Event for 2018 are starting to shape up so start planning your spring and summer sailing.
Hello Laser Sailors!
Time is running out to register for the 2017 Laser District Championship/Sunshine Open, April 22-23!
NOR and online registration: http://severnsailing.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=549086&item_id=620485
- Your registration fee includes a few of the best things from the area.
- after racing keg of Heavy Seas Loose Cannon (a local favorite brewed in Baltimore
- tasty crab cake dinner catered by CrabTownCurbs Cusine (extra dinner tickets available for $25), and
- a moisture-wicking tech shirt, designed by StoutGear (artwork shared on Facebook yesterday) https://www.facebook.com/groups/206466696149325/permalink/1127004367428882/
Sailors who register between now and April 10 will be guaranteed a regatta shirt at check in. Early registration discount ends on April 14.
I hope to see you there!
Laser Fleet 10
All current ILCA members worldwide are invited to vote on 2017 Rule Changes now, via a quick, 4-question online survey.
Voting is open 10 April to 10 October 2017.
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL COMPASS
Proposed rule change: Proposed rule change: Delete current Rule 22 (a)-(d) shown below in
strikethrough text and replace it with new Rule 22 (a)-(e) shown below in RED text.
Add new rule 22:
22. COMPASS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AND TIMING DEVICES
(a) One compass mounted on any part of the deck or the cockpit is permitted if the hull cavity is not pierced by anything other than the fasteners. Compasses may not be fitted to inspection ports. An additional wrist mounted compass is permitted. Electronic, self-contained, digital compasses using only magnetic input are permitted.
(b) Timing devices are permitted.
(c) A timing device and electronic compass may be integrated in the same device.
(d) A compass or timing device must not be capable of displaying, delivering, transmitting, receiving, calculating, correlating or storing information about wind speed, wind direction, boat speed or boat position.
(e) Any use of electronic equipment not specifically allowed in the rules is prohibited unless the rules are modified by the sailing instructions.
Delete Old Rule 22:
(a) One compass is permitted mounted on any part of the deck or the cockpit, provided that the hull cavity is not pierced by anything other than the fasteners. Compasses shall not be fitted to inspection ports. Electronic and digital compasses are prohibited (see exception in part d).
(b) Any use of electronic equipment not specifically allowed in the rules is prohibited unless modified in the sailing instructions.
(c) Timing devices are permitted.
(d) A timing device that includes an electronic compass is permitted as long as it is worn on the wrist.
Reason for change: To allow the use of affordable electronic digital compasses that are not GPS enabled.
* 3 BOAT OR BODY MOUNTED CAMERA
Proposed rule change: Add new Rule 28 in RED text as below.
ADD NEW RULE 28:
28. One camera may be attached to the sailor or may be mounted on the boat if the hull cavity is not pierced by anything other than the fasteners.
Reason for change: To allow the use of cameras.
* 4 SHOCK CORD INHAUL
Proposed rule change: Modify Rule 3(f)vi by deleting the words in strikethrough text and adding the words in RED text as below.
A shock cord for use as an inhaul may be attached around the boom immediately in front of the outhaul cleat or to the outhaul cleat and then to the clew of the sail, the clew tie down, the optional block at the clew, the quick release system or through the clew of the sail and to an optional block in the primary control line. A shock cord may be used as an inhaul on the clew.
Reason for change: To remove the restrictions on the attachment points of the shock cord inhaul.
* 5 ADJUSTABLE HIKING STRAP
Proposed rule change: Modify Rule 17c by adding the words shown in RED text as below.
New Rule 17C:
17c The hiking strap supporting line, between the aft end of the hiking strap and the eye straps on the aft face of the cockpit, may be rigged in any manner so that the hiking strap is fixed or adjustable and may include one cleat; one ring, thimble, or shackle; or both.
Reason for change: To allow for the addition of one cleat and one turning point in the hiking strap support line that are not attached to the hull or the hiking strap.
Example of Possible Hiking Strap Adjustment Configuration
Capital City Laser Regatta
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:24:08 PM CDT
The overall final scores from frostbite series. Furthermore, congratulations to Will Summers for winning our endurance
award this year with the most races sailed!
“#” = Not Qualified
Welcome to a new District 11 Website: https://laserdistrict11.wordpress.com It’s been a while since the last update and this one should be a little more maintainable, work better on mobile devices and be easier to post results to.
The old website is currently directing users here and eventually laserdistrict11.org will just be a redirect to this site. (The domain will be kept, but the URL for all content going forward will be laserdistrict11.wordpress.com)
David was well known at FBYC for his involvement in the Laser Fleet and beyond. David was our fleet captain in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and chaired our Chesapeake Laser Masters Championship during those years including the US Laser Masters that we held in 2000. A quick clip of him from that event. David would serve numerous years on the FBYC board and was Commodore in 2003. Afterward he was a champion for volunteerism at the club.
David enjoyed traveling on the Masters circuit around the country and even sailed in the Masters World Championships in Chile (1997), Austrailia (1999), Mexico (2000) and Ireland (2001). He won a number of awards at FBYC including the Piankatank Award, Matthew Fontaine Maury, and Race Committee Trophies.
Alain reflected “He might not have been there at the start of the laser fleet [at FBYC], but he was the one who really made it what it was.”
David later moved into bigger boats sailing on his Dehler 34 sailing in FBYC’s PHRF fleet.
From FBYC and the masters sailors who attend the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters – he will be missed.