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Singlehanded National Champions: Stefano Peschiera & Sophia Reineke


MEN'S SINGLEHANDED NATIONALS

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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.


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.


WOMEN'S SINGLEHANDED NATIONALS

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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.


Saturday November 4th

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.