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Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021

VI sailor Thad A. Lettsome ‘remarkable’ @ collegiate c/ship

VI sailor Thad A. Lettsome ‘remarkable’ @ collegiate c/ship

Virgin Islands sailor Thad A. Lettsome was back in action last weekend at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Open Singlehanded National Championship in Rhode Island where he finished in 7th place.

Looking to make some noise in his first college event sailing the Laser and representing Tulane University, Lettsome entered into the event that had a fleet of 41 boats.

A total of 14 races were sailed.

According to a press release from the Royal BVI Yacht Club, shifty breeze throughout the weekend, combined with a tricky current, made for a dynamic racecourse and eight races were sailed on day one and a further six on the second day.

Thad A. Lettsome has also been representing Tulane University in the two-handed team racing divisons at regular meets with other universities.


Performance as a freshman ‘remarkable’


Lettsome posted consistent results throughout the weekend including six top 10 finishes.

The young sailor’s coach, Charles Higgins, commented; "To finish seventh in the nation as a freshman is quite remarkable and makes us hungry for this discipline next fall and beyond."

Lettsome has also been representing Tulane in the two-handed team racing divisons at regular meets with other universities.

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