2015 Florida Masters Week Results
February 25th, 2015 12:42 pm by

Just a couple weeks ago a number of D11 Masters sailors were among the 100+ sailors taking part in the 3 events of Florida Masters Week.  Here are the results


2015 Frostbiting Update
February 25th, 2015 12:37 pm by

Frostbiting continues at a number of clubs around the district:
PRSA - races Sunday afternoons through March. Thus far this year 42 sailors have taken part in one or more events and Eric Petersen leads Len Guenther in the series standings More info: http://potomacriversailing.org/laser-fleet/
SSA - Has a two part frostbite series on Sundays – currently are a couple weeks into the second series ending in March. Luke Shingledecker won the Series 1 Standard fleet while Leo Boucher won the Radials.  More info: http://ssa.sailregattas.com/_/ssa/ui/Index.aspx?tabid=576
Corsica River Yacht Club - continues their 19-year tradition of Sunday afternoon frostbiting running from late fall to early sprint out of Ships Point on the eastern shore.  Details at: http://www.cryc.org/frostbitel.htm
Hampton Roads Laser Fleet - Sailing out of the Old Dominion Sailing Center – this group of Laser sailors has been out almost every Sunday since late fall.  Photos, videos and regular racing reports from Robert Suhay can be found on the Hampton Roads Sailing Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/283897676560/ for more info contact Robert: robert.suhay@pilotonline.com

2015 Deep Creek Laser Invitational
February 25th, 2015 12:33 pm by

de-rigging Deep Creek has set the date for their annual invitational regatta to be July 18-19. Join them for an exciting, fun weekend of competitive racing in a relaxed mountain setting on Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland. Each year sailors from Fishing Bay, Virginia; Annapolis, Maryland; Washington D.C., Pennsylvania and Ohio escape the summer heat to join the Deep Creek Laser fleet to sail in fresh water and cool breeze. Enjoy a 10 minute sail to the race course, intense racing, lunch break, more racing, then relax on the deck with a cold beer or soda.

The racing format consists of two fleets – Open and Junior. In the Open fleet adults and advanced juniors to race together and can change sails (full, radial, 4.7) throughout the regatta. The Junior fleet is strictly for sailors under 19 and sailing with 4.7 or radial sails.

All of the info can be found at: http://www.dcyra.com/laser-invitational-regatta.html


2015 World Championship Application Process
February 25th, 2015 8:01 am by

Applications for entry are open for the following ILCA World Championship regattas:

  • 2015 Laser and Radial World Championships
  • 2015 Laser Masters World Championships
  • 2015 Laser 4.7 Youth – World Championships
  • 2015 Laser Under 21 – World Championships
  • 2015 Laser Radial Youth – World Championships

Applications close starting March 4 so get your applications in soon.

Details for each event and the specific application process can be found at: https://sailing.laserinternational.org/site/event-list

 


2015 North American Championship in NC
February 24th, 2015 11:08 pm by

2015 Laser NAC

This year the 2015 Laser North American Championship will be held just south of us in North Carolina – this is a great opportunity to sail a great new venue that’s not far from our district.

http://www.sailnc.org/regattas/


2014 Laser Masters ACC Video
February 24th, 2015 10:57 pm by

Winter may be here now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t relive the sailing season and think about all of the wonderful sailing we’ll be doing in just a few short months.  Here’s some video from the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship in October.


New Guinness World Record For Longest Singlehanded Sail Set on the Chesapeake
December 7th, 2014 12:41 pm by

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The Guinness World Records has confirm Robert Suhay from the Hampton Dinghy Fleet has set the World Record for the longest single handed sail in a dinghy for a male covering 283.5 miles which he broke over 4 days in July this year.

Read Robert’s account of his trip.

Robert Suhay Record


Deep Creek’s Peter Frey wins US Sailing W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy
October 26th, 2014 10:20 pm by

From US Sailing:

Peter Frey – W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy
The entire Laser fleet and the Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association, which organizes and governs racing on Deep Creek Lake, nominated Peter Frey for this prestigious sportsmanship recognition. Frey has raced his Laser on the lake for over 25 years. He has inspired and set an example for countless junior sailors and sets high standards of sportsmanship both on and off the water. He often sacrifices his own racing to help others and is the first to congratulate others on their racing accomplishments.

Comments from one young adult sailor in the fleet echoed the theme of Peter’s enduring and consistent commitment to the values of sportsmanship.

“Looking back over this year’s racing season, I couldn’t think of a better fit for this award than Peter Frey. On and off the water, Peter is a great guy. He is always encouraging us to get out and have a great time, but to do what we’re comfortable with. After a good day racing he comes in grinning, whether he did well or not, saying how much fun it is to have such a competitive group of sailors. In previous years, as I was learning to sail, Peter always made me feel comfortable with racing, simply by having a polite conservation about the races afterwards. Peter helped me have a smooth transition from the junior fleet to the open fleet this year, and is always showing his confidence in my ability to handle the boat.  He helped me feel more comfortable with the switch.”

Peter Frey – W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy
The entire Laser fleet and the Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association, which organizes and governs racing on Deep Creek Lake, nominated Peter Frey for this prestigious sportsmanship recognition. Frey has raced his Laser on the lake for over 25 years. He has inspired and set an example for countless junior sailors and sets high standards of sportsmanship both on and off the water. He often sacrifices his own racing to help others and is the first to congratulate others on their racing accomplishments.

Comments from one young adult sailor in the fleet echoed the theme of Peter’s enduring and consistent commitment to the values of sportsmanship.

“Looking back over this year’s racing season, I couldn’t think of a better fit for this award than Peter Frey. On and off the water, Peter is a great guy. He is always encouraging us to get out and have a great time, but to do what we’re comfortable with. After a good day racing he comes in grinning, whether he did well or not, saying how much fun it is to have such a competitive group of sailors. In previous years, as I was learning to sail, Peter always made me feel comfortable with racing, simply by having a polite conservation about the races afterwards. Peter helped me have a smooth transition from the junior fleet to the open fleet this year, and is always showing his confidence in my ability to handle the boat.  He helped me feel more comfortable with the switch.”

- See more at: http://www.ussailing.org/sailors-honored-for-distinguished-service-at-us-sailing-awards-dinner/#sthash.R8autGAL.dpuf


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