Thursday, February 26, 2009

Laser Midwinter East Regatta Results

The Clearwater Community Sailing Center in Sand Key served as the launching point for the Laser Midwinter East Regatta, which was hosted by the Clearwater Yacht Club February 18th - 22nd. Weather conditions were tough the 1st 2 days, with small craft advisories, strong winds, driving rain and 4 to 6 foot seas, but improved for the last 2 days.

Paige Railey of Clearwater won the laser radial division. Anna Tunnicliffe of Fort Lauderdale, Olympic gold medalist in Beijing, placed second. Local Emily Billing of Clearwater Yacht Club, placing 8th. Great Britain's Nick Thompson won the laser full rig division .

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