ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Leo Boucher captured the first-place title in the MAISA Men's Singlehanded Championship this weekend (Sept. 21-22). This is the second year in a row Boucher has won this title.
How it Happened
With 18 total sailors this weekend and 14 total races, Boucher defended his title and brought home the Carl Van Duyne trophy. The weather was reported to have been a beautiful day with a five to ten knots southeast breeze, making it a competitive day for sailing.
Boucher placed 12th and 7th in the first two races of the regatta. In the next seven races, he finished in the top four. That streak of seven races helped Boucher reach 67 points and secure the first place title on the weekend. The top five sailors in the regatta qualify for the ICSA Singlehanded Championship, which will take place in Santa Barbara on Nov. 8-10.
When asked about how the regattas went this weekend Boucher stated, "this weekend was a tough weekend for sailing. It was quite light and a very shifty breeze. I tried my best to stay disciplined and keep putting up consistent results. It was hard to keep all the other sailors in the back of your head while racing. It's easy to start focusing on the boats around you rather than trying to sail your own boat as fast as you can."
Up Next for the Seahawks
Sept. 28-29 | Danmark Trophy | United States Coast Guard Academy
Sept. 28-29 | Women's Showcase at NEISA
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