Wednesday, July 15, 2009

LISOT News #2

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

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

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

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


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

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:

Team L

Reinier Eenkema van Dijk
Drew Gallagher
Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick
Lily Katz
Harry Koeppel

Team I
Travis Bobley
Ian Crane
Alex Delbello
Ty Ingram

Follow the action of all three events at

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