Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Coaches Pepe and Fernando worked with about 10 sailors each day for the six days leading up to the regatta, including an afternoon practice on Christmas Day.
Conditions were perfect every day - with wind 12-15 each day - and a solid 20 knots on two of the days. Daytime temps were cool early in the week - in the mid-60s, but rose nicely as Christmas approached, topping out above 80 on Christmas day.
Teams from Switzerland and San Francisco joined for racing on a few afternoons, as well as two sailors from the UK on Christmas day.
LISOT extends a big thank you to Shake-a-Leg for hosting the team for the week - which gave the kids a place to launch and store their boats, and pre and post practice debriefs.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
- American YC
- Babylon YC
- Beach Point YC
- Belle Haven YC
- Bellport Bay YC
- Indian Harbor YC
- Larchmont YC
- Mantoloking YC
- Milford YC
- Niantic Bay YC
- Noroton YC
- Old Cove YC
- Port Washington YC
- Riverside YC
- Sayville YC
- Sea Cliff YC
- Stamford YC
- The Dinghy Shop
- The Oyster Bay Sailing Foundation
Sunday, December 6, 2009
- Sydney Beres
- Patrick Clark
- Isaac Cohen
- Ian Crane
- Daniel DelBello
- Lily Katz
- Katie Keley
- Colin Kennedy
- Matthew Mollerus
- JJ Monro
- Hannah Morrill
- Brendan O'Leary
- Gary Prieto
- Andrew Puopolo
- Brendan Shanahan
- Constantine Spentzos
- Cally Tullo
- Holly Tullo
- Chris van Loveren
- Ben Wilkinson
Monday, November 30, 2009
Four LISOT sailors - Will and Matt Logue, Kate van Loveren and Jack Parkin – all paid their first of what will be many away game visits to SYC – this year seeking to qualify for US Team Trails after being denied that chance when the ACCs ended with no racing earlier this fall on our home court of LI Sound.
LISOT teamed up with GSOT (Garden State Opti Team) for this regatta as each team had a handful of sailors making the Southern trek. The joint team was coached by a familiar LISOT face, Danielle Soriano, who is now head coach of GSOT.
Surviving what turned out to be reasonable holiday travel, everyone arrived with all gear intact and the kids got in two good days of practice before the regatta. Wednesday the four LISOT sailors got in some training with the team from Southern YC, whose head coach, Peter Strong, also coaches the USNDT and TeamUSA at international regattas. The LISOT/GSOT team also joined with sailors from the McLaughlin team for a couple of hours of good breeze and the famous Lake Pontchartrain chop.
After practice on Thursday everyone had a quick shower and put on their yacht club best for the great Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. After getting back to the hotel, the kids went right to bed, and the parents convened the all important LISOT “coaches meeting” in the Bistro38 bar to plot the days ahead!
Friday the team rose early to chilly light air weather. And in classic SYC tradition, Café duMonde was on station at the club handing out their famous Beignets (and sugaring up the competition)! And the parents who shouldn’t! (Guilty).
The RC completed five races on Day 1 of this 2 day regatta – all in a light to medium northerly. The racing was tight at the top with less than 12 pts separating the top 5 boats. With the top 15 sailors qualifying for Team Trials, Team LISOT was very pleased with their standings after 5 races: Will ( 5th), Jack (9th), Kate (11th), and Matt (40th).
Day two was predicted to be lighter, but a bit warmer. A brave Race Committee got the first race off, but the wind started dying and shifted almost immediately. Wisely, the RC abandoned the race before the first boats got to the top Mark. The wind soon picked up again and racing got off. While the breeze didn’t die, it shifted so much that most of the top boats needed only one tack to reach the top.
After a long windless lunch break, the breeze filled back in and racing started again for the afternoon. Race 8, which would turn out to be the last, was by far the most challenging for the sailors (and gut wrenching for those watching from sidelines). The RC had their hands full as a total of three coarse changes were needed. At one point sailors were heading towards each other with wind in both directions - and those in the middle going in circles. In this last race Matt was in the 8th place for a while, leading Will, Jack and Kate by a mile in the beginning of the Race!
In the end, all four LISOT brought home silver and Will, Jack and Kate achieved their goal of qualifying for Team Trials:
6. Will (2nd Blue)
7. Jack (3rd Blue)
11. Kate (2nd Girl)
35. Matt (3rd White)
After racing the team was in heaven, and shared their excitement with coach Pepe, who had been watching the scoreboard and called from Buenos Aires to congratulate everyone!
Thanks to coach Danielle and the GSOT team for welcoming LISOT for this event. And many thanks to our fantastic hosts Duff Friend and vice commodore Dwight LeBlanc, and SYC for their Southern hospitality.
Next years’ Mid-Winters, over Thanksgiving at SYC, with be the USODA qualifier for spring international teams. And the Pool will be ready!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Also a shoutout also to former LISOT head coaches Trevor Moore and Erik Storck, who many of you know are deeply involved in their 49er Olympic campaign. Erik was featured on the US Sailing website (see below) this week taking about their outlook for Weymouth in 2012.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Ty (photo right) along with USNT head coach Scott Norman, and coaches Fran and Richard.
LISOT sailors have a long tradition of being named "Top Gun" - including in recent years: Jordan Factor, Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick, Lily Katz, Dierdre Lambert, Andrew Mollerus, Elliott Morrill, Matt Wefer and Declan Whitmyer.
For those not familiar with Top Gun, only one sailor is named Top Gun at each USNT and USNDT practice. The recognition is based on a vote by the coaches and prior Top Gun sailors in attendance at the practice.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Four LISOT sailors finished in the top 20 in Milwaukee and more than half of the 16 sailors on team LISOT made a US Team - representing 15% of all the spots on US spring teams!
Congratulations to Head Coach Pepe and coach Panic for helping the team reach such a milestone in Milwaukee. And coaches Marcos Lamas, Graham Merganthaler, Amanda Clark and Jeff Bonanni who helped the team train throughout the the summer and fall.
IODA South American Championship, Punta del Este, Uruguay
- Harry Koeppel
- Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick
IODA Oceania Championship, Adelaide, Australia
- Drew Gallagher
28th Annual Lake Garda Optimist Meeting, Riva Del Garda, Italy
- Alexandra DelBello
- Reinier Eenkema van Dijk
- Audrey Giblin
25TH Annual Magic Marine International Easter Regatta, on the Brassemermeer, Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands
- Augie Dale*
- Will Logue
- Sean Walsh
*Declined - due to a previous commitment with a surfboard!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Hello everyone – The long overdue, much talked about without much detail, LISOT All Classes Regatta, is going to happen this weekend, October 24th and 25th at American YC in Rye, NY.
Thanks to American Yacht Club’s always amazing hospitality, LISOT will run an open regatta for Optimists, Laser Radials, Club 420 and I420’s this weekend. Please note that the Optimists will only race on Saturday the 24th.
Attached I provide the Notice of Race. We hope this will be a fun weekend of racing without the pressure of being a national championship or an international team qualifier. All we ask is that you respect the hospitality American Yacht Club offers, abide by their rules and keep cars and dollies clear of the dry sailing area (see the NOR for more guidance).
We hope to see you on Saturday. Even if you can’t make it on Saturday please come on Sunday.
Click here for the Notice of Race
Monday, October 12, 2009
Four LISOT sailors finished in the top 20 with Harry Koeppel the top LISOTer in 5th.
5. Harry Koeppel (Larchmont YC)
12. Reinier Eenkema van Dijk (Larchmont YC)
13. Drew Gallagher (Larchmont YC)
19. Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick (Noroton YC) and 3rd girl
41. Alexandra Delbello (American YC) and 9th girl
54. Audrey Gilbin (Shrewsbury YC) and 13th girl
All will all be offered spots on USA Optimist teams traveling in early 2010 which include:
- IODA South Americans (Punta Del Este, Uruguay)
- IODA Oceana (Adelaide, Australia)
- The 25th Optimist Easter Regatta (Braassemermeer, Holland)
- The 28th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting (Lake Garda, Italy).
LISOT Head Coach Pepe Bettini and Coach Pablo "Panic" Panichelli worked hard with the team for weeks leading up to the event and kept everyone focused and "Relaxie-Taxi" during the regatta.
It was Columbus Day weekend so where were LISOT sailors? They were racing or training in Milwaukee, Sayville or Patchogue!
LISOT Optimist sailors were competing in the USODA Midwest Championship in Milwaukee, WI while LISOT Club 420 were attending the C420 Class Mid-Atlantic Championship at the Sayville YC on Long Island. LISOT Laser Radial sailors took in the great weekend wind with coach Rob Crane at Bellport Bay Yacht Club.
The USODA Midwest Champs qualify sailors for the 2010 USODA Spring International Teams. Racing concludes on Monday, October 12th and the results should be posted at http://www.milwaukeeyc.com/
The Club 420 Mid-Atlantic Championship concluded on Sunday. Awesome LISOT results can be seen at http://www.club420.org/results/09UL2009MidAtlantics420Championship.htm
Sunday, September 20, 2009
65. Julia Reynolds (13 white)
66. Hobi Lew (14 white)
67. Hailey Ullmann (19th red)
70. John Hewitt (36 blue)
71. Teddy Stubbs (16 white)
Full results are posted on the Milford YC website (click here)
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Since the last report LISOT sailors have been on the road and collecting a lot of silver around the world. LISOT sailors have been to California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, France and Italy and just finished up in Michigan, Hungary & Scotland. It's been a busy month.
While all the results are great, here are a few highlights:
LISOT finished 4th & 9th at USODA Team Race Nationals
LISOT girls finished 5 of top 10 at USODA Girls Nationals including 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th and 10th
LISOT finished 7 of the top 25 at USODA Nationals
LISOT finished 4 of the top 25 at the USODA New England Championship including 2nd, 5th and 11th
LISOT finished 8th and top girl at the British Optimist Nationals
LISOT finished 7 of the top 10 at Club 420 Nationals including 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th & 10th (C420)
LISOT finished 7 of the top 10 at the Hyannis Regatta including 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th & 10th (C420)
LISOT placed three teams in the first 8 at the CJ Buckley Team Race for the Club 420 National Junior Team Race Championship (C420)
LISOT finished 5 of the top 10 at the Buzzards Bay Regatta including 1st, 3rd, 6th, 9th & 10th (C420)
LISOT finished 4th and 5th at the Hyannis Regatta (Laser Radial)
For the first time LISOT supported sailors at the Laser Nationals placing 1 sailor in the top 25 of the Laser Radial division and 5th in the Laser 4.7
Here is a brief summary of all of the events LISOT supported in the last month:
USODA Team Race Nationals, Girls Nationals, and the National Championship - July 18-26, Cabrillo Beach YC, CA
Team Race Nationals Results - 4th and 9th of 15 teams
Girls Nationals - Holly Tullo won convincingly the 2009 Girls National Championship - Full results click here
National Championship Results - click here
USODA New England Championships - August 4-6, Sail Newport, Newport, RI
Harry Koeppel led a strong LISOT team of 20 sailors by finishing a close second to Andy Widmeier (who has sailed with LISOT in the past) - for Full Results click here
C420 Nationals - July 27-29, Fort Getty, Jamestown, RI
The LISOT teams of Edegran/Mark and Whitmyer/Storck came close but narrowly missed beating Johnstone/DaSilva in the 152 boat C420 Nationals. LISOT really stood out in the Youth and Girls divisions taking 1st through 4th in the Youth Division (crews under 17) and 1st through 5th in the Girls Division. For full results click here
Hyannis Regatta - July 31-August 2, Hyannis YC, Hyannis, MA
This 9 race series featured the full variety of conditions showing why LISOT puts the event on the schedule. LISOT sailors were up to the task and completely dominated the fleet. The LISOT teams of Lutz/DaSilva, Lambert/Doherty and Landy/Murphy took the top three spots. For full results click here
CJ Buckley Team Race for the Club 420 National Junior Team Race Championship, August 3-5, E Greenwich, RI
University of Vermont coach Justin Assad put on a great event and the sailors were completely exhausted each night. This team racing event was very high school and college like without trapezes and spinnakers but the sailors had a great time anyway. Congratulations to Team Boss for taking the Club 420 Junior Team Race title. For event details click here
Buzzards Bay Regatta - August 7-9, New Bedford, MA
The finale of the summer C420 season in New England was the Buzzards Bay Regatta. This event always attracts 120+ boats and this featured the full variety of conditions. Deidre Lambert and Tracy Doherty continued their outstanding string of events with a solid win. Full results click here
C420 North Americans - August 13-16, Macatawa Bay YC, Macatawa, MI
LISOT's C420 sailors concluded the summer regatta circuit at the North American Championship in Macatawa, MI. Taylor Canfield and Stephanie Roble took the title convincingly however the LISOT teams of Marlena Fauer & Christina Lewis and Deirdre Lambert & Tracy Doherty also stood out from the pack in 2nd and 3rd. 7 other LISOT teams finished in the first 15. For event details click here.
In its inaugural summer, the LISOT Laser group returned from the North Americans (see News #1) to spend the month of July preparing for the Laser Nationals at Brant Beach Yacht Club, Brant Beach, NJ on August 7th-9th. Swedish Olympian Rasmus Myrgren and past Laser Radial National Champion Jeff Bonanni worked our sailors hard, with great results from our young radials. We had 1 sailor in the top 25 of the 142 boat Laser Radial fleet and one in the top five of the 26 boat 4.7 fleet. For complete results see www.bbyc.net.
I420 Worlds - July 27 - August 5, Riva del Garda, Italy
Many current and past LISOT sailors made up the 2009 I420 USA World Team. Americans Judge Ryan and Chris Segerblom sailed very well to finish 11th. Male and female teams sailed in separate fleets. Full results are available here
Optimist British Nationals - Aug 9-14, Largs Sailing Club, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland
Team USA made a great showing at the 2009 British Nationals in Scotland with Roger Dorr leading the way for Team USA with a 3rd overall and LISOT's Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick the top girl and 8th overall. Full results are available here
I420 Junior Europeans - Aug 8-16, Lake Balaton, Hungary
Five of the seven teams of the USA Junior European team were from LISOT. LISOT sailors included Markus Edegran/Teddy Mark, Jordan Factor/Matt Wefer, Louis Padnos/Ben Spector, Luke Vreeland/Mike Lucciola, and Sarah Williams/Jane Rew. The conditions were primarily light and the male and female crews sailed against each other. Full results are available here
All LISOT classes - Optimist, Laser Radial & 420 are looking ahead and will begin Fall training shortly. Visit our website at http://www.lisot.org/ for dates and locations for practices.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Taylor Canfield and Stephanie Roble sailed to a solid victory at the 2009 Club 420 North American Championship at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in Macatawa Bay, MI this past weekend. LISOT sailors continued their strong performances with Marlena Fauer & Christina Lewis 2nd, Deirdre Lambert & Tracy Doherty 3rd and another 7 LISOT teams rounding out the top 15. See the full results here.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
For this years' Opti British Nationals, Team USA sailors saw 3 of the 4 (it didn't snow) during the course of a long 6-day UK National championship - held at the beautiful, but often chilly, Largs Sailing Club on Scotland's west coast - about 30km west of Glasglow.
Clad in a drysuit, winter hat and neck gator, Megan battled extremely varied wind and weather conditions to bring home the Otter Trophy as Top Girl, Top Overseas Girl, as well as 8th overall in the 250+ boat regatta championship fleet.
Megan was part of the 10-member Team USA that traveled to Largs - each having qualified at 2009 USODA Team Trials. The 10 sailors, from all parts of the US, were also joined by two younger siblings for a total of Twelve US sailors.
Team USA was coached by Brian Paine as well as privately for one sibling by Luke Lawrence. Interestingly, Brian was part of the Team USA Opti World team in 1996 that included LISOT's own Trevor Moore and Amanda Clark! Luke, part of the US U23 team, is headed off for his freshman year at Roger Williams.
The racing was held on the Firth of Clyde in conditions that varied from light and very shifty with sun and temps in the low 70s, to 15-25+ knots and gusty, temps in the upper 50s, driving rain, 2+ knot currents, steep chop and 10 foot tides. With water temps only near 60, even the slightest of breeze immediately dropped the air temperature. The kids sailed in spray tops one day, drysuits, wool hats and winter gloves the next.
After twelve long (75-90 minute) races, Megan wrapped up the regatta with very strong finishes (7, 10, 6) in the last 3 races on the final day in the harshest conditions of the week and moved up from the 9th spot to finish 8th overall. And as top girl - she was 13 spots ahead of the next girls - two GBR friends she met at the Easter Regatta in Brassemermeer, Holland, Johanna Asplund (top GBR girl - photo right) in 21st and Megan Brickwood in 23rd.
Team USA collected a lot silver this year (full results)
Senior Fleet (13-15 year olds)
- 3rd - Roger Dorr (PWYC) and top overseas sailor. Roger had been atop the leader board for most of the week, having great starts and showing blazing speed over GBR and IRL in the lighter air and short chop. But the two Brits that were trailing him going into the final turned on the jets in the last three blustery 15-25 knot races.
- 8th - Megan (Top girl, Top overseas girl).
- 9th - Nathaniel Johansson (Coral Reef YC). Like Megan, Nataniel came back from a mixed first day. He often nailed the pin end favored starts and he and Megan were tied for 9th going into the final day, both with 80 points). Nathaniel sailed impeccably with a 1-3-3 and would have bested Megan for the tie had his bullet not been called an OCS.
- 21 - Ravi Parent (Tampa)
- 23 - Jack Tolland (Seattle)
- 33 - Jack Budill (Larchmont YC)
2nd - Jack Johansson (having just turned 10, not qualifying for Team Trials last year, and coming to the regatta with his older brother Nataniel) - Jack showed a maturity and determination far beyond his young years. Going into the final day atop the Gold division, Jack had a lot of pressure on his young shoulders. His first race of the day was a very disappointing 39th! But Jack is one tough and determined sailor - and was able to put it behind him, focus and hike hard - and finished the final two races in 4th and 10th in very harsh conditions - to come in 2nd overall, a mere 3 points behind the leader. That American Flag fits better than the winter sailing gloves!
5th - Adele Whitmyer (Noroton YC) had some of the best starts of the regatta, often nailing the pin literally 10 boat lengths ahead of the fleet. She sailed superbly and was top girl in the junior fleet. Adele was also top junior fleet girl.
8th - Ian MacDiarmid 8 (Palm Beach, FL)
11th - Ben Kern 11 (Palm Beach, FL)
12 - Haddon Hughes (Houston, TX). Second Junior fleet girl.
18 - Parker Hughes (Houston, TX)
Read more about the event on the Team USA Blog and the regatta blog!
Friday, August 7, 2009
After two great days of racing, mother nature shut down the wind on the final day and made the RC's job rather challenging. But they were able to get off 1 race before the afternoon deadline.
A big congratulations to overall regatta winner Andy Widmeier from Brant Beach YC who has also sailed with LISOT in the past, along with his sister Maddie.
Head Coach Pepe Bettini and coach Marcos Lamas were instrumental in keeping the kids focused and aware of the tricky full-moon currents.
Final Results for LISOT:
2. Harry Koeppel
5. Drew Gallagher
11. Reinier Eenkema van Dijk
14. Brendan Shanahan
28. Alexandra DelBello
29. Augie Dale
32. Lily Katz
43. Florian Eenkema van Dijk
62. Ty Ingram
71. Sean Walsh
75. Jared Gaynes
90. Patrick Shanahan
101. Julia Monro
106. Caroline Booth
118. Ian Crane
134. Travis Bobley
169. Will Logue
258. Matt Logue
280. Sydney Beres
320. Elizabeth Shanahan
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Harry Koeppel tops the leader board in first overall with 2 bullets today, throwing out a 10th! Followed closely in 3rd is Drew Gallagher, who had one bullet and two seconds. And rounding out the top 10 is Reinier Eenkema van Dijk who also had a bullet and two seconds. Brendan Shanahan and Lily Katz round out the top 25 for LISOT.
Conditions were similar to yesterday, with sea breeze conditions, warm air and sunshine. The moon is full now and the current was really ripping.
As with day 1, some other LISOT sailors who are racing with the local clubs are doing well and in the top 30, including Maeve White in 13th, Jonathan Lutz in 19th, and Matthew Kaplan in 29th.
LISOT finishes are:
26. Alex Delbello
33. Augie Dale
52. Florian Eenkema van Dijk
61. Sean Walsh
72. Jared Gaynes
77. Ty Ingram
96. Julia Monro
104. Patrick Shanahan
110. Caroline Booth
133. Ian Crane
140. Travis Bobley
272. Sydney Beres
196. Will Logue
276. Matt Logue
320. Elizabeth Shanahan
Tomorrow is the thrid and final day of racing.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
LISOT finishes 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th & 10th overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th in Youth Division (under 17)
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th in Girls Division
After two days and 5 races the scores at the C420 National Championship are extremely close. A number of LISOT teams are in contention.
Racing concludes today and after the 6th race is completed the sailors will get a throwout – further compressing the fleet.
Follow the results at http://www.conanicutyachtclub.org/sailing/420-nationals.
Here are upcoming events of interest:
LISOT C420 - Hyannis Regatta (July 31-Aug 2), Hyannis, MA - website
LISOT C420 – C420 Team Racing Nationals (Aug 1-3), E Greenwich, RI - website
LISOT Optimist - USODA New England Championship (Aug 4-6), Sail Newport, RI - website
LISOT C420 – Buzzards Bay Regatta (Aug 7-9), Marion, MA – website - website
LISOT Laser -Laser National Championship (Aug 7-9), Brant Beach, NJ - website
LISOT Optimist sailors who are members of the US Team at the Optimist British National Championship (Aug 8-14), Largs, UK - website
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
LISOT Optimist Head Coach, Pepe Bettini, finished 5th at the 29er Worlds in Riva Del Garda, Italy. A very windy regatta, the top boats sailed heavy with Pepe and crew being the lightest by far.
Follow Pepe on the event website at www.29erworlds.org
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Congratulations to the five teams that are sailing off in the Gold Fleet today in the USODA Team Race Nationals
LISOT L team members are:
Reinier Eenkema van Dijk
Check out the action LIVE beginning at 1200 PST at www.sailgroove.com
Good luck everyone!
Tomorrow is the USODA Girls Nationals and the USODA National Championship starts on Thursday.
Check out http://blog.lisot.org for postings from various events throughout the summer
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sailgroove.com is providing coverage of the USODA Team Race Nationals – Two LISOT sailors were featured on Day 1
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The summer is in full swing now and so are LISOT sailors. Training and events continue to keep LISOT sailors busy. Here are just some of the class highlights for the last week and the week ahead:
Ida Lewis Trophy, July 6-11, Hampton, VA (Club 420)
Straight off the US Youth Championship LISOT had 8 very successful teams at the US Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship (Ida Lewis Trophy). LISOT teams were 5 of the first 7 in the 37 boat fleet. Congratulations to the winners Chanel Miller & Yuri Namikawa.
1st - Chanel Miller/Yuri Namikawa
2nd – Deirdre Lambert/Tracy Doherty
4th – Sarah Williams/Jane Rew
6th – Grace Lucas/Tierney Driscoll
7th – Melany Johnson/Mackenzie Needham
17th – Olivia Crane/Ali Blumenthal
21st – Maddie Bricker/Mary Rodman Crawford
32nd – Claudia Taselaar/Julia Rew
Full results are available at http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=2056&show_crew=1
Coastal Living Regatta, July 11 & 12, Newport, RI (Club 420)
Apologies are given for lack of mention of crews but congratulations to all!
2nd – Graham Landy
3rd – Markus Edegran
4th – Chris Schade
5th – Elliott Morrill
8th – Evan Read
9th – IG Schottlaender
14th – Abby Rohman
24th – Brogan Savage
28th – Nick Gallagher
Full results are available at http://www.sailnewport.org/npt/c/cnt/down/09C420.html
ISAF Youth Worlds, July 9-18, Buzios, Brazil (I420)
Results after 4 races
Ian Liberty & Alex Whipple – 21st
Morgan Kiss & Laura McKenna – 4th
Follow this event at http://www.isafyouthworlds.com/editions/2009/index.php
International 420 French Nationals, July 14-18, Port-Blanc, Brittany, France (I420)
Head coach Steve Keen leads a team of LISOT sailors at the French Nationals beginning Wednesday, July 14th.
The LISOT teams are:
Jordan Factor/Matthew Wefer
Marlena Fauer/Christina Lewis
Andrew Mollerus/Charlie Peck
Louis Padnos/Ben Spector
Chris Price/Caroline Attwood
Declan Whitmyer/Ian Storck
Sharpen your French and follow the action at http://420uniqua.fr/
The LISOT Laser Radial group is in training mode working toward the Laser Nationals in Brant Beach, NJ in August. 2008 Swedish Laser Olympian, Rasmus Myrgren, has been working with sailors at clinics at the Old Cove Yacht Club in Cutchogue, NY. This past weekend, July 11 & 12, LISOT sailors dominated the District 8 Old Cove Regatta with Ryan Schmitz 1st, Spencer Olsson 2nd and Connor Needham 3rd.
This coming weekend, July 18 & 19, LISOT sponsors another Rasmus Myrgren clinic at Old Cove YC and there is another District 8 regatta at the Southold YC. District 8 results can be found at http://laserd8.tripod.com/news.htm
Congratulations to LISOT sailors Connor Needham and Stefan Kuehn for finishing 1st and 2nd at their recent US Sailing Smythe regional elminations. Both will be attending the Area B Semi-finals for the Smythe. Note that the Smythe is sailed in Full rig lasers.
LISOT optimist sailors have been recharging batteries after training with coaches Pepe Bettini & Rasmus Myrgren and competing internationally in the Dominican Republic, Slovenia & Belgium.
This week the team is preparing for the upcoming USODA Team Race Nationals, USODA Girls Nationals and USODA National Championship at Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club in San Pedro, CA. LISOT will have two team in the Team Race Nationals that run July 18-21. They are:
Reinier Eenkema van Dijk
Follow the action of all three events at http://www.cbyc.org/optiregatta.asp
Our friend and coach, John Bainton, was named this week’s US Sailing Sailor of the Week. Read the story at http://media.ussailing.org/US_SAILING_Media_Home/Sailor_of_the_Week.htm.
Congratulations John. We’re proud of you!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Currently still in progress is the IODA European Championship and the Flanders Youth Regatta. The Europeans (Slovenia) continue through July 12th and the Flanders Youth Regatta (Belgium) concludes today. Follow LISOT sailors Drew Gallagher at the Europeans and Liza O’Connor and Constantine Spentzos in Flanders on the event websites –
IODA European Championship – www.sailpiran.si/eoc2009
Flanders Youth Regatta - www.nieuwpoortweek.be/
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The summer is off to a busy start and so is LISOT at the big international regattas. Many LISOT sailors are competing in major championships at venues around the world in the next two weeks - and again in late July and August.
Here are the early summer events, our sailors attending, and the websites for easy reference:
IODA North American Championship - June 30 – July 6, Dominican Republic - www.optinam2009.org/Reinier Eenkema van Dijk
IODA European Championship - July 4-12, Slovenia - www.sailpiran.si/eoc2009
Flanders (Belguim) Youth Regatta - July 4-8, Belgium – www.nieuwpoortweek.be/
Laser Radial North American Championship - June 25-28, Buffalo Canoe Club, Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada - http://www.laser.orgJamie Beres
C420 & 29er
US Youth Champtionships - June 25-30, Indian Harbor YC, Greenwich, CT - http://championships.ussailing.org/Youth/US_Youth_Champs.htm
Olivia Crane & Ali Blumenthal
Markus Edegran & Teddy Mark
Deirdre Lambert & Tracy Doherty
Burgess Malarkey & Bev Elmer
Chanel Miller & Rebecca Liggins
Andrew Mollerus & Charlie Peck
Eliza Richartz & Carly Schevitz
Luke Vreeland & Michael Lucciola
Declan Whitmyer & Ian Storck
Keil Week - June 24-28, Kiel, Germany - www.kieler-woche.de/eng/englishdefault.php
Jordan Factor & Matthew Wefer
Marlena Fauer & Christina Lewis
Ian Liberty & Alex Whipple
Intervela - July 1-4, Riva del Garda, Italy - www.fragliavelariva.it/
Jordan Factor & Matthew Wefer
Marlena Fauer & Christina Lewis
Ian Liberty & Alex Whipple
ISAF Youth World Championship - July 9-18, Buzios, Brazil - www.youthworlds2009.org/
Ian Liberty & Alex Whipple
Good luck to everyone!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Building on his great work with our sailors during our Memorial Day Clinic, Coach Juan Pablo del Solar Goldsmith joined us again in Annapolis for a pre-regatta practice day at Severn on Friday followed by two days of racing. JP kept the sailors on their toes every moment and on the water as much as possible. In true LISOT form, JP made certain that our sailors were the first boats on the water each day and well-prepared for the event.
Our young but eager Radial sailors tackled this challenging 60 boat regatta in style. Saturday's racing was limited to two very light air races and our sailors are to be commended for persevering in very challenging conditions. The winds cooperated on Sunday and the superb race committee got off three races in nice breeze for a total of 5 races for the series, giving the sailors one drop.
Results for the LISOT sailors are below, but they don't tell the full story. Many of our sailors are new to the boat and to Grand Prix racing and took away many important lessons that they will surely put to work as the season progresses.
Overall results are as follows:
Matthew Mollerus 11th
Daniel del Bello 25th
Erike Reieke 27th
Catherine Shannahan 33rd
Ryan Schmitz 41st
Connor Marion 47th
Stefan Kuehn 49th
Scott Booth 53rd
Kia Olsson 54th
Complete results are available at www.laseracc2009.org. Congratulations to all of our sailors and many thanks to every parent who worked hard to make the event a success.
Please check the LISOT website for signups for upcoming events in June and beyond. June highlights include June 13-14 at Sayville YC for a day of practice and a day of District 8 racing with Ned Jones returning to coach; June 20-21 we return to Sayville for the two-day District 8 Championships with former Laser North American champion Jeff Bonanni returning to coach; and Laser North Americans at Buffalo Canoe Club June 25-28.
As always, if you have any questions please contact Chris Kuehn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joan Mollerus (email@example.com).
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Congratulations to the twelve LISOT sailors who made US teams to represent the USA at all the summer international Optimist regattas. That's fully 1/3 of the LISOT team who sailed at Team Trails that made US teams.
Go Team USA. Go LISOT!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Colin has been coaching LISOT for a few years, and this weekend had simply fantastic wind and waves to work with - similar conditions to what sailors will find in California for Team Race Nationals.
Sailing out of Noroton YC, sailors saw a steady 15 knot Easterly with gust over 20 all day. The seas were rolling from the East with a very steep chop when the tide changed and began to ebb. Team racing in these conditions provided our sailors with a good opportunity work on TR maneuvers as well as boat handling in big seas.
With quick access to LI Sound, sailors are able to come in for lunch and a mid-day briefing, which gave Colin opportunity for a good mix of classroom and on-water discussion.
On Saturday everyone also enjoyed watching the big boats returning on the Block Island Race. With kites up, the 60 and 70 footers blew past as the optis were just heading out in the morning. By afternoon, the 40-50 footers were passing by.
More pictures are posted on the LISOT Facebook page and on Picasa.