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District 11 Championship and Sunshine Open

The Sunshine Open Regatta is coming up fast.  This regatta is also the District 11 Championship and the first regatta for SSA with the new Laser sails.  Registration is up on the website and this coming Friday the 15th is not only the Tax deadline, but the deadline to avoid the late registration fee.  The reason I do this is so I can have a good handle on T-shirts and dinners.  So, make sure to register and pay before the 15th.  We have a great party lined up for Saturday night with fine Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes for dinner, a great band and a keg.  What better way to kick off the season?
We had a great Frostbite season this winter.  One of the best turnouts I’ve seen.  I still have a few Frostbite glasses to pass out to those of you who qualified by sailing in at least half of the days.  I know who you are and I will be down at SSA this Saturday celebrating opening day.  I’ll have the Frostbite glasses with me so track me down and get yours.

Jon Deutsch Wins US Sailing One Design Leadership Award

Last week Jon Deutsch was in San Diego at the US Sailing One Design Leadership Forum.  At the awards ceremony he received US Sailing’s 2013 One Design Leadership award for his excelence in Laser Fleet building and regatta organizing.

From US Sailing:

2/6 my acceptance speechSAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 12, 2014) – Last Thursday night at the Sailing Leadership Forum Awards Dinner, sponsored by Old Pulteney and hosted by the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame, US Sailing, along with Leadership Forum attendees recognized the outstanding individual and organizational achievements in training, community and one-design sailing, including the presentation of the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award.

Leadership Award – Jon Deutsch (Richmond, Va.)
For the past nine years, Deutsch has been the mastermind of the widely popular Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship. Deutsch is known for his spectacular photography, energetic regatta reports and phenomenal website. He frequently provides on-water updates while racing via Twitter.

Deutsch documents events with his omni-present GoPro and other cameras, and promotes through social media and the club site. Sailors arrive home after the event to find a “Thanks for Coming” email from Jon with the results and photos attached.

As with everything he approaches, Deutsch made himself into an expert, both on and off the water. His knowledge and service is in demand all over the Bay. He has served as the Laser District Secretary for the past seven years.

2/6 Jon with US Sailing Executive Director Jack Gierhart and Gary Jobson

Tred Avon Yacht Club Laser Regatta This Saturday

Tred Avon Yacht Club will be hosting a one day regatta this Saturday. It should be an enjoyable and laid-back affair ( This is a good weekend to head over to the Eastern Shore. Not only should there be good racing at TAYC on Saturday but it is also the Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown. This is a very enjoyable tall ships and wooden boat event. More details can be found here For those that are really keen we will be having a Laser practice at CRYC on Sunday – all are welcome.

RBSA Laser/Sunfish Equinox Regatta

UPDATE 9/13 1322: This event has been cancelled due to a death in the family of the organizers.

Organized Laser sailing is returning to Delaware on September 14. Make this regatta a training event for districts regattas and Laser Masters NA’s.  Please come to this “short notice” regatta for an easy day of sailing. Be a part of the “Delaware Laser Revival.”

Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association is located on the Rehoboth Bay as part of the Inland Bays system of the Delmarva Peninsula in Sussex County, next to the Atlantic Ocean. The launch area is a small beach in the shallow bay waters.  The club house features beach town style and wrap around decks. Meet Sunfish sailors who qualified for the Sunfish Worlds to be held nearby at the Lewes Yacht Club.


Corisca River Yacht Club Spring Regatta Invitation

Saturday May 11th, Corsica River Yacht Club on the Chesapeake’s picturesque and tranquil Eastern Shore will host our second annual, one day, Corsica River Spring Regatta. The regatta will be hosted at Corsica River’s Ship Point and is expected to run inside the Corsica, as opposed to out in the Chester. This will make for a very convenient and short sail out to the course.

Corsica River Yacht Club is a great place to sail with a lot of open water, very limited motor boat chop, easy beach launching and plenty of grass on which to park, rig, camp and just hang out. We would be very pleased if you would join us at the regatta, CRYC will work very hard to ensure that it is an enjoyable day for you. I am sure that it will have the same laid back yet competitive atmosphere that you expect at Corsica River, including dinner at the club after sailing.

Camping is highly encouraged and is free. Ship Point is an extremely tranquil spot to camp. If you have a cruising boat we have a very protected anchorage at the club. We are less than an hour’s drive from Annapolis, just over an hour’s drive from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and easily accessible from the Southern Bay, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Please see the NOR on our Web site for additional details

I very much hope that you can make it out. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance or can answer any questions. Hopefully see you then.