Newport Beach, CA (November 16, 2018) – Day two of the ICSA Match Race Nationals was much like the first, with light breeze and large wave swells. The course was again set below the Newport Beach Pier, not too far off the beach.
The final two races of the round robin were completed around 1pm. Due to time constraints, the repechage round was eliminated, and the quarter finals were changed to a first-to-2 format. The 9th and 10th place teams sailed off for final positioning, with University of Washington beating Texas A&M with a 2-0 record. In the quarter final round, the 1 through 3 seeds won their respective finals, with SUNY Maritime, BC, and Stanford moving onto the semi-finals. #5 University of Pennsylvania beat #4 Dartmouth with a 2-1 record to move onto the next round.
The first matches of the semifinal round were completed before heading in for the day. In the first race of the first-to-2 series, University of Pennsylvania beat SUNY Maritime, and BC beat Stanford. The semifinal round will be completed tomorrow.
The format for the final day will be as follows:
Complete the semifinal round
Finals: first to 3
Petit Final: first to 3
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