District 15 enjoyed a hot summer in Texas by kicking things off with the 2019 Summer Solstice Regatta at the Seabrook Sailing Club on the Gulf Coast. Competitors were greeted by windy conditions and fun waves for surfing. Out of the nearly 20 boats participating, the regatta was won by Raleigh Christman with Craig Berleme and Griffin Orr rounding out the top 3.
Next, sailors escaped the Texas heat to participate in the Colorado Laser Championships held on Grand Lake. Though not in the Texas district, we managed to convince 8 Texas sailors to make the 14 hour trip and brought back First (Griffin Orr, Third (Eric Roman), and top master (Craig Berleme)
Moving into the fall, we have two circuit regattas scheduled. First and new to our calendar is the HOOD regatta hosted by the Houston Yacht Club on September 21st and 22nd. This is new to the circuit following HYC’s hosting of the Nationals last year.
Last, but not least is the Wurstfest Regatta, our district championship, held on Lake Canyon the first weekend of November. We will be having a brief district meeting Saturday after racing. Sail Fast!