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Revised August 13, 2018

 

   

                 Race Report - District 8 Grand Prix, Sayville Yacht Club August 11-12:   25 Laser sailors invaded the Sayville YC to do battle in the renowned warm lumpy waters of Blue Point, undeterred by the rainy forecast for the weekend.  The lightning held off long enough for Saturday, with four races completed in ten to fifteen knots of breeze.  Sunday greeted the early arrivals with a drenching sunshower, but sunscreen was needed by race time.  The wind came back at eleven to fourteen.  Prior champions Mike Matan and Lawrence McGrath went at it, with Mike coming out victorious by one point.  BTW, the club also hosted the district championship for the Sunfish class, the very capable race commitee sending Lasers, Radials, and Sunfish around the course with no interference.  The folks at Sayville know how to party - Saturday night featured a tasty BBQ, beer provided by the South Bay Brewing Company, and live music by the Urge.  If you missed the action this year, make this one a must-do for next year! 

For full detailed results, go to: https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=5967

2018 Laser District 8 Grand Prix
Cumulative Results

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District 8 Grand Prix Racing
One Design Division
Laser
1.   USA 208838 USA 208838 Laser Michael Matan 2 1 1 3 2 1 2 6 [6] 12.0
2.   205472 205472 Laser Lawrence McGrath 1 5 2 1 5 2 1 1 [5] 13.0
3.   12 12 laser Luke Welker 5 2 8 2 3 4 3 3 [8] 22.0
4.   USA 209073 USA 209073 Laser Britt Hughes 3 6 4 5 1 6 4 2 [6] 25.0
5.   212116 212116 Laser William Dickey 4 7 3 8 6 10 6 4 [10] 38.0
6.   199804 199804 Laser Jeff Beckwith 6 3 6 11 10 3 5 7 [11] 40.0
7.   189788 189788 Laser Matthew Doherty 11 11 7 4 4 5 7 8 [11] 46.0
8.   USA 211640 USA 211640 Laser Lindsay Hewitt 7 8 5 6 8 8 8 9 [9] 50.0
9.   162020 162020 Laser Ted Cremer 9 4 10 7 7 9 9 11 [11] 55.0
10.   CAN 140767 CAN 140767 Laser David Cripton 8 10 9 23/OCS 16 7 10 5 [23] 65.0
11.   USA 184439 USA 184439 Laser John McGrane 13 9 18 10 9 12 12 13 [18] 78.0
12.   173703 173703 Laser Daniel Desmond 18 15 12 13 13 13 11 12 [18] 89.0
13.   159102 159102 Laser Max Hafen 12 13 13 9 11 19 23/DNF 15 [23] 92.0
14.   212448 212448 Laser Charles Goell 17 17 16 14 17 11 14 10 [17] 99.0
15.   USA 177156 USA 177156 Laser Robert Terry 15 14 14 12 15 18 15 14 [18] 99.0
16.   116812 116812 Laser Samuel Parsons 16 16 15 16 12 15 17 16 [17] 106.0
17.   186508 186508 Laser Carleton Wheeler 14 18 17 17 14 14 13 18 [18] 107.0
18.   194060 194060 Laser Rick Wood 10 12 11 23/DNC 23/DNC 23/DNC 23/DNC 23/DNC [23] 125.0
19.   115170 115170 Laser James Burrell 19 20 19 15 18 17 18 19 [20] 125.0
20.   154492 154492 laser Nora O´Donnell 20 19 20 18 19 16 16 17 [20] 125.0
21.   USA 175254 USA 175254 Laser Kieran Sweeney 23/DNC 23/DNC 23/DNC 23/DNC 23/DNC 23/DNC 23/DNC 23/DNC [23] 161.0
 
Laser Radial
1.   188886 188886 Laser Radial Ryosuke Sakai 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 [1] 7.0
2.   205445 205445 Laser Radial Natalya Gontcharova 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 [2] 14.0
3.   168226 168226 Laser Radial Henry Millette 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 [5] 21.0
4.   182779 182779 Laser Radial Alex Hafen 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 4 [5] 28.0
5.   170097 170097 laser radial Jacqueline Stevens 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 5/DNS [5] 32.0
 
 
 
 

Video coming soon!

 


JWGIII 
(a.k.a Uncle Woody)
1937 - 2018

Please join us in a celebration of his life Friday, August 3rd, 1100 at Christ Church, 61 E Main St, Oyster Bay, NY 11771.

 — with J Woody Glenn and 3 others.
Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club

Seawanhaka lost a lion today with the passing of J. Wooderson Glenn. Known simply as Uncle Woody to generations of Seawanhaka members he was a nearly unrivaled leader of sailing at our club and one of the most recognizable and lovable characters in our small community. As the burgee flew at half mast this evening nature paid its own respects with a beautiful rainbow over his house on the Centre Island creek. Fair winds and following seas to a wonderful shipmate and friend.

 

8 bells...
Sadly, we lost Woody Glenn this week.  Woody was a longtime Laser sailor (as well as Ravens, Shields, his beloved classic Herreshoff, I don't know how many other classes) and was not only a great competitor, but was always ready to help those who needed a hand, as well as those of us who didn't think we needed a hand!  He certainly helped me get started in the class, and I'm sure many of us have similar stories to tell.  Of course, he always brought his great sense of humor to the water.  He was certainly an inspiration and will be sorely missed.
 
Click HERE for a short video


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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