Four Clear Falls High School sailors won SEISA’s first ever NOYC Girls Regatta.
Grace Bates, Kelly Bates, Holland Duffy, and Maggie Schuler traveled to the New Orleans Yacht Club on Sep. 8th to compete in the event.
With five boats per fleet, racers from two downtown New Orleans high schools sailed against the Clear Falls team.
We began racing in 3 knots of shifty wind increasing to 12 knots by the end of four races. The wind conditions were challenging. The foreboding thunderstorms had developed after 4 hours of racing and sent the sailors to shore to end the one-day regatta.
Grace took the lead organizing practices prior to racing with the help of Coach Watt Duffy. The girls stuck diligently to the motto, “Go, Fight, Win.” Clear Falls won A fleet and B fleets with six bullets and two second-place finishes, bringing home the first trophy for the 2018-2019 season.
A fun environment, challenging winds, and eager sailors all made for a great regatta to kick off this year of sailing for the Clear Falls team.
The Clear Falls sailors practice at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas.
The Club and the Clear Falls team would like to thank Coach Duffy, Katie Schuler and Ann Bates for chaperoning and leading the teams on the water.