Singlehanded Titles to be decided in Lake Tahoe
Published on July 18th, 2017
Tahoe City, CA (July 18, 2017) – Nearly 100 singlehanded sailors are entered for the 2017 Laser Class U.S. National Championships to be hosted by the Tahoe Yacht Club on Lake Tahoe.
Eligible sailors will also be competing for the U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championship in the men’s Laser Full Rig and women’s Laser Radial fleets. To be eligible, sailors must be U.S. citizens and at least turn 17 in the calendar year of 2017. These eligible sailors will be racing in their respective fleets as part of the Laser Nationals competition.
The first of four days of racing takes place this Thursday, July 20 and the Championship wraps-up on Sunday, July 23. The intended race area will be on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, near the Tahoe City Coast Guard Station.
Prizes will be awarded to competitors meeting the eligibility rules for the U.S. Singlehanded Championship:
• George D. O’Day Trophy to the overall highest placing eligible male in Laser Full Rig.
• Helen Willis Hanley Trophy to the overall highest placing eligible female in Laser Radial.
• US Sailing medals will be awarded to the top three positions in each fleet.
• Peter J. Barrett Sportsmanship Trophy may be awarded.
Source: US Sailing