US SAILING – MARION, Mass. (July 18, 2013) – Light and shifty winds on Buzzards Bay limited the 42-boat Laser Radial fleet to two races on Day 2 of competition at the U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship (USJWSC), hosted by the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion, Mass.
Dana Rohde (Richmond Hill, Ga.) maintains a comfortable lead over the fleet through six races. She started the day with a win, yet closed the afternoon by placing 16th in Race 6, which is her current throwout. Rohde has won four of six races this week and holds a 14-point lead.
Simone Staff (Santa Monica, Calif.) placed third and second today to pull into second place. Staff is making her third appearance at the USJWSC. She was 10th last year in Chicago on Lake Michigan.
Rachel Bryer (Jamestown, R.I.) is in third place and Madelynn Widmeier moved up to fourth place after placing fifth in both races.
Racing at this three-day US Sailling National Championship is taking place on Buzzards Bay near Centerboard Shoal off of Converse Point. Racing begins at 11:00 am on Friday’s final day of racing. Sunny and windy conditions are forecasted tomorrow, including hot and humid temperatures near 90F. Winds should be in the 15-25 mph range.
As part of the 2013 Olympic Sailing Night Series, Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing presented to the participating young sailors about the many pathways to Olympic sailing success on Thursday night.
For results, standings, photos and real-time updates from the race course on Twitter, visit the 2013 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship event website at http://championships.ussailing.org/Youth/USJrWomensSinglehanded.htm.
The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championships sponsored by Gill North America and supported by the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Trust. This Championship is a Sailors for the Sea – Clean Regattas certificated event.
Photos by Fran Grenon
– The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship is an open event. All competitors must be U.S. citizens and between the ages of 13-18.
– When more than six races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
– US Sailing Championship medals will be awarded to the top five competitors. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers. The overall winner receives the perpetual Nancy Leiter Clagett Memorial Trophy and qualifies for the U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championship in September. The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Sportsmanship Prize will also be awarded based on competitor’s votes.