Thirty-Three sailors had some great sailing conditions for the 2012 District 11 Championship at Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis. Brady White (SSA) put up all top 5 finishes in 7 races to win the Standard fleet while Eric Reitinger’s (BBYC) consistent top finishes and an OCS by Carsten Faubel (CRYC) gave Eric the win in the Radial fleet.
Saturday’s saw 15-18 knots with large swells coming out of the South with the course positioned just north of Tolly Point. As the weather system moved away overnight, the wind shifted to a much colder North wind for 3 more races on Saturday with a little less wind.
The top 5 boats in the Standard fleet definitely pulled away from the rest of the pack, but only 3 points separated 2nd through 5th position. The final order after Brady White were Henry Filter (SSA), Eric Reinke (SSA), Luke Shingledecker (SSA) and Kyle Swenson (RTYC).
In the Radial fleet Carsten Faubel got out to a great start on day 1 putting up all 1st place finishes while Mike Schmidt (MRSA) and Eric Reitinger traded spots for 2nd and 3rd. An OCS by Carsten on the 2nd race Sunday opened the door for Eric to seize the championship.
Thanks again to all of the folks at SSA for the great crab and chicken feast and for hosting our District Championship!
Thanks to Spinsheet for the photo above. The rest of the photos can be seen here.
The Notice of Race is posted and online registration is now open for the 2012 District 11 Championship at Severn Sailing Association on September 22-23. Join us for Standard and Radial fleet racing in Annapolis for a ILCA-NA Grand Prix event. AND as SSA’s traditional fall regatta, there will be PLENTY of crabs for picking on Saturday night.
And don’t forget we’ve got a brand new D11 Laser Radial Championship trophy so don’t miss your chance to be the first winner to hoist this over your head in victory! Check out all of the past Standard and Radial D11 winners.
Severn Sailing Association will be the host of the 2012 District 11 Championship on September 22-23. SSA is undergoing a major renovation to their clubhouse and this will be an excellent opportunity for Laser sailors to check out the new digs!
The 11th District of the International Laser Class Association North American Region covers Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia. With 12 fleets around the Chesapeake Bay and Deep Creek Lake, hundreds of sailors race Lasers each year. 40+ laser regattas are held annually in the district in addition to dozens of other race days including weeknight racing and winter frostbite sailing. Each year District 11 sponsors a championship regatta for both Standard and Radial rig fleets to crown their champion and award 20 points in the ILCA-NA Grand Prix Series. http://laserdistrict11.org