ILCA7 sailors Benn Smith and Campbell Patton as well as ILCA6 sailor Nicole Stovell will begin competing at the ILCA North Americans in San Francisco.
July 14th – 18th, 2021, St. Francis Yacht Club will welcome 125 sailors for four days of racing in the ILCA North American Championships on San Francisco Bay.
Delayed for a year due to the global pandemic, sailors from all points of the continent plus several nations will be in attendance, competing in ILCA 4 (formerly known as Laser 4.7), ILCA 6 (Laser Radial), and ILCA 7 (Laser Standard) rigs.
"The Club was meant to host this event in 2020 and, obviously, Covid had something to say about that," said Regatta Chair Tracy Usher, who will also be competing. "The class generously allowed us to reschedule to 2021 and we are really excited to be hosting. We are still a little bit impacted by Covid, with significantly fewer entries from Canada than normal due to ongoing border restrictions, but we do have a multinational event with entries from as far away as Chile."
At press time, 125 boats were entered to compete, hailing from the USA, Canada, Mexico, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, US Virgin Islands, Chile, and Bermuda.