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Sailors challenged by tricky conditions at US Open Sailing Long Beach final

by US Sailing 13 Jul 01:34 BST
2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series © Simone staff

It was a lighter and tricky day for the 124 sailors competing at the West Marine US Open Sailing Series in Long Beach on Sunday, hosted in collaboration by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach Yacht Club, and The US Sailing Center Long Beach.

The third and final day of the regatta was a day to remember for the eight classes in competition on San Pedro Bay off Long Beach.

Quotes of the Day:

Sammie Gardner (San Diego, Calif) - Winning 29er skipper with Alice Schmid on their win: "It's great to see our hard work pay off in our results."

Tommy Kraak (Palos Verdes Estates, Fla.) - Winning ILCA 6 sailor on the conditions: "Light wind is not my kind of conditions, but I was able to get the wind." Noting the confidence a win has on his training, Kraak looks ahead at Youth Worlds in Lake Garda, Italy. "This event was huge to prepare me for it."

Markus Edegran (West Palm Beach, FL) - Winning Kite Foil sailor: "It felt really good after the last US Open Series down in Florida to put this together and come away with a win."

PRO Bill Stump: "This is the first time we ever ran Kiteboard and iQFoil races. It was great fun, but don't blink - the races are over fast. Jeff Johnson from SDYC told me I'd really like running races for Kites and Foils. I'm no

Final Standings can be found here.

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