Many of the Lakewood youth spent their Thanksgiving holiday representing our youth sailing program in several regattas, both locally and out of state.
Four LYC youth raced in the annual Turkey Day Regatta, hosted by Houston Yacht Club, with Ewan Dossin and Cathinka Brechan winning their respective fleets. Alex Brechan took 4th, and Alexandra Brechan placed 8th.
During the same weekend, two of the LYC high school teams also traveled to SYC in New Orleans to compete against 24 other schools in the Great Oaks Regatta. Clear Lake and St. Thomas Episcopal were the two high schools representing Lakewood Yacht Club and Bay Access. Clear Lake placed 10th overall in Gold and St. Thomas Episcopal finished 9th overall in Silver.
A few days later, 14 Lakewood youth Opti sailors traveled to Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans to participate in the USODA Midwinters, which served as this year's Spring Qualifier for International Spring Team. Conditions were challenging for the racers, but James Pine led the team finishing 35th overall and 1st in White Fleet followed closely by Lucas Tenrreiro who placed 37th overall.
Nathan Pine took 46th overall and 2nd in White Fleet. Stephen Momeier finished 47th overall. Other sailors who represented LYC and continue to gain valuable experience at the national level included Matias Martin, Tony Slowik, Ava Anderson, Maddie Janzen, William Baker, Scott Mather, Blake Polsen, Tanner Ward, Mathieu Brown, and Zach Brown.