FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jake Fish, US SAILING Communications Manager
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (September 26, 2009) – The fourth and final day of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Sailing Championships was washed out. The decision was made late this afternoon to call the regatta due to rain and lack of wind. The standings from Friday are now final results, and US SAILING has two new champions to celebrate.
In the men’s division, the Charles D. Mallory Trophy and gold medals for first place were merited by Andrew Eagan (Metairie, La. / Bay-Waveland YC) and the crew of brother, Marcus Eagan and Katherine Santa Cruz. They finished with a total of 15 points. Second place was won by Ken Kleinschrodt (Mobile, Ala. / Buccaneer YC), John Marshall and Donovan Brennan who had 23 points. Kleinschrodt finished second in last year’s U.S. Men’s Sailing Championship. Bronze medals were won by Jackson Benvenutti (Charleston, S.C. / CORA) and his crew Jessica Koenig and John Bowden with 24 total points,
Eagan will also receive a Sperry Top-Sider grant toward the entry fee of a NOOD regatta of his choice. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club Seamanship Trophy was awarded to Claude Danemann (Bay- Waveland Yacht Club) and his team for his service in preparing and maintaining the borrowed boat fleet prior to and during the regatta. The Staton J. Peele Jr. Sportsmanship Trophy was awarded to David Rousseau (Canton, Mass.) and his crew Blake Suddath and Dennis Foley.
Amy Kleinschrodt (Mobile, Ala. / Buccaneer YC) and her crew of Sara Hall and Ashley Hall won the Mrs. Charles Francis Adams Trophy and gold medals for first place with a total of 16 points. Natalie Coleman-Fuller (Hartford, Conn.) and her crew of Emily Taylor and Allison Coleman finished second. The bronze medals stayed in flux overnight as there was collision in the eighth race on day three. The decision was made that there would be no changes in the scoring. Therefore, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics member, Katy Lovell (New Orleans, La. / Southern YC), edged out Greta Mittman (Garland, Texas) for third place with 31 points. Katy’s crew members were Clerc Cooper and Anne Edwards.
Amy Kleinschrodt will also receive a grant from Sperry Top-Sider toward the entry fee at US SAILING's Rolex International Women’s Keelboat regatta on October 7-10 in Rochester, N.Y. The Francis Mc Ilwain Wakeman Sportsmanship Trophy was awarded to Nancy Claypool (New Orleans, La/ Southern YC) and her crew Carrie Berger and Terry Dees-Kolenich. The Shipshape award was given to Edie Sullivan (Charlotte, N.C. / Pass Christian YC) and her crew of Shelley Killeen and Shirley Charbonnet.
These national championships were sailed in Flying Scots, hosted by the Bay-Waveland Yacht Club and sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A., Dry Creek Vineyard, and Sperry Top-Sider.
Complete results, daily reports, and photos from the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Sailing Championships are available on the event website at http://championships.ussailing.org/Adult/USMensandWomensChampionships.htm.
Pos, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. Andrew Eagan, Bay- Waveland Yacht Club, 1-3-1-2-2-1-1-4- ; 15
2. Ken Kleinschrodt, Buccaneer Yacht Club, 3-1-2-1-1-6-3-6- ; 23
3. Jackson Benvenutti, Charleston Ocean Racing Association, 5-4-4-3-3-2-2-1- ; 24
4. Joshua Goldman, Cedar Point YC, 6-2-3-5-5-4-5-5- ; 35
5. Zachary Fanberg, Bay-Waveland Yacht Club, 2-6-5-4-4-3-7-7- ; 38
6. Scott Mauney, Corinthian Sailing Club, Dallas, TX, 7-5-7-8-6-5-4-3- ; 45
7. Dan Vought, Monmouth Boat Club, 4-9-6-6-8-7-6-2- ; 48
8. Brian Hawkins, Portage Yacht Club, 10-10-8-9-7-8-9-9- ; 70T
9. James Cummings, Sprite Island Yacht Club, 9-8-9-7-9-10-8-10- ; 70T
10. David Rousseau, Massapoag Yacht Club, 8-7-10-10-10-9-10-8- ; 72
Pos, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. Amy Kleinschrodt, Buccaneer Yacht Club, 3-2-3-1-1-3-2-1- ; 16
2. Natalie Coleman-Fuller, Chatham Y.C., 1-3-1-7-2-1-5-2- ; 22
3. Katy Pilley-Lovell, southern yc, 4-1-2-6-3-2-9-4- ; 31
4. Greta Mittman, Corinthian Sailing Club, 2-6-4-2-9-5-1-5- ; 34
5. Whitney Loufek, NHYC, 7-4-5-3-4-8-8-3- ; 42
6. Edie Sullivan, Pass Christian Yacht Club, 5-5-6-4-6-9-7-7- ; 49
7. Lynette Edenfield, Fort Worth Boat Club, 6-8-9-8-8-6-3-6- ; 54T
8. Nancy Claypool, Southern Yacht Club, 8-7-8-5-7-7-4-8- ; 54T
9. Judith Hanlon, Nyack Boat Club, 9-9-7-9-5-4-6-9- ; 58
- Race report contributions made by Yvonne Gelpi, Bay-Waveland Yacht Club.
About US SAILING
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About Rolex Watch U.S.A.
Since Rolex Watch U.S.A. first presented timepieces to America's Cup defenders in 1958, the company has consistently recognized and encouraged excellence in every important arena of competitive sailing, including US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics preparation, US SAILING championships, disabled sailing, offshore, one-design and women's events.
About Dry Creek Vineyard
Recognized in sailing circles and known for its sailboat labels. The Dry Creek Vineyard family has expressed its passion for sailing since the early 1980s by designing wine labels featuring classic sailing yachts. Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard is located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, Calif. The winery is known for producing some of California's finest Fum-Blancs and Zinfandels. Their wines are easy to recognize due to the spirited yacht paintings that appear on each bottle from Dry Creek Vineyard. For more information on Dry Creek Vineyard please visit www.drycreekvineyard.com.
About Sperry Top-Sider
Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those with a Passion for the Sea. From its introduction of the world’s first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction, to advanced technical fabrication to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains the vanguard of high-performance amphibious footwear. Available through independent, marine, outdoor and department stores, Sperry Top-Sider is the official footwear of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas, Key West Race Week, the Salt Water Sportsman seminar series and the National Safe Boating Council. Based in historic Lexington, Massachusetts, Sperry Top-Sider is a division of The Stride Rite Corporation, a subsidiary of Collective Brands, Inc. (NYSE:PSS). For more information, please visit www.sperrytopsider.com.