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VI's Thad A. Lettsome shines at US Laser Nationals 2019

-Places 22nd overall, with best result 14th at game 6 in Florida
Virgin Islander, Thad A. Lettsome continues to shine internationally as he proudly represents the Virgin Islands (VI) on the sailing front. Photo: RBVIYC
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, USA - Virgin Islander, Thad A. Lettsome continues to shine internationally as he proudly represents the Virgin Islands (VI) on the sailing front.

With a best result of 14th place in race 6 at the US Laser Nationals in Fort Lauderdale and two other top twenty finishes in the 55 boat fleet, Mr Lettsome placed 22nd overall and is showing improved talent as he makes the first step onto the senior circuit. 

The Laser Standard has a larger sail than the Radial (used for the Youth events) and is the equipment used at the Olympic Games.  

2019 Sailing World Cup Next

According to a release from the Royal British Virgin Islands Yatch Club, the fleet in Fort Lauderdale included a number of Olympians so it was great preparation for Mr Lettsome's next challenge, the 2019 Sailing World Cup Miami event taking place from January 27, to February 3, 2019.

Miami is the second stop in the HEMPEL World Cup Series, the annual series of Olympic sailing events for elite and professional sailors. 

The multi-class regattas attract the best of the best with this year's Miami event listing 106 Laser entries including 2016 Olympic gold medallist, Tom Burton from Australia and bronze medallist Sam Meech from New Zealand.

5 Responses to “VI's Thad A. Lettsome shines at US Laser Nationals 2019 ”

  • Fan (21/01/2019, 18:48) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations young man
  • Black Silk (21/01/2019, 20:55) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    To be able to keep up with Olympic sailors at the age of 16 is very, very impressive!
  • VI Proud (21/01/2019, 21:32) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you for continuing to represent us well Thad. We are all so proud of you.
  • guy hill (21/01/2019, 22:00) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job Thad. Always continue to do your very best. Be Brave.
  • LoveBVI (22/01/2019, 14:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks VIN0! Thanks for giving us some great news Thad during this period of confusion. Your parents/grandparents must be very proud, we are all proud of you. I wish you the best in the February event!


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