Laser District 8 News

Revised November 10, 2007


From the "better late than never department" - a news flash from Fred Ables about the Radial US Nationals....He finished 6th and Christian Cremer sailed really well finishing 12th. (August 19 -it went to my old e-mail)


"Showdown in Shinnecock Bay" video now on YouTube. Check out District 8's videos at http://www.youtube.com/laserd8


East End Series - for final standings, click here


East End Series #5 - Southampton Yacht Club

Here are the results from racing Saturday, August 25th at Southampton YC, the 5th of 5 regattas in the 2007 East End Laser Series.

Seven foolhardy sailors raced 5 races in 8 to 10 knots of breeze from the SW with thankfully little chop in complete white-out conditions. The general direction to the marks was known. The marks themselves were a constant surprise as they emerged from the fog.

 
2007 East End Laser Series

 

         

 

 

 

         

 

Southampton YC, August 25, 2007

 

         

 

 

 

         

 

             

 

         

 

 

 

Finishing Places

 

. First Last

Sail

G

AG

Rig

.

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

.

Tot

.

OA

L

R

MS

GG

.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

. Daivd Berridge

7

M

MS

L

.

1

1

1

2

2

.

7

.

1

1

.

1

.

.

. Derrick Galen

176074

M

MS

L

 

6

2

2

1

3

 

14

.

2

2

.

2

.

.

. Bob Blanco

178616

M

MS

L

 

4

5

5

3

1

 

18

.

3

3

.

3

.

.

  Doug Mercer

177373

M

GG

L

.

3

3

3

5

6

.

20

 

4

 

 

 

1

 

  Michael Duran

162043

M

MS

R

.

2

4

7

6

5

.

24

 

5

 

1

 

 

 

  Dan Desmond

173703

M

.

L

 

5

7

4

4

7

 

27

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

  Robert Terry

177156

M

MS

R

 

7

6

6

7

4

 

30

 

7

.

2

.

.

 

             

 

         

 

 

 

         

 

Congratulations to David for some clean sailing.  Many thanks to the Southampton YC for hosting Lasers for the second time this season!

Bob Terry shot on-the-water video. Look for it on YouTube.

See you on the water.

Mike

162043

Lynn

100550


East End Series #4 - Breakwater Yacht Club - For pictures of the event, click here

Saturday is the fifth of five regattas in the 2007 East End Laser Series! We have already been to Old Cove YC, Shelter Island YC, Devon YC and Breakwater YC. The last and final stop is this coming Saturday at the newly renovated Southampton YC. The 2007 East End Laser Series is one of the largest Laser events of the summer. 39 racers have participated so far!

 

Here are the results from Saturday at Breakwater YC. 16 hearty competitors went out to the racecourse in 15 to 20 knots of breeze from the north. The RC and club did a terrific job getting in 6 races.

 

             

 

           

 

 

 

             
2007 East End Laser Series

 

           

 

 

 

             
Breakwater YC, August 18, 2007

 

           

 

 

 

             
             

 

           

 

 

 

Finishing Places

. First Last

Sail

G

AG

Rig

.

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

.

Tot

.

OA

L

R

AM

MS

GM

GG

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

. Quinn Barton

100550

M

AM

R

 

7

1

3

2

1

10

 

14

.

1

.

1

1

.

.

.

. Rudy Ratsep

172916

M

MS

L

.

1

17

1

1

9

4

.

16

.

2

1

.

.

1

.

.

. Bud Rogers

188581

M

GM

L

 

17

6

4

4

2

1

 

17

.

3

2

.

.

.

1

.

. Derrick Galen

176074

M

MS

L

 

2

4

5

3

6

8

 

20

.

4

3

.

.

2

.

.

. Daivd Berridge

7

M

MS

L

.

5

8

6

6

3

3

.

23

.

5

.

.

.

3

.

.

. Brett Morgan

187353

M

.

L

 

3

3

9

10

11

2

 

27

.

6

.

.

.

.

.

.

  Kenny Kalbacher

.

M

AM

L

 

17

5

11

7

5

11

 

39

 

7

.

.

2

.

.

.

. Mark Webber

188

M

MS

L

 

17

9

10

5

7

9

 

40

.

8

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Michael Duran

162043

M

MS

R

.

17

17

2

8

10

5

.

42

.

9

.

2

.

.

.

.

  Michael Gershenson

4

M

MS

L

.

9

7

12

9

12

6

.

43

 

10

.

.

.

.

.

.

  Steve Hamilton

173655

M

MS

L

.

8

17

8

11

8

12

.

47

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Joseph Yacoe

15

M

MS

L

 

6

2

7

17

17

17

 

49

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Tim Culver

9060

M

AM

L

 

17

17

17

12

4

7

 

57

 

13

 

 

3

 

 

 

  Morgan Dejoux

149962

M

AM

L

.

4

11

17

17

17

17

.

66

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Henry Phyfe

.

M

AM

L

.

17

10

17

17

17

17

.

78

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Doug Mercer

177373

M

GG

L

.

17

17

17

17

17

17

.

85

 

16

.

.

.

.

.

1

             

 

           

 

 

 

             

 

See you on the water.

Mike

162043

917 251 8873

Lynn

100550


The 2007 East End Laser Series has completed 3 of 5 regattas. The series has welcomed 33 racers over the past 3 Saturdays with two more weeks still to go!

Here are the (updated) results from racing yesterday at Devon YC. A fleet of 23 waited for wind and was rewarded with 5 races in 5 knots of wind from the SW. Congratulations to Andre, Rudy, Connie, Eli, Bud, Michael, Doug and Lynn for winning in their divisions. Many thanks to DYC and their organization for hosting us.

Results from DYC, August 11, 2007  
             

 

         

 

 

 

Finishing Places

 
. First Last Sail G AG Rig

.

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

.

Tot

.

OA

L

R

F

M

J

AM

MS

GM

GG

.

. Andre VanRynbach

152091

M . L

.

1

1

4

2

1

.

9

.

1

1

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Rudy Ratsep

172916

M MS L

.

7

3

1

1

2

.

14

.

2

2

.

.

2

.

.

1

.

.

.

. Connie Zeckendorf

A

F MS L

.

5

2

7

5

7

.

26

.

3

3

.

1

.

.

.

2

.

.

.

. David Berridge

7

M MS L

.

6

4

15

4

8

.

37

.

4

.

.

.

3

.

.

3

.

.

.

. Ellen Turk

358

F J L

.

14

16

5

3

3

.

41

.

5

.

.

2

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

. Brett Morgan

187353

M . L

.

2

13

10

15

4

.

44

.

6

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Michael Duran

162043

M MS L

.

9

6

2

18

9

.

44

.

7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Bud Rogers

188581

M GM L

.

3

11

3

12

17

.

46

.

8

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

. Michael Marran . M AM L

.

15

8

16

8

5

.

52

.

9

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

. Robert Terry

177156

M MS L

.

16

12

9

6

11

.

54

.

10

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. John Niewenhous

182637

M MS L

.

4

10

18

9

14

.

55

.

11

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Doug Mercer

177373

M GGM L

.

8

5

12

24

10

.

59

.

12

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

. Mark Webber

159060

M MS L

.

17

9

11

17

6

.

60

.

13

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Robert Martinez

173963

M . L

.

13

15

6

11

16

.

61

.

14

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Richard Skeen

3

M MS L

.

18

7

8

10

18

.

61

.

15

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Henry Phyfe . M AM L

.

10

18

17

7

19

.

71

.

16

.

.

.

.

.

2

.

.

.

.

. Anne Kochendorfer

187957

F AM L

.

21

14

13

14

12

.

74

.

17

.

.

3

.

.

3

.

.

.

.

. Robert Allardice

172912

M GM L

.

12

19

19

13

13

.

76

.

18

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

2

.

.

  Lynn Sexton

100550

F MS R

 

22

20

14

19

15

 

90

 

19

 

1

.

 

 

 

.

.

 

 

. Morgan Dejoux

149962

M AM L

.

11

17

22

20

24

.

94

.

20

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Jody Sutter

145667

F MS R

.

20

22

21

16

20

.

99

.

21

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Steve Kudenholdt

144275

M MS L

.

19

21

20

24

24

.

108

.

22

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Peter Waldron

26169

M . L

.

23

23

23

24

24

.

117

.

23

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

             

 

         

 

 

 

                   

 

 

Next week we race at Breakwater YC in Sag Harbor – 1pm skippers meeting. This a great club with a nice piece of water.

Hope to see you on the water.

Mike

162043

917 251 8873

Lynn

100550


And now, a note from Lynn and Mike...

Laser Sailors,

One of the biggest Laser events of the year on Long Island is the 2007 East End Laser Series – 5 races, 5 clubs!

Here are the results from the second day of racing hosted by Shelter Island YC:

             

 

 

 

 

 

                   
Results from SIYC, August 4, 2007    

 

 

 

 

 

                   
             

 

 

 

 

 

Finishing Places

Full Rig          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

. First Last Sail G AG Rig

.

R1

.

Tot

.

OA

L

R

4.7

F

M

J

AM

MS

GM

. Rudy Ratsep

172916

M MS L

.

1

1

1

.

1

1

.

.

.

1

.

.

1

.

. Mark Webber

159060

M MS L

.

2

.

2

.

2

2

.

.

.

2

.

.

2

.

. William Ricketson

175075

M . L

.

3

.

3

.

3

3

.

.

.

3

.

.

.

.

. Bud Rogers

188581

M GM L

.

4

.

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

. Anne Kochendorfer

187957

F AM L

.

5

.

5

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

1

.

.

. Michael Duran

162043

M MS L

.

6

.

6

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

3

.

. Michael Marran . M AM L

.

7

.

7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

2

.

.

. Ted Cremer

162020

M MS L

.

8

.

8

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Dan Desmond

173703

M . L

.

9

.

9

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Henry Phyfe . M AM L

.

10

.

10

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Steve Hamilton

173655

M MS L

.

11

.

11

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Morgan Dejoux

149962

M AM L

.

12

.

12

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

             

 

 

 

 

 

                   
Radial Rig          

 

 

 

 

 

                   
. First Last Sail G AG Rig

.

R1

.

Tot

.

OA

L

R

4.7

F

M

J

AM

MS

GM

. John King

189790

M J R

.

1

.

1

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

. Ned King

186520

M J R

.

2

.

2

.

.

.

2

.

.

.

2

.

.

.

. Jody Sutter

145667

F AM R

.

3

.

3

.

.

.

3

.

2

.

.

3

.

.

. Greg Hayes

128335

M MS R

.

4

.

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. Lynn Sexton

100550

F MS R

.

5

.

5

.

.

.

.

.

3

.

.

.

.

.

Congratulations to everyone for a good effort in tough conditions!

Hope to see you on the water.

Mike

162043

917 251 887

Lynn

100550


And now, a note from Lynn and Mike...

New York Laser Sailors,

We are off and sailing in the 2007 East End Laser Series – five Saturdays, five clubs on the NY Long Island’s East End.

The first day of racing was this past Saturday at Old Cove YC in New Suffolk. It was good to race again on the North Fork. We enjoyed seven races in a steady 10 knot breeze from the southwest on flat water and a square course. Priceless

Results from OCYC, July 28, 2007                                            
                                   

Finishing Places

. First Last Sail G AG Rig . R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 . Tot . OA L R 4.7 F M J AM

MS

. Rudy Ratsep 172916 M MS L . 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 . 7 . 1 1 . . . 1 . .

1

. Michael Duran 162043 M MS L . 2 2 1 4 2 3 2 . 12 . 2 2 . . . 2 . .

2

. Bobby Boger 168428 M J L . 1 4 3 2 3 2 6 . 15 . 3 3 . . . 3 1 .

.

. George Prieto 187316 M J R . 5 5 4 3 4 DNF 3 . 24 . 4 . 1 . . . 2 .

.

. Anne Kochendorfer 187957 F AM L . 4 3 5 5 5 4 5 . 26 . 5 . . . 1 . . 1

.

. Jody Sutter 145667 F AM 4.7 . 7 6 8 6 6 5 4 . 34 . 6   . 1 2 . . 2

.

. Greg Hayes 128335 M MS R . 6 8 6 7 7 6 7 . 39 . 7 . 2 . . . . .

3

. John Cato 170373 M . L . 8 7 7 8 8 7 8 . 45 . 8 . . . . . . .

.

As you can see, the Series welcomes all Laser sailors to come out for some good clean racing.

District 8 Laser Sailors,

Join us for the 2007 East End Laser Series – five Saturday afternoons at five different venues on New York Long Island’s East End! 

Daily and series places awarded to full, radial and 4.7 rigs; to junior, open and masters age groups; to boy, girl, adult male and adult female top finishers. Special recognition will be awarded to those who travel the furthest, those who recruited the most fellow sailors, and those with the most spectacular downwind wipe-outs. Race at least 3 days and qualify for series standing!

See you on the water.

Mike 162043

917 251 8873

Lynn 100550


Race Report - From Ted Cremer - Bay Shore Yacht Club graciously hosted the Great South Bay Race week during the last weekend in July. The three day regatta was blessed with a variety of sailing conditions with Friday and Saturday getting the good southwest breezes and Sunday being a lot lighter. In all 10 lasers and one radial competed in a 14 race series. What made the regatta particularly unique was that at least 50% of the fleet consisted of sailing instructors from various clubs from the GSBYRA. They all agreed to race one another in borrowed boats and had an awesome time!   District 8 sailors Ted Cremer, Dan Desmond and Ward Brooks took the fist three places in the Full Rigs and the top radial sailor was Sayville Yacht Club's own Spencer Olsson. The full results are posted below.  

Place Name Points
1 Ted Cremer 18
2 Dan Desmond 23
3 Ward Brooks 35
4 Eric Madsen 60
5 Thomas Murry 69
6 Charlie Flood 69
7 Rob Martinez 71
8 Chris Guszack 73
9 Marykate Valdini 96
10 ??? 107
Radials    
1 Spencer Olsson 12

 


Race Results- July 7,8 D8 Grand Prix at Sayville Yacht Club...

DISTRICT 8 LASER GRAND PRIX -- LASER FULL RIG


*** Scoring Information...


Scoring Method is:                              Low Point
Minimum Score for DNC is:                           0
Minimum Starters for a Race to count is:            0
DNC          = All Entrants  +                      1
DNF          = All Entrants  +                      1
DNS,RAF      = All Entrants  +                      1
DSQ,DNE,BFD,OCS =  ''        +                      1
Number of Throwouts - #                             1
 -> Number of Races Scored:                         7
First Place Points:                               1.00
Must sail in Percent of Races to Qualify:           0
A Finish with strikethru  --  indicates:     Race is Throwout
A SCORE of 'NC' means:                          Not Counted
     __________________________________
Place Name................ SCORE Number Club........ RC_1 RC_2 RC_3 RC_4 RC_5 RC_6 RC_7 RC_8
1 Philip Hood 10 182434 Cedar Point YC 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 DNS
2 Brian Raney 19 175520 Cedar Point YC 2 6 5 4 2 3 2 1
3 Ted Cremer 21 162020 SYC 3 4 2 3 3 2 4 DNS
4 Mike Hecky 27 189804 Riverton YC 5 5 4 5 4 4 3 2
5 Rob Martinez 43 173963
11 9 9 6 5 5 6 3
6 Daniel Desmond 47 173703 SYC 8 11 8 8 8 6 5 4
7 Bob Blanco 48 178616 Seawanaka YC 6 7 10 9 7 7 7 5
8 Alistair Duke 53 181803
1 2 3 2 DNS DNS DNS DNS
9
63 162011
7 3 7 10 6 DNS DNS DNS
10 Mark Foster 79 177404 Cedar Point YC 13 8 6 7 DNS DNS DNS DNS
11 Ward Brooks 90 114284 Bellport Bay YC 14 14 DNS DNS 9 8 DNF DNS
12 Michael Duran 96 162043 TMHSC 9 12 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
13 Ed Berenbaum 97 177206
12 10 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
14 Doug Mercer 98 177373 Devin YC 10 13 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS

 

DISTRICT 8 GRAND PRIX -- LASER RADIAL

Place Name................ SCORE Number Club........ RC_1 RC_2 RC_3 RC_4 RC_5 RC_6 RC_7 RC_8
1 Collin Leon 10 181241 Seawanaka YC 5 1 2 1 2 1 1 2
2 Christian Cremer 15 182364 SYC 2 2 1 3 3 3 4 1
3 Fred Abels 19 184559 Wet Pants 6 3 3 2 1 2 5 3
4 Michael Byrnes 27 173257 SYC 3 4 4 4 5 6 2 5
5 Mike Russom 28 185512 GWYC 1 5 6 5 4 4 3 6
6 Spencer Olsson 41 183864 SYC 8 6 5 DNF 7 5 6 4
7 Jane Codman 47 153339 MIT 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 DNS
8 Morgan Russom 53 169389 GWYC 4 9 8 8 8 8 8 DNS
9 George Prieto 62 187316 Old Cove YC 9 8 9 7 9 DNF DNS DNS


Race Results- July 1, Babylon Yacht Club. This year's 4th of July regatta presented  a variety of conditions ranging from a shifty southerly which developed into a good sea breeze in the afternoon to a gusty northerly on Sunday.   Ted Cremer and Bob Blanco traded off and found themselves tied after day one with Ted ahead on the tiebreak. Bob sailed a brilliant race two nailing two big shifts to put himself well in the lead at the top mark. Dan Desmond continued to improve over the weekend sailing faster and faster upwind.   Spencer Olsson, a Sayville YC junior sailor sailed well in a radial consistently trading places with the full rig sailors.    Special thanks to Joe Mule and Pete Capitain from Babylon YC for running a great regatta and for getting 10 races off for the sailors.  

LASER_OPEN CLASS
                                   
1 Throwout   SAIL RACE                          
  SKIPPER CLUB # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   POINTS PLACE  
1 Ted Cremer SYC 162020 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1   11 1  
2 Dan Desmond SYC 173703 3 2 3 3 2 4 3 2 2 2   22 2  
3 Rob Blanco Sewanaka YC 178616 1 1 2 1 3 2 DNS5 DNS5 DNS5 DNS5   25 3  
4 Chris Goodwin BYC 173932 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 3 DNS5 DNS5   33 4  
LASER_RADIAL CLASS
 
1 Throwout   SAIL RACE                      </