LaserPerformance Women's Singlehanded Championship


Saturday, November 7:

The great forecast predicting wind all weekend turned out to be just that, only a forecast. Reality was a bit harsher on Day 1 of the 2015 LaserPerformance Women's Singlehanded Championship as the breeze spent a good part of the day somewhere other than the race course. Multiple races were abandoned and all the efforts to get good racing in resulted in 3 races completed in 3-6 knots of breeze on a combination of Trapezoid and Windward-Leeward courses. On the water judges led by Christine Accettella gave out 3 yellow flag penalties in the 3 races and the ODU Sailors did a great job moving marks and shuttling coaches in the rain. With only 3 out of the scheduled 14 races completed, it is anyone's game.

Racing resumes tomorrow at 9:30 and hopefully the breeze is a bit more helpful.

Sunday, November 8:

Day two of the 2015 LaserPerformance Women's Singlehanded Championship was quite different than day one. Sailors were greeted with a 15 knot NE breeze that tapered a bit after a lunch break. Several capsizes and exciting downwind legs kept everyone on their toes, but it was Georgetown's Haddon Hughes who came storming back with a near perfect Sunday winning 7 of 8 races. With one race to go only 3 points separated Hughes from Brown's Lindsay Baab. After rounding the leeward gate of the Trapezoid course, Hughes and Baab split leaving the outcome of the championship in question. Baab was able to pass on the upwind but not by enough to retake the overall lead.

No protests or requests for redress were filed. A big thanks to Christine Accettella and her crew of judges including John Pratt, Peter Johns, and Mary Hall. And thank you to John Hanna for providing his Chesapeake Bay dead-rise as a coaching platform.

College Sailors are wonderfully supported by our title sponsor LaserPerformance, Official Supplier of Boats; the fleet was facilitated by Sturgis Boat Works, and we had supporting sponsorship from Patagonia.

Congratulations to Georgetown's Haddon Hughes '19 on the win.

Score summary

1GeorgetownHaddon Hughes '193030
2BrownLindsey Baab '183232
3Boston CollegeIsabella Loosbrock '194545
4George WashingtonSarah Alexander '196464
5South FloridaSarah Streater '186969
6George WashingtonRiley Legault '197676
7GeorgetownLola Bushnell '188080
8Coast GuardDana Rohde '188282
9StanfordHaley Fox '189696
10CharlestonRebekah Schiff '16119119
11CornellQuinn Howes '16123123
12Connecticut CollegeCharlotte List '18125125
13HarvardTaylor Ladd '18126126
14StanfordOlivia Gugliemini '19130130
15WisconsinMegan McMahon '17163163
16HawaiiCaitlin Schadt '18167167
17TulaneJessica Oswalt '16168168
18WisconsinLeslie Poole '16193193

Score history

The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.

The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.

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