Hampton Roads Fall Sunday Series Video
September 21st, 2014 4:54 pm by

Clip from the Hampton Roads Laser fleet who started their fall series today:

Fall series at ODU Sailing center runs through the first week of December.  Racing starts at 11.  Email robert.suhay [at ] pilotonline.com for more info.

2014 Hard Rock Laser Masters
September 18th, 2014 9:12 pm by

Rock Hall Yacht ClubThe RHYC welcomes all Laser Masters sailors for a great fall day of sailing on the Eastern Shore.  We have planned excellent racing with PRO Dyer Harris and his Race Committee, then wrapping up the day up at the clubhouse with all the facilities and the bar open and awards ASAP after racing.  Hope to see a lot of Masters out there in the Chester River on Oct 4!

Get all of the info and sign up by visiting http://rockhallyachtclub.org/regatta.htm

2014 Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship Notice of Race
September 5th, 2014 1:24 pm by

OCTOBER 18-19, 2014

Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship this October.  FBYC has a 30-year history of running the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters and plans to have an even greater bash with this event elevated to the Masters ACC.

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Sailors

Alain Vincey will be back to put on another great dinner and our RC team lead by PRO Rick Klein will be back again to put on solid racing.

Visit the Notice of Race and Register Online before October 13 to get the early discount.  T-shirts will be available to those who register early while supplies last.

Should we have 12 or more Radials sign up by September 30th, a separate start will be offered for the Radials.

Some stats about FBYC and this event:

  • FBYC is celebrating it’s 75th year in 2014
  • This is the 34th Annual Chesapeake Laser Masters Regatta at FBYC
  • This is Jon’s 10th year as Event Chairman
  • This is the 5th time FBYC has hosted this event as the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship

Wondering what it’s like?  Watch the video below from last year.  And watch this video to see our paddleboard relay races while we waited for the wind to fill.

2014 SSA Crab Claw Notice of Race
September 5th, 2014 12:41 pm by

Severn Sailing Association is hosting the Annual Crab Claw Regatta on the 27th and 28th of September this year. This event is a great opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Annapolis in the fall, eat Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab and race Lasers with competitors from up and down the east coast. Early registration will guarantee a regatta hat and save you money to boot. Two days of racing are planned along with crabs, drinks and dinner on the upper deck after racing on Saturday.

Visit the event page for the NOR and all the information on how to register.

2014 Laser District 11 Championship: Sunday
August 25th, 2014 12:00 am by

The final day of the Laser District 11 Championship was finished off on Sunday with 4 races for the Standards and 3 races for the Radials.  Luke Shingledecker (SSA) and Connor Bayless (AYC) are our 2014 Laser District 11 Champions!   The weather Sunday started out with a nice breeze 8-11 knots, patchy clouds and just a little current.

2014 D11 Standard Champions

Luke finished 1-3-1-1 to secure the title and put on a pretty commanding performance in each of the races.  Henry Amthor (HYC) had some consistent finishes to raise himself up from 8th on Saturday to 2nd overall on Sunday.  James Moran held on to a podium finish to end up 3rd.

2014 D11 Radial Champions

The radial fleet was a little more contested for the lead.  All regatta Conner and Jake Vickers (SSA) swapped places – both had 1-2-3 going into the final race.  As Conner and Jake were coming to their finish in the 4th race the Standards were starting and both crossed the line within inches from each other and blanketed by the Standards.  So both of them were awarded 1st place in the final race.  Since both had the same number of each place and the same finish in the last race, the tiebreaker was broken on the 2nd to last race and Conner got it.  Jake finished 2nd and Aaron Helmly (TAYC) finished 3rd.

Top Master was Luke Shingledecker.  Top woman was Dorian Haldeman and Top junior was Connor Bayless.

Thanks again to Tred Avon Yacht Club for hosting and to Mike Waters our PRO.

Complete Results

2014 Laser District 11 Championship: Saturday
August 23rd, 2014 10:01 pm by

Light winds and overcast skies greeted 31 sailors for the first day of the District 11 Championship being held at Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford Maryland.  James Moran (RYC) and Aaron Hemley (TAYC) both put up bullets to lead the Standard and Radial fleets respectively in the single shortened race on Saturday.

Results through day 1 are posted here.  Racing continues on Sunday.

2014 District 11 Championship Notice Of Race
July 24th, 2014 8:59 pm by

This year the 2014 District 11 Championship for Standard and Radial Lasers will be held at Tred Avon Yacht Club on August 23-24. The District 11 Championship returns to the eastern shore of Maryland for the first time in 4 years and to TAYC for the first time in over 20 years (history).

Come sail on the tranquil waters of the Choptank at TAYC known for it’s Annual Oxford Regatta. TAYC is easy drive from most points in D11 including most of District 10 to the north. Not only will you get great racing, great race management by PRO Mike Waters, but you’ll get two continental breakfasts and a Saturday night crab cake dinner.  The first 40 to register get a regatta t-shirt!

All the info you need:

The District 11 annual meeting will be held in front of the club house as soon as practical following dinner on Saturday.

Any questions – let me know.  Hope to see you there!

CRYC Annual Regatta
July 22nd, 2014 10:23 pm by

This coming weekend July 26-27 Corsica River Yacht Club will host our 73rd Annual Regatta, and we hope you will join us.

Corsica River Yacht Club is a great place to sail with a lot of open water, very limited motor boat chop, easy beach launching and plenty of grass on which to park, rig, camp and just hang out. CRYC will work very hard to ensure that it is an enjoyable weekend for you. I am sure that it will have the same laid back yet competitive atmosphere that you expect at Corsica River, we will have a classic Eastern Shore dinner and live music at the club after sailing on Saturday.

Camping is highly encouraged and is free. Ship Point is an extremely tranquil spot to camp. If you have a cruising boat we have a very protected anchorage at the club. We are less than an hour’s drive from Annapolis, just over an hour’s drive from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and easily accessible from the Southern Bay, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Please see the NOR on our Web site for additional details http://www.cryc.org/.

I very much hope that you will join us for the weekend. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance or can answer any questions. Hopefully see you then.


FBYC Summer One-Day Laser Regatta This Sunday
July 22nd, 2014 10:17 pm by

The Laser Fleet at Fishing Bay welcomes you to come join us this Sunday, July 27th, for our club one-day Summer race. The weather looks perfect for a Summer day of Laser Sailing – 90 and mostly sunny, wind from the SW at 8-10. Water temps are a pleasant 76 degrees and the nettles are few, so it should be an ideal day to be on the water. We will have a mix of skilled and veteran sailors out there, so no matter what your skill level, we look forward to seeing you there. Of course, the pool is open, if you want to bring the family. We also have plenty of other kid-friendly entertainment options. And we can set up babysitting services, if that is the key to getting you on the water on Sunday.

Registration is free and is here
Or you can go directly to our webpage, www.fbyc.net and the registration link is in the events list on the left-hand side.

Registration starts at 9, Skipper’s meeting is at 10, 1st gun at 11:00. After racing, there is a social and trophy presentation. Please do register online, so we can get the right number of cold beverages for everyone.

Robert Suhay’s 300 Miles on the Chesapeake Bay
July 22nd, 2014 10:00 pm by

Pic by the amazing Maury Niebur of West River, MD. He read about Robert on FaceBook and jumped into his Mako to look for him. Found him in no time!

Robert Suhay has returned from his adventure to set the singlehanded distance record.  Check out his website with full details of the trip and his account of the 77 hour trip.

photo: Maury Niebur