Wednesday, February 24, 2010

D7 Juniors Rock-It at The 2010 Laser Midwinters

The 2010 Laser Midwinters East was held at the Clearwater YC (February 17-21) bringing in 198 sailors from 30 countries. The event was highly competitive and D7 was well represented.  The first day of racing began with a choppy and chilly, 15 knot Northerly eventually dropping down to a 6 knot drifter which set the stage for the remaining days- ultra light and shifty.

Amongst the competitors were two top 10 finishers in the Radial fleet from D7. The Radial fleet had a total of 90 registered sailors, which after day one were broken out into a Gold fleet and a Silver fleet. In the Gold fleet OJ O’Connell sailing out of Mystic River and representing FAST finished in an impressive 9th place overall! In the Silver fleet finishing in 10th overall was Callie Naughton of Eastern YC.

The Standard fleet also had 90 registered sailors out of which only 12 were juniors. Only two juniors made it into the Gold fleet and the top junior was Lucas Adams of Sail Newport finishing in 41st. In the Silver fleet was Matt Gowell of Conanicut yacht club with a 9th place overall.

For more insight into the regatta check out Clay Johnson’s blog and John Bertrand’s blog