U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championship for 2009 Dominated by Kyle Rogachenko and Zeke Horowitz deedsphotos

Kyle Rogachenko Wins George O'Day Trophy

Rogachenko Captures Second Career U.S. Singlehanded Championship

DETROIT (August 2, 2009) – Four consecutive second place finishes over nine races propelled Kyle Rogachenko to his second career U.S. Singlehanded Championship. The Detroit Yacht Club (DYC) on Belle Isle, assisted by the Crescent Sail Yacht Club (CSYC) of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. welcomed 20 of the country’s top qualifying Laser sailors to this US SAILING National Championship series event, sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A. and LaserPerformance.

Sailing conditions consisted of west/northwest winds at 5-to-10 knots, with temperatures in the mid-70’s. The first race ended in thrilling fashion, with Rogachenko and Horowitz locked in a tacking duel from the left side of the course. Ryan Lashaway (Toledo, Ohio) came screaming in from the right side on a port tack with Laser speed to take the bullet.

Kyle Rogachenko and Zeke Horowitz Battle to Finish of Race 8

This is not Kyle Rogachenko!
This is not Kyle Rogachenko!

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