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Revised August 31, 2017

Race Report: Dr. Hull Regatta At Southampton Yacht Club  Saturday, 6/09/18 

Annual Dr. Hull Regatta at Southampton Yacht Club. 6 boats, 6 windward-leeward-windward races, tight competition in light airs - 1st place was decided on a tiebreaker! Many thanks to our wonderful hosts at Southampton, special thanks to Malcolm on Race Committee and Kent at the BBQ.

  R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total points
1. Geoff Loffredo 1 2 2 3 1 5 14
2. Rudy Ratsep 4 1 1 1 4 2 14
3. Bob Terry 2 4 5 5 2 3 21
4. Graham Hagger 6 5 4 1 3 4 23
5. Bob Blanco 5 6 3 4 5 1 24
6. Connor Rust 3 3 6 6 6 6 30




 

Dinghy Shop gets a new bulkhead!


Race Report: District 8 Regatta At Southampton Yacht Club  Saturday, 5/12/18

           It rained a bit while we rigged, but four District 8 stalwarts were treated to a nice, if cloudy, afternoon.  The wind was  light for the most part, with a few gusts, so the races were held in Old Fort Pond, the inlet just off the Yacht Club, instead of Shinnecock Bay.  The courses were short, upwind-downwind, so we got in 14, count'em, 14 starts!  The racing was close, and everyone had a chance to be first and last.  I tallied the score below with no throwouts - but since everyone scored at least 2 fourth places, putting in one or two throwouts doesn't change the ranking.  Next week is the final for the Spring Series at Dinghy Shop in Amityville, then on June 9th we're back at Southampton for the final in this series-- the Dr. Hull Regatta.  Be there!

  R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 Total
1. Lindsay Hewitt 4 1 1 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 4 2 3 3 33
2. Geoff Loffredo 1 2 3 4 1 1 4 2 3 4 3 3 2 1 34
3. Graham Hagger 2 4 4 3 2 3 1 3 4 1 1 4 1 2 35
4. Bob Terry 3 3 2 1 4 4 2 4 1 3 2 1 4 4 38


Race Report: District 8 Regatta At Southampton Yacht Club  Saturday, 5/05/18

           Where was everyone? Geoff Loffredo and I were the only ones to race - so we had a match racing session! Just like the last America's Cup - Geoff made a clean sweep.  This was the first race in a series of three, we're scheduled again for next week.

 



        Race Report: Dinghy Shop Spring Series, Race One, Saturday, 4/14/18
                           
                         6 sailors sailed 6 races in a breeze that started at 11 kts and died to very little.  The scores don't tell the whole story, the racing was very close.  Upwind/downwind, twice around, and even a modified olympic course kept the day interesting.

    R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 total
1 Lindsay Hewitt 5 3 1 2 1 1 13
2 Matt Doherty 1 1 3 4 2 4 15
3 Bill Heintz 2 2 2 3 3 3 15
4 Bob Terry 4 4 5 1 4 2 20
5 Graham Hagger 3 5 4 5 5 6 28
6 Alan Kreigstein dns 6 6 6 6 5 35



 Dinghy Shop - Event Lasers for D8 Sailors

These are 2018 boats used in only one regatta, Race rigged either Radial or Standard (with the MK2 Sail). 

2018 Event Laser Radial / Standard Race: $6,000
  • Includes:
    • Upgraded Race Vang
    • Upgraded Race Outhaul and Cunningham 
    • Complete Fiberglass Blade Set
    • Radial or Standard (MK2) Sail
    • Radial or Standard Spar Set
  • FREE Beach Trolley (Normally $450)
These are the first event boats we've seen in a while and supply is limited. If there are any interested Laser D8 sailors they should contact us ASAP.

Dinghy Shop
34 South Bayview Ave Amityville, NY 11701       (631) 264-0005

                     

Preliminary 2018 Schedule is now posted!  Start plannning! Go to: <Schedule> page....



Laser Masters World Championships, Split, Croatia - Local District 8 sailors competed in the Masters Worlds!  Mike Matan scored an 11th in the Standard Rig Masters Division, Rudy Ratsep scored a 7th in the Radial Grand Masters Division (with a bullet in race 2!), and Ryo Sakai scored a 16th in the Radial Masters Division (with a 2nd in race 4!)  Click HERE for link.

     


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 a previous 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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