Laser District 8 News 2009


News from Ted....

Greetings fellow laserites!   For starters, I regret that I have been out of touch but I lost my e-mail distribution listr when mu computer crashed this spring. Fortunately I got a fowarded e-mail from my good friend Dr. Peter Judge and bingo!!! I'm back in business!   Here is the article that I sent on to the Laser class which should show up in the fall magazine.   Greetings from District 8! I hope all had a great summer and hit some of the regattas wherever they could.   Here are results from the District 8 Championship hosted once again by Sayville YC during a beautiful Fathers Day weekend. PRO George Becza did a fine job on Saturday managing the 100 degree right shift that persisted throughout the day. ODU graduate Michael Collins (Sayville YC) sailed a brilliant first day with three firsts, a second and a fourth. Sunday showed much more wind with Cedar Point's Mike Matan only getting faster as the breeze built. He won ALL 4 of Sunday's races. When the scores were broken out separately for the Area B regatta and all races were counted (no drops), Mike Matan and Michael Collins tied for points with Matan winning the tiebreak based on his solid sailing on Sunday.   The Radial fleet once again was dominated by Ryan Schmitz who clearly benefited from practicing at Sayville the weekend before. Ryan was the most consistent sailor of the weekend dropping a 3rd. It was good to see Andrew Cremer out once again in a radial and also watching older brother Christian sailing his first full rig regatta getting a first and three seconds and finishing 4th and finishing as the top junior at the regatta.   Congratulations to Sayville Yacht Club for fielding nine sailors and for hosting a great regatta.    

2009 Laser District 8 Grand Prix Full Rig 
June 20-21 2009  
PLACE Sail Number Name From Total Pts
1 193281 Mike Matan Cedar Pt YC 20
2 170791 Michael Collins Sayville YC 21
3 162142 Collin Leon  Seawanhaka YC 25
4 162028 Christian Cermer Sayville YC 30
5 166044 Spencer Olsson Sayville YC 39
6 162020 Ted Cremer Sayville YC 42
7 173257 M. Byrnes Sayville YC 60
8 191955 Lindsay Hewitt Cold Spring Harbor 65
9 114284 Ward Brooks Belport YC 71
10 173963 R. Martinez Cold Spring Harbor 74
11 60984 H Sears Sebago Canoe 86
12 173703 D. Desmond Sayville YC 93
13 166844 Jim Olsson Sayville YC 99

 

Sayville Yacht Club
2009 Laser District 8 Grand Prix Radial 
June 20-21 2009  
Sail NumberName FromTotal Pts
189845 R. Schmitz Port Washington YC 10
184559 F. Abels Cedar Pt YC 15
162011 S. Kuhen Old Cove YC 20
183854 J.Beres Beach Point 33
173256 C. Kennedy Port Washington YC 38
182364 A Cremer Sayville YC 38
183864 K. Olsson Sayville YC 39
181241 C. McPaul Seawanhaka YC 43
194586 D. Wexler Bayberry YC 55

 

EELS Final Results

 

What is better than racing Lasers in the summertime? The 2009 East End Laser Series blasted off on the 4th of July with a bang! 18 sailors pushed off the beach in a steady 18 knot westerly. The race committee did a terrific job to get off 6 races while gathering up the pieces of broken gear and broken racers. Congratulations to all the sailors. Ted Cremer was the 1st over-all and 1st Master (45+). Doug Mercer was the 1st Radial and 1st Great Grand Master (65+). Brett Morgan was the 1st Apprentice Master (35+) and Lynn Sexton was the 1st 4.7 and first woman. Bud Rogers and the NBIBCLRA throw a terrific Laser party.

 

Overall, the 2009 East End Laser Series is in the record books. It was big, Big, BIG! The series expanded this year from 5 venues to 7 with the addition of the NBIBCLRA and the Southold YC. Thank you to all the venues for their hospitality and support. A special thanks goes out to organizers Mike Duran and Lynn Sexton whose tireless energy and laser (get it laser??) focus were unparalleled!!!

 

In all a record 70 sailors competed in 44 races over 7 regattas on 7 Saturday afternoons in the 2009 East End Laser Series. Sailing in 3 or more regattas qualified for overall series standing. 13 racers qualified. Spencer Olsson was 1st overall and 1st Junior (Radial as well) with a 2nd at Old Cove YC, a 4th at Southold YC and a 1st at Breakwater YC. Mike Duran was the 1st Master and finished second for the series. Ted Cremer finished 3rd (2nd Master) and Geoff Loffredo was 1st in the Open age group. Doug Mercer was the 1st Great Grand Master. Peter Vajko was the 1st Apprentice Master. Lynn Sexton was the 1st female. Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to PGJSA for sponsoring a record 21 Juniors came out to race in the EELS this year. Click HERE for the full results.

  Special thanks goes out once again to our tireless webmaster Robert Terry who continues to keep our website updated with the weekend racing news and some awesome videos! Definitely check out the site!   http://laserd8.tripod.com/news.htm   There is fall racing at the South Bay Sailing Center in Amityville, NY. Thanks to Jim and Susan Koehler, the Dinghy Shop is sponsoring another Fall Series   - September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 (all Saturdays) 11:00 AM   At the South Bay Sailing Center

334 S. Bayview Ave Amityville NY

Tele (631) 264-0005

www.dinghyshop.com - P.S. from Bob - I've sailed in a couple of events this series so far, & I'm working on another video.

  Westhampton Yacht Squadron will also be hosting Lasers for six consecutive Sunday afternoons - Sunday, September 13th through Sunday, October 18th, 2009 The series is a deal at $30 for the whole series and there is a pot luck dinner after sailing. Go to http://www.yachtsquadron.com/docs/WYS_2009_FALL_SERIES_NOR.pdf for NOR   Hope to see everyone on the water and remember, frostbiting at Seawanakha YC or at Sag Harbor's Breakwater YC is just around the corner!   www.seawanhaka.org/ www.breakwateryc.org/

  Ted 162020


Race Report from Mike & Lynn - Please say summer isn’t over.

On Saturday, August 15, 2009 Southampton Yacht Club hosted the 7th and final stop on 2009 East End Laser Series. A fleet of 8 vagabond sailors converged on this lovely club and were treated to some of the best conditions of the summer. The race committee did a terrific job getting off 6 races in rapid succession in a solid 8 to 10 knot SW on relatively flat water. Mike Matan was 1st overall. Doug Mercer was the 1st Great Grand Master. Jack Kratz was 1st in the Open age group. Peter Vajko was the 1st Apprentice Master and Lynn Sexton was the 1st female. Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to Southampton YC for hosting for the 3rd consecutive year and providing a nice post-race function.

The final 2009 East End Laser Series results will be out early this week.

See you on the water.

Mike Duran 162043

Lynn Sexton 100550

First

Last

Sail

G

AG

Rig

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Place

Full

Radial

M

F

O

AM

MS

GG

Mike Matan 193281

M

MS

Full

1

  1

    2

1

 (2) 

1  

    6

   1

1

 

1

     

1

 
Mike Duran 162043

M

MS

Full

3

  3

 1 

  (4)

  2 

   10

 2  

2

 

2

     

2

 
Bob Terry 177156

M

MS

Full

4

   2

3  

  2

 3 

 (4) 

  14

   3

3

 

3

     

3

 
Doug Mercer 177373

M

GGM

Full

2

 (5)  

4

 3

 4 

3  

16   

4   

               
Jack Kratz 186563

M

O

Full

5

 4 

 5 

  (8)

  5

 24

   5

       

1

     
Doug Culver 161004

M

MS

Full

6

6

  6

  5

6   

 (7)   

29

    6

               
Peter Vajko 181141

M

AM

Full

 (8)

7

  7

  6

  7

 6 

   33

    7

         

1

   
Lynn Sexton 100550

F

MS

Radial

7

8

   8

 7

  8

(8)   

 38

    8

 

1

 

1

       

Race Report from Mike & Lynn - A delightful summer day in the Laser!

Our home club, Devon Yacht Club, hosted the 6th of 7 stops in the 2009 East End Laser Series on Saturday, August 8, 2009. 15 Lasers went out in a dying northerly and by the 3rd of 6 races enjoyed a steady 6 to 8 knot southerly sea breeze. Rudy Ratsep was 1st overall. John Wicks was 1st in the Open age group. Peter Vojko was the 1st Apprentice Master. Doug Mercer was the 1st Great Grand Master. Lynn Sexton was the 1st female and 1st Radial. Congratulations to the winners. Thank you to DYC for hosting

Good luck to Rudy and Doug at the worlds later this month.

On Saturday, August 15 Southampton Yacht Club will host the final stop in the 2009 EELS. Please join us at this wonderful club for tough racing with a good fleet and a relaxing post-race bar-b-q – 1200 registration, 1300 skippers meeting, 1400 racing. Through 6 regattas the 2009 East End Laser Series has attracted 70 Lasers to 38 races. 15 competitors are still in contention for series standings.

Thank you to PGJSA for sponsoring. Are you a Laser member?

See you on the water

Mike Duran, 162043

Lynn Sexton, 100550

First Last

Sail

G

AG

Rig

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Place

Full

Radial

M

F

O

AM

MS

GG

Rudy Ratsep

172916

M

MS

Full

     1

     1

     1

 (2)

     1

   1

     5

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

Mike Duran

162043

M

MS

Full

 (13)

     2

   10

     3

     2

   3

    20

2

2

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

John Wick

162279

M

O

Full

     3

     8

     3

     5

   12

   4

    23

3

3

 

3

 

1

 

 

 

Michael Gershenson

173655

M

MS

Full

     6

     6

     2

     1

 (9)

   9

    24

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Robert Barron

149873

M

MS

Full

     2

     4

     7

 (8)

     5

   6

    24

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Marran

2

M

MS

Full

     8

 (11)

     8

     6

     4

   5

    31

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Vajko

181141

M

AM

Full

     4

     3

 (14)

     4

   10

 11

    32

7

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Doug Mercer

177373

M

GGM

Full

     5

     7

     9

 (10)

     3

   8

    32

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Jack Kratz

186563

M

O

Full

     9

     5

     4

     7

 (13)

 10

    35

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug Culver

160014

M

MS

Full

   10

 (13)

     6

   12

     6

   2

    36

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan Dejoux

210153

M

MS

Full

 (11)

     9

     5

     9

     8

   7

    38

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Phyfe

8

M

MS

Full

     7

 (17)

   11

   11

   11

 13

    53

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Sexton

100550

F

MS

Radial

   12

 (17)

   12

   14

     7

 12

    57

13

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

Jody Sutter

145667

F

MS

Radial

   14

   10

 (15)

   13

   15

 14

    66

14

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

Lucy Cook

A

F

AM

Full

 (15)

   12

   13

   15

   14

 15

    69

15

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 


Race Report from Mike & Lynn - A day on the water is a great day.

On Saturday, August 1, 2009 Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor, NY hosted the 5th of 7 regattas in the 2009 East End Laser Series. Too impatient to wait for the sea breeze, 10 racers pushed off Havens Beach and completed 3 races in a dying northerly. After a short break, the race committee did a terrific job starting 3 more races in a light southerly. Spencer Olsson was 1st overall and 1st Junior. Richard Skeen was the 1st Master, Peter Vajko was the 1st Apprentice Master, Geoff Loffredo was the first in the Open age group. Mary Loffredo was the 1st female and 1st radial. Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to Mark Webber and the Breakwater YC for hosting the EELS for the fourth year in a row.

The 2009 East End Laser Series continues this coming Saturday, August 8 at our home club, Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett, NY on the usual schedule.

            1200 registration opens

            1300 skippers meeting

            1400 first signal

Please join us for some great sailing with a good fleet and terrific hospitality at one of the most beautiful spots on Long Island.

Although the Southampton Town Regatta has been canceled, Southampton Yacht Club will still host the final stop in the EELS on Saturday, August 15 on the usual race day schedule. 62 competitors have so far enjoyed 32 races over the past 5 consecutive Saturday afternoons. 2 regattas remain. Race in any 3 regattas and qualify for series standing.

Thank you to the PGJSA for sponsoring. Please join the Laser association.

See you on the water.

Mike Duran - 162043

Lynn Sexton - 100550

First Last Sail G AG Rig R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Place Full Radial M F J O AM MS
Spencer Olsson

166844

M J Full             2    2             1    1    1  (5)      7 1 1   1   1      
Richard Skeen E M MS Full             1    3  (3)    2    2      1      9 2 2   2         1
Mike Duran

162043

M MS Full             4    1  (5)    4    4      2     15 3 3   3         2
Michael Gershenson

173655

M MS Full             3    4             4    5  (7)      4     20 4               3
Bud Rogers

188581

M MS Full  (DNF 11)    7             2    6    5      3     23 5                
Peter Vajko

181141

M AM Full             7    6  (7)    3    3      6     25 6             1  
Geoffrey Loffredo

170093

M O Full             6    5             8  (8)    6      7     32 7           1    
Doug Culver

160014

M MS Full             5    8             6    7    8  (9)     34 8                
Mary Loffredo

168195

F J Radial             9    9             9    9    9  (10)     45 9   1   1 2      
Lynn Sexton

100550

F MS Radial             8  10  (DNF 11)  10  10      8     46 10   2   2        

Race Report from Mike & Lynn - It has been a terrific summer for Laser racing!

On Saturday, July 25, 2009 beautiful Shelter Island Yacht Club hosted the 4th of 7 regattas in the 2009 East End Laser Series. 13 racers were towed out in no breeze but then enjoyed 6 races in a steady 6 to 8 knot southerly behind the jetty off Greenport. Mike Duran was 1st overall in a tie-breaker. Geoff Loffredo was 1st in the Open age group. Emma Davis was the 1st Radial, 1st female and 1st Junior. Peter Vajko was 1st in the Apprentice Master age group. Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to SIYC for hosting.

61 Laser sailors have competed so far in the 2009 East End Laser Series (21 juniors and 40 adults). 3 regattas remain.

            August 1 – Breakwater YC, racing off Havens Beach

            August 8 – Devon YC

            August 15 – Southampton YC, racing as part of the Southampton Town Regatta

. Race in 3 regattas and qualify for series standing.

Please join the Laser association. Thank you to PGJSA for sponsoring.

See you on the water.

Mike Duran - 162043

Lynn Sexton - 100550

 

First Last

Sail

G

AG

Rig

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Place

Full

Radial

M

F

J

O

AM

MS

  Mike Duran

162043

M

MS

Full

             1

 (2)

     2

     1

     2

   1

     7

1

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

1

  Geoffrey Loffredo

168195

M

O

Full

 (OSF/14)

     1

     1

     2

     1

   2

     7

2

2

.

2

.

.

1

.

.

  Pete Lane

178907

M

MS

Full

             3

 (7)

     6

     3

     3

   5

    12

3

3

.

3

.

.

.

.

2

  Michael Gershenson

173655

M

MS

Full

             4

     5

     4

     5

     5

 (7)

    23

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

3

  Emma Davis

193341

F

J

Radial

 (12)

     3

     3

     7

     8

   8

    29

5

.

1

.

1

1

.

.

.

  Jack Lane

178907

M

J

Radial

             2

     9

     5

     4

 (13)

 12

    32

6

.

2

.

.

2

.

.

.

  John Sommi

165075

M

MS

Full

             6

     6

     9

     6

 (11)

   6

    33

7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

  Sebastian Frugone

193342

M

J

Radial

             5

     8

 (13)

   12

     9

   4

    39

8

.

3

.

 

3

.

 

 

  Peter Vajko

181141

M

AM

Full

           10

   11

   12

 (13)

     4

   3

    40

9

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

  Sebastian Head no number

M

J

Full

             7

 (12)

     7

   11

     6

 10

    41

10

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

  Lynn Sexton

100550

F

MS

Radial

           11

     4

     8

     8

 (12)

 11

    42

11

.

.

.

2

.

.

.

.

  Marina Crowe

190430

F

J

Radial

             9

   10

 (11)

     9

     7

   9

    44

12

.

.

.

3

.

.

.

.

  Nickolaas Honig

194195

M

J

Full

             8

 (13)

   10

   10

   10

 13

    51

13

.

.

.

         

Race Report from Mike & Lynn - The East End Laser Series welcomes Southold Yacht Club as a new host. On Saturday, July 18, 2009 SYC hosted the 3rd of 7 regattas in the series. 14 sailors enjoyed 6 races under clear blue skies in 6 to 10 knots of variable wind and some current. 6 races meant one throw out and in those conditions everyone needed at least one. Mike Duran was 1st overall. Mike Byrnes was the 1st Junior, Geoff Lofreddo was 1st in the Open age group. Lindsay Hewitt was the 1st Great Grand Master. Julia Oak was the 1st female and 1st Radial. Peter Vajko was the 1st Apprentice Master and Luke Olsson was the 1st 4.7. Congratulations to all the winners! SYC has a solid and growing Laser fleet and a pretty place to sail. Thank you to Geoff for organizing and thank you to Southold YC for hosting.

The 2009 East End Laser Series is 7 races a day on 7 Saturday afternoons at 7 venues. Through 3 regattas, 53 sailors have completed 20 races. Wow! We had to order more hats! Four regattas remain in the series.

            July 25 – Shelter Island YC

            August 1 – Breakwater YC (racing off Havens Beach)

            August 8 – Devon YC

            August 15 – Southampton YC (racing as part of the Southampton Town Regatta)

Race in 3 regattas and qualify for series standing. Check LaserD8 for the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

Thank you to PGJSA for sponsoring. Please join the Laser association.

See you on the water.

Mike - 162043

Lynn - 100550

 

First Last

Sail

G

AG

Rig

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Place

Full

Radial

4.7

M

F

J

O

AM

MS

GGM

  Mike Duran

162043

M

MS

Full

        3

        6

        1

        1

        4

 (8)

    15

1

1

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

1

.

  Mike Byrnes

173251

M

J

Full

        5

        3

 (8)

        4

        2

        2

    16

2

2

.

.

2

.

1

.

.

.

.

  Geoffrey Loffredo

168195

M

O

Radial

        6

        4

        2

        2

        5

 (7)

    19

3

3

.

.

3

.

.

1

.

.

.

  Spencer Olsson

166844

M

J

Full

 (DNS)

        9

        6

        5

        1

        1

    22

4

.

.

.

.

.

2

.

.

.

.

  Ted Cremer

162020

M

MS

Full

        1

 (11)

       10

        3

        3

        5

    22

5

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

2

.

  Bob Terry

177156

M

MS

Full

       10

        2

        4

 (10)

        6

        3

    25

6

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

3

.

  Lindsay Hewitt

191955

M

GGM

Full

        7

        1

        5

        6

        7

 (DNS)

    26

7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

  Julia Oak

178917

F

J

Radial

        2

        5

        3

 (11)

       10

       10

    30

8

.

1

.

.

1

3

.

.

.

.

  Jack Kratz

186563

M

O

Full

        9

       10

 (11)

        7

        8

        6

    40

9

.

.

.

.

.

.

2

.

.

.

  Nickolaas Honig

194195

M

J

Full

        8

       13

        7

 (13)

        9

        4

    41

10

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

  Peter Vajko

181141

M

AM

Full

        4

        8

       12

        9

       11

 (DNS)

    44

11

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

  Mary Loffredo (none)

F

J

Radial

       11

        7

        9

        8

 (12)

        9

    44

12

.

2

.

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

  Luke Olsson

166044

M

J

4.7

       12

       12

       13

       14

 (14)

       11

    62

13

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

  Lynn Sexton

100550

F

MS

4.7

       13

       14

 (14)

       12

       13

       12

    64

14

.

.

2

.

3

.

.

.

.

.


Race Report from Mike & Lynn -

On Saturday, July 11, Old Cove Yacht Club hosted the second stop on the 7-regatta 2009 East End Laser Series. 34 sailors pushed off the beach in a steady 14 knot southerly. This was the largest Laser regatta on Long Island in memory! The race committee did a terrific job getting 4 races off for a 14-boat full-rig fleet and a 20-boat Radial and 4.7 fleet. In the full-rig fleet Mike Matan was 1st overall, Joe Turchiano was 1st in the Open age group, Nicholaas Honig was 1st in the Juniors and John Elliott and Rob Lehnert were 1st in the Apprentice Masters group. In the Radial and 4.7 fleet Ryan Schmitz was 1st overall and 1st junior, Lindsay Hewitt was 1st Great Grand Master, Geoff Leffredo was 1st in the Open age group, Jennifer Massino was the 1st female, Gary Prieto was the 1st 4.7 and Chris Kuehn was the 1st Grand Master. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to Old Cove YC for hosting. Thank you to PGJSA for sponsoring. Thank you to LISOT for coming out and bringing their coach Swedish Olympian Rasmus Myrgren.

The EELS continues this coming Saturday, July 18, at Southold YC with

            1200 registration

            1300 skippers meeting

            1400 racing

Here are the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.

48 sailors have come out so far for 10 races over 2 weekends in the 2009 East End Laser Series. Race in just 3 regattas and qualify for series standing.

See you on the water.

Mike Duran
162043

Lynn Sexton
100550

2009 East End Laser Series, Old Cove Yacht Club, Saturday, July 11, 2009 - Full Rigs

First Last Sail G AG Rig Fleet R1 Place R1 Points R2 Place R2 Points R3 Place R3 Points R4 Place R4 Points Total Place Full Radial 4.7 M F J O AM MS GM GGM
Mike Matan

193281

M MS Full Full            1             1            1             1 1 1 1 1      4 1 1 . . 1 . . . . 1 . .
Ted Cremer

162020

M MS Full Full            2             2            2             2 2 2 4 4     10 2 2 . . 2 . . . . 2 . .
Mike Duran

162043

M MS Full Full            5             5            6             6 6 6 2 2     19 3 3 . . 3 . . . . 3 . .
Joe Turchiano

177278

M O Full Full            3             3            5             5 7 7 8 8     23 4 . . . . . . 1 . . . .
Bob Terry

177156

M MS Full Full            7             7            4             4 5 5 7 7     23 5 . . . . . . . . . . .
Paul Nannig

8

M MS Full Full            8             8            7             7 4 4 5 5     24 6 . . . . . . . . . . .
Dan Kuehn 173210 M O Full Full            4             4  OCS           15 3 3 3 3     25 7 . . . . . . 2 . . . .
Patrick Higgins

176228

M MS Full Full           11           11            8             8 11 11 6 6     36 8 . . . . . . . . . . .
Bill Lehnert (none) M O Full Full            6             6           11           11 12 12 9 9     38 9 . . . . . . 3 . . . .
Tom Samuels

174271

M MS Full Full           10           10            9             9 8 8 11 11     38 10 . . . . . . . . . . .
Nicholaas Honig

194195

M J Full Full            9             9           10           10 9 9 10 10     38 11 . . . . . 1 . . . . .
Robert Broderiul

155533

M MS Full Full  DNF           15  DNS           15  DNS 10  DNS 12     52 12 . . . . . . . . . . .
Rob Lehnert

13

M AM Full Full  DNF           15  DNS           15  DNS 15  DNS 15     60 13 . . . . . . . 1 . . .
John Elliott

177218

M AM Full Full  DNF           15  DNS           15  DNS 15  DNS 15     60 13 . . . . . . . 2 . . .

 

2009 East End Laser Series, Old Cove Yacht Club, Saturday, July 11, 2009 - Radials

First Last Sail G AG Rig Fleet R1 Place R1 Points R2 Place R2 Points R3 Place R3 Points R4 Place R4 Points Total Place Full Radial 4.7 M F J O AM MS GM GGM
Ryan Schmitz

189845

M J Radial Radial            5             5            1             1 1 1 2 2      9 1 1 . . 1 . 1 . . . . .
Spencer Olsson

183864

M J Radial Radial            1             1            3             3 5 5 1 1     10 2 2 . . 2 . 2 . . . . .
Connor Needham

187368

M J Radial Radial            2             2            2             2 3 3 3 3     10 3 3 . . 3 . 3 . . . . .
Lindsay Hewitt

187851

M GGM Radial Radial            3             3            4             4 2 2 5 5     14 4 . . . . . . . . . . 1
Geoffrey Loffredo

170093

M O Radial Radial            6             6            5             5 6 6 6 6     23 5 . . . . . . 1 . . . .
Stefan Kuehn

162011

M J Radial Radial            4             4           12           12 4 4 7 7     27 6 . . . . . . . . . . .
Erik Samuels

167246

M J Radial Radial            9             9            6             6 7 7 11 11     33 7 . . . . . . . . . . .
Robert Wands

170139

M J Radial Radial           11           11           14           14 8 8 9 9     42 8 . . . . . . . . . . .
Jennifer Masino (none) F MS Radial Radial           13           13            7             7 10 10 14 14     44 9 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . .
Gary Prieto

7

M J 4.7 Radial           19           19           17           17 11 11 4 4     51 10 . . 1 . . . . . . . .
Fred E. 169726 M . Radial Radial           14           14           10           22 9 9 10 10     55 11 . . . . . . . . . . .
Colin Keil

194266

M J Radial Radial            8             8           13           13 14 14 DNS 21     56 12 . . . . . . . . . . .
Richard Prieto

187316

M MS Radial Radial            7             7  DSQ           21 16 16 13 13     57 13 . . . . . . . . 3 . .
Lynn Sexton

100550

F MS 4.7 Radial           12           12           11           11 13 13 DNF 21     57 14 . 2 2 . . . . . 2 . .
Colin Kennedy

173256

M J Radial Radial           16           16            9             9 12 12 8 22     59 15 . . . . . . . . . . .
Chris Kuehn

170024

M GM Radial Radial           20           20           16           16 15 15 12 12     63 16 . . . . . . . . . 1 .
Connor Marion

175260

M J Radial Radial           10           10           18           18 DNF 21 DNS 21     70 17 . . . . . . . . . . .
Ryan Penney

194148

M J Radial Radial           18           18           15           15 17 17 DNF 21     71 18 . . . . . . . . . . .
Mary Loffredo (none) F J Radial Radial           15           15  DNF           21 DNS 21 DNS 21     78 19 . 3 . . . . . . . . .
Meredith Carroll

177278

F O Radial Radial           17           17           19           19 DNF 21 DNS 21     78 20 . . . . . . 2 . . . .

Race Report from Mike - The 2009 East End Laser Series blasted off on the 4th of July with a bang! 18 sailors pushed off the beach in a steady 18 knot westerly. The race committee did a terrific job to get off 6 races while gathering up the pieces of broken gear and broken racers. Congratulations to all the sailors. Ted Cremer was the 1st over-all and 1st Master (45+). Doug Mercer was the 1st Radial and 1st Great Grand Master (65+). Brett Morgan was the 1st Apprentice Master (35+) and Lynn Sexton was the 1st 4.7 and first woman. Bud Rogers and the NBIBCLRA throw a terrific Laser party. Be there!

The EELS is 7 races a day at 7 great venues hosted by 7 friendly clubs on 7 consecutive Saturday afternoons on the East End of Long Island.

2009 East End Laser Series  
NBIBCLRA, July 4, 2009    
       

 

Sailor MF Age Rig Race #1 Race #2 Race #3 Race #4 Race #5 Race #6 Add Totals Place Full Radial 4.7 Male Female Open AM M GG
   
Ted Cremer M M Full 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 5 1 1   . 1   1   1    
Doug Mercer M GG Radial 4 2 3 1 5 3 0 13 2   1   2   2   . 1  
David Berridge M M Full 3 5 2 4 9 4 0 18 3 2   . 3   3   2    
Brett Morgan M AM Full 6 9 6 13 2 2 0 25 4 3   . . . . 1 3    
Bud Rogers M M Full 5 7 4 7 3 6 0 25 5   . . . . . . . .  
Mike Duran M M Radial 7 19 7 5 6 5 0 30 6   2   . . . . . .  
Goeff Loffredo M O Radial 8 6 9 8 4 9 0 35 7   3   . . . . . .  
Tim Culver M AM Full 16 4 5 6 13 19 0 44 8   . . . . . 2   .  
Jamie Rogers M M Full 11 10 19 10 7 8 0 46 9   . . . . . . . .  
Derrick Galen M M Full 12 11 10 9 10 7 0 47 10   . . . . . . . .  
Jim Vos M M Radial 10 8 11 3 19 19 0 51 11   . . . . . . . .  
Mark Webber M M Radial 9 13 8 11 12 19 0 53 12   . . . . . . . .  
Doug Culver M M Full 14 14 12 12 11 10 0 59 13   . . . . . . . .  
Kevin Cain M M Full 2 3 19 19 19 19 0 62 14   . . . . . . . .  
Bill Rizzi M AM Full 13 12 19 14 8 19 0 66 15   . . . . . 3   .  
Andrew McIlroy M AM Full 15 19 19 19 19 19 0 91 16   . . . . . . . .  
Scott Metarese M O Full 19 19 19 19 19 19 0 95 17   . . . . . . . .  
Lynn Sexton F M 4.7 19 19 19 19 19 19 0 95 18   . 1   1   . . .  

 


Race Report - On June 13th during a gray and breezy southeasterly, five LI Sound Optimist Team radial sailors, and four D-8 full rigs turned out for six good races. The courses were windward leewards and the races were around 30 minutes long. Both Colin Leon and Ryan Schmitz dominated their respective fleets. Most improved radial goes to Colin Kennedy who learned later on in the regatta the benefits of a watertight boat , , , don't worry Colin -  happens to the best of us (right Jim!) LOL.    

 

Sayville Yacht Club

           
    2009 Laser District 8 Sayville Regatta  Radial          
    June 13 2009          
                               
Sail Number Name  From Total Pts Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
                               
189845 R. Schmitz Port Washington YC 7 1   1   1   2   1   1  
183280 M. Mollerus Larchmont YC 14 2   2   2   1   2   5  
181241 C. McPaul Seawanhaka YC 22 4   3   4   5   3   3  
173256 C. Kennedy Port Washington YC 24 5   4   5   3   5   2  
183864 K. Olsson Sayville YC 25 3   5   3   5   5   4  

 

  2009 Laser District 8 Sayville Regatta Fulls          
      June 13 2009          
                                 
PLACE Sail Number Name  From Total Pts Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4   Race 5 Race 6
                                 
1 162142 Collin Leon  Seawanhaka YC 6 1   1   1   1   1   1  
2 162020 Ted Cremer Sayville YC 13 2   2   2   2   3   2  
3 191955 Lindsay Hewitt Cold Spring Harbor 18 3   3   3   3   2   4  
4 178616 Bob Blanco Cold Spring Harbor 23 4   4   4   4   4   3  

  Special thanks to PRO Billy Fitch for doing a great job on the water and for Larry Kennedy for the following great photos of the day!   You are invited to view LARRY's photo album: Sayville Regatta 6/13/09

  Sayville Regatta 6/13/09 Jun 13, 2009
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Also sailed was the Great South Bay "Westin Trophy" which ended up being a separate three boat regatta. Sayville Yacht Club's Spencer Olsson ended outsailing his Dad Jim and Bellport Bay's Ward Brooks showing very good upwind speed. Congratulations to Spencer for being the Great South Bay's Single Handed Champion for 2009.  
Ted Cremer
US Laser Class
District 8 Secretary
631-868-3726


Race Report - Here are results from last weekend's District 8 Championship and US Sailing Area B Single-handed Semi-finals for the 2009 US Sailing O'Day finals to be held in Detroit in late July. PRO George Becza did a fine job on Saturday managing the 100 degree right shift that persisted throughout the day. ODU graduate Michael Collins (Sayville YC) sailed a brilliant first day with three firsts, a second and a fourth. Sunday showed much more wind with Cedar Point's Mike Matan only getting faster as the breeze built. He won ALL 4 of Sunday's races. When the scores were broken out separately for the Area B regatta and all races were counted (no drops), Mike Matan and Michael Collins tied for points with Matan winning the tiebreak based on his solid sailing on Sunday.   The Radial fleet once again was dominated by Ryan Schmitz who clearly benefited from practicing at Sayville the weekend before. Ryan was the most consistent sailor of the weekend dropping a 3rd. It was good to see Andrew Cremer out once again in a radial and also watching older brother Christian sailing his first full rig regatta getting a first and three seconds and finishing 4th and finishing as the top junior at the regatta.   Congratulations to Sayville Yacht Club for fielding nine sailors and for hosting a great regatta.  

    2009 Laser District 8 Grand Prix Full Rig                       
    June 20-21 2009                      
                                           
Sail Number Name From Total Pts Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9
                                           
193281 Mike Matan Cedar Pt YC 20 3   4   6   3   7   1   1   1   1  
170791 Michael Collins Sayville YC 21 1   1   1   2   4   5   3   6   4  
162142 Collin Leon Seawanhaka YC 25 5   2   4   1   3   4   4   5   2  
162028 Christian Cermer Sayville YC 30 2   5   2   8   1   6   2   4   14 DNS
166044 Spencer Olsson Sayville YC 39 9   8   3   7   5   3   6   2   5  
162020 Ted Cremer Sayville YC 42 6   6   7   14 OCS 10   2   5   3   3  
173257 M. Byrnes Sayville YC 60 7   10   8   4   2   7   8   14 DNS 14 DNS
191955 Lindsay Hewitt Cold Spring Harbor 65 4   3   5   5   6   14 DNS 14 DNS 14 DNS 14 DNS
114284 Ward Brooks Belport YC 71 8   7   11   9   8   10   10   8   14 DNS
173963 R. Martinez Cold Spring Harbor 74 10   11   9   6   9   8   7   14 DNS 14 DNS
60984 H Sears Sebago Canoe 86 13   13   12   11   12   9   9   7   14 DNS
173703 D. Desmond Sayville YC 93 11   9   10   10   11   14 DNS 14 DNS 14 DNS 14 DNS
166844 Jim Olsson Sayville YC 99 12   12   13   12   14 DNS 11   11   14 DNS 14 DNS

 

    2009 Laser District 8 Grand Prix Radial                  
    June 20-21 2009                  
                                       
Sail Number Name  From Total Pts Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8
                                       
189845 R. Schmitz Port Washington YC 10 2   1   1   1   3   1   2   2  
184559 F. Abels Cedar Pt YC 15 1   3   2   9   5   2   1   1  
162011 S. Kuhen Old Cove YC 20 7   2   3   2   4   3   3   3  
183854 J.Beres Beach Point 33 3   8   9   8   2   4   4   4  
173256 C. Kennedy Port Washington YC 38 6   6   6   7   1   6   8   6  
182364 A Cremer Sayville YC 38 4   5   7   5   6   5   6   10 DNS
183864 K. Olsson Sayville YC 39 9   4   4   3   8   8   5   7  
181241 C. McPaul Seawanhaka YC 43 5   9   8   4   7   7   7   5  
194586 D. Wexler Bayberry YC 55 8   7   5   6   9   10 DNS 10 DNS 10 DNS

 

      2009 Area B Singlehanded Semi-finals                       
      June 20-21 2009                      
                                             
PLACE Sail Number Name  From Total Pts Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9
                                             
1 193281 Mike Matan Cedar Pt YC 26 3   4   6   3   6   1   1   1   1  
2 170791 Michael Collins Sayville YC 26 1   1   1   2   3   5   3   6   4  
3 162142 Collin Leon  Seawanhaka YC 29 5   2   4   1   2   4   4   5   2  
4 162028 Christian Cermer Sayville YC 37 2   5   2   6   1   6   2   4   9 DNS
5 166044 Spencer Olsson Sayville YC 44 8   8   3   5   4   3   6   2   5  
6 162020 Ted Cremer Sayville YC 49 6   6   7   9 OCS 8   2   5   3   3  
7 191955 Lindsay Hewitt Cold Spring Harbor 57 4   3   5   4   5   9 DNS 9 DNS 9 DNS 9 DNS
8 114284 Ward Brooks Belport YC 66 7   7   8   7   7   7   7   7   9 DNS

Photos from last weekend: www.sayvillesailing.shutterfly.com  
Ted Cremer
US Laser Class
District 8 Secretary
631-868-3726


Race Report: Southampton Yacht Club, June 6

7 sailors again, and once again, better weather than forecast. The day started with about 6 knots of breeze, increasing to 8-10 knots by the end of racing. It's usally reliable sailing weather at beautiful Shinnecock Bay. The "sea smoke" (classic south shore advection fog) began rolling in just after the last race. 6 races sailed allowed for a throwout (although, as usual, if you count all the races, it doesn't make a difference in finishing order!)

Your's truly found good wind going to the right side of the course on the downwind legs of the early races, but as the wind built, it became a game of finding pressure and a clear lane. Lots of passing and position changes for every race. The final legs of each race were extremely tactical, as the fleet would split and the leaders had to decide who to cover.

Afterwards, we were all treated to Dr. Jim Hull's fabulous gourmet cookout. Steak, salmon, caesar salad, all the fixin's. Thanks Jim!

Thanks also to RC Kent Rydberg for his "one man band" act - solo RC is never easy!

- Bob

Place

Name

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Race 6

Total Points

1

Lindsay Hewitt

2

3

1

2

2

1

8

2

Bob Blanco

3

2

5

1

1

2

9

3

Bob Terry

1

1

3

4

5

5

14

4

Eric Stukey

5

5

2

5

3

3

18

5

Geoff Loffredo

4

4

4

3

4

4

19

6

Ward Brooks

6

6

6

6

6

6

30

7

James Hull

7

7

7

7

7

DNS

35


Race Report: Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club, May 30

7 sailors were greeted by better weather than forecast -sunny skies with 8-10 knots of breeze, some higher planing gusts, and a flood tide current to add to the mix. More or less rythmic shifts kept the strategy interesting. For the most part, it paid to go left upwind, except for the times it paid to go right! 9 races saw positions changing constantly, and allowed for a throwout. All finishes were downwind, so the leaders of each race were under constant attack.

Close scores - 3 points seperated 1st and 2nd, 1 point between 3rd and 4th, and 1 point between 4th and 5th.

Our host Lindsay provided us with "horrible" donuts and "horrible OJ" - his words not mine!

Collin's Dad Dan Leon did a great job as solo race comittee.

1

Lindsay Hewitt 13 pts

2

Collin Leon 16 pts

3

Bob Terry 31 pts

4

Bob Blanco 32 pts

5

Don Woodworth 37 pts

6

Ed Berenblum 38 pts

7

Dan Wexler 45 pts

Race Report from RC Eric Johnson:

Survivor Seawanhaka

The Seawanhaka Spring Fling Regatta was held on May 23rd and the weather services got it wrong. It was supposed to be 8-10 from the ESE veering to the south and dying through the day. It was blowing a pretty good clip from the east at the Club and a discussion was held at the Skippers Meeting as to where the fleet would like to sail and they chose to go out to Long Island Sound so they could sail in some waves. Lindsay then talked everyone into sailing with full rigs…and off they went.

When they got off of Rocky Point, north of Centre Island, the waves were running about 1.5 to 2 feet with occasional 3 footers, but the wind was kicking. . Instead of the forecast, it was ENE 16-20, the light spots were 12 and the max was 22 as measured by the Race Committee. Triangles were the order of the day.

Before Race 1 got started we had the first two boats suffering from fits of sanity and heading back in. Race 1 had Collin Leon launch off the start and lead around the course for his first win of the day.

In Race 2, again Collin took off, he did capsize once, but was back up in time to hold his lead to the win. Two other boats decided that living without back pain would be a good idea and headed in.

For Race 3 we were down to the final four. Collin again sailed around unchallenged, but the other competitors were spending a lot of time swimming. Two more boats voted to go back to the Island.

And then there were two left for Race 4. Rob came in on port for the start and got hammered over in a puff. In a show of Sportsmanship, Collin waited until he was up and started before heading out around the course. By our count, Rob got knocked over 3 more times and then graciously spared the Race Committee from waiting for him to sail the course and took the DNF. Collin sailing across the finish line alone, the sole survivor.

Seawanhaka Spring Fling

May 23, 2009

Name

Sail #

1

2

3

4

Total

Collin Leon

142

1

1

1

1

4

Rob Martinez

963

3

DNF

3

DNF

13

Bob Terry

156

2

3

DNF

DNS

18

Lindsay Hewitt

955

5

4

2

DNS

20

David Trinder

919

4

DNF

DNS

DNS

27

Keith Hennessey

272

DNS

2

DNS

DNS

29

Ed Chimney

585

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

36

Ed Berenblum

206

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

36


Race Report First Annual Sebago Regatta

Blake Mariner   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1  -total points-7
Ted Cremer       2   2   2   2   2   1   4   2  -total points-13
Phil Krug          3   4   3   4   4   3   2   3  -total points-22
Bob Blanco       4   3   4   3   3   4   3   4  -total points-24
Holly Sears       6   5   5   5   5   6   5   5  -total points-36
Tracy Kornrich 5   6   6   6   6   5   6   6  -total points-40
Herre's Blake Marriner's report on the Sebago regatta

I had the pleasure to meet "Team Sebago" (Holly, Tracy and Chris) last year at one of the Dinghy Shop regattas and listened to them describe their club and sailing area. I was really intrigued and made a mental note to make sure to attend if they hosted a Laser regatta there, so when I saw it on the D8 calendar this year, I was psyched. For some reason, visions of a childhood long past watching planes take off and land, the chance to race somewhere new and different (Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn no less!) and help them promote Laser sailing at their club was too good to pass up.

 I'm here to tell you, do not miss sailing here if they host an event again! The location of the club and the racing area are very cool and the members of the club went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The fog made watching jet airliners a non-event, but perhaps that helped me concentrate on the racing, and there was plenty of that thanks to Jim Luton and his RC team. (I will admit to watching the people riding horses on the beach though) Folks, we even had spectators out, cheering us on at the leeward mark, which gave the racing a bit of that NY Marathon feel to it.

We got in 8 races in about 3 hours of sailing, a mix of W/L (multiple laps)  and a couple of T/W/L with nice long reaching legs. The conditions were really fun, a mix of everything - flat water, waves, current changes and breeze from about 8-14 kts, and oh yeah, the occasional fog bank. I thought the keys for me were:
Starts
Starts
Starts.

I felt whoever got off the line either in a controlling position or clear ahead, would be able to "ride herd" on the rest of the fleet up to the windward mark. I think the fall and spring frostbiting at Cedar Point in CT may give me a bit of an advantage in the early spring D8 events, as I?m coming off a full season of racing while others are just shaking the winter rust off, so I felt really good coming off the line! I made sure I was accelerating 5 seconds before the gun and at the favorite end of the line.

I also focused on boat handling, making sure turns were smooth which can help avoid losing a boatlength here and there.

Upwind, on the first beats I was most concerned with holding my lane, on the rest of the beats I was focused more on going fast thru the water which meant keeping the bow down. On the runs, when the breeze was up, there were waves that you could surf, so I spent a good bit of time sailing by the lee on stbd or turning up a bit to a reach to catch or stay on each wave. The long reaches also provided some surfing and planes, the key there was once you accelerated to make sure you moved back in the boat to pop the bow out and let the flat surface aft help keep you on plane ? I saw a few bows that never really popped clear, which helped remind me and I?m sure helped me avoid getting passed.

As we de-rigged back on land, the aroma of burgers and dogs cooking on a charcoal grill wafted thru the air ? are you kidding me, we?re getting fed too? A perfect ending to a great day, chowing down on some tasty grub before saying our good byes and hitting the road. I sure hope Sebago does this again next year, I can?t wait to go back, I still have to watch the jets. Seriously, I hope everyone makes the effort to come next time, and spreads the word, this really is a great place to spend time messing about in boats.

Folks! This is a MUST ATTEND next year!!!!


News from Ted - Good Evening and Happy Mothers day to all!   Today,  four eager souls completed 7 races in shifty and variable winds - very much unlike last years spring series at the Dinghy Shop when it literally nuked!   Young Ryan Schmitz took first for the day, despite being OCS twice and having to restart. As the breeze died, he just kept getting faster! He has promised me a quick write-up to fill us in on all the cool tricks that Ed Adams taught them last week as they practiced in the drifters up on the Sound.   Lindsay Hewitt was getting his final TOT (time on tiller) before heading south to N. Carolina for the US Master NA's at Wrightsville Beach next weekend. AWESOME venue folks , , , you race Lasers in the Atlantic!!! and the hospitality is stellar. We wish Lindsay lots of luck down there! I bet Fred Abels will make the run there as well,,, I remember driving back with him from the NA's there a few years back...            Bob Blanco owned the seconds and thirds for the day taking 3rd place, and John Kratz finished 4th despite getting two bullets!   All in all, the racing was very close and these sailors got 2 1/2 hours of good racing in. Special thanks to Jim Koehler for is gracious hospitality and for having the whaler ready with marks for me today... We'll look to come back again in the fall and do a series where we can leave the boats and get a good month of sailing in.   Be sure to check out Ryan Schmitz's report on the "Notes From the Winners" page.

Results   Amityville Dinghy Shop Series - 5-09-09  
                       
Place Sail# Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Pts Avg
1 1566 Schmitz  2 2 3 3 1 2 1 14 2.00
2 7851 Hewitt 4 1 1 4 2 1 4 17 2.43
3 8616 Blanco 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 18 2.57

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Hi all,   Just got back from Annapolis for the NOOD -  Great sailing in the J-22 class in 3-4 knots of current and 5-10 knots of breeze! I realized that taking the winter off from frostbiting really put me out of the game mentally, so kudos to all that kept racing through the winter and spring as you'll all have the edge going into the spring and summer.   Special thanks have to go out to Eric Johnson, Lindsay Hewitt, and Robert Terry for their continued support and assistance in managing the winter sailing scene in our area. Eric did an awesome job running a great program! Please take time out to thank them all for their dedication to managing a fine series!  

Some updates:   This coming weekend is the Laser FULL RIG ACC's at Severn Sailing association in Annapolis. Great venue -  fun town, and not as long of a drive as you may think if you time it right. It is well worth the trip!   http://www.severnsailing.org/results/2009ACCNOR.pdf  

We start our spring series at the Dinghy Shop on May 9th. Thanks to Jim and Susan Koehler for their support of our sport. Please remember to respect the parking situation down at the sailing center - especially in and around the area of the condos.   10 AM skippers meeting, 11 AM start. $15   We will need to provide our own RC, so any sailors or parents interested should contact me.   The following weekend, we'll all meet at Holly's club in Brooklyn. This will be a fun event and I am looking forward to supporting this one. Please make sure we get a good turnout as I know that the Brooklyn Crew is excited about the opportunity.


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