ISSA High School Single Handed Championship – 2012 Cressy Trophy

You hear it all the time because it’s true. The. Youth. Is. The. Future. That’s why APS is proud to support the ISSA a.k.a. the organization behind High School Sailors.

Last Weekend, APS’s devotion to the sport (and the future of the sport) collided with our Annapolis roots. We’re talking ‘collided’ in a good way – like when chocolate collides with peanut butter at the Reeses factory. Ok – Halloween’s over, but you get the idea…

Presented to the US Naval Academy (Hey Annapolis!) in honor of 1927 graduate Morton Starr Cressy, Jr., the Cressy Trophy currently represents National Champion Status for ISSA High School single-handed Laser Sailors. Rotating annually among the several ISSA districts, the regatta host this year was the Chicago Yacht Club.

It was an exciting regatta, too, with top racers exhibiting their skills as they battled it out over two days of building winds. (See Day 1 v. Day 2 as pictured above.) Director of Sailing at the Chicago Yacht Club said they almost reached their limits as far as conditions go – with winds reaching to the mid 20s – but luckily, all 18 of the scheduled races were completed.

And the 2012 winners are:
Full Rig: Martin County High School – Eric Lawrence
Radial Rig: Black River High School – Mitchell Kiss

Congratulations to all who competed!

PS. Nice Race Marks! 😉

All information and photographs were gathered from The photographs are credited to Tom Monkus.

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