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2018 Event Calendar Posted

Event for 2018 are starting to shape up so start planning your spring and summer sailing.

2018 District 11 Events

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Register for 2017 Laser District Championship/Sunshine Open, April 22-23!

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!

Scott Williamson
Laser Fleet 10

2017 ILCA Rule Changes Vote

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.

Click here to view rule changes and cast your vote.

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.

vi. 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

<span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Example of Possible Hiking Strap Adjustment Configuration</span>

2017 Capital City Regatta Results

 

 

Capital City Laser Regatta
Potomac River Sailing Association & Potomac Laser Fleet | March 25-26, 2017

Laser (17 boats) (top)
Series Standing – 10 races scored

Regatta results last updated: Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:24:08 PM CDT

Pos Sail   Skipper Yacht Club  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  Total Pos
1  
TBD187   William Summers   PRSA   [9]   4   4   2   2   1   1   1   4   1   20  
1  
2  
144151   Tom Hutton   PRSA   6   3   3   4   1   6   [7]   3   1   2   29  
2  
3  
170719   Nabeel Alsalam   PRSA   8   1   2   3   3   2   4   [18/OCS]   18/OCS   5   46T  
3  
4  
161057   Edward Will   PRSA   3   8   6   8   4   4   6   2   5   [10]   46T  
4  
5  
187795   Robert Bear   PRSA/WRSC   4   6   10   6   6   9   3   6   [18/OCS]   4   54  
5  
6  
17588   Katherine Martin   Potomac River Sailing Association   7   2   [13]   12   8   11   11   5   2   9   67  
6  
7  
155458   Guy Thomas   PRSA   5   9   8   5   [18/DNS]   8   9   4   18/OCS   7   73  
7  
8  
168670   Ron Thompson   HYC   2   11   5   [18/DNS]   7   3   2   18/OCS   18/OCS   18/DNS   84  
8  
9  
180500   dan Miller   PRSA   12   10   9   9   10   10   12   [18/OCS]   3   11   86  
9  
10  
194118   Keith Barron   PRSA   11   13   14   13   5   7   5   [18/OCS]   18/OCS   3   89  
10  
11  
178610   David Tabor   PRSA/RCRA   10   12   12   10   9   [18/DNF]   8   18/OCS   6   8   93  
11  
12  
199937   Len Guenther   PRSA   1   7   1   1   [18/DNC]   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   100T  
12  
13  
194621   Marc Carre   PRSA   [18/DNS]   14   11   11   18/DNS   5   10   18/OCS   7   6   100T  
13  
14  
174215   Ken Davis   PRSA   [18/OCS]   5   7   7   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   127  
14  
15  
36151   Chris Bolton   PRSA   [18/DNC]   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   162T  
15  
15  
174236   Jacques Kerrest   SSA   [18/DNC]   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   162T  
15  
15  
175945   Jolie Roetter   PRSA   [18/DNC]   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   18/DNC   162T  
15  

 

PRSA 2017 Frostbite Series Results

The overall final scores from frostbite series. Furthermore, congratulations to Will Summers for winning our endurance
award this year with the most races sailed!

PRSA
2016-2017 PRSA Laser Frostbite
Nov 2016 to Mar 2017
Laser Class, All 37 Boats
SERIES SUMMARY
Fi Sail Sailor Avg.
1 937 Len Guenther 2.2
2 817 Will Summers 2.5
3 057 Farley Will 2.6
4 151 Tom Hutton 3.8
5 503 Nich Allen 4.4
6 829 Jim Klein 5.6
7 530 Claus Actrup 6.1
8 508 Kevin Cowley 6.1
9 719 Nabeel Alsalam 6.6
10 118 Keith Barron 6.8
11 610 David Tabor 7.3
12 892 Jacob Donkersloot 8
13 060 Katherine Martin 9.9
14 928 Francisco Abriani 11.2
15 795 Bob Bear 11.3
16 881 James Jacob 3.1#
17 537 Jason Ipe 3.6#
18 329 Cary Comer 3.8#
19 347 Adam Croglia 4.1#
20 301 Michael Renda 4.6#
21 098 Steve Yelland 5.3#
22 FRISO Friso Grolleman 7.6#
23 458 458 9.2#
24 945 Jolie Roetter 9.9#
25 50 Dan Miller 11.4#
26 6151 Chris Bolton 11.6#
27 509 Cliff Bartlett 13.3#
28 046 Jay Pokorski 14#
29 175 Bill Klystueber 14.9#
30 LM Lisa-Marie Lane 15.2#
31 984 Dirk Grolleman 15.5#
32 789 Jim Lane 16.3#
33 195 195 16.8#
34 708 Frank Gallagher 17.1#
35 346 346 17.3#
36 990 Jeff Ward 18.3#
37 MM Melissa Morgan 20.8#

“#” = Not Qualified

3/19/2017, 19:36:03

New District 11 Website

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.

RSS Feed for feed readers.

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 A. Hazlehurst – In Memoriam

David Hazlehurst David Hazlehurst - US Masters

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.

Inline image 1

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.

Some favorite photos of David at FBYC

Roanoke Time Obituary