Laser Performance Men's Singlehanded Nationals


Saturday, November 4:

Light but relatively steady NNE winds greeted competitors. Racing was underway promptly at 10am. Four races were sailed in winds from 5-7 knots, W4's, averaging 22 minutes in length. A 2.5 foot tide due to a nearly full moon resulted in a stronger than normal current and several general recalls. The fifth race was started in 4 knots but the velocity dropped precipitously midway through the race. After consultation with ICSA rep Mike Callahan from Georgetown, the decision was made to complete the race.

The fleet was then towed back to shore where the postponement continued until 5pm when racing was finally canceled for the day. At 5:30 pm a fantastic NW seabreeze filled in, too late. There were no protests.

Taking advantage of the time change, tomorrow's report time has been moved up to 8am in hopes of a 9am first start. Forecast conditions are very similar to today's.

Sunday, November 5:

Anticipating a dying breeze, race 6 began promptly at 9am today, an hour earlier than scheduled, in a 4-6 knot northerly breeze. Winds oscillated between 0 degs and 75 degs, challenging both the competitors and race officials.

PRO Todd Fedyszyn and his team did a spectacular job of running 7 additional races, a total of twelve for the regatta, all W4's.

Congratulations to College of Charleston for capturing the top two spots, with senior Stefano Peschiera in 1st and junior Gerald Williams in 2nd. Navy's Gary Prieto was one point beind in third.

Many thanks to Laser Performance for their sponsorship, to Coco Solsvig for her logistical assistance and on-the-water support, and to Marlow Ropes. Also, a very special thank you to those coaches and competitors, USF sailors, and SPSC staff who were able to stay and load the fleet of 36 boats onto the trucks.

Score summary

1CharlestonStefano Peschiera '185050
2CharlestonGerald Williams '196464
3NavyGary Prieto '186565
*4JacksonvilleGage Wilson '21 *6767
*5Boston CollegeScott Rasmussen '206767
6TuftsAlp Rodopman '178080
7Kings PointCarrson Pearce '218787
8UC Santa BarbaraLucas Pierce '219696
9YaleNicholas Baird '19106106
10YaleMalcolm Lamphere '18107107
11Texas A&M GalvestonJohn Hanna '19119119
12StanfordLuke Muller '18136136
13GeorgetownClay Broussard '18137137
14NavyMaximilian Guerriero '21138138
15MichiganMason Wolters '18170170
**16WisconsinKorbin Kierstead '19185185
**17WisconsinCharlie Kutschenreuter '19185185
18WashingtonErik Skeel '20194194
*Number of high-place (1) finishes
**Head-to-head tiebreaker

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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