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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Dartmouth sailing team kicked off the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship with the Sperry Women's Semifinals at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Currently the Big Green are in sixth with 42 points in the Western Division of the championship regatta. This race is split into two 18-team divisions where the top nine finishers from each division advance to square off for the national title. Ivy League foe Brown leads the West with 22 points, followed by the host school, College of Charleston with 28 and Yale with 30 points.

Racing began at 10 a.m. on Tuesday where four races were completed across both the A and B division. Dartmouth tallied two top-five finishes in Division A and three in Division B.

Meanwhile in the Eastern Division, Boston University led the field with 25 points. Rhode Island is in second with 32, while Boston College rounds out the top-three with 41.

The Big Green will compete again tomorrow in the final day of the semifinals. Tomorrow's races will determine who will sail for the title on Thursday.

Sperry Women's Western Semifinal Top Nine (As of Tuesday)
1. Brown, 22 points
2. College of Charleston, 28 points
3. Yale, 30 points
4. Coast Guard, 41 points
5. Vermont, 41 points
6. Dartmouth, 42 points
7. Penn, 63 points
8. Georgetown, 66 points
9. UC Santa Barbara, 69 points