ISSA News

The ISSA 2017 (Fall 2016) Cressy Championships were held in Galveston, Texas at the Sea Scout Base Galveston on October 29-30, 2016. Sailing took place in Offatts Bayou just a short distance off the docks for both the Radial and Full Rig fleets. Laser Performance provided 36 beautiful Ice Blue new Lasers for the regatta!


Congratulations to Joseph Hou from Newport Harbor for winning the Cressy Trophy in the Laser Radial.


Congratulations to Paul Didham from Point Loma High for winning the Cressy Trophy in the Laser Full Rig.


In the Laser-Radial fleet Nic Baird is your ISSA Cressy Radial National Champion. Nic won the regatta by 12 points over William Marshall in 2nd and Scott Rasmussen in 3rd.


In the Laser-Full fleet Patrick Shanahan is your ISSA Cressy Full Rig National Champion. Patrick won the regatta by 18 points over Colin Brego in 2nd and Cooper Weitz in 3rd.


Matthew Long (Dos Pueblos HS, PCISA) had a strong day to win the Laser Fleet and Gary Prieto (Southold HS, MASSA) had all top six finishes on Sunday to take the Radial Fleet.


LONG BEACH - Mitchell Kiss of Holland, Mich., and Malcolm Lamphere of Lake Forest, Ill., fought off their strongest rivals Sunday to win the Laser Standard Full Rig and Radial titles, respectively, in the ISSA Singlehanded National Championship for the Cressy Trophy off the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier in Long Beach.


Consistency was the key for Radial Fleet winner, Nevin Snow (Cathedral Catholic, PCISA). Thirteen of his 18 finishes were in the top five. Close behind were Christopher Stocke (Sarasota HS, SAISA) in second with 101 points and Max Lopez (Middletown HS South, MASSA) in third.


Full Rig: Martin County HS - Luke Lawrence Radial Rig: Sarasota HS - Christopher Stocke


36 competitors were greeted with fabulous but chilly sailing conditions throughout the regatta. Winds ranged from 20 knots for Friday’s practice races to 5 to 15 knots for the entire event. The sailors saw the complete package of winds. Northerlies prevailed on Saturday and Southerlies on Sunday. Tides became a factor when the flood hit hard around noon making for long legs against the tide and short fetches with the current that strengthened throughout the day. Air temps were in the mid 50’s – about the same as the water.


Full Rig: Calvary Chapel School - Blake Warner Radial Rig: Severn School - Joe Morris


Full Rig: Portsmouth Abbey - Juan Maegli Radial: Seminole High School - Mitch Hall


On October 16, 2005, crisp temperatures just above freezing and a stiff northwesterly breeze ushered the ISSA Single-handed Nationals in. As the competitors filed onto Wayzata Bay, it became clear that the cold temperatures were prohibiting the sail numbers from adhering to the sails.


Racing began promptly at 10:30 with E-SE wind at 5-8 knots. Near the end of race 3, wind had clocked SE-S and velocity decreased to 2-3 knots. Racing was postponed, lunch was served while everyone waited for the W-NW sea-breeze to take over.


Despite a ninety percent chance of rain on Saturday and a sixty percent chance of rain on Sunday, the Houston Yacht Club in conjunction with the La Porte HS Sailing Team hosted the 2003 ISSA National High School Single-handed Championships for the Cressy Trophy.


Andrew Campbell and Mike Anderson-Mitterling, both from San Diego, California and both defending champions, repeated as winners in their respective divisions of the Interscholastic Sailing Association's National Singlehanded Championships sailed in Lasers at the U.S. Naval Academy.


Full Rig: The Bishop’s School - Andrew Campbell Radial Rig: Coronado H S - Michael Anderson Mitterling


Peter Must of Lakewood High School (Lakewood, NJ) and Spencer Weber of Southern Regional High School (Manahawkin, NJ) each won his division in the 2000 ISSA National High School Singlehanded Championship for the Cressy Trophy in a two-day regatta sailed October 30-31 in Newport, RI.


Congratulations to the winning sailors from The Assets School.


Two days of a smashing northeasterly and driving rain marked the 1998 ISSA National High School Sailing Nationals as a regatta to remember. It also marked firsts for both winners. Neither Milton Academy(MA) which won the Doublehandeds for the Mallory Trophy nor Southern Regional(NJ)l in the Singlehandeds(Cressy ) had ever won either championship in all their history.