The 2010 Laser North American Championship, for Standard, Radial and 4.7 rigs, was hosted by the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Kemah, Texas, on June 24-27, featuring sailing on Galveston Bay. The final summary is:
It’s all over now with racing in the sweltering Texas summer heat for the 182 contestants at the 2010 Laser North American Championships on Galveston Bay.
The RC did a fine job in squeezing in as many races as possible after the first day was lost to calm. Three more races were added sunday in all classes with the following final standings: Laser Standard (67 boats), the top three were cast in stone on Friday with Juan Ignacio Maegli GUA (11 pts.) crushed the fleet with only top three finishes to count. In second followed College Sailor of the Year (Yale) Thomas Barrows USVI (19) who was only slightly less impressive, a whopping 29 points ahead of third place finisher Raul Aguayo DOM (48). No changes also in the podium spots of the Laser Radial where Alec Anderson USVI (21 pts.) calmly closed it out with a big cushion on Mateo Vargas USA (37) and Cameron Pimentel BER (40). In the Laser 4.7 it was a seesaw battle between winner Brendan Shanahan USA (29) and third place finisher Juanky Perdomo PUR (40 pts.) who was called for a BFD in the seventh race, which allowed Madison Gates USA (31) to slip into second.
Written by Tracy Usher