Please join us at Gibson Island for a 2023 ILCA-NA District 11 Championships, a 20 Point ILCA-NA Grand Prix Regatta! (See Grand Prix Rules for more details on the ILCA-NA Grand Prix.)
Entry fee includes a regatta pinnie and grilled-to-order burger and hot dog barbeque, after racing on June 10th. NOTE: competitors who complete a late entry (registrations submitted after May 10, 2023) are not guaranteed a regatta pinnie.
Although there wasn’t much sunshine or breeze for SSA’s annual spring invitational, sponsored by ILCA Fleet 10 and US ONE- DESIGN, the smiling faces of 40 competitors made for a great weekend! Special thanks to the excellent RC work by Joe Friebele, Gary Jones and all of the volunteers at SSA.
On the first day we managed 2 races in a northerly 3-4 knot breeze. Back on shore sailors enjoyed the fire pit and great eats from Botanas Fajardo. The sun even came out for a brief moment!
Thankfully, we had a little more breeze on Sunday and got in another two races to wrap up the event.
Light air, cool temperatures and rainy conditions allowed for only 1 race in the 19-boat fleet on Saturday. Sunday conditions warmed up and allowed for 6 more races. Jon Deutsch and Laura Windecker were tied for the lead after the last race with the tiebreaker going to Jon. A well sailed early-season event and well run by Nabeel, Tyler and the rest of the folks at PRSA.
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, March 26, 2023 2:32:31 PM CDT Click on race number to view detailed race information.
It’s time once again to formally elect the executive committee for ILCA North America. Chairman, Andy Roy and Treasurer, Eric Reitinger are stepping down. Both have served on the committee for over ten years and we need YOU to step up!
In accordance with our bylaws, nominations for positions on the committee will be open for the next 7 days: October 1-7, 2022. An additional seven-day period for campaigning and the posting of position papers will be October 10-16, 2022. District Secretaries will then vote to elect the 2022-2023 ILCA-NA Executive Committee on October 26-28, 2022.
The 2022 ILCA Crab Claw Regatta drew 44 participants to Severn Sailing Association this past weekend. There were a handful of past winners in attendance, including Lauren Pollak (2008), Kim Couranz (2011, 2017, 2018) and Kelly McMurray (2021) in the ILCA-6 fleet, as well as Jim Knab (2003), Bob Tan (2007), and James Jacob (2021) in the ILCA-7 fleet. 1997 champion Alden Shattuck made a surprise shore-side visit Sunday morning to catch up with old friends!
On the racing front, the wind gods did not cooperate on Saturday. PRO Steve Podlich and his team did a great job of getting one race completed in what one might describe as a sketchy southerly breeze. Sunday turned out much nicer with the wind again coming in from the south and fluctuating in velocity throughout the day, anywhere from 5-18 knots. Once again, the race committee work was flawless; they were able squeeze in a total of 5 races.
In the 15 boat ILCA-6 fleet, Brooke Bogdan secured the win with a very consistent scorecard (4,2,2,4,3) over 5 races. Coming in second place, just 4 points behind Brooke, was Dorian Haldeman. Matt White (21 points) took home the bronze.
The ILCA-7 fleet had 29 competitors. History repeated itself with a USNA midshipman taking top honors for the 13th time in the 51 year history of this regatta. The winner this year was senior Gavin McJones. He was in complete control, winning all six races by a fairly significant margin. The Crab Claw served as a tune up for Gavin who will be competing in the Carl Van Duyne MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championships later this fall. Coming in second place was Luke Shingledecker (21 points). Fun Fact: this year marked the 21st anniversary of Luke’s first Crab Claw regatta (2002) in which he placed 3rd. Rounding out the top three was David Waiting (29 points).
-Ted Morgan, Photos by Scott Williamson, Robin Richards and Cathee Lee
Save the date! With a day that feels like summer, it’s only appropriate to be thinking ahead to Memorial Day weekend. Don’t have plans yet? Good! Join PRSA for our Spring Regatta Sat. May 28 and Sun. May 29.
NOR and registration will be available next week.
All fleets – Lightnings, Flying Scots, Albacores, Buccaneers, I-20s, Lasers, Penguins, and multi-hulls – are welcome!
The middle part of the season was cold and on several Sundays there were no races due to ice. The end of the season was breezy!
59 races in all, so it took 30 races to qualify (half of 59 rounded up) and your best 30 were averaged to calculate your score.
The top three were very tightly packed. Laura Windecker passed Tom on the last day of racing to win the series. And Farley tied Tom but won the tie breaker. Poor Tom doing RC fell from 1st to 3rd. The top five were rounded out with Brian Joseph in 4th and Jim Klein in 5th. Congratulations all.