Winds come up for SAASI Veterans Day Regatta 2019
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Great sailing conditions made for close finishes in both Optimist and Laser dinghy races over the weekend. Sailors raced five races back to back in the one-day regatta in Optimist, Laser Radial, and Laser Standard classes.
The Veterans Day Regatta marks the last local regatta of the 2019 season for the Sailing Association of American Samoa Inc. (SAASI).
Laser Standard Results:
- Victor Chen
- Christian Lorenzo
- Regan Duffy
Laser Radial Results:
- Amelie Chen
- Jade Cox
- Angela Chen
- Ty Jones
- Tiva Duffy
A special congratulations goes out to Victor Chen, who won first place in the Laser Open Division this weekend, confirming him as the highest ranked sailor overall for the SAASI 2019 season.
SAASI would like to thank all their 2019 Season Sail sponsors. These sponsorships are integral to community sailing in American Samoa. SAASI is able to provide two programs with assistance from these sponsors: The learn-to-sail program based at the Pala Lagoon teaches the fundamentals of seamanship and sailing to young sailors; and, the Pago Pago Harbor fleet focuses on top level competitive sailing.
SAASI looks forward to a successful 2020 season with the introduction of new sailboat classes to the fleet, and a steady growing membership of sailors.