ISSA National Invitational Tournament

May 25-26, 2019

for the Founders Trophy

The National Invitational Tournament Regatta started in 2009 as a way to promote team racing among school teams. Since NESSA had a strong back ground in team racing, they combined with the two districts on their boarders to create a event for those teams that just missed out on the Baker. The first NITs was in Rochester, NY. The winner of the NITs receives the Founders Trophy, a permanent trophy donated by the coaches from the three remaining founding schools of high school sailing - Tabor Academy, St. George's School, & The Hotchkiss School - to further the interest in intersectional team racing.

The regatta shall follow the rotation pattern below:
2009 – MASSA (Rochester YC - Rochester, NY)
2010 – MISSA (Wayzata Community Sailing - Wayzata, MN)
2011 – NESSA (Portland, ME)
2012 – MASSA [NESSA (Osterville, MA) when Rochester was unable to host at the last minute]
2013 – MISAA (Milwaukee Community Sailing - Milwaukee, WI)
2014 – NESSA (MIT Cambridge, MA)
2015 – MASSA( Rochester YC - Rochester, NY)
2016 – MISSA (Wayzata Community Sailing - Wayzata, MN)
2017 – NESSA (Indian Harbor YC, Greenwich, CT)
2018 – MASSA (Rochester YC, Rochester, NY)
2019 – MISSA (venue TBD)
2020 – NESSA