End of Summer Junior Sailing Wrap Up

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Audrey Permenter Laser 2020

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ANNAPOLIS

The summer Annapolis events for years have been hosted in the beginning of June. Teams would sail the bay in the beginning of the summer before heading up to New England. COVID squashed all of those plans this summer but at the same time gave many sailors, particularly the juniors an outlet to still be able to participate in a sport they love. Leave the shore and social distance!
 
AYC and SSA moved their events to August and HYC and HRRT teams were fortunate to be able to travel to these events. These would be the culminating regattas to an incredible summer!

Pierce Brindley Laser 2020HYC and HRRT faced uncertainty in June not knowing what, if any, regattas would go forth with restrictions from COVID, nationals events being cancelled, and quite frankly a bleak hope for any travel events. However, we were able to prevail with a large local schedule throughout the summer and still allowed the ability to travel to Annapolis!

All teams sailed extremely well. In the Laser fleet Pierce Brindley and Blake Goodwin sailed one of their best events finishing in the top ten alongside training partner and teammate Kyle Pfrang who was top three at MacVicker. An unfortunate OCS and no throwout at the AYC event prevented Pfrang from dominating the fleet. Teammates Audrey Permenter, Jack Butler, and Olivia Gilmore also sailed the event having some fantastic finishes.
Blake Goodwin Laser 2020The Lasers will take only a week off before they will start Fall training. There is also hope that the team will continue to grow. The team (and coaches 🙂 are planning to compete at the Laser Atlantic Coast Championships to be held at NYCC in September.

Overall, this team excelled throughout the summer and I am very excited to see where this young team will go in the future!

James Algeier Opti 2020

Allgeier, Moore, Rule, Pfrang Top Ten in Opti RWB in Annapolis!

James Allgeier has been on fire this summer! The 2020 Commonwealth Champion took home two more victories, winning both AYC and SSA events! At AYC Parker Moore was also on the podium finishing third! Amelon Rule at SSA finished second and sixth at AYC. Leila Pfrang was top five at AYC and top ten at SSA!!!
 
These kids have dominated the RWB Opti fleet all summer. They are the future and the future has never looked brigther! HRRT will continue to train this fall jointly at HYC and NYCC. There fall plans include Opti ACCs and South East Champs as well as some intriguing team race opportunities.

UPCOMING EVENTS

HYC Junior Sailing 70th Anniversary

70th Anniversary Celebration and Open House!!
RESERVE TODAY!

Join the Brady Sailing Center Coaches and Teams as we celebrate HYC’s 70th Summer! This is going to be a great opportunity to talk with the coaching staff, sailing director, and view the upgraded center!
 
Don Gregory is preparing the famous pork! There will be cash bar with beer, wine, and Dark n’ Stormies! Junior Program merchandise will be available! All proceeds support the program!
 
Two sessions are available, 11:30-3:00PM or 4:00PM-7:30PM. We are limited to 50 and space is running out fast so don’t wait, CALL HYC AND RESERVE NOW! 757 722 0711
Jack Butler Laser 2020

Fall Sailing

Want to get better? Sail Year Round!

Lasers will start Fall training Aug. 24th. The team will train Mondays and Wednesdays from 4PM-7PM.
Optis will start Fall training Sept. 1st and focus on Tuesday/Thursdays from 4PM-7PM.
 
To sign up please click on the button below or contact the sailing director.

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