NEW ORLEANS, La. – Junior skipper Leo Boucher (West River, Md./South River) was one of eight collegiate sailors picked to represent the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) in the bi-annual ICSA – British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA) Tour this upcoming summer (July 15-August 9) in England as announced late Monday night.
Since 1959, the ICSA and the BUSA have taken part in a bi-annual competition where each organization sends a team of outstanding student-athletes across the Atlantic to compete against one another. The ICSA (US) Tour to the United Kingdom only happens once every four years while the BUSA Tour comes to the United States once every four years on opposite two-year cycles.
The two-time ICSA Men's Singlehanded National Champion (2019 and 2021), Boucher is the eighth Seahawk sailor to be selected for the ICSA-BUSA Tour as sailor. He joins Mark Ivey '99 (1997), Justin Law '08 (2005), Jesse Kirkland '10 (2009), Joshua Greenslade '13 (2013), Mayumi 'Mimi' Roller '13 (2013), Mackenzie Cooper '17 (2017), and Carolyn Smith '17 (2017).
In addition, St. Mary's College Director of Sailing Bill Ward (2005) and Nick Ewenson '04 (2009) have served as head coach/team leader of the ICSA team.
See the full story on our St. Mary's College of Maryland Athletics site!
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