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.

Sincerely,
Nicholas


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


Deep Creek Laser Invitational July 19-20
July 1st, 2014 9:55 pm by

Deep Creek Yacht Club would like you to 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.

Get all of the info and register on the event website: http://www.dcyra.com/laser-invitational-regatta.html

 


Robert Suhay’s Latest Adventure – 300 miles on the Chesapeake Bay
July 1st, 2014 12:56 pm by

Robert Suhay

After his adventure of sailing from Hampton to Annapolis on a Laser last year – Robert Suhay is out to break the record for the longest unassisted sail in a Laser.  He left Hampton on Sunday and reports indicate he’s made it to the North end of the bay by mid-day Tuesday.  He should soon be on his way back to Hampton for the 2nd half of the tirp. We love that he’s wearing a D11 pinny!

Read more about his trip:


Corsica River Yacht Club One Day Laser Regatta This Saturday
May 14th, 2014 9:21 pm by

This Saturday May 17th, Corsica River Yacht Club invites you to the Chesapeake’s picturesque and tranquil Eastern Shore for our third annual, one day, Corsica River Spring Regatta.

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. We would be very pleased if you would join us at the regatta, CRYC will work very hard to ensure that it is an enjoyable day for you. I am sure that it will have the same laid back yet competitive atmosphere that you expect at Corsica River, including barbeque at the club after sailing.

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/. (Notice of Race)

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

Sincerely,
Nicholas
nplace@healex.com


2014 Sunshine Open Results
May 1st, 2014 11:28 am by

The Sunshine Open, held at Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis, offered close to ideal conditions for this early season regatta.  Thirty four boats were registered, 23 standard rigs and 11 radial rigs.  Although conditions were light to nothing on the way out to the course the first day, the wind soon filled in to the forecasted 12-15 knots out of the northwest.  The sun was shining but the water temperatures were still cool enough to warrant spray tops and even a dry suit or two.

Competition was fierce in the standard fleet on Saturday with four points separating 1st and 3rd place after four races.  At the end of the first day John MacCausland was leading the standard fleet with Mike Russom, Jonathan Phillips and Luke Shingledecker close behind.  Kim Couranz led the radial fleet with Susan Taylor and Dorian Haldeman in second and third.  On the way back to the dock both fleets were treated to 20+ knots with gusts exceeding 30.  Timing is everything.

Saturday evening the sailors enjoyed drinks and dinner on the deck overlooking the Naval Academy, Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay.  The Unified Jazz Ensemble provided cool jazz on the upper deck to round out a great evening.

Sunday turned out just as beautiful with bright sunny skies and breeze in the low to mid-teens. The race committee got in three more races on Sunday for the standard fleet and two for the radials before the wind turned shifty and began to die.  Final results did not change much from Saturday.  In the standard fleet John MacCausland finished in first with 11 points through 6 races scored, Mike Russom was second with 15 points and Jonathan Phillips was third with 19 points.  In the radial fleet Kim Couranz was first with 7 points through 5 races scored, Susan Taylor was second with 10 points and Dorian Haldeman was third with 15 points.

Steven D Cofer
Laser Fleet 10

Results