NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale sailing schedule will look different this season as changes come in from the ICSA. It is more condensed with fewer weekends of competition, and one of the biggest changes is the removal of the Atlantic Coast Championship (ACCs). The ACCs will be replaced by the showcase finals, which will include teams outside of the Atlantic coast, and seems to be a push towards moving the fleet race nationals to the fall in future years, with the showcase semifinals functioning the same as the current national semifinals.
The Bulldogs will compete only in-conference for the first three weekends, then have four weekends of interconference competition, including the showcase events. The season now ends with the conference championship. The singlehanded and match race nationals remain at the end of the season.
NEISA is the strongest conference by far in women's sailing, so the push for more in-conference regattas will likely benefit NEISA teams, as competition will hardly falter without the best teams from other areas.
Report filed by Nic Baird '19 Yale Sports Publicity