The 2019 Hangover Regatta was canceled due to gale warnings and unsafe sailing conditions.
Laser Masters sailors are coming from across the country to the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club October 13-14. Over 30 boats are already registered hailing from New York, Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. FBYC’s Masters events feature great sailing, an easy to launch location, experience race committee and a not-to-be-missed dinner by FBYC’s own Laser-sailing chef – Alain Vincey. From Apprentices to Legends – there will be competition at all levels.
Register before Tuesday to receive a discounted registration fee!
Want to see what FBYC Laser Masters Regattas are like? Check out this video:
The 2018 District 11 Championship was held at Severn Sailing Association in conjunction with the Crab Claw Regatta. 27 Standards and 16 Radials took to the waters of Annapolis under overcast skies and good wind out of the North. 5 races were sailed on Saturday and David Grace won 2 of them to lead the Standard Fleet while Kim Couranz also won 2 races to lead the Radial fleet.
Saturday evening a feast of crabs was prepared and all enjoyed.
Sunday saw rainy/misty skies throughout the day and included a little less, but still good wind for sailing. Another 4 races were sailed and David and Kim both sailed well to solidify their lead on their fleets.
Big thanks to Scott and Dorian for organizing the event and Steve P as PRO and all of the other folks at SSA who made it happen!
|1||212630||Grace, David||Severn Sailing Association||3||1||1||2||||2||1||1||1||12||1|
|2||204428||Russom, Mike||Brant Beach YC||2||||4||1||1||1||2||6||4||21||2|
|3||198025||Shingledecker, Luke||Severn Sailing Association||1||2||||5||2||4||4||5||2||25||3|
|4||213965||Williamson, Scott||Severn Sailing Association||6||3||6||3||||5||3||4||3||33||4|
|6||206135||Waiting , Dave||SSA||5||||5||4||4||6||6||7||5||42||6|
|7||199139||Russom, Dennis||Brant Beach YC||7||7||2||6||9||13||5||||7||56||7|
|11||196023||Tan, Robert J.||SSA||11||15||||11||6||15||11||2||14||85||11|
|12||159785||Deutsch, Jon||Fishing Bay YC||[32/DNF]||13||10||7||20||7||9||13||9||88||12|
|13||196141||Mangano, Ken||Eastport Yacht Club||13||14||14||9||12||14||||15||12||103||13|
|14||187245||Madonna, Peter||Marsh Creek Sailing Club||18||11||||16||13||12||16||9||10||105||14|
|19||172101||Heintz, Bill||Huguenot YC||||16||21||21||17||17||21||21||15||149||19|
|20||206145||Sliwinski, Jerzy||Marsh Creek Sailing Club (MCSC PA)||24||[32/DNC]||23||19||16||21||19||18||17||157||20|
|26||200144||vincey, alain||Fishing Bay Yacht Club||22||[32/DNC]||32/DNC||23||22||25||24||32/DNC||32/DNC||212||26|
|28||210869||Golden, James||Annapolis Yacht Club||[32/DNC]||32/DNC||32/DNC||32/DNC||32/DNC||11||32/DNC||32/DNC||32/DNC||235||28|
|29T||155226||Harraz, Mohamed||Marsh Creek Sailing Club||[32/DNC]||32/DNC||32/DNC||32/DNC||32/DNC||32/DNC||32/DNC||32/DNC||32/DNC||256.00T||29T|
Division: Laser Radial
|1||194577||Couranz, Kim||Severn Sailing Association||2||1||2||1||2||2||2||||12||1|
|2||209620||Meek IV, Robert||SSA||4||||3||4||1||1||3||3||19||2|
|7||180524||Taylor, Susan D.||ILBC||||4||6||10||5||6||7||8||46||7|
|8||193965||Knab, Jim||Rehoboth Bay SA||5||||7||7||6||7||8||7||47||8|
|11||182425||Grace, Sarah||Severn Sailing Association||9||8||8||9||9||[23/DNC]||23/DNC||23/DNC||89||11|
|12||186519||Potts, Christine||SSA and BTYC||||13||15||14||14||12||12||10||90||12|
|14||161974||Harm, Grant||Ocean City Yacht Club||10||11||9||12||11||[23/DNC]||23/DNC||23/DNC||99||14|
|15||185509||Grace, Jack||Severn Sailing Association||14||14||13||11||10||[23/DNC]||23/DNC||23/DNC||108||15|
|17T||183785||Will, Carrie||Severn Sailing Association||[23/DNC]||23/DNC||23/DNC||23/DNC||23/DNC||23/DNC||23/DNC||23/DNC||161.00T||17T|
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