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2023 Capital City Regatta Results

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.

PosSail  Boat  SkipperYacht Club 1  2  3  4  5  6  7 TotalPos
1  159785  No Quarter  Jon Deutsch   Fishing Bay Yacht Club  4  3  [6]  1  2  4  1  15T  1  
2  167248    Laura Windecker   PRSA  2  4  2  4  1  [6]  2  15T  2  
3  144151  Chops  Thomas Hutton   PRSA  5  1  7  2  3  1  [8]  19  3  
4  156631    Eric Johnson   Severn Sailing Association  3  [10]  1  10  5  2  3  24  4  
5  220398    Michael Colbert   Severn Sailing Assoc.  [10]  2  5  3  6  3  7  26  5  
6  191498    Farley Will   PRSA  8  5  4  6  4  [9]  4  31  6  
7  178603    Tyler Phillips   Potomac River Sailing Association  [11]  7  3  5  7  5  5  32  7  
8  168421    Eliza Pearce   PRSA  [16/TLE]  6  8  7  9  8  10  48  8  
9  184519  Lounatic  LOUIS ANDORS   PRSA  6  8  10  9  8  [11]  9  50  9  
10  1  Barney  Eva Hogan   PRSA  [16/TLE]  9  12  11  10  7  6  55  10  
11  176978    MIKE LISS   PRSA  16/TLE  [21/DNS]  14  13  11  10  11  75  11  
12  209479    Lucie Rochat   PRSA  7  [21/DNS]  11  8  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  89  12  
13  196158    Thea Joseph   PRSA  16/TLE  [21/DNS]  13  12  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  104  13  
14  217593    James Jacob   Severn Sailing Association  1  [21/DNS]  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  106T  14  
15  175892    Brian Joseph   PRSA  13  [21/DNS]  9  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  106T  15  
16  177347  Snoopy  John Van Voorhis   PRSA  9  [21/DNF]  21/DNF  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  114  16  
17  180550    DAN MILLER   PRSA  12  [21/DNS]  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  117  17  
18  194508    Kevin Cowley   PRSA  14  [21/DNS]  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  119  18  
19  217190  Ballenero 2  Adrian Burde   PRSA  16/TLE  [21/DNS]  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  121  19  
20  116366    DAVE COUGHLIN   Huguenot YC  [21/DNC]  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  21/DNS  126  20  

2021 District 11 Championship Results

In case you missed it the 2021 ILCA District 11 Championship was  held this past weekend at Norfolk Yacht & Country Club.  We had 18 boats from all over the District . The winds were light Saturday,  but PJ Trudell , our Race Committee Chairman managed to get off four W4 races (one was shortened to a W1).  Sunday the wind was much better, 10 to 15 mph, we sailed four W4’s again.   The winner of the 2021  District 11 ILCA Championship was Alex Jacob ,  second was David Hartman and third was Jake Spracher.  I would like to take this time to thank NYCC,  PJ,  Ben, Levi, Alex and Duffy for their effort on putting on a fine Regatta as well as a great Dinner Saturday night and adult refreshments Sunday after racing. – Britt Drake

1ALEX JACOBUSA 194620Norfolking WayNYCC1925123521[6]5
2David Hartman217586NoneNone2537[12]1443436
3Jake SpracherUSA 196271NoneNorfolk Laser Fleet263423[8]74613
4Jon DeutschUSA 159785No QuarterFishing Bay Yacht Club28363[8]531358
5Scott WilliamsonUSA 215737BuccilcaSevern Sailing Association29386[9]666221
6Harrison Thomson— 217630NoneNYCC3646[10]7729542
7Rebecca SchillUSA 12605NoneNYCC38487[10]1171084
8Sean TrudellUSA 187327NoneNorfolk Yacht & Country Club52645[12]211581011
9George SlookUSA 209744Go NADSDelta5364441098[11]99
10Mike ColbertUSA 213965NoneSevern Sailing Association7084959[14]12131210
11Brian HughesUSA 210865NoneCooper River Yacht Club7085141411[15]10777
12Mike MooreUSA 217478Vintage NADSDiego Garcia Yacht Club76901111131011911[14]
13Britt DrakeUSA 204415AMFFBYC / MRYC / ILCA Fleet 12839886[15]1315141413
14Frank Patch Jr.USA 189783NoneBBSA881021313[14]1213121312
15Chad PattonUSA 206051NoneNorfolk Laser Fleet96113151512814[RET – 17]RET – 1715
16Ryan SquiresUSA 194504NoneHoover119136[DNC – 17]DNC – 17DNC – 17DNC – 17DNC – 17DNC – 17DNC – 17DNC – 17

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.


SSA First Spring Series Race this Saturday

This Saturday is the official kick off of the SSA Laser sailing season with the first race of our annual Spring Series.  As in the past, racing will begin at 11 a.m. with a competitor’s meeting at 9:30 a.m. (If the RC chooses to hold one).  The weather is looking beautiful for Saturday, so hopefully many of you will be able to attend.  Please note that all competitors must complete registration, either online at or by completing an entry form on Saturday morning.  There is no entry fee for SSA club members.

Please remember that the RC requires all boats to check in prior to racing, please sail by the signal boat and ensure they acknowledge your check in.  Also, if you plan to go in early and skip one or more races, please inform the RC.  It is the Race Committee’s responsibility to ensure the safety of all competitors, so they need to account for all boats and make sure they get home safely.