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Thad Lettsome placed 22nd at the recently held US Laser Nationals in Fort Lauderdale.
According to the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club, with a best result of 14th place in race 6 and two other top twenty finishes in the 55 boat fleet, Lettsome continues to show his talent as he makes his first steps onto the senior circuit.
The Laser Standard has a larger sail than the Radial (used for the youth events) and is the equipment used at the Olympic Games.
The fleet in Fort Lauderdale included a number of Olympians, so it was great preparation for Lettsome's next challenge, the 2019 Sailing World Cup Miami event taking place from 27 January to 3 February.
Miami is the second stop in the HEMPEL World Cup Series, the annual series of Olympic sailing events for elite and professional sailors.
The multi-class regattas attract the best of the best with this year's Miami event listing 106 Laser entries, including 2016 Olympic gold medalist Tom Burton from Australia and bronze medalist Sam Meech from New Zealand.