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Thad A. Lettsome to represent VI @ 2021 Junior PanAm Games in Columbia

- finishes 4th @ MAISA Laser North Qualifier
Local sailing champion, Thad A. Lettsome will in November 2021 represent the VI at the inaugural Junior PanAm Games in Cali, Colombia. Photo: RBVIYC
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local sailing champion, Thad A. Lettsome will in November 2021 represent the VI at the inaugural Junior PanAm Games in Cali, Colombia.

Racing in the ILCA 7 (Laser) he will face off against the best sailors of North and South America and the Caribbean regiona.

Meanwhile, in September 2021, Lettsome finished in 4th place at the MAISA Laser North Qualifier in a fleet of 16 sailors. 

A release from the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club (RBVIYC) said light winds throughout the weekend, placed Lettsome as highest placed finisher for Tulane.  

With 14 races across the two-day competition, he posted a string of top-five finishes including two first place finishes and three seconds

Strong performances from Lettsome & Gillian Perrell 

Meanwhile, on October 9 and 10, the VI sailing team traveled to Connecticut for the Atlantic Coast Championship where they finished in 9th position and secured qualification to the final. 

The Green Wave had to battle back to the ninth position and were able to secure the final bid to the finals in the very last race thanks to a strong performance by Thad Lettsome and Gillian Perrell.

"I really came down to Thad and Gillian having to match what the sailers from Bowdoin were looking to do," head coach Charles Higgins said.

"At the end of the day, Thad and Gillian did exactly what we needed them to do."  The final will take place this weekend in New York the release noted.

This past weekend, the Nevins Trophy took place at King's Point in New York with winds from the south ranging from 12 to 22 knots.  Taking the helm for races 1 through 10, Lettsome gave the team a strong start towards their final finishing position of fourth overall.

4 Responses to “Thad A. Lettsome to represent VI @ 2021 Junior PanAm Games in Columbia”

  • Guy Hill Oly LA84' (23/10/2021, 07:07) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations. Always continue to do and be your very best. Be brave.
  • Gumption Official (23/10/2021, 07:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yaaah Thad that’s big bro! All the best on this event! One day you’ll make it on the Sailing Hall of Fame books. Remain humble and keep working hard.
  • Fam (23/10/2021, 08:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go boy
  • The watchdog (23/10/2021, 08:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    we have sailing in our blood, we wish you all the best Thad


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