Lakewood Yacht Club Brother Sister Earn Chance to Compete at National Championships
Paul and Celia Houston in white shirts
as shared by Lakewood Yacht Club
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Lakewood Brother-Sister Team Earn Chance to Compete at National Championships
Seabrook TX: Lakewood youths Paul & Celia Houston earned the opportunity to compete for the coveted Bemis Trophy. The LYC Youth sailors traveled to Rush Creek Yacht Club June 3-4 to race in the Chocopalooza Regatta, which was the Bemis Area F Qualifier.
“After two days of very light winds in Dallas, Celia and Paul earned a second place at the Area F Qualifier for the Bemis Trophy,” said Lakewood Sailing Director Watt Duffy.
This trophy is a US Sailing National Championship for youth sailors in a double-handed boat. Sailors from all over the country persue this trophy through regional qualifiers.
This year non-LYC members Yumi Yoshiyasu and Kara Scully from Houston Yacht Club and Texas Corinthian Yacht Club finished first and LYC’s Celia and Paul Houston finished second. Both teams qualified to move on to the final round in New Jersey later this summer.
Coach MacKenzie McGuckin coached five LYC teams at the eliminations and reported light oscillating winds that challenged the competitors consistency and resolve.
“The competition is the highest honor for double-handed teams awarded by US Sailing and with it comes great recognition, added Duffy. “Many Olympic sailors begin their strive for gold competing for the Bemis Trophy.”
Visit the LYC website at www.lakewoodyachtclub.comto learn more about the LYC Sailing Program or upcoming camps and sailing classes.
About Lakewood Yacht Club
Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) is one of the best-kept secrets on Clear Lake as well as the Greater Houston and Galveston communities. LYC is a private, member-owned club with great amenities to enjoy with friends and family. Located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake, it's an exceptional environment for boating, socializing and enjoying other water activities.
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Seabrook, TX 77586