Friday, August 6, 2010

Jack Parkin wins Opti New Englands, LISOT places 6 out of top 15

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!

LISOT's Jack Parkin won USODA New England's after dominating the racing for 3 days. The closest competitor was 12 points back in this very competitive fleet.

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.

Overall Results

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

Chris Keller 153rd

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!

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