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VI sailor Thad A. Lettsome impresses for Tulane University

- uses his experience to good effect for University team
Virgin Islands sailor Thad A. Lettsome, who has qualified for the Cali 2021 Junior PanAm Games in September, continues to shine in his field of sailing, recently helping his team from Tulane University to achieve impressive performances at various regattas. Photo: RBVIYC/Facebook
Thad A. Lettsome has been using his experience to good effect as he represents Tulane University. Photo: RBVIYC/Facebook
Thad A. Lettsome has been using his experience to good effect as he represents Tulane University. Photo: RBVIYC/Facebook
MIAMI, Florida, USA- Virgin Islands sailor Thad A. Lettsome, who has qualified for the Cali 2021 Junior PanAm Games in September, continues to shine in his field of sailing, recently helping his team from Tulane University to achieve impressive performances at various regattas.

This month, as his training for the majors continues, the college series is also well underway. Hours on the water are key as Lettsome switches from the Laser to team racing in a two-person dinghy. Highly technical, fast and furious, the college circuit is hotly contested and a place to spot the superstars of the future.

Impressive results

The first event of the spring season was the Nelson Roltsch Invitational regatta on February 27-28, 2021, in New Orleans’, with one day of fleet racing and one of team racing. Representing Tulane University, Team Angry Wave, Lettsome's team, finished third in both events.

This past weekend the team travelled to the University of South Florida for another two days of competition. Racing with the three-boat Team Green Wave, Lettsome's team won Saturday's team racing event with 13 wins and 2 losses.

On to fleet racing on Sunday, March 7, 2021, where ten teams of two boats duked it out for the honours, in windy and choppy conditions A-Divison skipper Lettsome put in an impressive performance, winning one race and coming second in another to post the third-lowest score of the day and secure fourth for Team Angry Wave.

Fleet Racing

Each team races with one boat in the A-Division and one in the B-Division.

Team Racing

For the team race, two teams of three boats face off head-to-head. The lowest combined score wins.

5 Responses to “VI sailor Thad A. Lettsome impresses for Tulane University”

  • one eye (12/03/2021, 15:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good for you tad
  • guy hill (12/03/2021, 15:33) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always continue to do your very best. Be Brave.
  • Yes!! (12/03/2021, 16:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really Great!!. You are really a true ambassador for THE VIRGIN ISLANDS!!! for May God continue to Bless you and make is face to shine on You.

  • REPRESENT MY BROTHER! (12/03/2021, 21:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope this youngman and his parents are "WOKE" enough to know that he is a stand out and a role model for African American boys while he is in this country. We are not use to seeing blacks sailing, only a few rich and famous ones. I am praying God covers your life and help you remain a beacon of light for others to follow. Stay safe and well youngman!
    • Black Nationalist (13/03/2021, 13:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      His name is THAD so "woke" might be a stretch. Hopefully he identify with his people as he continues to strive for greatness.


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