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Revised April 05, 2015

 

Race Report: Breakwater YC - Hello All -  Happy Easter to all.....
We were able to complete the Annual Ice Breaker laser Regatta yesterday....  and to say it was challenging conditions is to put it mildly.   It was very fresh breeze out of the NW - with gusts over 20Kt....  coming off North Haven anywhere from 310 to 355 degrees...  We had an outgoing current, all afternoon ((with an exceptional low tide around 6 pm due to the full Moon))...  After getting in a quick skippers meeting at 1:30 and receiving some words of support from our Club Commodore, 9 brave souls ventured out to compete...    ((Derrick, Erik and Christian, Rachael, Joan, Billy, Caitlin, Alonso and Everett)).
We set up the course for the full length of the Harbor, as we have the whole place to ourselves....  but from the beginning, some people starting having problems...  ***  I'd like to thank those people who helped each other out ***  We had quite a mix of different rig's, 4.7's, Radials, and even some fulls and it was apparent it would be a brutal day and no cake walk for anyone.....
We were able to get started by 2:30 - and we were able to get in all six races...   they were all triangles, once around...  only one bad start -- general recall in the third race, and we did make an adjustment to the course after the 4th race .
Here are the results:

    2015 BWYC Ice Breaker  
Rank   TYPE Sail No Race 1   TRI race 2 TRI Race 3 TRI race 4 TRI Race 5 TRI Race 6 TRI
Total Final  
               
1 Erik L Radial 392 1 2 1 4 2 1   11 7  
2 Derrick Radial 97 3 1 3 1 1 4   13 9  
3 Caitlin 4.7 none 4 3 2 2 4 3   19 14  
4 RachaeL 4.7 none 2 4 4 5 3 2   20 15  
5 Christian Radial 125 5 9DNF 9DNF 3 4 5   35 26  
6 Alonso full 347 DNS DNS DNS DNF DNF DNF   54 45  
6 Everett full 276 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   54 45  
6  Joan  4.7  none DNS   DNS  DNS  DNS  DNS  DNS   54 45  
6          Billy N                                                Radial          BB               DNS      DNS        DNS       DNS        DNS       DNS                      54           45

A special thanks goes out to Joan and Sarah for securing prizes from local businesses - they were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners...   and Thank you,  as always for those who came out -- especially on such a challenging day.  Next Saturday we will continue with our Spring Laser series - we only have three more weeks until commissioning of the BWYC for 2015, and our move back to Noyac bay.

Hope to see you all again soon --    Marty 

Click HERE for sailing instructions for Narrasketuck

 

News from the East End - Breakwater YC - Postponed from March 21 to April 4 - the harbor is still thawing!  all sorts of things going on in the Harbor for the entire family -- come on out and plan on staying the whole day...  and enjoy the Grucci fireworks off the long wharf afterwards...http://sagharborchamber.com/vendors/harborfrost/
We will be starting up the Early Spring series in March, so you can sign up for that as well on the registration form - Click HERE for NOR, click HERE for registration form.

4/11/15 Saturday Seawanhaka Spring-Fling
NOTE: 12:00 Skipper's meeting, 1:00 PM Start

Click HERE for NOR, Click HERE for SI
also, this is the last day of Winter Sailing

District 8 Oyster Bay 12:00

 


Lindsay took a bunch of nice pics during winter sailing at Seawanhaka on December 7. Click HERE for the album.


Frank just clued me in - Laser frostbiting is going on at Centerport Yacht Club. Click HERE to view page.


I find this pretty amazing - go to https://www.windyty.com/?surface,wind,now,43.469,-74.180,5 - its an animated wind map that really paints out the wind flow around the highs and lows - and, you can zoom in and out.


Winter Sailing at Seawanhaka --Results

11/09/14
11/16/14
11/23/14
11/30/14
12/07/14
12/14/14
12/21/14
12/28/14 no racing
1/4/15
1/11/15
1/18/15 no racing
1/25/15
2/01/15
2/08/15 no racing
2/15/15 no racing - iced out!
2/22/15 no racing - iced out!
3/01/15 no racing - iced out!
3/08/15 no racing - iced out!
3/15/15
3/22/15
3/29/15
4/5/15
4/11/15

Frank found a link to a site with a nice mention of the Laser Masters Worlds - go to: http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Record-participation-for-2014-Audi-Laser-Masters-World-Championships/127269
Also, try the ILCA site at: http://events.laserinternational.org/en/events/overview/100z106

The results are in from the Laser Masters Worlds at Hyeres, France:

Mike Matan was the top US scorer in the Full Rig Masters with 25th place.

Lindsay Hewitt was 25th in the Great-Grand Master Radials.

Good job guys! For the event webpage, with full results, go to: http://lasermasters.coych.org/


The scores from the Dinghy Shop Fall Series Regatta, 10/18/14, courtesy of Graham.

Place Name R1 R2 53 R4 R5 Total
1 Frank Seckler 1 1 2 6 2 12
2 Graham Hagger 5 3 3 1 3 15
3 Bob Blanco 2 2 1 3 10 DNF 18
4 Bennett Kudder 4 4 4 5 4 21
5 Mike White 6 7 6 2 1 22
6 Bill Linden 7 5 8 4 5 29
7 Bill Archer 3 6 5 7 10 DNF 31
8 Gus Rappold 8 10 10 8 6 42
9 James Hart 9 9 7 10 DNF 10 DNF 45
10 Kelly White 10 8 9 9 10 DNS 46

The scores from the Dinghy Shop Fall Series Regatta, third event of the series, 9/27/14, courtesy of Graham.

Place Name R1 R2 53 R4 Total
1 Ryosuke Sakai 2 1 1 2 6
2 Frank Seckler 1 2 3 10 DNS 16
3 Graham Hagger 5 3 4 4 16
4 Jack DeNatale 10 DNS 6 2 1 19
5 Patrick White 4 4 10 DNF 3 21
6 Kelly White 3 9 5 6 23
7 Bill Archer 6 5 9 5 25
8 Bennett Kudder 7 7 7 7 28
9 James Hart 8 8 8 8 32
10 Bill Linden 9 10 6 9 34

 

Photos courtesy of Marguerite Kohler


The news from Frank Seckler: Here is a quick recap on the 2014 US Masters in Rochester this past weekend, 70+ Standard Lasers and 30+ Radials: Great Grand Master Lindsay Hewlitt was the leader of the the Radial Fleet with a strong 2nd and 4th on Friday. On Saturday, again with strong finishes in the first two races, Lindsay looked to be in a comfortable lead.  Following a 120 minute delay due to  general recalls and course adjustments, A huge black front was moving down the lake as  race 3 was set to start. The RC had switched from the W course to a D course and a front was upon the fleet at the start. With pelting rain, which made visiblity almost impossible, and steady winds in the 25-35 range and higher gusts the fleet started. Lindsay again rounded the windward mark in 1st and was one of the few in the 100+ boat fleet not to capsize!  Grand Master Matt Doherty, sailing in the standard fleet had a strong top fleet finish 19th over-all , and Ryo Sakai also sailing a Radial finished 17th with a best finish,7th in the second race.     
Attached is a photo of the fleet just prior to the front which is approaching.


The scores from the Dinghy Shop Fall Series Regatta, second event of the series, 9/20/14, courtesy of Graham.

He reports conditions were nice and breezy, at least 12-15kts out of the south, maybe a little more.

Place Name R1 R2 53 R4 R5 Total
1 Lindsay Hewitt 2 4 1 2 1 10
2 Ryosuke Sakai 3 1 3 4 2 13
3 Frank Seckler 1 2 2 1 21 DNC 27
4 Graham Hagger 4 7 7 6 3 27
5 Bob Blanco 8 3 4 7 8 30
6 Dan Wexler 7 6 6 8 4 31
7 Pedro Lorson 9 5 5 5 7 31
8 Matt Priebe 10 8 8 3 5 34
9 Griffin Catallo 5 11 9 10 6 41
10 Bennett Kudder 11 10 11 12 9 53
11 Gus Rappold 6 9 10 11 21 DNC 57
12 Bill Linden 12 13 12 14 10 61
13 Kerry Close 13 12 13 13 11 62
14 Kelly White 16 16 14 21 DNC 12 79
15 Paul Priebe 15 14 21 DNC 9 21 DNC 80
16 James Hart 14 15 21 DNC 21 DNC 21 DNC 92
17 George Catallo 17 21 DNC 21 DNC 21 DNC 21 DNC 101

 

The scores from the Dinghy Shop Fall Series Regatta, first event of the series, 9/13/14, courtesy of Graham. The first four places are really close!

Place Name R1 R2 53 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total
1 Dan Wexler 2 (3) 3 1 1 3 3 13
2 Pedro/Sabrina Lorson 1 (5) 1 5 2 4 1 14
3 Graham Hagger (5) 1 2 2 5 1 4 15
4 Bill Archer (4) 2 4 4 3 2 2 17
5 Killian Duclay 3 4 5 3 4 (9) 6 25
6 Bennett Kudder (6) 6 6 6 6 5 5 34
7 Bill Linden (8) 8 7 7 7 6 7 42
8 Brendan McCormack 7 7 (9) 9 8 8 8 47
9 Kelly White (10 DNF) 9 8 8 9 7 9 50
10 James Hart (10 DNF) 10 DNS 10 DNS 10 DNS 10 DNS 10 DNS 10 DNS 60

Race Report: Ward Bell Memorial Regatta, Hempstead Harbour Club, Saturday, August 23

A light seven knot breeze with the occasional fourteen knot gust had a few sailors guessing - which sail should I go with? A nice big fleet - 20 boats! As typical for a fleet this size, the boats tended to break into two packs, though with the size of the course, nobody ever got very far back and there was always the opportunity to go from the trailing pack to the leading pack on the runs. Austin Newman and Rick Wood dominated at the front of the fleet, but the racing was close all day, with plenty of yelling at the marks. Hey, that's racing! The last two heats saw the wind build, so everyone got some varied conditions to play in. After the racing, our gracious hosts fed us and we swapped stories about Ward Bell. All in all, a great time, great people, and many thanks to Hempstead Harbour Club.

Oh, and sorry about the driving directions on the webpage - the roads were recently changed around! I've got it updated now. - Bob

Laser District 8 Regatta August 23, 2014 Ward Bell Memorial Hempstead Harbour Club            
Place Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Points
1 Austin Neuman 1 1 1 (2) 1 1 1 6
2 Rick Wood 2 2 2 1 (5) 2 3 12
3 Frank Seckler 3 6 3 3 (14) 4 2 21
4 Lindsay Hewitt 4 4 6 (7) 2 3 4 23
5 Ryan Wood (14) 3 5 4 10 6 7 35
6 David Trinder 8 8 4 6 3 (9) 6 35
7 Bill Banks 11 (17) 7 8 4 13 5 48
8 Bob Blanco 9 7 (13) 5 9 8 10 48
9 Dave Rapelje 7 10 11 (14) 11 5 9 53
10 Ryo Sakai 12 5 12 (15) 6 7 12 54
11 Bob Terry 6 11 8 9 8 (14) 14 56
12 Dan Rapleje 13 12 9 10 7 (15) 11 62
13 Greg Hayes 5 16 10 11 16 (20) 8 66
14 Ed Berenblum (15) 9 15 12 13 10 13 72
15 Bob Canavan (16) 14 14 13 12 16 16 85
16 Graham Hagger (17) 13 16 16 15 11 15 86
17 Shawn Grahek 10 15 (17) 17 17 12 17 88
18 Jim Riodan 18 18 18 18 (19) 18 18 108
19 Chris Lucas (19) 19 19 19 18 17 19 111
20 Chip Rossi 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 119


Click on image for more photos


Race Report: Sebago Canoe Club Regatta, Saturday, August 16 - Sebago hosted this District 8 Laser Regetta on Jamaica Bay. 4 home team and 4 guest racers participated. There were 5 " full rig " racing Lasers and 3 " radial " racing rigs. 10 Sebago volunteers gave support on land and on the water.

Overall standings for mixed fleet of Full and Radial boats (6 races with one throw-out – 8 participants, wind 8-12)

Full rigs: Trinder, Cripton, Sears, Blanco, Solnick Radial rigs: Sakai, Haggar, Decker

Race #1 Race #2 Race #3 Race #4 Race #5 Race #6 Final Overall
Trinder/1 Trinder/1 Sears/1 Blanco/1 Trinder/1 Cripton/1 Trinder 8pts – 1st
Sakai/2 Cripton/2 Sakai/2 Trinder/2 Blanco/2 Blanco/2 Cripton  14pts – 2nd
Sears/3 Sakai/3 Cripton/3 Sakai/3 Sears/3 Trinder/3 Sears  15pts – 3rd
Cripton/4 Sears/4 Trinder/4 Sears/4 Cripton/4 Sears/4 Sakai  19pts – 4th
Haggar/5 Haggar/5 Blanco/5 Haggar/5 Solnick/5 Haggar/5 Blanco  19pts – 5th
Solnick/6 Solnick/6 Haggar/6 Cripton/6 Haggar/6 Solnick/6 Haggar  26pts – 6th
Decker/7 Decker/7 Solnick/7 Solnick/7 Decker/7 Decker/7 Solnick  30pts – 7th
Blanco/DNS Blanco/DNS Decker/8 Decker/8 Sakai/DNS Sakai/DNS Decker  36pts – 8th

 

Full rig standings
Trinder 1 1 3 2 1 3 8pts – 1st
Sears 2 3 1 3 3 4 12pts  – 2nd
Cripton 3 2 2 4 4 1 12pts – 3rd
Blanco 6 6 4 1 2 2 15pts – 4th
Solnick 4 4 5 5 5 5 23pts – 5th

 

Radial rig standings
Sakai 1 1 1 1 4 4 8pts – 1st
Haggar 2 2 2 2 1 1 8pts  – 2nd
Decker 3 3 3 3 2 2 13pts – 3rd

Click HERE for photos & videos, courtesy of Chris Bickford, a Sebago Canoe Club volunteer member.


Race Report: Around Shelter Island Regatta, Saturday, August 9
Ryo wins!

Laser Full (9 entries)    

Position Sail Club Name Race 1
1 787   Sakai, Ryosake 1
2 204822   Leiz, Arthur 2
3 200385 Old Cove YC Lynch, Declan 3
4 17 Mount Sanai Sailing Assoc. Butler, Dan 4
5 182362 Shelter Island YC Colby, Cole 5
6 84949 Southold YC Ewing, Robert 6
7 205408 None Ciriello, Frank 7
8 41047 Essex Corinthian Lachapelle, Brian 8
9 28664   Duthaler, Dan 10/DNF

Laser Radial (1 entry)    

Position Sail Club Name Race 1
1 199183 South Bay Watersports Assoc. Gallo, Stephen 1

Race Report: Sayville Yacht Club Regatta, Saturday, August 9

The forecast was for a light northerly all day which was how the racing started out. Light airs - at Sayville? It began with a few puffs between the lulls, with major windshifts. Even without a lot of breeze, the waters off Blue Point were in their typically short chop. After the first race, which saw a 90 degree windshift after the start, the hardworking committee (Ted alone in the stakeboat) reset the course - only to have another 90 degree windshift! This was the onset of the southerly, which came in at about 15 knots. Lots of banging around in the short chop upwind, but you could easily surf downwind - that is if you didn't submarine! Lindsay dominated (but not totally, Frank and Bob B. each scored a bullet) while Frank and Bob B. slugged it out head to head for most of the racing. Beautiful day, nice club, lots of fun racing, and thank you to the crew at Sayville YC! --- Bob

Place

Name Sail #

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

1 Lindsay Hewitt 526 1 1 2 (2) 1 1 6
2 Frank Seckler 568 3 2 1 (6 OCS) 2 2 10
3 Bob Blanco 616 2 3 3 1 3 (3) 12
4 Bob Terry 156 4 4 4 3 4 (4) 19
5 Graham Hagger 399 5 5 5 6 DNF (6 DNF) 5 26

photo courtesy of Ted Cremer


Race Report: Devon Yacht Club Regatta, Saturday, August 2

Saturday weather forecast -rain wind,sleet,hail temps above freezing etc.(Hey Lindsay - no sharknado?) Received call from Matt Dougherty at 8am -When are you guys leaving --around 10 -good, traffic should be light !! Arrived Devon around noon easy trip . Devon YC is right on beach facing due East and Portugal--there is a bit of a tide rip where you can see breaking waves maybe 4-5 miles out --anyway wind was due east (80-110 degrees) gusting above 20  and creating some beautiful waves--a little bit like Caberete.Only 11 brave souls ventured out -everyone soon learned it was quite manageable  .Radials dominated at first but as breeze mellowed big rigs became more effective .Long trip was well worth it -Devon did a great job of hosting and thanks for hot showers!! Thanks Devon and a special thanks to Mike Duran--cheers all- Lindsay

Pl Sail Number Sailor Subg. 1 2 3 4 5 6 T
1 189788 Matt Doherty Full 3 (3) 1 2 1 1 8
2 82772 Fred Abels Radial 1 1 3 1 (3) 2 8
3 205445 Lindsay Hewitt Radial 2 2 5 3 (6) 3 15
4 8 David Berridge Full 5 (5) 2 4 2 4 17
5 7 Erik Langendal Full 4 4 7 7 4 (9) 26
6 4822 Arthur Leiz Full 8 6 (9) 5 5 5 29
7 182637 Bud Rogers Radial (9) 8 6 6 7 7 34
8 NIGHTINGAL Sara Nightingale 4.7 6 9 4 (10) 9 8 36
9 0550 Robert Barron Radial 12\DNS (12\DNS) 8 8 8 6 42
10 GRUZEN Rachel Gruzen 4.7 7 7 10 9 12\DNS (12\DNS) 45
11 170369 Julian Barrowcliffe Full 12\DNF 12\DNS 12\DNS 12\DNS 12\DNS (12\DNS) 60


Race Report: District 8 Grand Prix, Saturday/Sunday, July 19-20 The D8 Laser Grand Prix saw an excellent turnout with 21 sailors in all - 12 full rig and 9 radial. The wind was a steady 10 to 15 mph all weekend and the waves gave us plenty to work with. Mike Matan once again showed us how it was done, although Richie Gordon made him work hard for his honors. Giovanni Ronco won the radials. It was some of the closest racing I have experienced and often 5 to 7 boats were within 3 boat lengths of each other on the final rounding. One mistake and you could easily go from 4th to 9th.

2014 Laser District 8 Grand Prix Results 
Sayville Yacht Club, July 19-20, 2014

Laser Full (12 entries)    Scoring: OneDesign

Position Subdivision Last 4 Sail Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Points
1 Master 3281 193281 Matan, Mike [3] 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 9.0
2 Junior 4015 194015 Gordon, Richie 1 [13/OCS] 2 2 1 2 2 1 11.0
3 Great Grand Master 5445 205445 Hewitt, Lindsay 2 2 5 [10] 7 4 7 6 33.0
4 Master 9560 199560 Seckler, Frank 4 8 3 [9] 5 5 6 3 34.0
5 Master 2020 162020 Cremer, Ted 7 9 4 3 4 6 4 [13/DNF] 37.0
6 Grand Master 4824 204824 Doherty, Matt 10 4 8 7 [13/DNS] 3 3 4 39.0
7 Open 4687 124687 Christensen, Peter 5 7 10 4 3 7 10 [13/DNS] 46.0
8 Grand Master 4777 204777 Trinder, David 6 3 [9] 8 9 8 5 7 46.0
9 Master 5200 155200 Swanton, Philip 8 5 6 5 8 [9] 9 5 46.0
10 Master 140 140 Cripton, David 9 6 7 6 6 [10] 8 8 50.0
11 Grand Master 3364 193364 Sears, Holly 12 11 11 11 10 11 [13/DNS] 13/DNS 79.0
12 Master 8664 28664 Duthaler, Don 11 10 12 12 11 [13/DNC] 13/DNC 13/DNC 82.0

Subdivision: Laser Full Grand Master (3 entries)    Scoring: OneDesign

Position Subdivision Last 4 Sail Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Points
1 Grand Master 4824 204824 Doherty, Matt 2 2 1 1 [4/DNS] 1 1 1 9.0
2 Grand Master 4777 204777 Trinder, David 1 1 [2] 2 1 2 2 2 11.0
3 Grand Master 3364 193364 Sears, Holly 3 3 3 3 2 3 [4/DNS] 4/DNS 21.0

Subdivision: Laser Full Master (7 entries)    Scoring: OneDesign

Position Subdivision Last 4 Sail Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Points
1 Master 3281 193281 Matan, Mike [1] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7.0
2 Master 9560 199560 Seckler, Frank 2 4 2 [5] 3 2 3 2 18.0
3 Master 2020 162020 Cremer, Ted 3 5 3 2 2 3 2 [7/DNF] 20.0
4 Master 5200 155200 Swanton, Philip 4 2 4 3 [5] 4 5 3 25.0
5 Master 140 140 Cripton, David [5] 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 29.0
6 Master 8664 28664 Duthaler, Don 6 6 6 6 6 [7/DNC] 7/DNC 7/DNC 44.0

Subdivision: Laser Full Open (4 entries)    Scoring: OneDesign

Position Subdivision Last 4 Sail Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Points
1 Open 4687 124687 Christensen, Peter 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 [2/DNS] 7.0

Subdivision: Laser Full Great Grand Master (1 entry)    Scoring: OneDesign

Position Subdivision Last 4 Sail Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Points
1 Great Grand Master 5445 205445 Hewitt, Lindsay [1] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7.0

Laser Radial (9 entries)    Scoring: OneDesign

Position Subdivision Last 4 Sail Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Points
1 Open 2757 182757 Ronco, Giovanni 1 [2] 2 1 2 1 1 1 9.0
2 Apprentice Master 0528 200528 Sakai, Ryosuke [3] 3 3 2 1 3 3 3 18.0
3 Junior 4166 194166 Eastman, Gerard 2 1 1 [10/DNF] 10/DNS 2 2 2 20.0
4 Junior 5921 195921 Fluehr, Cole [7] 6 7 4 3 4 4 4 32.0
5 Junior 7250 207250 Martin, Joshua 4 4 4 5 5 6 [10/DNS] 10/DNS 38.0
6 Master 0883 150883 Kornrich, Tracy [9] 7 5 7 8 5 5 5 42.0
7 Open 3399 153399 Hagger, Graham 8 8 9 3 4 [10/DNF] 10/DNS 10/DNS 52.0
8 Open 5428 195428 Scholl, Minna 5 5 8 8 6 [10/DNF] 10/DNS 10/DNS 52.0
9 Junior 0371 190371 Kennedy, Lillian 6 9 6 6 7 [10/DNC] 10/DNC 10/DNC 54.0

Subdivision: Laser Radial Junior (5 entries)    Scoring: OneDesign

Position Subdivision Last 4 Sail Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Points
1 Junior 4166 194166 Eastman, Gerard 1 1 1 [5/DNF] 5/DNS 1 1 1 11.0
2 Junior 5921 195921 Fluehr, Cole [4] 3 4 1 1 2 2 2 15.0
3 Junior 7250 207250 Martin, Joshua 2 2 2 2 2 3 [5/DNS] 5/DNS 18.0
4 Junior 0371 190371 Kennedy, Lillian 3 4 3 3 3 [5/DNC] 5/DNC 5/DNC 26.0

Subdivision: Laser Radial Apprentice Master (1 entry)    Scoring: OneDesign

Position Subdivision Last 4 Sail Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Points
1 Apprentice Master 0528 200528 Sakai, Ryosuke [1] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7.0

Click HERE for more photos, courtesy of Sayville Yacht Club --------Click HERE for even more photos, courtesy of Larry Kennedy


Race Report: Old Cove Regatta, Saturday, July 12

A building breeze on beautiful Peconic Bay kept 8 sailors busy. The racing was dominated by Mike Matan, but the boats kept pretty much together in a tight pack. Twice-around courses for the first 5 races gave plenty of mark-rounding experience. A big thank you! to the folks at Old Cove for hosting us. Video below!

Place Name Sail # R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total  
1 Mike Matan 193281 1 1 1 1 1 (3) 5  
2 Matt Doherty 204824 2 (3) 2 2 3 1 10  
3 David Trinder 204777 4 4 (5) 2 2 2 14  
4 Declan Lynch 200385 3 2 3 (4) 4 4 16  
5 Dan Wexler 194586 6 (7) 4 5 5 5 25  
6 Bob Terry 156 (7) 6 6 6 6 6 30  
7 Hugh O'Driscoll 16201 (8) 8 7 7 7 7 36 1st Place Radial
8 Ryo Sakai 140787 5 5 (DNF) DNS DNS DNS 37  


Race Report: NBIBCLRA July 4th 2014 Regatta aka Hurricane Arthur Regatta

29 brave souls sailed in Noyac Bay last Saturday despite some impressive storms looming on the horizon and what appeared to be non stop rain. It was blustery at best and reached the "howling" level more than once. But we got 5 full races in. Many sailors had at least one swim on a downwind leg. It was an afternoon to remember followed by the usual amazing Bud hospitality. You HAVE to do this event each year! The winners were:

1st overall-- Matt Doherty 
1st Radial--Rachel Gruzen 
1st Female--Rachel Gruzen 
1st Junior--Gabe Hannon 

 
Rank Rig Cat Sail No 3 Digits Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total 
1   M 204824 824 Matt Doherty 6 1 1 2 1 11
2   M 161122 122 Kevin Cane 1 8 4 1 2 16
3   M 777 777 David Trinder 3 2 5 4 17 31
4   M 174562

562

Jamie Rogers 7 3 3 11 8 32
5   M 168195 195 Geoff Loffredo 4 11 6 6 12 39
6   M 206085 85 Tim Culver 16 10 9 3 3 41
7   M 8 8 David Berridge 18 9 2 8 9 46
8   M/J 4 4 Gabe Hannon 5 15 15 9 4 48
9   M 787 787 Ryo Sakai 22 4 12 5 5 48
10   M 188581 581 Bud Rogers 13 12 7 12 6 50
11   M 194554 554 Jim Vos 9 14 11 10 7 51
12   M 7 7 Eric Langendal 10 16 8 7 10 51
13   M 8008 008 Mark Webber 8 7 10 17 13 55
14 R F 148392 392 Rachel Gruzen 14 6 13 18 11 62
15   M 170361 361 Lee Montes 11 20 14 14 14 73
16   M 187353 353 Brett Morgan 19 5 17 15 18 74
17   M 3 3 Richard Skeen 15 18 18 16 15 82
18   M 170369 369 Julian Barrowcliffe 2 22 22 22 22 90
19 R F/J 9 9 Maxine De Havenon 17 17 19 20 19 92
20   M 182637 637 Alex Scolnik 20 22 22 13 16 93
21   M 153399 399 Graham Hagger 21 13 22 19 22 97
22   M 154424 424 Ed Mulderrig 12 22 22 22 22 100
23 R F 125 125 Caitlin Cummings 22 19 20 21 21 103
24   F   474 Sara Nightengale 22 22 16 22 22 104
25   M 173655 655 Nick Makarov 22 22 22 22 20 108
26   M 92987 987 Dwight Curtis 22 22 21 22 22 109
27 R F Bagel B BB Joan Buttler 22 22 22 22 22 110
28   M BYC4 YC4 Eric Jaffe 22 22 22 22 22 110
29     86831 831 Edward Moan 22 22 22 22 22 110

Race Report: Westhampton Yacht Squadron Regatta 6/28/14 - While some of the gang was in Toronto, 6 sailors came out to Westhampton to enjoy a 9 to 12 kt breeze on these beautiful waters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it seemed that playing the corners here was the way to go! Mack dominated, using his local knowledge to play the left corner upwind, but Graham got it hooked up on the right corner & scored his best regatta to date. Close racing, the boats were in a tight pack all around the course on each race (they're closer than they look in the video, the camera is wide-angle.)

The raw scores show sail # 182388 finishing 2nd in the last race, with 100550 finishing 4th. However, since I noticed Mack and Cole switching boats for the last race, I think I've got the right scores allotted to each person! If I'm wrong guys, let me know.

Check out the video - just because the club gets blown up by a Transformer, it doesn't keep us from racing! :-)

Next week, Bud Rogers is hosting a July 4th Regatta and BBQ in Noyac. This event is legendary!

Place Name Sail # R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 Macklin Fluehr 182388 1 1 1 1 1 (4) 5
2 Alex Smith 174004 2 3 3 3 (4) 1 12
3 Graham Hagger 153399 3 2 4 2 2 (5) 13
4 Bob Terry 156 4 (5) 2 4 3 3 16
5 Cole Fluehr 100550 5 4 5 5 (5) 2 21
6 Ming 207257 6 6 6 6 6 (6) 30


Race Report: Dinghy Shop Regatta 6/21/14 - Last weekend 11 sailors braved a stiff breeze for an excellent afternoon of sailing. If you see that your name is missing in the results, please email me and I will update - we only got the sail numbers on the score sheet.

This weekend, some intrepid old guys are making their way to Toronto to sail in the Canadian Masters Championships. Good luck guys!

Long Island laser sailing on Saturday is at the Westhampton Yacht Squadron. Skippers' meeting 12:30 pm. I know of at least 5 boats that will be there so please join us - it is an easy drive on the LIE.

Place Name Sail Number R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 Matt Doherty 204824 (3) 1 1 1 3 1 7
2 Lindsay Hewitt 200528 1 (4) 3 2 2 3 11
3 David Trinder 777 4 2 (5) 3 1 2 12
4   277433 2 3 2 (8) 4 4 15
5 Robert Blanco 27 5 6 6 4 (8) 7 28
6   174004 (10) 5 4 9 5 5 28
7 Josh Martin 207250 6 (8) 7 5 7 6 31
8 Graham Haggar 153399 8 2 8 6 (9) 9 33
9 Ryo Sakai 200528 7 7 (9) 7 6 8 35
10 Bennett Kudder 168472 9 (10) 10 10 10 10 49
11   7257 11 11 11 DNS DNS DNS 66

Race Report: Southampton Yacht Club Regatta 5/31/14 - Once again, the good folks at Southampton YC had us over for a fantastic day of racing. Reasonably steady breeze, but windshifts could take you from the front of the pack into the cheap seats in a hurry. Close scores- 2 tiebreakers. Thank you to Kent and Malcolm for setting up a great course (after some expert mechanical repair to the Committee boat!) Wind, sun, waves, and a great party - what more could we ask for?

Place Name Sail # R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 David Trinder 777 (3) 2 1 1 1 3 8
2 Lindsay Hewitt 5445 5 4 3 3 (7) 2 17
3 Ryo Sakai 787 9 (10) 2 4 2 1 18
4 Geoff Loffredo 93 7 (9) 6 2 3 4 22
5 Bob Blanco 27 2 6 4 (9) 5 5 22
6 Bob Terry 156 4 1 7 5 (9) 8 25
7 Arthur Leiz 822 1 3 5 6 10 (DNS) 25
8 Josh Martin 250 6 8 (9) 7 6 6 33
9 Bill Archer 985 8 5 8 (10) 8 9 38
10 Gabe Hannon 195 11 7 10 (11) 4 7 39
11 Graham Hagger 399 10 11 11 8 (11) 10 50
12 Jim Hull   12 12 12 (DNS) DNS DNS 62

 


From Frank, on the Narrasketuck Spring Series - we have had two summer like days on the water, with southerly breezes. A total of 10 sailors have sailed over the two dates.  Many sailors have selected  to launch from the Dinghy Shop and sail over to the starting line, so a big thank you to the Dinghy Shop for their support!  The last date is Sunday 6/22, and everyone interested in Laser Sailing is welcome to join us! 

Name Sail # Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
               
Gus Rappold 27433 4 2 4      
Frank Seckler 199560 6 5 6 4 5 2
Lindsay Hewett 8 3 4 1 5 2 3
Robert Blanco 27       1 3 4
Ed Berenblum 149934 2 3 3 3 6 5
Ryo Sakai 140787 1 1 2 2 4 7
John Darling 204823       7 7 6
Matt Doherty 204824       6 1 1
Rich Bury 6       8 8  
Micheal Seckler 9956 5 6 5      

Race Report: Dinghy Shop Regatta 5/31/14

Place Skipper Sail # R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 Lindsay Hewitt 8 1 2 1 (3) 1 1 6
2 David Trinder 777 2 1 3 1 (4) 2 9
3 Frank Seckler 9560 3 3 5 2 2 (15 DNC) 15
4 Ryo Sakai 787 4 4 2 (6) 3 6 19
5 Geoff Loffredo 195 (5) 5 4 5 5 3 22
6 Bob Terry 156 6 6 7 (8) 7 5 31
7 Andrew Kinsey 98052 (13) 7 8 4 9 4 32
8 Bob Blanco 178616 9 8 6 7 6 (10) 36
9 Bill Archer 197985 (11) 11 9 9 8 8 45
10 Tracey Kornreich 150883 7 (12) 12 10 10 7 46
11 Bennett Kudder 168472 10 10 (13) 13 11 9 53
12 Ed Berenblum 194080 12 9 10 11 (15 DNC) 15 DNC 57
13 Graham Hagger 153399 (14 DNS) 13 11 12 12 11 59
14 Arthur Leiz 204822 8 14 DNF (15 DNC) 15 DNC 15 DNC 15 DNC 67

Last weekend, the Dinghy Shop put on another fantastic event. We had 14 boats and a very decent breeze that shifted 90 degrees half way through the afternoon. It made for some excellent reaching and some close racing.

Big thanks to Marguerite & the Dinghy Shop crew for all their hard work, and thanks as well to our host, Jim Kohler.

Also, a special big thank you to Ed Kudder, who braved bouncing about in little whalers to do stakeboat/race committee duty.


This weekend Narrasketuk has Sunday racing with an on water start at 1:30pm. This is informal racing with an opportunity for sailors of any level to try it out with no pressure. Ask for Frank when you get there and he and the team will make you feel very welcome!


Race Report: Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Regatta 5/24/14

Place Skipper Sail # R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Matt Doherty 204824 1 4 5 1 11
2 Bob Blanco 27 2 3 2 5 12
3 Lindsay Hewitt 8 4 1 6 3 14
4 Padro Lorson 187311 7 2 4 2 15
5 Ryosake Sakai 140787 8 6 1 4 19
6 Ed Berenblum 149934 5 7 3 6 21
7 Bob Terry 156 3 5 9 7 24
8 Arthur Leiz 204822 6 8 7 8 29
9 Graham Hagger 153399 9 9 8 9 35

9 Lasers got together at Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club For a day of Windward-Leeward courses. Heavy rains the night before gave way to bright sunshine and a warmer day than forecast. The first race started in about 8 knots of breeze with lots of shifts and holes. As the day went on, the clouds came back, the wind died, eventually to nothing, & it became a matter of not getting caught out on the wrong side! [Lindsay wants me to report it was blowing 15-20 all day --- ;-) ]

Next race, Dinghy Shop in Amityville, 5/31/14, Noon skipper's meeting. Be there! ---- Bob

 


From Frank - Lasers at "The Wine Gallery" regatta - I think this was about 1984 - 86343 is mine! -Bob

From Frank - Lasers in the Great South Bay, Amityville? 1970's


Race Report: Dinghy Shop Regatta 5/17/14

Place Skipper Sail # R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total
1 David Trinder 777 1 1 (2) 1 1 1 1 6
2 Ryo Sakai 200528 3 (4) 3 3 2 4 2 17
3 Ed Berenblum 149934 (4) 3 4 4 4 2 3 20
4 Frank Seckler 9560 2 2 1 2 (9) DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC
5 Tracey Kornreich 150883 5 5 7 (9) DNC 3 3 4 27
6 Bill Archer 197985 (6) 6 5 5 5 5 5 31
7 Graham Hagger 7 (9) DNC 6 6 6 6 6 6 37
8 new 0 8 (9) DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC 53

Last Saturday, the Dinghy Shop put on another great afternoon of sailing with 8 boats and a solid SW 15 - 18 kt  wind. It made for some lively downwind runs and some close sailing. Please see the Dinghy Shop facebook page for a short video of Trinder getting beaten at the final rounding by Seckler.

On Sunday, we had a practice race date at Narrasketuck in Amityville.  Windward leeward and triangle courses were set.  3 bullets to Lindsay Hewlet . One Bullet and 3 seconds to  Ryo and third and forth were fought by wrestlers mike and frank Seckler. Sailing was a real challenge with a wicked north wind that continued to blow from shore with gusts on race 3 and 4 up to 27 kts which made for a few great rides on the reaches.  The official series begins 6/1 and sailors are encouraged to stay the entire series so that they can come down during the week to practice if they like. More to come and many more sailors are expected from the area.

This weekend is Saturday racing at Cold Spring Harbor. Lindsay always puts on a great event so please make every effort to be there. Skippers meeting is 12:30pm and first race 1:00 pm.
-- David & Lindsay


Race Report: Dinghy Shop/Westin Regatta 5/10/14 - 2014 Season finally off to great start!

Place Skipper Sail # R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Mike Matan 193281 1 1 1 1 4
2 David Trinder 204777 3 3 2 2 10
3 Frank Seckler 199560 2 2 3 5 12
4 Peter Christensen 124687 4 4 4 3 15
5 Ryo Sakai 140787 6 7 5 4 22
6 Bill Archer 197985 5 6 6 6 23
7 Graham Hager 153399 7 5 8 7 27
8 Bennett Kudder 168472 8 8 7 8 31

For photos, courtesy of The Dinghy Shop, click HERE


Oh no - Seawanaka Spring Fling called off for no wind, then Sebago Canoe Club event called off for too much wind! Keep checking the Schedule page for new dates - Sebago will give it another try on 8/16!


If you're not on the District 8 e-mail list but want to be, drop me an e-mail to robertterry@optonline.net Thanks!

 

'The Frostbiters'

Those of you who sailed when Thurston Smith was filming, will be pleased to see the following . Several members were interviewed and will appear in the film which will be released shortly.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiJypz7wFmk 


A note from Bob - Over the years, every now and then, I get a note from someone asking how to join a race. The short answer - just show up! We'll get you signed in at the site. We don't need advance notice, and we don't hold anyone responsible if they can't make it at the last minute (flashback to last years Southampton YC Regatta, when the alternator on my tow vehicle failed halfway there!) There may be an Invitational or some other event that requires qualifying, check the Schedule, but the vast majority of our events have no pre-registration. Anyhow, just bring your boat to the next regatta that looks good to you and you're in!

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