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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.
NOTE: 12:00 Skipper's meeting, 1:00 PM Start
|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
12/28/14 no racing
|1/18/15 no racing
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!
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.
|3||Bob Blanco||2||2||1||3||10 DNF||18|
|7||Bill Archer||3||6||5||7||10 DNF||31|
|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.
|2||Frank Seckler||1||2||3||10 DNS||16|
|4||Jack DeNatale||10 DNS||6||2||1||19|
|5||Patrick White||4||4||10 DNF||3||21|
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.
|3||Frank Seckler||1||2||2||1||21 DNC||27|
|11||Gus Rappold||6||9||10||11||21 DNC||57|
|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!
|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|
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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.
standings for mixed fleet of Full and Radial boats (6
races with one throw-out 8 participants, wind
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||Sears/4||Cripton/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||Solnick/6||Haggar 26pts 6th|
|Decker/7||Decker/7||Solnick/7||Decker/7||Decker/7||Solnick 30pts 7th|
|Blanco/DNS||Decker/8||Sakai/DNS||Decker 36pts 8th|
|Full rig standings|
|Radial rig standings|
Click HERE for photos & videos, courtesy of Chris Bickford, a Sebago Canoe Club volunteer member.
Race Report: Around Shelter Island Regatta, Saturday,
Laser Full (9 entries)
|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|
|8||41047||Essex Corinthian||Lachapelle, Brian||8|
Laser Radial (1 entry)
|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
|2||Frank Seckler||568||3||2||1||(6 OCS)||2||2||10|
|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
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.
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!
|7||Hugh O'Driscoll||16201||(8)||8||7||7||7||7||36||1st Place Radial|
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
|Rank||Rig||Cat||Sail No||3 Digits||Skipper||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Total|
|19||R||F/J||9||9||Maxine De Havenon||17||17||19||20||19||92|
|27||R||F||Bagel B||BB||Joan Buttler||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!
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.
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?
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|
Race Report: Dinghy Shop Regatta 5/31/14
|3||Frank Seckler||9560||3||3||5||2||2||(15 DNC)||15|
|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
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
|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|
|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!
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!
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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.
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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