Friday, July 1, 2011

D7 Women score high marks at the Leiter Trophy

Report from Kathy Howes at the Leiter Trophy:
Conditions were all over the place from postponement to very light in Races 1-3 (in heavy rain and cold temps) to high wind and big chop on the final day in races 6-8, topping at 23knots (in the middle of San Francisco Bay! Yikes!)

Fleet was 57 laser radials from across the country. The first 6 spots went to sailors from New Jersey, Florida (2), California, and Washington (2).
Cape Cod sailor Quinn Howes (age 16, South Orleans, MA) finished 7th overall and was the top New England sailor. 

Cape Cod sailor Elizabeth Dubovik (age 18, Chatham, MA) finished 8th overall.
Here is the US Sailing link to the full event with all Results and Press Releases written by US Sailing:

Other New England sailors:
12th Page McManus, Marblehead MA
14th India Johnstone, Newport, RI
15th Rachel Bryer, Jamestown, RI
20th Samantha Jackus, Stamford, CT
39th Haley Kachmar, Milford, CT

The girls competing in the event were treated to an evening with Oracle sailors, Simeone Tienot and Shannon Falconne: