially 21 teams joined with the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, and later the Midwest College Sailing Association and Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association to form the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association of North America.[3] This Association worked to standardize rules and create entry and eligibility regulations, as well as broaden the scope of its competitions.[3] From the beginning of college sailing, all regattas have been sailed in the host school's fleet of boats. Early on there was little consistency in the type of boat across different parts of the country and even between neighboring schools. Over time however, many schools have transitioned from various single-sail dinghies to use more durable and faster two-sail boats such as the FJ and Club 420.[4]

LeadershipEdit

NEISA is a largely run and regulated by in-conference coaches and sailors. Members of the Executive Committee are elected annually at the NEISA Annual Meeting held late Fall. There is currently no term-limit for Executive Committee members. As of Spring, 2019 the Executive Committee was as follows.[5]

Commissioner Justin Assad Dartmouth College
President Kevin Coakley '17 Harvard University
Vice President Walter Florio Connecticut College
Secretary Charlie Welsh '17 Boston University
Treasurer Alden Reid Boston College
Schedule Coordinator Frank Pizzo Bowdoin College
Northern Regional Director Diana Weidenbacker University of New Hampshire
Central Regional Director Mike OConnor Harvard University
Southern Regional Director John Mollicone Brown University
Director of Boats & Safety Fran Charles Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Director of Special Projects Brian Swingly U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Northern Regional Representative Casey Astiz Middlebury College
Central Regional Representative Tyler Paige Tufts University
Southern Regional Representative Sarah Morin University of Rhode Island
At Large Representative/Social Media Chair Ally Schwerdtfeger Bentley University
At Large Representative/Scheduling Assistant Peter Lynn Boston College

ChampionshipsEdit

NEISA runs and hosts six in-conference championships, as well as sends teams to national championship events managed by the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association.

In-conference Championships[3]Edit

For Coed teams, these in-conference championships include:

For Women's teams, these in-conference championships include:

National Championships[1]Edit

For full article on national sailing championships, see Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association National Championships

The number of berths NEISA teams are given to national championships depend on the event and are determined by ICSA at the beginning of every Year. As NEISA is one of the largest conferences, it is annually given more berths than the smaller conferences. The representing teams from NEISA are determined by the corresponding In-Conference Championships.

For Coed teams, these national championships include:

For Women's teams, these national championships include:

Results and RankingsEdit

Since 2008, Inter-collegiate racing results are documented using College Sailing Techscore, a website which records live race results for current regattas, as well as documents past seasons.[6] NEISA also creates in-conference team rankings every Fall based on the best regatta results of each team and the relative difficulty/ size of the regattas those results came from.[3] A team's score is calculated by summing their top 5 scoring regattas and also their score at the New England Fall Championships. These scores are compiled to rank all participating teams. Teams that are not listed on the rankings did not sail a scored regatta during that Season.

Coed Team End-of-Season Rankings by Year[3][7]
Rank Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
1st Yale University Yale University Boston College Yale University Yale University Yale University
2nd Boston College Dartmouth College Yale University Tufts University Dartmouth College Harvard University
3rd Harvard University Boston College Harvard University Dartmouth College Roger Williams University Bowdoin College
4th Dartmouth College Tufts University Coast Guard Academy Boston College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dartmouth College
5th Roger Williams University Roger Williams University Boston University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston University Roger Williams University
6th Tufts University Harvard University Dartmouth College Bowdoin College Tufts University Boston College
7th Brown University Brown University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston University Boston College Brown University
8th Connecticut College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Roger Williams University Coast Guard Academy Harvard University Boston University
9th University of Vermont University of Vermont Brown University Roger Williams University Brown University Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10th Coast Guard Academy Coast Guard Academy Bowdoin College Harvard Bowdoin College Tufts University
11th Boston University Boston University Tufts University Brown University Connecticut College University of Rhode Island
12th Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bowdoin College University of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island Coast Guard Academy Coast Guard Academy
13th Bowdoin College University of Rhode Island Connecticut College Connecticut College University of Rhode Island Connecticut College
14th Northeastern University Connecticut College University of Vermont University of Vermont Salve Regina University University of Vermont
15th University of Rhode Island Northeastern University Northeastern University Northeastern University Northeastern University Northeastern University
16th Salve Regina University Salve Regina University Salve Regina University McGill University University of Vermont Salve Regina University
17th Massachusetts Maritime Academy University of Connecticut Johnson and Wales University Salve Regina University University of New Hampshire Massachusetts Maritime Academy
18th Bates College McGill University University of Connecticut Massachusetts Maritime Academy Massachusetts Maritime Academy Maine Maritime Academy
19th University of New Hampshire Massachusetts Maritime Academy Massachusetts Maritime Academy Middlebury College McGill University Bates College
20th McGill University University of New Hampshire McGill University Johnson and Wales University Bates College McGill University
21st Middlebury College Middlebury College Bates College University of New Hampshire Middlebury College University of Massachusetts/Amherst
22nd Providence College Johnson and Wales University Middlebury College Maine Maritime Academy University of Massachusetts/Amherst Middlebury College
23rd University of Connecticut Bates College University of New Hampshire Bates College Maine Maritime Academy Wentworth
24th Holy Cross College Wesleyan Providence College University of Connecticut University of Connecticut Bentley University
25th Maine Maritime Academy Amherst Wesleyan Wesleyan Johnson and Wales University Johnson and Wales University
26th Johnson and Wales University Worcester Polytechnical Institute Sacred Heart University University of Massachusetts/Amherst Wesleyan University of Connecticut
27th Wesleyan Sacred Heart University University of Massachusetts/Amherst Providence College Fairfield University Emmanuel College
28th Williams College Providence College Wentworth Worcester Polytechnical Institute Bentley College Fairfield University
29th Amherst University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth Sacred Heart University Providence College Providence College
30th Bentley College Maine Maritime Academy Worcester Polytechnical Institute Bentley College University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth Sacred Heart University
31st Sacred Heart University Holy Cross College Wellesley College Fairfield University Worcester Polytechnical Institute University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth
32nd Trinity Fairfield University Brandeis University University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth Sacred Heart University University of New Hampshire
33rd Brandeis University Williams College Maine Maritime Academy Emmanuel College Amherst College Wellesley College
34th Mitchell College Wellesley College Fairfield University Wellesley College Williams College Wesleyan
35th University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth Brandeis University Emmanuel College Emmanuel College Williams
36th Wellesley College Bentley College Williams College Worcester Polytechnical Institute
37th Worcester Polytechnical Institute Colleges of the Fenway Holy Cross College
38th Mitchell College University of New England
Women's Team End-of-Season Rankings by Year[3]
Rank Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
1st Yale University Boston College University of Rhode Island Yale University Coast Guard Academy Brown University
2nd Dartmouth College Yale University Coast Guard Academy Boston College Yale University Yale University
3rd Boston College Coast Guard Academy Bowdoin College University of Rhode Island Brown University Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4th Brown University Brown University Yale University Brown University Boston College Dartmouth College
5th Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bowdoin College Dartmouth College Boston University Dartmouth College Boston College
6th Coast Guard Academy University of Vermont Tufts University Coast Guard Academy Connecticut College Boston University
7th University of Rhode Island Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston University Harvard Boston University University of Rhode Island
8th Bowdoin College Dartmouth College University of Vermont University of Vermont Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harvard
9th Roger Williams University University of Rhode Island Boston College Connecticut College University of Rhode Island Tufts University
10th University of Vermont Connecticut College Brown University Tufts University Tufts University Bowdoin College
11th Boston University Tufts University Connecticut College Dartmouth College Harvard University Coast Guard Academy
12th Harvard University Harvard University Northeastern University Roger Williams University University of Vermont Northeastern University
13th Connecticut College Boston University Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northeastern University University of Vermont
14th Tufts University Northeastern University Roger Williams University Northeastern University Bowdoin College Roger Williams University
15th Northeastern University Roger Williams University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bowdoin College Roger Williams University Connecticut College
16th Salve Regina University Massachusetts Maritime Academy University of New Hampshire Fairfield University Salve Regina University Salve Regina University
17th Middlebury College Middlebury College
18th Massachusetts Maritime Academy Salve Regina University
19th University of Connecticut
20th University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth

MembersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b ICSA overview
  2. ^ "Sailing 101: College Sailing Structure, How to Win Championships - Tulane University". Tulane University. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "New England Schools Sailing Association official website". Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  4. ^ Legler, Ken. "history of college sailing Archives - Sail 1 Design". Sail 1 Design. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  5. ^ "NEISA | New England Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association". neisa.collegesailing.org. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  6. ^ "College Sailing Techscore".
  7. ^ "2018 NEISA Performance Ranking". Google Docs. Retrieved 2019-02-20.