Laser District 8 News 2008

Revised January 03, 2009

Race Report -Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Breakwater YC

  We got off to a great start this year with Saturday's NBIBCLRA first Annual race, won by Derrick Galen ($100 dinner at Sen restaurant), followed by a close second Jim Vos, and Chris Mangieri, a Breakwater Junior Sailor, coming in a fantastic third. Conditions were a balmy 60 degrees, SW winds 8-12kts, shifty, streaky, hot and cold, and all over the place. Race committee by Rich Terry and Carolyn Comber set up a long course that challenged everyone. Thank you for your help and effort on that.

 

sail number skipper race1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 total out total place
                             
153060 Derrick Galen 1 4 7 4 3 2 1 3 1 26 15 11 1
169853 Jim Vos 3 6 1 2 1 3 8 2 3 29 17 12 2
5 Chris Mangieri 9 7 8 1 2 1 7 1 5 41 24 17 3
20 Mark Webber 10 10 4 6 6 4 2 7 4 53 27 26 4
187353 Brett Morgan 2 1 2 12 7 11 10 11 5 61 34 27 5
188581 Bud Rogers 4 2 5 7 10 12 6 5 5 56 29 27 6
1 Mike Gershenson 7 5 11 11 12 6 4 4 2 62 34 28 7
8 Barry Allardice 5 3 9 8 5 10 3 12 5 60 31 29 8
158823 Justin Lawrence 6 9 3 10 11 8 5 6 5 63 29 34 9
114284 Ward Brooks 8 12 10 5 4 7 9 10 5 70 32 38 10
80 David Berridge 12 8 6 3 9 9 11 8 5 71 32 39 11
2 Ally Manzo 11 11 12 9 8 5 12 9 5 82 35 47 12

 


Dinghy Shop Fall Series

Saturday, October 11 - The "Mum" Regatta - A North easterly breeze shifted during the first races to a steady easterly of 10-12 knots bright sun and great beats to windward relatively flat water All sailors sailed with full rig with the exception of Jr Dan Wexler. Winner received a nice Fall flowering "Mum".

1. Keith Hennessy 6,1,2,1,2, 1,1,1
2. Bobbie Boger 1,2,1,2,3,3,1, dnf
3. Ryan Schmitz 5,5,5,4,1,2,3,3
4. John Kratz 2,4,7,4,5,5,6,2
5. Adam Glass 3,6,3,6,4,4,4,5
6. Bob Terry 3,5,5,7,7,7,4
7. Frank Seckler dns,dns,4,7,6,5, dns
8. DanWexler(r) 7,7,8,8,8,8,8,dnf

 

Saturday, October 4 - 10 sailors (plus Lindsay) enjoyed a beautiful, clear day with a very shifty, 5-10 knot breeze that played a few tricks along the shore.

A race fleet wrap-up was followed by warm cider & refrshments, courtesy of our host.

- 2 more weeks of racing followed by the Great Awards ceremony on October 16. Dinghy Shop opens at noon.

for information contact the Dinghy Shop 631 264-0005

1. Bob "No sail" Blanco 1,4,1,1,4,1
2. Ryan Schmitz, Radial 4,1,6,5,1,3
3. Josh Rosenburg 5,7,4,3,3,2
4. Ed Berenblum 6,3,2,7,2,5
5. Bob Terry 2,2,7,6,5,6
6. Frank Seckler 3,6,5,4,9,4
7. Dan Wexler, Radial 8,8,3,2,7,10
8. Meridith Krim, Radial 7,5,9,8,6,7
9. Kia Olsson, Radial 9,9,7,9,8,9
10. Jim Olsson 10,10,10,10,10,8

Dinghy Shop Fall Series

September 13 - First day of the series, seventeen boats saw slowly building winds that let us get in five races. Lots of fun, some new faces, results coming soon!

(overheard cell phone call on race day..."Come on out, it's blowing 12 to 15!" when it was glassy calm. Someone's nose is going to grow!)

I'll put together a video of the series at the end. Bob (p.s. - I meant to get out there 9/20, but caught the flu that's going around.)

From Ted - Saturday (9/13) was an exercise in patience. We had 16 lasers start off the day with 13 riding it out for the full six race series. Bobbie Bolger and George Prieto tied for points with Bobbie winning the last race and the day. Light air wizard Lindsay Hewitt finished third just one point ahead of Ted Cremer, while Bob Blanco finished 5th for the day. Our top radial was Ryan Schmitz.   Special thanks to Scott Bolger for being our RC and for Chris Schmitz for being our markset jetski.

From Ted -Another weekend of really light wind (9/20). . . add the element of strong current, and it made for an interesting day!   Right paid off upwind as the current swept you to the mark at a much faster clip and there seemed to be more breeze on the right. The boats that went to shore downwind made out better on the downwind.   All I can say is that I want to grow up to be Lindsay Hewitt. Look at these scores! Clearly the most consistent sailor of the day in some challenging conditions which sent two Cremer's in with their heads spinning after 6 races. Congratulations to the rest of the fleet who completed the whole series, as it looks like whatever breeze there was finally filled in for the last 2 races.

Here's the results and overall standings from the first 2 races.

Place Sail# Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 % Sailed Avg Score
1 851 Hewitt 2 5 5 1 1 4 3 2 2 1 2 1 4 1 100 2.43
2 277 Hennesey dns dns dns dns dns dns 1 4 5 2 1 2 3 2 57 2.50
3 20 T. Cremer 3 3 1 4 3 5 5 5 8 3 3 8 dns dns 86 4.25
4 616 Blanco 5 2 4 8 6 2 6 7 1 9 4 3 2 5 100 4.57
5 206 Berenblum dns dns dns dns dns dns 2 1 4 8 6 7 7 4 57 4.88
6 788 Doherty dns dns dns dns dns dns 7 8 3 4 9 5 1 3 57 5.00
7 857 Glass 6 6 8 9 9 7 8 3 6 7 5 6 5 8 100 6.64
8 563 Kratz 12 13 10 10 11 8 4 6 7 5 8 4 6 6 100 7.86
9 190 M. Krim 13 12 14 12 10 9 9 9 9 11 7 9 9 7 100 10.00
10 wex Wexler 11 14 13 13 12 13 11 11 10 6 10 10 8 9 100 10.79
12 316 G. Prieto 4 1 2 3 2 3 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns 43 2.50
13 428 Bolger 1 4 3 2 4 1 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns 43 2.50
11 156 Terry 7 10 9 5 8 6 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns 43 7.50
14 532 Rosenberg 10 9 6 6 7 11 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns 43 8.17
16 845 Schmitz  9 11 12 11 5 10 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns 43 9.67
15 778 A. Cremer dns dns dns dns dns dns 10 10 11 10 11 11 dns dns 43 10.50
17 246   dns dns 15 14 13 12 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns 29 13.50
18 297   8 7 7 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns 21 7.33
19 577 R. Prieto dns 8 11 7 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns 21 8.67

East End Laser Series, 2008

A record 42 Lasers completed 21 races over 5 regattas at 5 clubs on 5 Saturday afternoons in the 2008 East End Laser Series.

Congratulation to all sailors! Thank you to the clubs.

            Old Cove Yacht Club - July 19

            Shelter Island Yacht Club - July 26

            Breakwater Yacht Club - August 2

            Devon Yacht Club - August 9

            Southampton Yacht Club - August 16

The top finishers were

1.       Matt Dougherty

2.       Doug Mercer

3.       Michael Duran

 

1st Female – Lynn Sexton

Here are the Final overall standings in the 2008 EELS, 2008

2008 East End Laser Series                                  
Overall Standings                                      
                                         
  Sailor Sail MF Age Rig OCYC OCYC SIYC SIYC BYC BYC DYC DYC SYC SYC Hats Days Series Stand Female
                                         
  Derrick Galen

159060

M M Full        

1

100%

1

100%     y      2 100.0%  . .
  Will Ricketson

175075

M O Full    

1

100%             y      1 100.0%  . .
  Ted Cremer . M M Full 1 100%                 y      1 100.0%  . .
  Matt Dougherty

189788

M M Full 3 92%    

2

90%

2

94%

1

100% y      4 94.0%        1 .
  Emma Kofmehl

180532

F J Radial    

2

91%             y      1 90.9%  . .
  Robert Barron   M M Full            

3

88%     y      1 87.5%  . .
  Rudy Ratsep . M M Full 5 85%                 y      1 84.6%  . .
  Mark Webber

20

M M Full        

3

80%         n      1 80.0%  . .
  Dan Keuhn

173210

M O Full 2 96%

5

64%             y      2 79.9%  . .
  Jim Vos

169853

M M Full        

4

70%         n      1 70.0%  . .
  Paul Nannig . M O Full 9 69%                 y      1 69.2%  . .
  Doug Mercer

177373

M GG Full 4 88%

3

82%

9

20%

6

69%

2

83% y      5 68.5%        2 .
  Rich Prieto . M M Radial 11 62%                 y      1 61.5%  . .
  Joe Turchiano

177278

M O Full 7 77%

7

45%             y      2 61.2%  . .
  Michael Duran

162043

M M Full 14 50%

4

73%

7

40%

5

75%

3

67% y      5 60.9%        3 .
  Bud Rogers

188581

M M Full        

5

60%         n      1 60.0%  . .
  Stefan Keuhn

162011

M J Radial 6 81%

8

36%             y      2 58.6%  . .
  Bill Lehnert . M M Full 12 58%                 y      1 57.7%  . .
  John Shanholt   M M Full            

8

56%     y      1 56.3%  . .
  Chris Mangieri

1

M J Full    

6

55%             y      1 54.5%  . .
  Dan Desmond

173703

M O Full 13 54%

9

27%    

4

81%

4

50% y      4 53.1%        4 .
  Michael Marron   M M Full            

9

50%     y      1 50.0%  . .
  Robert Terry . M M Full 10 65%            

5

33% y      2 49.4%  . .
  Michael Gershenson

158823

M M Full        

8

30%

7

63%     y      2 46.3%  . .
  Tom Samuels . M O Full 15 46%                 y      1 46.2%  . .
  David Berridge

80

M M Full        

6

50%

11

38%     y      2 43.8%  . .
  Kevin Fallon   M M Full            

10

44%     y      1 43.8%  . .
  Jen Marino . F O Full 16 42%                 y      1 42.3%  . .
  Geoffrey LoFredo

170093

M O Radial 8 73%        

16

6%     y      2 39.7%  . .
  Rob Lehnert . M J Full 17 38%                 y      1 38.5%  . .
  Jamie Nawojchik . M O Full 18 35%                 y      1 34.6%  . .
  Connie Zechendorf   F M Full            

12

31%     y      1 31.3%  . .
  James Prieto . M O Full 19 31%                 y      1 30.8%  . .
  Sam Zimmer . F J Radial 20 27%                 y      1 26.9%  . .
  Morgan Dejoux   M M Full            

13

25%     y      1 25.0%  . .
  Lynn Sexton

100550

F M 4.7/Radial 22 19%

10

18%

10

10%

14

19%

6

17% y      5 16.6%        5

1

  Chris Kuehn

170024

M M Radial 21 23%

11

9%             y      2 16.1%  . .
  158271

158271

M M Full 23 15%                 y      1 15.4%  . .
  Henry Phyfe   M M Full            

15

13%     y      1 12.5%  . .
  Apostolos Zafolias . M O Radial 24 12%                 y      1 11.5%  . .
  Jody Sutter . F M 4.7 25 8%                 y      1 7.7%  . .
  Corrinne Doubleday . F M Full 26 4%                 y      1 3.8%  .  


Race Report - Southampton YC - Town of Southampton Parks & Recreation Dept. 28th Annual Regatta

The fifth of five regattas in the 2008 East End Laser Series was held this past Saturday at charming Southampton Yacht Club. 6 Lasers comprised the largest of three fleets in the Southampton Town Regatta and enjoyed 3 races in a steady 10 knots under blue skies. Congratulations to Matt Dougherty for taking the day.

Thank you to SYC and the Town of Southampton for a terrific event.

Sailor Sail MF Age Rig Race #1 Race #2 Race #3 Totals Place Full Raidal 4.7 Male Female Junior Open M GG
                                     
Matt Dougherty

189788

M M Full 3 1 1 5 1 1     1       1  
Doug Mercer

177373

M GG Full 2 2 2 6 2 2     2         1
Michael Duran

162043

M M Full 1 3 4 8 3 3     3       2  
Dan Desmond

173703

M O Full 4 5 3 12 4             1    
Robert Terry 177156 M M Radial 5 4 5 14 5   1           3  
Lynn Sexton

100550

F M Radial 6 6 6 18 6   2     1        


Race Report - 2008 East End Laser Series Devon YC, August 9, 2008

Devon Yacht Club Saturday hosted the fourth of five regattas in the 2008 East End Laser Series. 16 sailors completed 3 races in a light, variable, shifting and dying breeze under blue skies on a nice piece of water at a pretty club with impeccable hospitality. Congratulations to the top finishers.

Southampton Yacht Club hosts the final stop in the 2008 EELS this coming Saturday, August 16 as part of the Southampton Town Regatta with a 12:30pm skippers meeting and 2pm first signal

Thank you sailors; thank you clubs; thank you Laser members www.Laser.org.

Sailor Sail MF Age Rig Race #1 Race #2 Race #3 Totals Place Full Raidal 4.7 Male Female Junior Open M GG
                                     
Derrick Galen

159060

M M Full 1 3 1 5 1 1     1       1  
Matt Dougherty

189788

M M Full 3 1 3 7 2 2     2       2  
Robert Barron

149873

M M Full 5 4 2 11 3 3     3       3  
Dan Desmond

173703

M O Full 6 2 7 15 4             1    
Michael Duran

162043

M M Full 2 9 5 16 5                  
Doug Mercer

177373

M GG Full 4 10 4 18 6                 1
Michael Gershenson

158823

M M Full 8 6 10 24 7                  
Michael Marron blank M M Full 13 7 6 26 8                  
John Shanholt

170369

M M Full 11 5 12 28 9                  
Kevin Fallon

151836

M M Full 7 15 8 30 10                  
David Berridge

80

M M Full 9 14 9 32 11                  
Connie Zechendorf

157765

F M Full 12 13 11 36 12         1        
Morgan Dejoux

210153

M M Full 10 11 16 37 13                  
Lynn Sexton

100550

F M Radial 16 8 14 38 14   1     2        
Henry Phyfe blank M M Full 15 12 15 42 15                  
Geoff Leffredo

170093

M O Radial 14 16 13 43 16   2         2    

Race Report - 2008 East End Laser Series Breakwater YC, August 2, 2008

This past Saturday, August 2, Breakwater YC hosted the third of five stops on the 2008 East End Laser Series. 10 dedicated sailors waited out a squall with 30 knot gusts and torrential rain to be rewarded with 5 races under a blue sky on a pretty piece of flat water and a gentle 6 to 8 knot breeze. Congratulations to all the sailors. Derrick Galen took the day

A record 35 sailors have enjoyed 15 races over 3 regattas at 3 clubs on 3 Saturdays so far in the 2008 EELS! Sailors racing in 3 of the 5 regattas will qualify for series standing.

The series continues this coming Saturday, August 9 at Devon YC with a 2pm skippers meeting. All Laser sailors are welcome. Check the website for directions. DYC has historically hosted the largest EELS fleets. This could be big, Big, BIG!

Southampton YC will host the final stop on the 2008 East End Laser Series on Saturday, August 16 as part of the Southampton Town Regatta. The start time may differ – watch this space and check the website.

Thank you sailors. Thank you clubs. Thank you Laser members www.laser.org

Hope to see you on the water.

Mike Duran

162043

Lynn Sexton

100550

Sailor Sail MF Age Rig Race #1 Race #2 Race #3 Race #4 Race #5 Totals Place Full Raidal 4.7 Male Female Junior Open M GG
                                         
Derrick Galen

159060

M M Full 2 2 1 3 3 11 1 1     1       1  
Matt Dougherty

189788

M M Full 6 6 2 1 1 16 2 2     2       2  
Mark Webber

20

M M Full 1 5 3 9 4 22 3 3     3       3  
Jim Vos

169853

M M Full 3 7 8 2 5 25 4                  
Bud Rogers

188581

M M Full 7 1 5 8 7 28 5                  
David Berridge

80

M M Full 9 8 7 4 2 30 6                  
Michael Duran

162043

M M Full 4 3 6 10 9 32 7                  
Michael Gershenson

158823

M M Full 5 4 9 7 8 33 8                  
Doug Mercer

177373

M GG Full 10 9 4 6 6 35 9                 1
Lynn Sexton

100550

F M Radial 8 10 10 5 10 43 10   1     1        

Race Report - The second of five regattas in the 2008 East End Laser Series was raced Saturday, July 26 at Shelter Island Yacht Club. 11 sailors enjoyed 6 races in a steady 10 knot breeze.

Congratulations to the top finishers.

Will Ricketson – 1st overall, 1st full rig, 1st male, 1st open
Emma Kofmehl – 2nd overall, 1st radial, 1st female, 1st junior
Doug Mercer master– 3rd overall, 2nd full rig, 2nd male, 1st great grand master
Michael Duran – 3rd full rig, 3rd male, 1st master
Dan Kuehn – 2nd open
Chris Mangieri – 2nd junior
Joe Turchiano – 3rd open
Stefan Kuehn – 2nd radial, 3rd junior
Lynn Sexton – 3rd radial, 2nd female, 2nd master
Chris Kuehn – 3rd master
Sailor Sail MF Age Rig Race #1 Race #2 Race #3 Race #4 Race #5 Race #6 Totals Place Full Raidal 4.7 Male Female Junior Open M GG
                                           
Will Ricketson

175075

M O Full 4 2 2 1 2 1 8 1 1     1     1    
Emma Kofmehl

180532

F J Radial 1 3 3 4 7 7 18 2   1     1 1      
Doug Mercer

177373

M GG Full 10 5 4 3 3 3 18 3 2     2         1
Michael Duran

162043

M M Full 5 8 1 2 6 5 19 4 3     3       1  
Dan Keuhn

173210

M O Full 3 1 DNS 10 4 2 20 5             2    
Chris Mangieri

1

M J Full 2 11 5 7 5 8 27 6           2      
Joe Turchiano

177278

M O Full 6 7 7 9 1 10 30 7             3    
Stefan Keuhn

162011

M J Radial 8 6 6 5 8 6 31 8   2       3      
Dan Desmond

173703

M O Full 7 4 10 11 10 4 35 9                  
Lynn Sexton

100550

F M Radial 9 9 9 6 9 9 42 10   3     2     2  
Chris Keuhn

170024

M M Radial 11 10 8 8 11 11 48 11               3  

Thank you to SIYC and all the racers.


Race Report - Saturday was the largest fleet in East End Laser Series history! Congratulations to all the racers. 26 sailors converged on charming Old Cove YC and enjoyed racing in a steady 12 knot southerly. The fleet was 18 full rigs, 6 radials and 2 4.7s – 21 boys and 5 girls – 3 juniors, 10 open, 12 masters and a great grand master. Thank you OCYC for terrific hospitality. The final results will be available shortly. In the meantime here are some photos - http://picasaweb.google.com/arkmarlin/OCYCDistrict8regatta08lasers02. Watch the local papers for stories. Also check out Rob Lehnert's video at http://www.oldcoveyc.com/video.html

Congratulations to the top finishers.

Sailor MF Age Rig Race #1 Race #2 Race #3 Race #4 Totals Place Full Raidal 4.7 Male Female Junior Open M GG
                                     
Ted Cremer M M Full 1 2 3 2 8 1 1 . . 1 . . . 1 .
Dan Kuehn M O Full 3 3 2 4 12 2 2 . . 2 . . 1 . .
Matt Doherty M M Full 5 8 4 5 22 3 3 . . 3 . . . 2 .
Doug Mercer M GG Full 7 4 5 7 23 4 . . . . . . . . 1
Rudy Ratsep M M Full DNS 1 1 1 30 5 . . . . . . . 3 .
Stefan Kuehn M J Radial 10 10 6 12 38 6 . 1 . . . 1 . . .
Joe Turchiano M O Full 2 6 DNS 3 38 7 . . . . . . 2 . .
Geoffrey LoFredo M O Radial 6 11 10 13 40 8 . 2 . . . . 3 . .
Paul Nannig M O Full 8 9 17 8 42 9 . . . . . . . . .
Robert Terry M M Full 9 12 14 10 45 10 . . . . . . . . .
Rich Prieto M M Radial 14 13 7 19 53 11 . 3 . . . . . . .
Bill Lehnert M M Full 4 5 18 DNS 54 12 . . . . . . . . .
Dan Desmond M O Full 12 22 11 9 54 13 . . . . . . . . .
Michael Duran M M Full DNS 14 8 6 55 14 . . . . . . . . .
Tom Samuels M O Full 17 20 19 DNF 56 15 . . . . . . . . .
Jen Marino F O Full 16 17 12 14 59 16 . . . . 1 . . . .
Rob Lehnert M J Full 13 21 9 16 59 17 . . . . . 2 . . .
Jamie Nawojchik M O Full 19 7 20 15 61 18 . . . . . . . . .
James Prieto M O Full 15 15 21 11 62 19 . . . . . . . . .
Sam Zimmer F J Radial 20 16 13 17 66 20 . . . . 2 3 . . .
Chris Kuehn M M Radial 18 23 16 20 77 21 . . . . . . . . .
Lynn Sexton F M 4.7 DNS 18 15 18 78 22 . . 1 . 3 . . . .
158271 M M Full 11 DNS DNS DNS 92 23 . . . . . . . . .
Apostolos Zafolias M O Radial DNS DNS DNF 21 102 24 . . . . . . . . .
Jody Sutter F M 4.7 DNS DNF DNS DNS 108 25 . . 2 . . . . . .
Corrinne Doubleday F M Full DNS DNF DNS DNS 108 26 . . . . . . . . .

 

Thank you to OCYC and all the racers.


The 2008 East End Laser Series continues this coming Saturday at Shelter Island YC with a 2pm skippers meeting and racing immediately following. Entry is $15 and competitors get a cool 2008 East End Laser Series hat.

Please note these 2008 East End Laser Series CHANGES

Saturday, July 26 – Shelter Island YC – skippers meeting at 2pm.

Saturday, August 2 – Breakwater YC – regatta will hosted at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor (just east on Bay Street past the BYC). Directions will be posted on the website and distributed shortly. Again, skippers meeting at 2pm.

Saturday, August 9 – Devon YC – skippers meeting at 2pm.

Saturday, August 16 – Southampton YC – regatta is part of the Southampton Town Regatta which includes several other classes and may have an earlier start time.

Remember, you must race on three days to qualify for 2008 East End Laser Series standings.

Contact us by email or phone (917 251 8873 Mike) or visit the website at www.laserd8.org for results and details. Are you a Laser member www.Laser.org

Hope to see you on the water,

Mike 162043

Lynn 100550


Race Report: Sayville Yacht Club 2008 District 8 Grand Prix June 14-15, 2008 - Here's the scores, report to follow...

Full-rig Lasers

Pl Sail Skipper From Tot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1

7820

John Mac Causland

Copper River YC

11

(3)

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

2

5888

Mike Matan

Cedar Point YC

22

2

3

1

4

3

7

(14)

2

3

5520

Brian Raney

Cedar Point YC

28

1

1

5

1

5

12

(16)

3

4

559

Fred Abels

Seawanhaka

34

5

5

3

6

(12)

3

7

5

5

0355

Brendan McAndrews

Larchmont YC

38

4

(11)

9

5

6

5

3

6

6

0757

Susie Pegel

Lake Geneva YC

57

(12)

12

12

9

9

2

2

11

7

2020

Ted Cremer

Sayville Yacht Club

60

9

6

10

8

10

8

9

(16)

8

7851

Lindsay Hewitt

Seawanhaka

64

11

(15)

15

13

13

4

4

4

9

8461

Had Brick

Island Heights YC

64

7

9

6

12

8

(14)

13

9

10

5246

Blake Marriner

Cedar Point YC

65

10

7

4

3

1

(20\DNC)

20\DNC

20\DNC

11

9804

Mike Hecky

Riverton YC

65

8

8

(13)

10

11

10

10

8

12

1803

Alistair Duke

Cedar Point YC

68

6

4

7

7

4

(20\DNC)

20\DNC

20\DNC

13

9788

Matt Doherty

Sea Cliff YC

75

(14)

13

11

11

14

6

8

12

14

0432

Eric Stickney

Bayberry

93

(19)

14

16

14

15

16

11

7

15

3277

Keith Hennessey

Moriches YC

94

17

18

18

17

(20\DNS)

9

5

10

16

3703

Dan Desmond

Sayville YC

94

16

17

14

(19)

17

11

6

13

17

3634

Don Woodworth

Northport

94

13

10

8

16

7

(20\DNC)

20\DNC

20\DNC

18

8616

Bob Blanco

Seawanhaka

101

15

16

(17)

15

16

13

12

14

19

4284

Ward Brooks

Bellport YC

118

18

(19)

19

18

18

15

15

15

Radials

Pl Sail Skipper From T 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1

3257

Micheal Byrnes

Sayville YC

12

2

1

2

1

1

(4)

3

2

2

5588

Jack Swikart

Shrewsbury

15

3

3

1

(4)

4

2

1

1

3

3864

Spenser Olsson

Sayville YC

18

1

2

(4)

2

2

3

4

4

4

0428

Daniel DelBello

American YC

29

5

5

(8\DNF)

8\DNF

5

1

2

3

5

3850

Geoff Craz

Westhampton YC

33

4

4

3

3

3

(8\DNC)

8\DNC

8\DNC

6

778

Andrew Cremer

Sayville YC

48

7

7

5

(8\DNS)

8\DNS

5

8\DNC

8\DNC

7

9845

Ryan Schmitz

Port Washington

49

6

6

(8\DNF)

5

8\DNS

8\DNC

8\DNC

8\DNC

 


I've already done a "music video" of the May 17th Dinghy Shop Regatta, but since I haven't done a video in a while I thought I'd give everyone a "blooper reel" of my mistakes that day. No music, just the real sound this time.


Race Report - Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club - May 31--Its sloooow good! Bob Blanco took 1st in the light air one race event. The video proves that even a light air day of racing Lasers is better than mowing the lawn!


Race Report - Southampton YC May 31 -Hi All,   Saturday was FULL ON racing with really strong winds from the south. Ten hearty sailors competed and we did a total of seven races in gusty and rainy conditions.   Blake Marriner from Cedar Point YC took first for the day, with Christian Cremer being the top Radial and Junior sailor finishing third, just behind his dad in second.   Due to a mix up on my end, most of the fleet arrived early. Special thanks go to Lindsay Hewitt for leading some on the water coaching and keeping everyone psyched for the day.   Southampton YC are EXCEPTIONAL hosts . . . the spread after sailing is the best I have seen anywhere! Special "thanks" need to go to Kent Rydberg and the good doctor, and to Malcolm and Jim for racing.    Please enjoy Blake's comments on the Winner's page and I'll see everyone at Cold Spring Harbor on Saturday. They are likely to have everyone on the water by 10 AM so arrive early! Remember, entry fee is $15.   It looks like it will be sunny with the breeze building throughout the day.   Sat W winds around 5 kt...becoming S with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less...then around 2 ft in the afternoon.  
Best regards,
  Ted Cremer
District 8 Secretary

Place Sail# Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Avg
1 46 Marriner 2 1 3 1 1 3 1 1.71
2 20 Ted Cremer 1 2 1 3 4 2 4 2.43
6 364-R Chris Cremer 5 3 2 2 5 1 3 3.00
5 495-R Zupon 4 4 5 4 2 4 2 3.57
3 851-R Hewitt 3 7 4 5 3 5 5 4.57
4 616 Blanco 7 6 7 7 6 6 6 6.43
8 864 - R  Olsson 6 5 6 6 8 10 10 7.29
9 83 Hendrey 8 8 9 9 7 7 10 8.29
7 845 - R Schmitz  9 9 8 8 9 10 10 9.00
10 356 Hull 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10.00

 

Race Report - Seawanhaka YC May 24, 2008

Six sailors showed for an inauspiciously predicted day of light to no northerlies. The wind was good with 4 to 8 knots with rare lulls but ‘interesting’ as it wandered between N to WNW with one gust from the NNE.  Six races were run.  Lindsay Hewitt spent most of the races couching the younger sailors.  As the results show, he did well helping good sailors.  On the first windward Bob Blanco pulled out his mainsheet block, we regretted losing him for the day. 

1 Matt Zuron 7
2 Lindsay Hewitt 12 (tiebreaker)
3 Ryan Schmitz 12 (tiebreaker)
4 Ed Berenblum 15
5 Woody Glenn 20
6 Bob Blanco  

 


Race Report - Dinghy Shop, Amityville May 17 - Last Saturday started out NW, and shifted over to the WSW and really picked
up. The sailing sebago team from Brooklyn came out and thanks to Brooklyn Jame for running our races! Unfortunately, my whaler broke down and thanks to Chris for towing us in and for moving the marks.

My friend Blake Marriner from Cedar Point YC came down and taught us all how to sail downwind and was the winner for the day, followed by me in second, and Lindsay Hewitt in third. Ryan Schmitz was our top junior for the day. Full results will be up on the website after I upload the spreadsheet.

Please remember to visit our very generous hosts, Jim and Susan Koehler, of the Dinghy Shop sailing center if you are ever in the area.
http://www.dinghyshop.com/

Place Sail# Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5   Avg
1 46 Marriner 1 1 1 5 1   1.80
2 20 Cremer 2 4 2 1 2   2.20
3 851 Hewitt 3 2 6 2 3   3.20
4 855 Blanco 6 3 3 3 4   3.80
5 156 Terry 4 5 4 6 7   5.20
6 378 Sebago Chris 5 6 8 4 5   5.60
7 845 - R Schmitz  8 9 5 7 8   7.40
8 984 Sebago Holly 7 7 9 9 6   7.60
9 883 Sebago Tracy 9 9 7 9 9   8.60

Race Report - Dinghy Shop, Amityville May 10 - A great start to the new season! Here's the report from Ted:

Hi all,

All in all a fun day on the water. When we all arrived, it was blowing hard out of the north, and then the southerly tried to come in and it did a good job of shutting down the northerly. In total, we had 10 sailors, and we were able to get off 6 races. Lindsay and I shared RC duties and he even loaned me his boat for 2 races.... Lindsay, thanks, as always, for everything that you do for the district.

Keith Hennessey tied with Bob Blanco on points, but Keith's two bullets gives him the lead for the day. I have the better average, but given that I
only sailed in two races, Keith gets the win for the day.

I want to welcome the newcomers to the group.

-Keith Hennesey, from Manhattan, and Holly Sears from Brooklyn who both sail a full rig in breeze so strong that the numbers fly off sails!
-Chris Dager, Ryan Schmitz and Victoria Stivanello, all junior sailors with
new radials!

New Feature - check out Keith's report on this event at Notes From the Winners

Place Sail# Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Avg
1 20 Cremer rc 4 1 rc rc rc 2.5
2 77 Hennesey 2 1 4 6 1 2 2.666667
3 855 Blanco 3 3 2 2 5 1 2.666667
4 851 Hewitt 1 rc rc 1 3 8 3.25
5 156 Terry 5 2 3 3 4 3 3.333333
6 845 - R Schmitz 4 5 7 5 2 8 5.166667
7 703 Desmond 7 7 5 dns dns dns 6.333333
8 206 Berenblum dns 6 6 7 6 8 6.6
9 44 -4.7 Olsson - 4.7 6 8 8 8 7 8 7.5
10 917 - R Stivanello 8 9 9 dns dns dns 8.666667

Next week, we are hoping for more sailors and a less dramatic wind forecast.
Again the goal is to be racing from around 11:30 to around 2 PM. I will be collecting the standard $15 D-8 Saturday regatta fees which will go towards getting food, beverages and prizes after the races. We are looking to do a total of 6 races, which would make this a 12 races series. I am hoping to have volunteer RC next Saturday. I'll bring my whaler, and hopefully Chris Schmitz can move marks and I can get a volunteer or two to sit in the whaler. Please e-mail me if you can help.


Seawanhaka Frostbite Results! If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out on something great. Sunday, 11/11 saw 30 Lasers on the course, along with two Dyers and two Optis. For registration form, click here.

For practice day results, click here. ________For Turkey Trot results, click here
For 11/04 results, click here
For 11/11 results, click here
For 11/18 results, click here
For 11/25 results, click here
No sailing 12/02, no wind :-(
No sailing 12/09, no wind :-(
No sailing 12/16, too much wind!
For 12/23 results, click here
For 12/30 and "Hair of the Dog" results, click here
No sailing 1/06/08, no wind again! :-(
For 1/13 results, click here
No sailing 1/20, too much wind!
For 1/27 results, click here
For 2/03 results, click here
For 2/10 results, click here
For 2/17 results, click here
For 2/24 results, click here
For 3/02 results, click here
For 3/09 results, click here
For 3/16 results, click here
For 4/06 results, click here
For 4/13 results, click here
For FINAL results, click here


Which will win a race - sail or power? I can't embed this "race" from the BBC, but check it out - its hysterical! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzxuEOxYSLE


I guess I jinxed myself. I turtled my boat while wearing the goggle cam on 1/13/08. Unfortunately, the camera died! I've ordered the next generation camera, which is supposed to be (somewhat) waterproof. Hopefully, I'll be making some new videos soon. Late News... The camera I ordered Sunday came on Tuesday! I've got it rigged to my goggles already, and I'll try it out this weekend.


A note from District Secretary Ted Cremer -

The SEAWANHAKA winter sailing season kicks off this Sunday  at SEAWANHAKA CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB in Centre Island, NY.  All information needed is on their website http://www.seawanhaka.org/. Click the "Sailing Activities" link and from there you can access  "Winter Sailing" which will give all the appropriate registration, course and schedule information.   Formal Schedule:  Sunday afternoons from November 5, 2006 to April 8, 2007 (22 weeks).   This weekend will serve as a practice race day and Lindsay Hewitt has generously offered up his services to coach on Saturday. Why not get the boat up to the YC on Saturday morning (10 AM Rigging Clinic) and get reacquainted with the new rigging and throw in some coached tacks and Gybes by a Radial Master World Champion so you'll be ready to rip on Sunday?   My thoughts on scheduling. . . The Cedar Point Laser series and the JY-15 winter series at the Snapper Inn in Oakdale both have first gun at NOON . . . This allows for more time on the water, more races . . . even longer courses. Just a thought.   Also, for those who plan on committing to the season, please sign up early for Race Committee duties.   I can be contacted via e-mail at tcremer@optonline.net.


A note from District Secretary Ted Cremer -

Hi all,  

Hope you are all enjoying the fall. My regrets regarding no scheduled laser racing during the fall here on Long Island. The fallout associated with the "Mortgage Meltdown" has had me preoccupied so my apologies...    I want to encourage all regional laser sailors to support their local frostbite series.  The Seawanhaka frostbite series, including the famed Turkey Regatta,  are must attends, and until the Seawanhaka season kicks off,  Cedar Point YC in Westport, Ct has a great series every Sunday. You can pay just for the day if you want and November 17th is the annual Cedar Point Fall Regatta . . . expect at least 50 boats on the line and some great sailing.  

I need to thank two individuals that have served the class very well over the years and have really mentored my kids and I along during the way. The sailing in D-8 is great largely because of their efforts and vision. Good sportsmanship, having fun and free exchange of knowledge is the underlying emphasis at the regattas. I never leave a day on the water without having really learned something relevant. Don Woodworth who has been missed as of late, served as the District Secretary when I got back into the class as my oldest son was starting to grow out of his Opti. Don made a point of getting to know all of the new sailors as they entered into the class and I believe still hikes harder than many of the 20 year olds I see racing at the majors.

Lindsay Hewitt has faithfully served as the district secretary for the last couple of years. All of the sailors in District 8 have a tremendous appreciation for his efforts and for further fostering the districts underlying philosophy of good sportsmanship and learning how to be a better laser sailor. Lindsay is a real advocate for junior sailing and has been tremendously influential in the sailing lives of all the Cremer Laser sailors. It is really out my genuine appreciation for his efforts that I have taken on the position as secretary as I want to see his vision grow and expand throughout the region.

On a final note, we are looking to grow class memberships and want to encourage everyone to join the class. Laser racing continues to be some of the best sailing you will find in our area on a year round basis and your membership support assists in accomplishing that goal.  

I can be contacted via e-mail at tcremer@optonline.net. Look forward to seeing everyone on the water! Last Sunday was great sailing . . . lets see about getting 60 boats this Sunday up at Cedar Point!!!!

  Ted Cremer Sayville YC D-8 Secretary


Check out District 8's videos at http://www.youtube.com/laserd8


News, events, interesting happenings?  New boat, career change, new baby?  Let me know and we’ll share it on the site!  This site is more than just race reports – it’s a great way for all of the good folks in District 8 to keep in touch.  Just e-mail me your info for posting.


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