It’s a busy Bay, with numerous venues hosting competitive fleets in a wide range of classes. The big boats often get the attention, too often overshadowing the many youth sailors who are mastering the craft of racing in challenging one-design dinghy classes as part of local high school sailing and the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association. One of those sailors is rising star Tor Svendsen, who closed out October with two strong performances in the ILCA 6 (formerly Laser) Fleet by winning the class in the St. Francis Fall Dinghy Regatta and taking second in the Interscholastic Sailing Association Cressy Regatta, the Singlehanded National High School Championship, in Norfolk, VA.
We salute Tor and appreciate seeing rising stars emerging from the active Bay Area and West Coast high school sailing teams. It’s no easy feat to rise to the top of these fleets. Dinghy sailing is a ton of fun and one of the best ways to hone your sailing and racing skills, and one of the best after-school sports you could ever join.