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 2015 Laser Atlantic Coast Championship tested competitors both mentally and physically with long courses over shifty winds and current. Eric Reitinger (Brant Beach YC) had consistent finishes near the top nabbed him the Standard Championship while Fishing Bay Yacht Club’s Alexander Hanna put up all top 3 finishes to win the Radial division.
Radial Champion Alexander Hanna
Saturday’s racing saw the sailors racing out in the Chesapeake Bay where the currents of the Rappahannock River and the Piankatank river all converge. Winds started in the low double digits and the first race had most of the fleet racing for nearly an hour and a half. By the time the standards started the second race- the wind eased, the current built and they sailed a shortened 3 leg race in 5-6 while the radials were postponed at the starting line.
By early afternoon the breeze came back for 2 more races. Eric Reitinger, Jon Deutsch (FBYC), Dan Herlihy (FBYC) and John MacCausland (CRYC) all won races in the Standard Fleet. Alexander Hanna and Carrson Pearce won races in the Radial Fleet.
The long day on the water was rewarded by an awesome Alain Vincey dinner followed by raffling some APS and Dynamic Dollies gift certificates and merchandise.
Sunday’s early start allowed both fleets to get in one more race in a dying breeze. Charlie Brewer (Hampton YC) won that race in the Standard fleet while Gage Wilson (LYC/CYC-NC) won the Radial Fleet. Finishing 2nd in the radial fleet in that race was Boyd Bragg (FBYC) sailing his first ever Laser regatta.
Standard Champion: Eric Reitinger
Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks to all of those who travelled from near and far to sail with us. Also thanks to Mike Waters, Rick Kline and all of the folks helping run the races and to Brad Squires and Alain Vincey for the breakfast and dinners.
RESULTS | PICTURES
- Eric Reitinger (Brant Beach Yacht Club)
- John MacCausland (Cooper River Yacht Club)
- Bob Tan (Severn Sailing Association)
- Charlie Brewer (Hampton Yacht Club)
- Mike Russom
- Alexander Hanna (Fishing Bay Yacht Club/Hampton Yacht Club)
- Carrson Pearce (Surf City Yacht Club)
- Gage Wilson (LYC/ESC)
- Leo Boucher (Severn Sailing Association)
- Corinne Peters [1st Radial Woman] (Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron)
The early registration discount for the Laser Atlantic Coast Championship ends at 9pm on Monday – If you are planning on coming – be sure to save some $$ and register by then. If you are not sure yet – come for what will be the best and biggest Laser regatta on the Chesapeake Bay. With many sailors from New England to Florida and in between planning on coming – you won’t want to miss it!
What we have planned – 2 days of racing, breakfast, a great dinner, and a chance to win some raffle items from Dynamic Dollies and APS!
Fishing Bay Yacht Club is proud to the host the 2015 Laser Atlantic Coast Championship May 16-17! Laser Fleet 413 has a long history of hosting Laser Regattas including the 2000 US Laser Masters, 1987 Laser ACC, multiple Laser Masters ACC and we’re especially known for our now 34th annual Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship.
Fishing Bay Yacht Club is located in Deltaville, Virginia just south of the Rappahannock River on the Piankatank River where it spills into the Chesapeake Bay. This provides multiple sailing areas from protected bays, to open water with 17 miles of fetch- all within a 15-45 minute sail from the club. FBYC has beach launching from two ramps and plenty of space to rig and park.
See the Notice of Race for further details and registration is now open.
Wondering what a Laser regatta at FBYC is like? Watch this video on YouTube from last year’s Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship.
We at FBYC hope you will come sail with us in May! Until then – follow us on Twitter @LaserACC and visit the Facebook Event Page
The 2012 Laser Atlantic Coast Championship will be held the weekend of May 19-20 with sailing on the beautiful waters of Massachusetts Bay off Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts – one of the finest racing venues on the East Coast!
Laser, Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 competitors who are members of the ILCA-NA or their national Laser Class Association may compete in this event. A minimum of five entries are required to constitute a class. This event is a ILCA-NA Grand Prix event
Registration is now open and available online via Regatta Network.
Jon’s Video clips from the Atlantic Coast Championship at Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach NC.
This weekend is the Atlantic Coast Championship in Wrightsville Beach North Carolina at Carolina Yacht Club. 94 boats have already signed up with the total likely to top 100 by race day 1. At the moment that breaks down to about 40 Standards, 46 Radials and 4 4.7s.
District 11 looks to be well represented with at least 16 sailors making the trip. Follow the @laseracc twitter account for updates and the regatta website is here for results, entry list and other information.
District 11 Sailors at the Atlantic Coast Championship:
- Adam Glass (SSA)
- Bob Tan (SSA)
- Collin Kroh
- Darryn Appleton
- Dave Sliom (SSA)
- Dorian Haldeman (SSA)
- Ian Saunders (PRSA)
- Jacob Spracher
- Jacques Kerrest (PRSA)
- Jerry Smith (SSA)
- Jon Deutsch (FBYC)
- Karen Long (SSA)
- Mike Schmidt (MRSA)
- Russ Roberts (SSA)
- Sandy Westphal (SSA)
- Steven Cofer (SSA)