Laser Performance Women'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. 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 until racing was finally canceled for the day. At 5:30 pm a fantastic NW seabreeze filled in, too late. There were no protests and one request for redress which was denied.

Racing is extremely tight with a tie for the lead and the top nine boats separated by only 9 points. 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. One protest was heard by Judges Barbara Shaffer, Henry Moore, and Bill Ballard, resulting in a DSQ.

Racing was very, very close, with the top three positions separated by only four points in the end. Congratulations to freshman Sophia Reineke from Boston College for the victory, senior Dana Rohde from Coast Guard one point behind, and sophomore Kelly-Ann Arrindell from College of Charleston 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

1Boston CollegeSophia Reineke '216868
2Coast GuardDana Rohde '186969
3CharlestonKelly-Ann Arrindell '207171
4BrownLindsey Baab '187575
5CharlestonMarian Frances Williams '217676
6Boston UniversityAnna Weis '209898
*7PennsylvaniaLenox Butcher '209999
*8GeorgetownLola Bushnell '189999
9GeorgetownHaddon Hughes '19101101
10George WashingtonRiley Legault '19102102
11GeorgetownCarly Broussard '21104104
12TuftsTalia Toland '21110110
13South FloridaSarah Streater '18116116
14StanfordChristina Sakellaris '21120120
15StanfordSophia Sole '21160160
16Michigan StateRachel Rantanen '19187187
17WashingtonLaura Smit '18195195
18North TexasShelby Thornton '19204204
*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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