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Revised April 11, 2016

Race Report: Sebago Cup, Saturday, September 19 by Holly

On Saturday we had our Annual Sebago Cup race and it was a terrific day. The conditions could not have been better for creating an equal playing field for our variety of sailors and boats. The wind was out of the South, 8-12mph.

We had 20 boats (8 lasers, 1 aero, 8 sunfish, 2 V15, 1 GIS) and 23 participants - a record!

PRO Jim Luton (with an assist from Howie) set up great course using the navigation buoys and the islands on Jamaica Bay. We finished off the day with a wonderful potluck feast provided by all the sailors.

A big thank you to Lynn Whitehead who was the registrar, Mary Eyster for setting up our feast, Jim and Howie for RC and pictures - and all of our participants. 
What a great event!

Here are the results:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hx_2_M7szWuBVVVpsx7jHhS6nsaba5gDb8IgVP1t6ms/edit?usp=sharing


Here are pictures from the day (courtesy Jim and Howie):
https://picasaweb.google.com/109756290265693382234/SebagoCup2015Sept192015?authkey=Gv1sRgCITatICt7bCNXA#

NEXT RACE
And now to continue our Fall Race Series with Race #2 on Sunday.....You know the drill - Skippers Meeting: 11:15am,
First Start: 12:15pm
Any of my powerboat operators up for RC? If not I'll step in...
Here's the sign-up:(don't forget - you must be at the club 45 min prior to the Skippers meeting to keep your sign-up
and we may move people around in club boats if we are consistently overbooked on sign-ups to give everyone an opportunity
to race in the boat of their choice)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pkBsmsMJVENqTPz2Dt3TkqCCssvulImO3vhM64g683o/edit#gid=0


Race Report: Westhampton Yacht Squadron Fall Sailing Series Day 1 by Frank

Reporting from sailing at Westhampton.  We had 6 Lasers on the line on the first Sunday. Besides a great sailing venue, and commaraderie,   Westhampton Yacht Squadron has superb hospitality, great food,  and hot showers.  I think that there will be a incremental increase in fleet participation as the fall series rolls along. Skipper meeting 12 noon, starts at 1 pm. Leave your boat for the series; check our SI and NOR on the website.http://yachtsquadron.com


Race Report: Great South Bay Sailing Center Fall Sailing Series Day 1 Sept. 12 by Marguerite
We had a great day of sailing. 12 sailors from across LI made it out. It was a good day weather-wise. 10-15 kts from the west. Short chop and a lot of sea weed. I think Lindsay made the comment that it was great practice for the race at Brant Beach this weekend. There were a few junior sailors too. Brother and Sister Lauren and Sterling Thompson came out from Northport Yacht Club, Will Priebe from Bayshore, and Emma Bequj from Saltaire YC mixed it up with the adults. Ryo won the day just edging out Lindsay and newcomer Brad Dunn, who races Full Rig was third. For updates, full scores and pictures, got to : https://www.facebook.com/Dinghy-Shop-122034954519781/timeline/?ref=ts


Race Report: Master's ACC's by Frank

11 Laser sailors from District 8 competed in the 2015 Laser Master ACCs held at Brant Beach YC in NJ on 9/19, 20.  Windward/Lewards were the course of choice on Saturday. The day started out as a "top ten" summer beach day with clear skys lots of sunshine and warm temperatures in the 80's, however there was little wind which caused a delay for sailing.  After a short delay, sailors experienced a building sea breeze reaching into the low 20's.  Race 1 in the Radial fleet had Lindsay Hewlett 1st and on his heels was Frank Seckler in 2nd a terrific way to start the day.


A duel took place for the overall top performing Radial award. It was a true battle between the knights of Laser racing ... Peter Seidenberg and Lindsay Hewitt.  Lindsay beat Peter boat for boat in 4 of the 7 races, however came up a point short to win runner-up honors in the Radial class 20 to 21 overall points.  Further over-all radial results: 1st place finish in the Apprentice Radial Class was earned by Ryosuke Sakai; Rachel Gruzen of Breakwater YC was 2nd Apprentice Female Radial winner; also racing in the radial fleet Natalya Gontcharova and Graham Haggar.   
Day 2 of the ACCs started with a front blowing through from the north and building to a steady 20 with higher gusts that settled down a bit as the day worn on.  The top Laser District 8 finishes were had by Mike Matan, who could only make it to one of the two days, in his 3 races of Sunday he was 2nd, OCS, and 5th;  Rudy Ratsep of 3 Mile Harbor Sailing Center was 6th in the Master's division,14# overall; 18th was Philip Swanton of Harlem YC; # 22 of Sebago Canoe Club Paul Clifford, and #27 Matt Doherty.
Congratulations goes to the top performers Lindsay Hewlett, Ryosuke Sakai, Rudy Ratsep & Rachel Gruzen!
Results can be found at  www.bbyc.net


Frank sent me a link from Laser International about the new generation Laser full-sized sail. Go to: http://www.laserinternational.org/info/laserstandardmarkiisailannounced


Race Report: Last Chance Regatta, September 7 - The 4th regatta of the six regatta series of the HRYRA One-Design series had 21 Laserites, on a beautiful summer day at the Minisceongo YC in Stony Point NY. Light winds prevailed with a sea breeze filling in throughout the day. More results are expected. With several leader changes  Natalya Gontcharova was first women and Radial to finish.

For more photos, go to: https://flic.kr/s/aHskfNcziR


Race Report: American Yacht Club Regatta, September 5 - We had a 10-15 knot easterly breeze with clear skies, which made it easy to get six solid races in with nineteen sailors. Great camaradarie among the fleet - AYC was happy to host such a fantastic group of sailors and hope all will return for this event next year.

  American Yacht Club Laser Regatta, September 5, 2015    
  Laser Standard              
Place Sailor Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total
1 Matt Doherty 4 3 1 8 5 1 22
2 Britt Hughes 3 1 2 7 8 3 24
3 Lindsay Hewitt 5 2 4 9 2 2 24
4 Bill Dickey 2 4 5 5 7 4 27
5 Clemmie Everett 6 5 3 6 4 5 29
6 Doug McKeige 1 DSQ 8 4 3 6 21
7 Dan Papert 9 7 6 1 6 10 39
8 Kevin Broome 8 6 7 2 9 7 39
9 Jean Fillion 7 DNS DNS 3 1 8 12
10 Paul LaBossierre 12 8 11 12 11 9 63
11 Brad Dunn 10 9 10 10 13 11 63
12 Scott Bursor 11 10 9 11 12 12 65
13 Russell Stokes DNS 11 12 13 10 13 73
                 
                 
  Laser Radial              
Place Sailor Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total
1 Ryo Sakai 1 1 1 1 3 2 9
2 Alex Morgan 2 4 2 2 1 1 12
3 Natalya Gontcharova 3 2 3 3 2 6 19
4 Chris Lukas 4 3 4 4 5 5 25
5 Conor O'Driscoll 5 5 5 6 DNS 3 31
6 Madeleine Langdon DNF 6 6 5 4 4 32

 


Race Report: NBIBCLRA Labor Day Weekend Regatta, September 5 - Today was a great day for sailing on Noyac Bay.  Twenty three boats came to the line and found a northerly fighting a SE sea breeze.  After some dramatic shifts in the first race, it settled in for a nice 10kt SE sea breeze.  Marty (PRO) and the rest of the RC team faced the challenges of uncooperative power boats and some massive shifts.  But they were up to the task and got in six races as planned. 

Thanks to everyone who sailed.  Thanks also to the RC consisting of Marty, Sarah, Mary Ann, Sharon, Al and Molly, to our scorers Maggie and Alex and to Cynthia for an incredible spread. 

Here are the final corrected results: 

2015 NBIBCLRA Labor Day Weekend Regatta

  Skipper Sail Number M / F Rig Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Daily Total Throwout After Throwout
1 Chris Brodie 637 M Full 4 2 1 2 8 DNF 39 22 17
2 Rudy Ratsep 291 M Full 11 1 3 13 3 2 33 13 20
3 Julian Barrowcliffe 369 M Full 3 8 7 3 4 5 30 8 22
4 Stevn Tedeschi 373 M Full DNF 13 2 1 7 1 46 22 24
5 Rachel Gruzen 1 F Full 8 4 9 10 1 3 35 10 25
6 Lee Montes 0 M Full 12 6 6 7 6 4 41 12 29
7 Jamie Rogers 562 M Full 15 12 4 4 2 11 48 15 33
8 Bud Rogers 581 M Full 7 5 15 5 10 10 52 15 37
9 Steve Hicks 3 M Full 1 18 8 14 5 12 58 18 40
10 Brett Morgan  554 M Full 17 3 5 11 14 8 58 17 41
11 Mark Webber 8008 M Full 6 11 10 9 13 7 56 13 43
12 Arthur Leiz 822 M Full 9 9 12 8 12 6 56 12 44
13 Sara Nightingale 474 F Full 10 10 13 6 11 9 59 13 46
14 David Barridge 7 M Full 5 14 DNF DNF 9 13 85 22 63
15 Frank Seckler 433 M Full 2 7 11 DNF DNF DNF 86 22 64
16 Joan Butler 811 F Full 14 16 16 12 16 14 88 16 72
17 Doug Culver 165 M Full 13 15 14 16 15 17 90 17 73
18 Chip Dineen 122 M Full 16 19 17 17 18 15 102 19 83
19 James Chen 60 M Full DNF 17 DNF 15 17 19 112 22 90
20 Evander Fortenbaugh 4.7 M 4.7 18 21 18 18 19 18 112 21 91
21 Laura Xu 655 F Full DNF 20 DNF 20 20 16 120 22 98
22 Michael Untermeyer 85 M Full DNF DNF DNF 19 DNF 20 127 22 105
23 Eric Jaffe 71 M Full DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 132 22 110


photos by Frank


Race Report: Ward Bell Memorial Regatta, August 22

The beautiful day at Hempstead Harbor Y.C. started out with a strong northerly which unfortunately disappeared after the skippers meeting. The RC did a great job getting a race in quickly, however Mother Nature did the remaining races in.   Many thanks to all the volunteers of Hempstead Harbor YC  for their efforts in putting together and great day of Laser Racing and first class event! by Frank

Place Name
1 Pedro Larson
2 Frank Seckler
3 Ryo Sakai
4 Dan Rapleje
5 Rick Wood
6 Bob Blanco
7 Bill Banks
8 Paul McCann
9 Dave Rapleje
10 Anne Kochendorfer
11 Sacha Tichter
12 Jim Riordan
13 Ryan Wood
14 Natalya Gonrtchorova
15 Liam Wood
16 Chris Lucas
17 Bob Canavan
DNF Matt Doherty
DNF Ron Doering
DNF Greg Hayes
DNF Lindsay Hewitt

Photos courtesy of Frank Seckler & Minna Scholl
click
HERE for photo album


Race Report: District 8 Grand Prix at Sayville, August 15-16

Sayville Yacht Club once again hosted the annual Laser District 8 Grand Prix August 15-16 and contrary to Great South Bay tradition, it was somewhat of a light air regatta.  In all 8 races were completed over the two days and Principal Race Officer Paul Abel did a fine job keeping the course square and true despite some shifting conditions.  The breeze was mostly westerly and filled in with a good SW sea breeze Saturday Afternoon but ended up lightening up Sunday allowing for the fleet to mix up finishing positions.  The variety of wind and sea conditions ended up being to Colin Leon’s liking.  Could it be all that Chesapeake Bay sailing that Colin did at Old Dominium University that payed off?  Colin sailed a near perfect regatta winning 5 of the 8 races and was the most versatile sailor present.

The Radial fleet ended up being a dual between Bellport Bay’s JC Hermus and NY’s Ryosuke Sakai with JC winning the tiebreaker.  JC is Sayville YC’s opti coach and this was his first laser regatta.  It looks like all the time spent in Optis competing internationally assisted in his success.

In all a great event, and congrats to the winners!

   

Laser Full (18 entries)
 

 

Position

 

 

         

Subdivision

Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Open

Leon, Collin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Open

Neuman, Austin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Open

Russom, Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Master

Dominique, Rick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Great Grand Master

Hewitt, Lindsay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Master

Seckler, Frank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Open

Deutsch, Jon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Grand Master

Cremer, Ted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Grand Master

Russom, Dennis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Grand Master

Doherty, Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Great Grand Master

Gitelson, Amnon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Open

Lynch, Declan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Master

Klingler, Todd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Open

Desmond, Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Open

Brooks, Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Open

Miranda, Matt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laser Radial (11 entries)   

 

Position

 

 

         

Subdivision

Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Junior

Hermus, Jc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Apprentice Master

Sakai, Ryosuke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Junior

Chisari, Nick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Apprentice Master

Hagger, Graham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Junior

Talbot, Alexandra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Apprentice Master

Gontcharova, Natalya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Junior

Smith, Justin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Grand Master

Berenblum, Ed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo links:

Winners https://sycphotos.smugmug.com/Sailing-2015/2015-Laser-D8-Grand-Prix-at-Sa/i-BWmzQ66/A

Winnershttps://sycphotos.smugmug.com/Sailing-2015/2015-Laser-D8-Grand-Prix-at-Sa/i-mrK9mMH/A

https://sycphotos.smugmug.com/Sailing-2015/2015-Laser-D8-Grand-Prix-at-Sa/i-5wdSnmB/A

https://sycphotos.smugmug.com/Sailing-2015/2015-Laser-D8-Grand-Prix-at-Sa/i-J3fKkv5/A

Winner,,, Colin Leon https://sycphotos.smugmug.com/Sailing-2015/2015-Laser-D8-Grand-Prix-at-Sa/i-8h3nfZF/A

Radial winner JC Hermus  https://sycphotos.smugmug.com/Sailing-2015/2015-Laser-D8-Grand-Prix-at-Sa/i-vLz2Rgf/A

Photo Credits: Paul Mac Menamin (If you want watermarks removed, he can accommodate and has been copied on this note.)

Best regards,

Ted Cremer
Sayville YC Regatta Committee

Here are the GP Top sailors- SYC commondore Steve Kelley, Ted Cramer, Austin Neuman, Mike Russom, Collin LeonFront- Alexandra Talbot, JC Hermus, and Nick Chisari - Photo courtesy of Frank Seckler


News Flash! District 8 sailors compete in the Master's Worlds in Kingston, Ontario!
Apprentice Radial - Ryo Sakai, 6th place,
..........Graham Hagger, 11th place
Grand Master Radial - Rudy Ratsep 14th place
Great Grand Master Radial - Lindsay Hewitt, 17th place
Master Standard - Mike Matan, 14th place
Grand Master Standard - Matt Doherty, 51st place


Race Report: NBIBCLRA, July 4, 2015 - Saturday saw 44 Lasers on Noyac Bay for the Annual NBIBCLRA July 4th Regatta.  The wind gods rewarded the record turn out with a shifty NE breeze ranging from 8-12kts.  The big fleet made the starboard layline a tough place to command.

Congratulations to everyone who raced.  Special thanks to Marty Knab (PRO), Doug Culver, Sarah Alford, Mary Ann Eddy and Steve Tedeschi for great on water work and to Izzy Rogers for diligent scorekeeping.   

The Results are below.  The overall winner was Cris Brodie; the top Radial was Pedro Lorsen; and the top female skipper was Rachel Gruzen 

See you again any Friday and on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, when we do it all again!

NBIBCLRA July 4th 2015 Regatta
Rank Rig Cat Sail No 3 Digits Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total  Final
1     174323 4323 Chris Brodie 1 1 4 2 10 2 20 10
2     204824 USA 4824 Matt Doherty 3 6 10 1 2 3 25 15
3     554 554 Jim Vos 9 5 2 18 1 1 36 18
4     205445 5445 Lindsay Hewitt 11 10 1 9 7 4 42 31
5     162020 2020 Ted Cremer 6 4 13 7 3 11 44 31
6       195 Geoff Loffredo 5 8 14 8 4 23 62 39
7     170369 369 Julian Barrowcliff 15 9 7 11 5 14 61 46
8     112912 2912 Steve Hicks 16 3 11 5 21 15 71 50
9       910 Frank Secklar 8 15 5 13 18 10 69 51
10     9967 9967 John Niewenhous 10 27 8 3 14 19 81 54
11       E Richard Skeen 7 14 17 25 12 6 81 56
12     187353 7353 Bret Morgan 2 39 18 15 19 5 98 59
13     188581 8581 Jamie Rogers 12 20 27 6 13 9 87 60
14     111 111 Erik Langendal 13 28 15 10 15 7 88 60
15       8008 Mark Webber 19 23 9 4 17 13 85 62
16     RWB RWB Christian Langendal 14 7 16 19 6 22 84 62
17     204822 4822 Arthur Leiz 20 13 20 22 9 12 96 74
18 R   199117 9117 Pedro Lorson 21 19 6 16 23 18 103 80
19       7 David Berridge 17 11 23 31 25 8 115 84
20     173655 3655 Alex Scolnik 23 12 19 14 24 16 108 84
21     1885811 5811 Bud Rogers 22 17 24 26 8 21 118 92
22 R F 148392 8392 Rachel Gruzen 37 16 25 20 11 25 134 97
23 R F 205445 5445 Natalya Gontcharova 27 26 3 27 31 20 134 103
24 R F 191491 1491 Noelle Crough 24 22 22 12 26 28 134 106
25     206085 6085 Tim Culver 25 24 12 21 28 26 136 108
26 R   145667 5667 Rudy Ratsep 4 2 21 43 43 43 156 113
27 R     R2 James Vickery 28 25 31 33 16 29 162 129
28       8755 Jamie Nawojchik 18 42 33 42 22 17 174 132
29       8 Eric Butte 31 18 37 24 32 27 169 132
30     177373 7373 Ryan Lewis 42 33 28 34 20 24 181 139
31 R F   9 Jodie Jane-Tingle 32 21 40 29 27 31 180 140
32 R F 180528 0528 Sarah Warren 34 31 30 17 30 42 184 142
33 R F 191500 1550 Margarite Van Zijl 29 32 36 32 29 42 200 158
34 R     125 Will Pepi 26 38 34 31 35 32 196 158
35 R F 69695 9695 Denise Fenchal 36 35 32 38 33 30 204 166
36       B2 Christian Troy 30 36 38 28 37 36 205 167
37 R F 182637 2637 Cristiana Brodie 33 30 42 37 34 37 213 171
38 R F   BB Joan Butler 35 34 35 35 36 33 208 172
39   F   6474 Sara Nightingale 42 29 26 42 42 42 223 181
40     188581B 8581 Daniel Monterno 40 40 39 36 38 34 227 187
41     161122 1122 Chip Dineen 38 41 41 40 41 35 236 195
42     20482 204824 Jon Darling 39 37 43 43 43 39 244 201
43     153085 3085 Michael U 42 42 43 39 39 43 248 205
44       882 Ref Keith Tashira 41 43 43 43 43 42 255 212



Race Report: Westhampton Yacht Squadron Regatta, June 27, 2015
Nine Laser sailors (sharing the line with four Sunfish) converged on the Westhampton Yacht Squadron for an early Summer Regatta. Blustery conditions saw six sailors opt for radial rigs. Four races in the rain, so the hat cam got a few drops on the lens from time to time. Matt Doherty dominated, but it wasn't a clean sweep - the rest of the lead boats kept the pressure on him. Chris would have had it if not for a breakdown in Race 1. Thank you Westhampton Yacht Squadron!

Name Sail Number R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
Matt Doherty 204824 1 4 1 2 7
Chris Brodie 182637 10 (DNF) 1 3 1 15
Julian Barrowcliff 170369 3 2 8 3 16
Lindsay Hewitt 208095 5 5 4 4 18
Frank Seckler 910 2 5 2 10 (DNS) 19
Graham Hagger 399 4 3 7 6 20
Bob Terry 177156 6 6 5 8 25
Ed Berenblum 34 8 8 6 5 27
Dan Wexler 194586 7 7 9 7 30


Race Report: Southampton Yacht Club Regatta, June 13, 2015
Ten sailors showed up and began to rig with radial sails, by consensus, as the breeze seemed fairly strong. A quick debate in the parking lot, and next thing, down came the radials and up went the full rigs, with only 2 sailors electing to go radial. By the 1st race, the wind was blowing about 12 kts with 15 kt gusts, although, as predicted, it got a bit lighter as the day went on. My favorite weather site, Weather Underground, predicted a major wind shift at 2 PM - well, it came in right on time, but not the gradual shift one would expect - it went form northerly to easterly with a bang and no letup in breeze! Mike Matan dominated the day, but Chris Brodie from New Zealand hammered away & stayed at the front of the pack all day, getting a bullet in the last race. Frank Seckler was in the mix all day and finished only one point behind Chris. Mid fleet scores were close, this is a well matched fleet! Yours truly had fun in race 4, I rounded the weather mark in fifth but stayed on rhumb line downwind and managed to take the lead at the leeward mark - but then I had to hold off Mike! I chose a loose cover, but it was just a matter of time before he passed me, with Frank managing to get up to us and nipping me by an inch at the last mark.

Many thanks to Kent and Malcom for great Race Committee work, a real challenge with the major windshift and no stake boat. And not to be forgotten, the legendary gourmet barbecue!

Place Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Mike Matan 1 1 1 1 5 9
2 Chris Brodie 2 2 3 6 1 14
3 Frank Seckler 4 5 2 2 2 15
4 Lindsay Hewitt 3 4 4 4 6 21
5 Bob Blanco 6 3 5 7 3 24
6 Ryo Sakai 5 7 6 5 4 27
7 Bob Terry 7 6 8 3 7 31
8 Bill Archer 9 9 7 8 8 41
9 Natalya Goncharova 8 8 9 9 9 45
10 Jim Hall 10 10 10 10 10 50


Race Report: "Flagship Regatta" Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club, June 6, 2015
Eight sailors rigged up under ominous clouds & an 11 kt northerly breeze. As the racing started, the sky brightened & the wind slacked off some, which didn't benefit Ryo & Graham as they had elected to rig up with radials - but they did get to chase one another around the course! Matt Doherty dominated, but this was a very well matched fleet, so there was plenty of passing on the legs. As usual for Cold Spring Harbor, the favored side on one race wasn't necessarily the favored side on the next race! Keeping one's head up & tuned into the conditions was key. A thank you goes to Bobbi Hewitt & Pat Berenblum for serving on race committee (& providing cookies & iced tea afterwards!) Also thank you Lindsay for a great prize ceremony.

Scores: Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club "Flagship Regatta" June 6, 2015
Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
Matt Doherty 824 1 2 1 2 1 1 8
Alex Smith 4004 4 3 2 4 6 2 21
Bob Terry 156 2 6 5 5 4 4 26
Bob Blanco 616 6 4 6 3 5 3 27
Ed Berenblum 34 8 5 4 6 3 6 32
Ryo Sakai 886 7 7 7 7 7 DNS 35
Graham Hagger 399 5 8 8 8 8 DNS 37
Lindsay Hewitt 3 1 3 1 2 5 asked not to be scored :-)

 


Hempstead Harbour Club, Races every Tuesday from early May till Early Oct. 6 PM till Sunset. No RC, we start ourselves. No scores except six scored nights for season trophy.  Guests can launch from club, but can not store boat at the club. No entry fee. Just show up and have fun.  http://hempsteadharbourclub.com/racing/laser-fleet/ for more info. Contact Bill Banks or Anne Kochendorfer

The gang is hard at work putting together this season’s schedule – now is the time to start thinking how to get that Laser to the races!

My favorite method is a trailer – sure, you have to buy and register it, and put a hitch on your vehicle, but once you’ve made the investment, it’s yours.  The boat can live on the trailer, just hook it up & go.  Even if the boat is at a yacht club, it’s likely a “dinghy park queen” if you can’t get it out & race it.  One trailer can easily carry 2 boats deck to deck, so if you want to go in with a partner on a trailer, go for it!  Cartopping?  There’s lots of hands to help you unload and load at the race site, if you can work it out how to handle the boat at home, get those roof racks now, before the next regatta.

Oh, and about those boats at the yacht club – if your club is hosting a D8 regatta, please come and sail!  If your boat is in the rack, do it a favor and sail in the event. Our local events may draw some of the big fish once in a while, but most of us are club level sailors.  Trust me, everybody does respectfully at district events.

We had good turnouts last year – let’s keep it up. Getting to each event is 90 % of the effort. With planning ahead, its not too hard.

-- Bob


Race Report: Breakwater YC - Hello All -  Happy Easter to all.....
We were able to complete the Annual Ice Breaker laser Regatta yesterday....  and to say it was challenging conditions is to put it mildly.   It was very fresh breeze out of the NW - with gusts over 20Kt....  coming off North Haven anywhere from 310 to 355 degrees...  We had an outgoing current, all afternoon ((with an exceptional low tide around 6 pm due to the full Moon))...  After getting in a quick skippers meeting at 1:30 and receiving some words of support from our Club Commodore, 9 brave souls ventured out to compete...    ((Derrick, Erik and Christian, Rachael, Joan, Billy, Caitlin, Alonso and Everett)).
We set up the course for the full length of the Harbor, as we have the whole place to ourselves....  but from the beginning, some people starting having problems...  ***  I'd like to thank those people who helped each other out ***  We had quite a mix of different rig's, 4.7's, Radials, and even some fulls and it was apparent it would be a brutal day and no cake walk for anyone.....
We were able to get started by 2:30 - and we were able to get in all six races...   they were all triangles, once around...  only one bad start -- general recall in the third race, and we did make an adjustment to the course after the 4th race .
Here are the results:

    2015 BWYC Ice Breaker  
Rank   TYPE Sail No Race 1   TRI race 2 TRI Race 3 TRI race 4 TRI Race 5 TRI Race 6 TRI
Total Final  
               
1 Erik L Radial 392 1 2 1 4 2 1   11 7  
2 Derrick Radial 97 3 1 3 1 1 4   13 9  
3 Caitlin 4.7 none 4 3 2 2 4 3   19 14  
4 RachaeL 4.7 none 2 4 4 5 3 2   20 15  
5 Christian Radial 125 5 9DNF 9DNF 3 4 5   35 26  
6 Alonso full 347 DNS DNS DNS DNF DNF DNF   54 45  
6 Everett full 276 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   54 45  
6  Joan  4.7  none DNS   DNS  DNS  DNS  DNS  DNS   54 45  
6 Billy N Radial BB DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   54 45                                
                                                                                                                                          
A special thanks goes out to Joan and Sarah for securing prizes from local businesses - they were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners...   and Thank you,  as always for those who came out -- especially on such a challenging day.  Next Saturday we will continue with our Spring Laser series - we only have three more weeks until commissioning of the BWYC for 2015, and our move back to Noyac bay.

Hope to see you all again soon --    Marty 


Lindsay took a bunch of nice pics during winter sailing at Seawanhaka on December 7. Click HERE for the album.


I find this pretty amazing - go to https://www.windyty.com/?surface,wind,now,43.469,-74.180,5 - its an animated wind map that really paints out the wind flow around the highs and lows - and, you can zoom in and out.


Frank found a link to a site with a nice mention of the Laser Masters Worlds - go to: http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Record-participation-for-2014-Audi-Laser-Masters-World-Championships/127269
Also, try the ILCA site at: http://events.laserinternational.org/en/events/overview/100z106

The results are in from the Laser Masters Worlds at Hyeres, France:

Mike Matan was the top US scorer in the Full Rig Masters with 25th place.

Lindsay Hewitt was 25th in the Great-Grand Master Radials.

Good job guys! For the event webpage, with full results, go to: http://lasermasters.coych.org/


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'The Frostbiters'

Those of you who sailed when Thurston Smith was filming, will be pleased to see the following . Several members were interviewed and will appear in the film which will be released shortly.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiJypz7wFmk 


A note from Bob - Over the years, every now and then, I get a note from someone asking how to join a race. The short answer - just show up! We'll get you signed in at the site. We don't need advance notice, and we don't hold anyone responsible if they can't make it at the last minute (flashback to last years Southampton YC Regatta, when the alternator on my tow vehicle failed halfway there!) There may be an Invitational or some other event that requires qualifying, check the Schedule, but the vast majority of our events have no pre-registration. Anyhow, just bring your boat to the next regatta that looks good to you and you're in!

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