Laser US Nationals gets off to rough start
Published on July 21st, 2015
Brant Beach, NJ (July 21, 2015) – The first day of the Laser US Nationals was dealt a bad hand by Mother Nature. For the nearly 200 men and women planning to compete in the Laser Full Rig and Laser Radial fleets, the day began with an onshore postponement to wait for the seabreeze to build, and ended with an abandonment due to storms in the area. Only one race was completed for the Full Rig fleet, with the top three positions taken by Clay Johnson (USA), Robert Davis (CAN), and Cooper Weitz (USA).
The Laser Class U.S. National Championship on July 21-24 is also being used for the U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships. Twelve races are planned for the Laser Full Rig and Laser Radial fleets on Little Egg Harbor Bay.
Awards for US Sailing’s U.S. Singlehanded Championships will be awarded to competitors meeting the eligibility rules for:
• 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.