ISSA News

2018 Lawrence A. White Invitational

Saturday, October 13:

Saturday was a great day of sailing! Northwest breeze ranging from 5-14 knots all day. It was shifty and the current was going out strong all day which was different on all parts of the race course. The competitors were challenged all day.

A total of 10 races were sailed in each division using W4 and W3 courses. A- Division sailed Z420's and B-Division were in FJ's.

Sunday, October 14:

Sunday morning was spent trying to chase around a light breeze that was shifting over 60 degrees. After several attempts, the Race Committee sent the fleet in for a postponement ashore. A southwesterly looked like it was filling in and the fleets were sent out again around 1230. Although the direction never settled in, the velocity increased to 8-12 knots and there were two more races in each division to closed out the day.

A special thank you to the Coast Guard Academy Sailors of- Senior Team Captain Liam Ballantyne who was the PRO and his team of Walter Gnann, Richie Gordon, Mary Tran, Casey Gale and Colin Madaus for taking the weekend from college sailing to run the event!

Congratulations to the Ranney Panthers for winning the 2018 Lawrence A. White Invitational with a great display on the water!