Third time is the charm as the two previous attempts to hold the SEISA Singlehanded Championships and Cressy Qualifier were canceled.
Eight Radial and three Standard rig ILCA Lasers launched in 12-14 knot conditions on the northern Galveston Bay. Wind oscillated between 110 and 135 degrees as rain cells moved through off the Shoreacres beach. A short steep chop demanded sailors work kinetically. Capsizes left mast tips darkened in the shallow waters. A fast approaching thunderstorm concluded racing at 1630.
Aston Atherton of Rockwell-Heath leads by 4 points in 4 races. Sailors from Colorado and Texas are competing to represent SEISA at the Cressy.
Thank you to PRO and recorder Tom and Elaine Conlin from Bellport Yacht Club, NY and to Peter Atherton and Katherine Horne on the signal boat and the coaches and parents who moved marks and kept 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 was at 1100 and racing began shortly after at 1130. Five W-4 races of 30 minutes were conducted in winds from 10-16 knots from 135-165 degrees.
Rockwell-Heath's Aston Atherton topped a fleet of three with 8 bullets in 9 races. Alex Horne of Stargate School, Colorado worked hard to move up to the ILCA 7 class and won the 6th race. Zach Aronson of Vista Ridge School came away with 3rd place.
Thank you to Tom and Elaine Conlin of Bellwort, NY and Katherine Horne of Colorado and Peter Atherton of Rush Creek, TX for running the on the water portion of the regatta.
We expect to host more Singlehanded SEISA and Open Events in the coming season.
|1||Rockwall-Heath High School||Aston Atherton '22||10||10|
|2||Stargate School||Alex Horne '22||17||17|
|3||Vista Ridge High School||Zachary Aronson '23||27||27|
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.