Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sean Walsh top score overall, Jack Parkin wins CT State Championship Trophy

Congratulations to LISOT's Sean Walsh (USA 14301) who won the Connecticut State Opti Championship Regatta, and to LISOT'S Jack Parkin who was awarded the CT State Championship Trophy as the top finishing Connecticut resident.

LISOT's CT residents also took home all other perpetuals with Jack Parkin also winning the Blue Fleet, Russell Clarida the Red Fleet and new LISOT development sailor Grace Ryan the White Fleet. LISOT's Alex DelBello and KB Knapp were 2nd and 3rd top girls and received the coveted Vineyard Vines tote bags.

The Connecticut State Optimist Championship was sailed last Sunday out of Riverside Yacht Club. The Event, sponsored by Vineyard Vines and Dinghy Locker was a great success. 63 sailors from CT and as far away as Annapolis and Pennsylvania competed in 5 races in near perfect breeze.

RYC PRO Mark Parry and his crew (with special guest appearances from LISOT's Gerard Koeppel, Rich Gordon and EA Kratzman) did a nice job setting up a short course inside Captains Harbor. After a couple general recalls they hoisted the Z flag and racing settled down.

The CT Champs is set up a little different from regular regattas in that any sailor can win the Red, Blue and White trophies(1st– 5th) but only Connecticut residents can win the Perpetual Red, Blue and White Trophies.

Team LISOT had over 40 sailors on the water and 5 great coaches, a big thanks to all the parents who really helped make this work! Team LISOT parents were everywhere from RC to parking lot and beach duty.

Top LISOT results:

Red Fleet

Harry Koeppel 2nd

Ty Ingram 3rd

Russell Clarida 4th

Alex DelBello 5th


Blue Fleet

Sean Walsh 1st

Jack Parkin 2nd

Will Logue 3rd

Richie Gordon 4th


White Fleet

Grace Ryan 1st

Emma Kaneti 2nd

Pierce Ornstein 3rd

Henry Hayden 5th

See www.Riversideyc.org for complete results.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Team LISOT Dominates USODA Midwest Champs!


12 Team LISOT sailors went out to Pewaukee Lake last week to sail in the USODA Midwest Champs. The sailors flew out on Wednesday night
and practiced on Thursday and Friday with the regatta held over the weekend.

Pewaukee Yacht Club hosted the event and Robin Dale, her parents and their next-door neighbors housed, fed and looked after all the kids! A huge THANK YOU to Robin for organizing the logistics!

Word has it that the competition in Robin's parents' gameroom was as fierce as on the race course and Augie’s antique tandem bike and skateboards were a big hit as well.

As is typical with lake sailing, the breeze was light and shifty on Saturday and early Sunday, but developed into a steadier 10knts in the later races Sunday.


TEAM LISOT dominated the results! 8 points separated 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Audrey, Jack, Sean and Will captured all the bullets.

Jack Parkin 1st Blue 1st

Will Logue – 2nd

Audrey Giblin 3rd Top Girl

Sean Walsh – 4th

Florian EVD-5th Red 1st

Henry Fernberger 8th

Russell Clarida 9th

Augie Dale 11th

Henry Chapman 14th White 1st

Matt Logue 21st

Cooper Yeager 22nd

Hailey Ullmann 35th

Rhett Ullmann 37th