LYC member Asher Zittrer took third in his fleet in the Laser 4.7 at the Southeast District of Interscholastic Sailing Association (SEISA) Cressy Qualifier event October 1-2 hosted by the Sea Scout Basin in Galveston. Carson Shields was second in the Full Rig Lasers Division of the Cressy Qualifier.
Three LYC youths took home the following trophies at the 2016 Laser Gulf Coast Championship held October 15-16 at Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Kemah, Texas. Michael Morse took second in the 4.7 division just ahead of Matthew Morrell’s third place win, and Alexander Hankins was 11th in the Laser Radial fleet.
Our youth sailors represented LYC well at the Texas Sailing Association’s 2016 Youth Circuit End of Year Regatta, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club October 22-23 in Clear Lake. Tony Slowik won the Optimist Overall Fleet and 1st place in Blue Fleet, and Scott Mather won 1st place in the White Fleet. Piotr Smieja placed 5th, Kelly Bates 8th and Ethan Polsen 9th. The Green Fleet had 30 racers with Zachary Brown winning all but one race; Tanner Ward finished third followed by Nathan and James Pine, Mathieu Brown, Macie Bettis and Blake Polsen. Cole Gourley also finished in the top 10. Matthew Morrell finished 3rd ahead of Katie McGagh in the Laser 4.7 Division. Asher Zittrer won the 11 Deep Laser Radial Fleet with Lance Covington in 3rd. Lakewood's top Club 420 team was Alex Wise and Laurel Tyson in 3rd place.
Carson Shields was one of only 30 in the country selected to compete in the Red Bull Foiling Generation Event, a U.S. qualifier for Worlds, and was one of the youngest competitors selected.
The young sailors began the 2016 Cold Front series November 5, with the next two Cold Front races occurring Dec. 10 and Jan 7.
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