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Juan Maegli of College of Charleston wins the 2009-2010 ICSA / Laser Performance Men’s Singlehanded National Championship, and Anne Hager repeats as winner of the 2009-2010 ICSA / LaserPerformance Women’s Singlehanded National Championship.
Corpus Christi, Texas (November 8, 2009)- Although Corpus Christi did not quite live up to the reputation that gives it the distinction of being the windiest coastal city in North America, it did provide great racing for the ICSA / LaserPerformance Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded National Championships. Juan Maegli, a sophomore from College of Charleston, bested the fleet of 18 qualifiers with 10 top-three finishes and no finishes worse than 9th in the 18 races sailed in the Olympic class Laser winning the men’s championship. Second place finisher was Fred Strammer, Brown University, and third place was won by Thomas Barrows of Yale.
In the women’s Laser Radial fleet Anne Hager, a sophomore from Boston College, won her second straight ICSA / LaserPerformance Women’s Singlehanded National Championship with 10 top-three finishes in the 18 races. Hager edged out a Claire Dennis, Yale, by 6 points, while Allie Blecher, College of Charleston finished third.