Trophy Case

Walter Cromwell Wood Bowl

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ICSA Team Racing National Championship

This regatta has been run since 1954. Through 1976, each district formed an All‑Star team comprised of skippers from their Morss Trophy entries or other top sailors from the district to compete in the Team Racing Championship. After 1976, each entry for the team racing championship was made up of individuals from one college, and districts held separate eliminations to qualify teams. At present, the five largest districts receive two entries each, while the two smaller districts receive one entry each for a total of twelve teams. The size of each individual team was also lowered from four to three boats per team. A full round‑robin series is sailed, with each college racing all opposing colleges once.

The Walter C. Wood Trophy was donated by M.I.T. graduates and friends in honor of Walter C. "Jack" Wood of M.I.T. for his outstanding contributions to intercollegiate sailing.  The Wood Trophy since 1977 has been awarded for the North American Team Racing Championship.

This trophy honors the outstanding contributions of Walter C. "Jack" Wood to intercollegiate sailing.  Jack was M.I.T.'s first sailing director and, in conjunction with Len Fowle, was a founder of college racing.  The trophy was donated by M.I.T. graduates and other friends of Jack.