Surf City Yacht Club in New Jersey (D10) has announced the date for the 42nd Annual Orange Coffee Pot Regatta that will be next June 1-2. This will also be the Laser District 10 Championship regatta. More details in the regatta announcement.
On October 13-14 Fishing Bay Yacht could would like to invite you to attend the 31st Chesapeake Bay Laser Master Championship. If you’ve never attended in the past, this event has become a must on many Laser Masters’ calendars. Not only is FBYC home to one of the best sailing sites on the Chesapeake Bay it’s also known for one of the best regatta dinners. Add in the breakfast, snacks on the water, plenty of room to launch, easy beach launching, on-site camping or nearby B&B’s and you’ll see why sailors from all over the mid-Atlantic and beyond come year after year. Make the trip. Be part of the tradition. You’ll be glad you came!
The annual Hard Rock Laser Masters Regatta is slated for Saturday, October 6, 2012. The NOR is posted and online registration is open at: http://rockhallyachtclub.org/
We invite all Laser sailors over age 35 to the Rock Hall Yacht Club for this event. We have had a great regatta with good fall winds the past 6+ years. Last year we had 16 boats turn out and we’d love to see more this year! The Rock Hall Yacht Club is a great place to sail with lots of open space, easy beach launch, and excellent sailing venue in the Chester River. RHYC offers a full service clubhouse with full bar and a new Fall menu. Come check us out and enjoy great Eastern Shore winds, racing, scenery, and hospitality. Any questions can be directed to email@example.com or 410-639-2182.
SMSA has moved their Fall Inivitational regatta originally scheduled for last weekend to September 29-30. A powerboat race had been planned for that same weekend and so a new weekend that would be a little less hectic was selected. Notice of Race (pdf)
District 11 had an awesome turnout at the 2012 US Laser Masters Regatta at Brant Beach Yacht Club. 22 of the 86 boats hailed from ports in our district. Here’s how they did:
9 James Jacob (FBYC/SSA)
22 David Schoene (SSA)
31 Michael Parramore (SSA)
36 Len Guenther (FBYC)
37 Ron Thompson
40 Roger Link (WRSC)
47 Eric Petersen (PRSA)
48 Adam Glass (SSA)
49 Rich Parolski
51 Jeffrey Caruso (AYC)
53 Leo Wilson (SSA)
3 Mike Schmidt (MRSA)
5 Bill Vickers (SSA/AYC)
8 Bob Tan (SSA)
11 Jacques Kerrest (PRSA)
15 Jacelyn Swenson
16 Margaret Podlich (SSA)
19 Ramsey Alexander (SSA)
20 Steven Cofer (SSA)
22 Dorian Haldeman (SSA)
24 Laura Riggs (SSA)
25 Fariba Partawi (SSA)
This is just a reminder that early registration for the dinghy regatta ends on the 20th of September. The more people we have registered early allows us to make sure there is a skippers bag for each boat and to plan on food and beer. Neither of which we want to run out of.
As of now we have some really cool goodies for the raffle. The local West Marine stores have donated a Magma grill, some t-shirts, an bunch of smaller goodies like rigging knives and other sailing paraphernalia. We will have two gift certificates from APS. There are two pairs of Arnette polarized sunglasses, some t-shirts, hats and other stuff, and expect more to come.
The Notice of Race is posted and online registration is now open for the 2012 District 11 Championship at Severn Sailing Association on September 22-23. Join us for Standard and Radial fleet racing in Annapolis for a ILCA-NA Grand Prix event. AND as SSA’s traditional fall regatta, there will be PLENTY of crabs for picking on Saturday night.
And don’t forget we’ve got a brand new D11 Laser Radial Championship trophy so don’t miss your chance to be the first winner to hoist this over your head in victory! Check out all of the past Standard and Radial D11 winners.
Labor Day weekend is the West River Sailing Club Annual Regatta – for more information see the NOR.
We’ve got a busy weekend in District 11 with many of our clubs hosting some form of racing. If your club is racing then go race! If your local fleet isn’t racing, then there’s one nearby who is. And as of now the forecast shows plenty of breeze for most of the bay. So don’t miss out on a gorgeous June sailing weekend.
Dave Irey Regatta
West River Yacht Club is hosting their annual Dave Irey Regatta June 9-10. This is a multi-class event with starts for Lasers, Radials and other boats like Flying Scots and A-Cats. And for 30 bucks is a good deal for two days of racing. (dinner is additional). Check out the NOR and drop Roger Link a line if you are coming.
SMSA Small Boat Invitational
Southern Maryland Sailing Association is holding their spring 2-day regatta this weekend. They’ll be sailing Lasers and Buccaneers out on the Patuxant River. $45 gets you two days of racing plus dinner and donuts. Always a fun bunch at SMSA. Notice Of Race. Register Online.
SSA Spring Series #2
Come see the progress Severn Sailing Association been making on their renovated clubhouse and sail with the fleet at SSA as they conclude their Spring Series on Saturday. Registration at 9, first start on the water at 11. Contact Dave Sliom for more details or let him know you are coming.
FBYC Laser Spring Regatta
In the southern part of the bay FBYC will be hosting their Spring Regatta. No entry fee. Skippers meeting at 10, first warning at 11. Beer and awards after racing. Race Notice. Register to let us know you are coming.