Some video from the Deep Creek Sailing School Teen Week:
Deep Creek Yacht Club
Fair winds and warm temperatures greeted the Laser racers the weekend of July 23 and 24 for the 2011 Deep Creek Lake Laser Invitational Regatta.
Sixteen Laser Fleet sailors raced six long and challenging races in the vicinity of Holy Cross and Deep Creek Yacht Club, Inc (Deerhaven). Dave Mahan was the Laser Fleet Principal Racing Officer (PRO); he provided triangle courses with a windward mark finish with marks close enough to shore to provide some interesting and challenging racing in the light winds. Six races made up the Regatta with racing so close competitors had to wait for the official results to learn the trophy winners. Darrell Van Hutten locked up first place after facing heavy competition from the DCL Sailing School instructors, local competitors, and several off-Lake sailors.
Fifteen Laser-Junior Fleet sailors raced nine races in separate courses in the vicinity of Deep Creek Yacht Club – Turkey Neck. The Laser-Junior Fleet Principal Racing Officer (PRO), Josh Bullock, provided a variety of races including triangle and windward-leeward courses for the Junior Fleet sailors. Lively discussions were held by the Junior Fleet sailors on racing rules and tactics. The Junior Fleet has some amazing young sailors, including first place winner Jon Benhart, who will be giving the more experienced sailors in the Laser Fleet a run for their money shortly.
The Deep Creek Sailing School is in desparate need of Laser parts (in any condition) for their junior program. Radial and 4.7 sails, any mast sections (they’ll cut down the lower sections), dagger boards, rudders, old running rigging. Hiking straps. You name it. They need it. They are a noprofit 501c3. Send it with competitors travelling to the Laser District 11 Championship regatta at Deep Creek Lake Aug. 16-17, or contact Jill Bennett in Annapolis, Maryland firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-349-4979.
The early registration deadline for the District 11 Championship is coming up soon. Please have your entries postmarked by Friday, August 1st. This will be a huge help in planning the event and so that we can have food for you.
For information on how to register, check out the Notice of Race
The NOR for the Deep Creek Laser Invitational and District 11 Championship has been posted.
Deep Creek Lake Laser Fleet has launched a new website. Check it out at: http://dcllaser.com/
And don’t forget about the Deep Creek Laser Invitational and District 11 Championship at Deep Creek this August.
District Series Continues – Stop #5: Deep Creek Lake Laser Invitational Regatta August 18 & 19, 2007 – Fleet Captain Susan Wolffe. The 2007 District 11 Series continues Saturday August 18 & 19 with stop #5 at Deep Creek Lake Sailing Association, Inc. On site Registration starts Friday night August 17, 2007, skippers meeting at 9:30, first start is after the meeting.