Hurricanes Bonnie and Charley disrupted the U.S. Single-handed Championship in Bay Shore, NY, and limited the number of possible races.
Steven KIRKPATRICK (Portsmouth, RI) earned the US SAILING George O'Day Trophy after winning the event by finishing first in two races and getting a total of 11 points. Mark ELDRED (Houston, TX) finished in second with 14 points. Ryan MINTH of New York, NY, finished third and was awarded the Peter Barrett Sportsmanship Trophy.
Hosted by Bay Shore Yacht Club, the competitors were able to race in equally matched Lasers, which were provided by Vanguard Sailboats. The event is sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A.
The competitors of the U.S. Singlehanded Championship came a long way to be able to compete in the National Championship. They defeated more than 140 sailors nationwide in elimination rounds at sailing organizations across the country.
Complete results and daily reports of the U.S. Singlehanded Championship for the O'Day trophy are available on the event website via the link below.