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 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.
Some favorite photos of David at FBYC
Roanoke Time Obituary
District 11 is switching from our Facebook Page to a new Facebook Group. This should make it easier for event organizers to post stuff and for sailors to connect to each other without waiting for Jon to get a post out.
Jump on over to Facebook and Join the group.
Registration is open for the Atlantic Coast Championship at Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach North Carolina May 6-7. Make reservations early before rooms start filling up.
Wondering what it’s like? Here’s a video from the last time this event was hosted at Carolina Yacht Club.
The registration page for the Capital City Regatta is live
As you know this is PRSA’s biggest Laser event of the year, so I hope everyone
can come out and enjoy two great days of racing.
If you have any other questions or suggestions please send me a note, and a
big shout-out to Nabeel and Len for their help getting things set up.
CBYRA and US Sailing has organized a Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar on 3/25 at Maryland Yacht Club
Come refresh and update your racing rules knowledge with Dan Trammell, a US Sailing certified National Judge.
Each participant should bring their own copy of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020.
Maryland Yacht Club
1500 Fairview Rd
Pasadena, MD. 21122
Sat March 25 from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Seminar Fee of $25 per person includes box lunch.
Visit cbyra.org to register.
Dave Waiting is at it again with some cool SSA Frostbite Videos – this time with a 360 camera that you can pan and see in any direction as he sails. Click to view directly on YouTube to get the panning functionality.