Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Sean Walsh, Jack Parkin and Jared Gaynes made the trip down to the
The Brant Beach Yacht Club, on
The first day of the two day regatta started quite well with beautiful weather and a nice breeze in the low teens. The race committee got in two races before taking a break for lunch. Jack and Sean each took a bullet in the first two races, with Sean just nosing out Jared who had led the entire first race until Sean got him at the finish. After lunch it was tough sledding for many of the sailors as the clouds and rain came in, and the wind picked up to the low to mid twenty’s before racing began again.
With plenty of inexperienced sailors in the fleet the spectators and safety boats spent most of their time in the afternoon picking up sailors who were having trouble. Only about half of the boats finished the third race, including Jared who finished in 10th even though he flipped his boat. The race committee had to cancel the rest of the days racing early as there were not enough race committee boats left with so many kids heading into shore.
Tuesday morning started ominously with 100% cloud cover, rain, and white caps in the inner harbor. The breeze was blowing steady in the low 20’s with gusts to 35. The race committee postponed until 10:00 at which time they had to cancel the rest of the days racing due to the high winds.
LISOT sailors took 3 of the top 6 spots overall, with Sean in 6th, Jack in 5th and Jared in 3rd place. They all took home silver, with Jared also taking home the perpetual trophy for the top out of state sailor. Sean and Jack came in 4th and 3rd respectively in blue fleet.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
San Pedro CA’s Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club and Hurricane Gulch provided a great sailing venue for the 2010 US Sailing US Youth Championship - with breeze predictably turning on around mid-day.
The 17 LISOT sailors who attended this resume event in C420s and Laser Radials navigated swells, current, chop, and light ‘n shifty through windy conditions.
Sailgroove caught a lot of the action on video. See regatta winners Graham Landy and Colin Murphy interviewed here, watch 6th place finishers Lily Katz & Spencer McDonough port tacking the fleet here, and videos of races in all fleets here
Congratulations to Graham, Colin and all our LISOT sailors who participated in this competitive regatta:
C420 LISOT Results (full results)
1. Graham Landy & Colin Murphy
6. Lily Katz & Spencer McDonough
15. Ian Robinson & Emily Johnson
20. Marcus Edegran & Nick Gallagher
22. Melany Johnson & Mackenzie Needham
24. Elliot Morrill & Caroline Atwood
25. Scott Barbano & Adam Kaplon
Laser Radial LISOT Results (full results):
15. Ryan Schmitz
18. Matt Mollerus
19. Connor Needham
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tradition of USODA Regattas includes the winner giving a speech and being thrown in the water by his team mates. This year is no different other then the coach also being tossed in the water!
Conditions all week were excellent with strong Newport sea breeze in the 12-20 knt range and aggressive current. The Championship course was set up just north of the Newport Bridge with the weather mark tucked up under the bridge or near the beach. This lead to excellent viewing from the shore as the kids rock hopped up the beach to avoid the current.
Brad Read, Kim Cooper and the volunteers from Sail Newport once again did a fantastic job of running the regatta. Sail Newport is the perfect regatta location and combined with the people make it one of the best venues in the country.
PRO Ken Legler and the RC did an out standing job getting in 11 races over 3 days resulting in 1 drop for the series. Ken mixes great regatta management with informative updates on conditions and competitor placements at the marks!
Jack led the regatta from the first day and never looked back. Rounding out the top 15 places were Drew Gallagher, Augie Dale, Harry Koeppel, Russle Clarida and Will Logue. Alex DelBello was 4th girl.
Jack Parkin 1st
Drew Gallagher 7th
Augie Dale 8th
Harry Koeppel 10th
Russle Clarida 14th
Will Logue 15th
Florian Eenkema van Dijk 23rd
Sean Walsh 25th
Alex DelBello 26th (4th girl)
Kate van Loveren 32nd
Pierce de Boisblanc 43rd
Jared Gaynes 55th
Ty Ingram 56th
Vladimir Estoup 81st
Matt Kaplan 88th
Richie Gordon 91st
Henry Fernberger 106th
Matt Logue 125th
Meg Gerli 126th
Cooper Yeager 193rd
Kristen Picard 198th
James Westerberg 204th
Charlotte LeClue 205th
Rhett Ullmann 208th
Kate Koeppel 249th
Sloane Kratzman 282nd
A special recognition to Kate Koeppel for nominating the sportmanship award for a competitor helping her after a capsize!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
It was a picture perfect day on Narragansett Bay for the start of the 3-day 2010 USODA New Englands at Sail Newport. And the classic Southwest sea breeze didn't disappoint - with 15-20 knots and loads of sunshine.
Team LISOT was fired up and out of the gate like a shot, with many sailors taking line honors.
Jack Parkin leads the 332 boat fleet with 9 points, including 2 bullets in the 4 races on Day 1.
Six LISOT sailors make up the top 12, including:
5 Harry Koeppel (also had 2 bullets)
6. Russell Clarida
7. Augie Dale
9. Will Logue
12. Drew Gallagher
Russell, Augie and Will also each had a bullet on the day, as did Kate van Loveren.
Tomorrow's forecast is for another day of smokin' seabreeze.
Congratulations to LISOT Laser Radial sailor Sarah Stubbs who won the Silver Medal at US Sailing's US Singlehanded Championship (Adult) for the O'Day Trophy that was held at Pensacola Yacht Club in Florida.
Sarah, the youngest of all the 24 sailors at the event, was winning the women's division from the first day until the very last race. She ended the regatta only one point out of the lead after a tough final showdown with eventual winner Leonie Schuurmans of Texas.
Sarah sailed a remarkably consistent regatta, finishing every race in the top five! And despite an on-water charter boat breakdown and 100-plus degree Pensacola heat, Sarah finished 10 points ahead of the 3rd place boat.
Competitors qualified for the US Singlehanded Championship through specific national and regional competitions and at Area eliminations. For the first time this year the O’Day included the women’s Radial fleet.
Monday, August 2, 2010
LISOT's Casey Klingler/Alex Liggins sailed a great regatta and took home the gold with a convincing win at this years' Hyannis Regatta, a solid 18 points ahead of the second place boat! - the LISOT team of Roger Dorr/Matt Lyons.
The 8 races regatta over 3 days - with no throw outs - in light to moderate conditions with plenty of shifty winds put a premium on starting - with many of the top sailors earning black flags, which hurt their scores considerably.
The two top LISOT boats were very consistent in the 101 boat fleet, including Casey/Alex taking 3 bullets. Roger/Matt and Megan/Fiona also had a bullet each.
LISOT boats were: (full results)
13. Connor Swikart/Reinier Eenkema van Dijk
20. Abby Rohman/Katie Kelley
25. Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick/Fiona Walsh