Sawin, Petersen win High School Singlehanded Nationals
Published on November 3rd, 2019
The 2019 Cressy High School Singlehanded Championship attracted the top 36 high school sailors from across the USA on November 2-3 in Santa Barbara, California.
Lucas Sawin ’20 (Crown Leadership Academy; Mt Pleasant, SC) dominated the 18 Laser Standard Full Rigs while Chapman Petersen ’22 (The Hotchkiss School; Lakeville, CT) and Nicholas Reeser ’21 (St. Thomas Aquinas High School; Fort Lauderdale, FL) tied in the 18-boat Laser Radials fleet, with Petersen winning on countback.
In 2018, Petersen and Reeser finished second and sixth, respectively, while 2019 was Sawin’s first attempt at the title.
All competitors earned a spot by qualifying at championship regattas in one of seven ISSA districts.