This past weekend was the annual ICSA Singlehanded Championships. Lasers were sailed in seperate fleets for men and women.
Starting off with a win in the 1st race Old Dominion’s Anna Tunnicliffe defended her women’s single handed title in dominating fashion. Her eventual margin of victory was 27 points. She won 7 of 15 races. This compares to a 10 point win in 2002, with just a single race win. Harvard’s Genny Tulloch was 2nd with fellow Crimson Sloane Develin 3rd.
Harvard’s Vincent Porter was the top returning male, having finished 3rd in 2002. This, and his recent Olympic trial appearance, made him the favorite. Porter lived up to the billing, wining with a total of 74 points. His first win in race 6 put him in the lead to stay. Up to this point David Wright of Kings Point had led. Wright was the 2001 winner. 3rd was another Harvard sailor Clay Johnson. Interestingly Porter’s total of 74 points was only 2 less than his 3rd place total in 2002. Of note, Porter is sophomore, Johnson just a freshman.
Combining the regattas, Harvard took 5 of the top 10 places. Best finish by an MCSA sailor was Michigan’s Christina Falcone 11th in the women’s competition.
This weekend the annual Timme Angsten regatta will be sailed in Chicago. 14th ranked Boston College is the defending champion.
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