Re-do for ILCA North Americans
Published on July 12th, 2021
One hundred twenty five sailors are registered for the 2021 ILCA North American Championships on July 15-18 in San Francisco. CA. With racing in the ILCA 4, ILCA 6, and ILCA 7, competitors are coming in from across the USA along with Canada, Mexico, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, US Virgin Islands, Chile, and Bermuda.
“The Club was meant to host this event in 2020 and, obviously, COVID had something to say about that,” said St. Francis Yacht Club Regatta Chair Tracy Usher. “The class generously allowed us to reschedule to 2021 and we are really excited to be hosting, though we are still a little bit impacted by COVID, with significantly fewer entries from Canada than normal due to ongoing border restrictions.”
Adam Corpuz-Lahne, Senior Sailing Director at St. Francis Yacht Club, noted that the ILCA squad from the Olympic Development Program will be competing, alongside a number of notable young sailors from the Bay Area and beyond. “The youth movement coming up in this fleet is full of talent and I’m looking forward to seeing them compete against each other and the established veterans.”
Youth sailors to watch include Charlotte Rose (Houston Yacht Club), Caleb Yoslov (San Francisco Yacht Club), and Christina Sakellaris while veterans include Andrew Holdsworth, who won the Laser Master North American Championships in 2018, held at St. Francis Yacht Club.
With 75 sailors racing in the ILCA 6 class, regatta organizers are planning to split the fleet into two groups for two days of qualifying races, followed by two days of gold and silver fleet racing. The ILCA 4 class has 25 sailors competing and another 25 will race in ILCA 7. Organizers plan to have two fleets on the racecourse at a time and, with first warnings at 1155 on Thursday and then 1055 daily, conduct ten races total for each class.
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