Third time is a charm as the two previous attempts to hold the SIESA Singlehanded Championships and Cressy Qualifier were canceled.
Eight Radial and three Standard rig ILCA Lasers launched in 12-14 knot conditions on northern Galveston Bay. Wind oscillated between 110 and 135 degrees as rain cells moved through the Shoreacres beach. A short steep chop demanded sailors work kinetically. Capsizes left mast tips darkened in the shallow waters. A fast approaching storm concluded racing at 1630.
Ava Anderson (ILCA 6) from Clear Falls leads Hamilton Barclay by 1 pt. Sailors from Colorado and Texas are competing to represent SEISA at the Cressy.
Thank you to the PRO and recorder Tom and Elaine Conlin from Bellwort Yacht Club, NY and to Peter Atherton and Katherine Horne on the signal boat and the coaches and parents who moved the marks and kept the sailors safe. Racing continues Sunday.
After a night of thunderstorms, the day dawned bright and clear with wind from the Southeast in the 12-16 knot range. Harbor launch at 1100 and racing began shortly after at 11:30. Five W-4 races of 30 minutes were conducted in winds from 10-16 knots from 135-165 degrees.
A general recall in Race 6 led to the I-Flag for the remainder of the day. Congratulations to Hamilton Barclay for winning 4 races today and 6 of 9 for the series. He will represent SEISA in the Cressy Championship.
Congratulations to all of the racers, some of whom created their high school sailing team for this event (Kingwood, West Lake, Cedar Park, Stargate).
|1||Clear Falls High School||Hamilton Barclay '23||14||14|
|2||Clear Falls High School||Ava Anderson '23||23||23|
|3||West Lake High School (TX)||Tony Slowik '22 *||26||26|
|4||Cedar Park High School||Lucas Tenrreiro '24 *||32||32|
|5||Kingwood High School||Hayden McCready '25||46||46|
|6||McAllum High School||Nick Carew '25 *||58||58|
|7||Stargate School||Tamsin Horne '24||59||59|
|8||Clear Lake High School||Jack "Mac" Cronan '25||67||67|
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.