Tuesday, June 16, 2009

LISOT Sailors Finish 2nd & 3rd at Newport Opti Challenge

With new head coach Pepe Bettini at the helm, LISOT hit the water with speed at the 2009 Newport Opti Challenge, taking home plenty of silver in 51-boat fleet over the 9-race, two day regatta on Narragansett Bay.

The conditions were classic spring in Newport - shifty ESE wind of 6-11 knots, plenty of current, healthy chop and a parade of grand prix boats each afternoon returning from the NYYC regatta.

LISOT's Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick and Gary Prieto dueled it out for 2nd and 3rd overall (respectively) behind 2009 Team Trials winner Max Simmons.

Also taking home silver were LISOT's Florian Eenkema van Dijk and Jared Gaynes with 4th and 5th in Blue Fleet.

Team LISOT's finishes overall were (full results):
2nd - Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick
3rd - Gary Prieto
15 - Florian Eenkema van Dijk
16 - Jared Gaynes
22 - Sean Walsh
23 - Julia Monro
24 - Caroline Booth
36 - Brandon Leibnick

Congratulations to all the sailors.

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