ICSA/Laser Performance Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships

Claire Dennis, Yale - ICSA / Laser Performance Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded Championships
The ICSA / Laser Performance Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships has concluded, with some lead changes and very close sailing. Conditions continued to be unseasonably chilly and breezy on Tampa Bay, with winds
averaging between the mid to upper-teens for the entire regatta.


After 16 races in the men's regatta, Georgetown's Charlie Buckingham and Roger William's Cy Thompson were tied. Buckingham's 3-15 bested Thompson's 11-11 last two races, and they ended 1-2. The battle for third was even
closer, with University of South Florida's Zack Marks tied with Yale's Cam Cullman going into the final race. Cullman prevailed, passing Marks upwind to win the final race and collect third.

Charlie Buckingham, Georgetown - ICSA / Laser Performance Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships

On the women's side, Claire Dennis from Yale had an amazing string of eight wins in a row, but eventually won by only a single point over defending champion Anne Haeger from Boston College, who rallied back from a nine point deficit the final day to close the gap. And as in the men's race, the race for third was equally tight. With just one race to go, Yale's Emily Billing had a narrow one point lead over Hobart & William Smith's Arielle DeLisser. DeLisser won
the final race, though, to capture third overall.

All races were WL x 5, with a windward offset and leeward gate. Five breakdowns were awarded, three OCS's, and no protests filed. ICSA President Mitch Brindley served as ICSA rep.

Special thanks to LaserPerformance, title sponsor, for providing 36 new Lasers for the event, to the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Sailing Center for offering their venues, to Regatta Chair Tom Wallace, PRO Pat Seidenspinner and her team of volunteers, head coach Todd Fedsyzyn and his staff, head judge Serge Jorgensen and his jurors, and to the University of South Florida sailing team member volunteers.

Anne Haeger, Boston College - ICSA / Laser Performance Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships

Top 10 Men
1 Charlie Buckingham 2011 3 6 2 5 1 2 4 2 1 4 3 1 3 12 1 1 3 15 69
Georgetown
9 11 16 17 19 23 25 26 30 33 34 37 49 50 51 54 69

2 Cy Thompson 2011 1 1 1 1 8 1 1 3 5 1 7 3 1 3 8 6 11 11 73
Roger Williams
2 3 4 12 13 14 17 22 23 30 33 34 37 45 51 62 73

3 Cam Cullman 2013 12 2 4 2 2 4 3 6 BKD 2 2 5 4 14 2 4 10 1 84
Yale
14 18 20 22 26 29 35 40 42 44 49 53 67 69 73 83 84

4 Zachary Marks 2011 10 4 10 3 6 3 5 4 2 10 1 6 BKD 1 4 2 8 3 86
South Florida
14 24 27 33 36 41 45 47 57 58 64 68 69 73 75 83 86

5 Fred Strammer 2011 4 3 5 4 5 OCS 7 1 3 3 4 2 2 2 10 12 6 6 98
Brown
7 12 16 21 40 47 48 51 54 58 60 62 64 74 86 92 98

6 Erik Bowers 2012 BKD 7 6 6 9 11 10 10 4 7 18 10 9 8 14 3 1 2 143
Charleston
15 21 27 36 47 57 67 71 78 96 106 115 123 137 140 141 143

7 Colin Smith 2013 8 11 3 10 4 12 2 5 14 11 5 7 8 13 9 5 7 12 146
Brown
19 22 32 36 48 50 55 69 80 85 92 100 113 122 127 134 146

8 Sean Kelly 2012 14 5 12 BKD 10 14 9 14 9 5 11 4 11 4 5 7 2 10 157
Cal Maritime
19 31 42 52 66 75 89 98 103 114 118 129 133 138 145 147 157

9 Andrew Fox 2013 2 10 16 13 15 8 6 9 8 16 8 8 7 10 12 11 9 8 176
Wisconsin
12 28 41 56 64 70 79 87 103 111 119 126 136 148 159 168 176

10 Chris Barnard 2013 5 14 18 11 17 6 14 11 6 6 6 13 10 7 11 8 5 13 181
Georgetown
19 37 48 65 71 85 96 102 108 114 127 137 144 155 163 168 181

Top 10 Women

1 Claire Dennis 2013 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 2 1 5 2 1 11 4 50
Yale
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 22 24 26 27 32 34 35 46 50

2 Anne Haeger 2012 1 3 2 5 6 2 5 3 2 2 4 1 2 4 1 3 3 2 51
Boston College
4 6 11 17 19 24 27 29 31 35 36 38 42 43 46 49 51

3 Arielle DeLisser 2014 3 2 6 6 5 10 4 2 6 4 3 9 4 1 8 6 5 1 85
Hobart & William Sm
5 11 17 22 32 36 38 44 48 51 60 64 65 73 79 84 85

4 Emily Billing 2013 7 5 5 2 2 7 2 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 4 1 3 86
Yale
12 17 19 21 28 30 35 40 46 52 58 64 71 78 82 83 86

5 Krysta Rohde 2011 10 8 3 4 7 3 6 6 10 1 14 3 3 2 3 5 2 7 97
Coast Guard
18 21 25 32 35 41 47 57 58 72 75 78 80 83 88 90 97

6 Molly McKinney 2014 11 4 4 3 3 16 3 4 4 3 5 7 8 8 5 2 4 12 106
Stanford
15 19 22 25 41 44 48 52 55 60 67 75 83 88 90 94 106

7 Marissa Lihan 2014 4 6 7 7 4 5 7 7 7 8 17 8 7 3 11 9 8 6 131
Navy
10 17 24 28 33 40 47 54 62 79 87 94 97 108 117 125 131

8 Erika Vranizan 2012 13 10 11 8 9 6 10 10 3 12 1 4 5 11 6 7 12 10 148
Western Washington
23 34 42 51 57 67 77 80 92 93 97 102 113 119 126 138 148

9 Sarah Mace 2014 8 7 9 16 13 4 8 8 17 9 7 5 16 6 4 8 7 OCS 171
Stanford
15 24 40 53 57 65 73 90 99 106 111 127 133 137 145 152 171

10 Elizabeth Barry 2011 2 BKD 8 9 8 12 11 11 8 7 13 16 9 13 9 10 9 9 172
Brown
10 18 27 35 47 58 69 77 84 97 113 122 135 144 154 163 172

Full results are also posted on the MIT techscore website: http://regatta.mit.edu/.
Photos can be found at GTS photos at http://www.gtsphotos.com/.
See video coverage and interviews at: http://www.sailgroove.org/

Cy Thompson, Roger Williams - ICSA / Laser Performance Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships

Charlie Buckingham, Georgetown - ICSA / Laser Performance Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships

Claire Dennis, Yale - ICSA / Laser Performance Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships
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