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Sign up for Laser Masters ACC @ FBYC

LMACC-grey-headerLaser 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:

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2016 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Results

It was the 35th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship and the regatta is finally old enough to be a competitor.  The color coral commemorates a 35th anniversary and the shirts we designed turned out pretty cool:

Regatta tshirt

The first day saw medium winds just into the double digits with mostly clear skies.  In 5 races we had some close competition up top between Gavin O’Hare and Charlie Brewer who both finished the day tied with 20 points.  Mike Schmidt was close behind in the 41 boat fleet.

Alain and his kitchen crew prepared another fabulous me and a tent city popped up full of sailors.

Sunday started out with no wind and we waited ashore as it began to build about an hour later.  A little lighter than yesterday we ran a little shorter courses and made it through 4 more races.  Charlie and Gavin stayed close and Gavin managed to edge just ahead of Charlie to win the championship.

Thanks to Alain, Rick, Len, Frank and everyone else who helped make this another great Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship.  And after 13 years of only being the event chair – I’ll be looking forward to next year where I can both run it and qualify to sail in it!

PICTURES | RESULTS | VIDEO

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
2016 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
October 15-16, 2016
SERIES SUMMARY
All Boats
Pl Sail # Name From A.G. Subg. Pts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 92 Gavin O’Hare Eastport YC M 38 6 2 (12) 3 1 4 3 2 1
2 209333 Charlie Brewer Fishing Bay YC M 40 3 1 3 (9) 5 1 4 5 2
3 121384 Mike Schmidt Magothy River SA GM 58 4 3 2 10 (12) 7 12 6 6
4 210711 John MacCausland Cooper River YC GM 61 2 6 9 (11) 9 8 8 1 10
5 180524 Susan Taylor Severn SA GM Women 65 15 (19) 8 15 4 2 2 8 3
6 204462 Patrick Wachholz Barrie YC M 66 9 (12) 10 2 10 5 1 4 9
7 174236 Jacques Kerrest Potomac River SA GGM 77 7 (16) 1 13 13 13 9 10 11
8 175881 James Jacob Potomac River SA GM 79 5 5 19 1 16 (24) 6 12 7
9 198025 Luke Shingledecker Severn SA A 81 10 7 7 6 3 (17) 13 7 4
10 189772 Rob Halaway YYC M 86 1 4 5 12 14 11\ZFP (43\OCS) 18 5
11 196023 Bob Tan Severn SA M 95 12 8 13 4 6 10 14 (17) 12
12 195478 Mike Moore Diego Garcia YC GM 111 20 (30) 4 7 11 6 17 23 15
13 188702 Roger Link West River SC GGM 113 18 14 11 14 15 21 7 (24) 13
14 199937 Len Guenther Fishing Bay YC GM 115 17 20 14 8 20 9 5 14 (22)
15 207150 Bill Lawson Severn SA GM 117 24 17 6 5 7 14 20 (26) 16
16 209747 Scott Williamson Severn SA A 125 11 22 17 16 8 (23) 10 9 8
17 199552 Don Hahl Brant Beach YC GGM 132 14 10 20 24 23 19 19 3 (26)
18 208107 Finn Hassing Oriental DC GGM 139 25 13 (29) 18 25 15 15 11 17
19 198400 Susie Pagel Delvan Lake YC GM Women 141 13 (21) 18 21 21 18 11 13 18
20 187868 Margaret Podlich Severn SA M Women 148 8 15 15 17 18 11 (31) 28 20
21 203955 Dorian Haldeman Severn SA A Women 151 19 9 16 22 2 (30) 24 21 14
22 168447 Greg Merz Severn SA GM 172 22 23 22 19 28 16 18 16 (29)
23 180536 Steven Cofer Severn SA GM 190 21 25 23 25 26 (27) 21 20 21
24 204415 Britt Drake Maurice River YC GGM 199 23 26 21 20 29 (34) 33 15 32
25 187107 Kent Leverich M 208 16 24 25 28 17 22 26 (36) 34
26 178857 Adam Glass Severn SA GM 216 (33) 31 27 30 30 25 16 22 27
27 9318 Rob Emmett Storm Trysail GM 224 30 (35) 26 33 27 20 25 30 25
28 194118 Keith Barron Potomac River SA M 224 27 32 (39) 23 32 26 22 27 19
29 157552 Frank Murphy Fishing Bay YC GM 225 28 29 31 (36) 22 31 29 19 28
30 199987 Francisco Abriani Potomac River SA A 229 32 11 32 (34) 24 12 30 33 31
31 169574 Denton Roberts Fishing Bay YC GGM 236 36 33 33 26 19 (37) 34 31 24
32 151860 Rich Parolski Ocean City SC GGM 251 (37) 37 30 29 31 28 36 37 23
33 186519 Christine Potts Severn SA A Women 264 26 27 28 27 34 33 27 38 (43\RAF)
34 50005 Christopher Pfrang Hampton YC M 270 31 34 35 31 35 35 28 25 (38)
35 50025 Ron Jenkins Fishing Bay YC GGM 281 29 28 37 37 (43\ZFP) 39 38 34 39
36 209752 David Stenger Severn SA GM 283 35 36 34 (39) 39 29 35 32 35
37 209702 Michael Parramore Severn SA M 290 34 18 24 32 37 (43\DNC) 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC
38 191498 Alain Vincey Fishing Bay YC GGM 294 (43\DNC) 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 40\ZFP 23 29 30
39 170745 Andy Kok ODC/Hampton DF M 298 (39) 39 36 35 36 36 32 35 33
40 183879 Chad Patton ODC/Hampton DF M 314 38 38 38 38 33 38 39 (40) 36
41 210172 Frank Patch M 344 (43\DNC) 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNS 37 39 37
42 169587 Mike Toms Fishing Bay YC GM 352 (43\DNC) 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC

2015 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters NOR

The NOR is now posted and online registration is now open for the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship on October 17-18.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the 34th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this October.  FBYC’s Laser Fleet will welcome sailors from around the mid-Atlantic and beyond for great sailing, great food, and great friends.

Alain Vincey will be back to put on another great dinner and our RC team lead by PRO Rick Klein will be back again to put on solid racing.

Visit the Notice of Race and Register Online before October 12 to get the early discount.  T-shirts will be available to those who register early while supplies last.

FBYC to Host Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship in 2014

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters PlateFishing Bay Yacht Club will be the host of the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship this October 18-19.  For 33 years FBYC has hosted the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship which has served as numerous Mastes Atlantic Coast Championships and once as the Masters US Championship.

Paddle Board Races at the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

There’s one thing that’s certain about Laser Masters sailors – it’s that they are a competitive group.  So when there wasn’t enough wind to sail at the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club – what did they want to do?   PADDLE BOARD RACES!  Lucky for them the wind filled in a short time later.

Bob Tan Wins 2013 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

It was a great weekend for a regatta and a great regatta was held at Fishing Bay Yacht Club for 42 Laser Masters Sailors. Winning the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Regatta for his second time – Bob Tan from Severn Sailing Association emerged as the 2013 champion.

Saturday morning the competitors arrived to mostly clear skies and a nice 8 knot breeze out of the south. The breeze was supposed to die in the late morning, but that only happened once the sailors were sent out after postponing ashore for a bit. Upon returning to shore, Margarett Podlich and Mike Toms organized paddle board team relay races which were a big hit to kill some time.

By mid-afternoon the breeze started coming out of the east and we sailed 3 races in 7-11 knots. In the 3 races Dan Herlihy [A](FBYC) was the most consistent with a 1-3-5 to lead the day. Mike Schmidt [M](MRSA) followed in 2nd with a 3-4-7. Glen Walker [A](CYC-NC) got a bullet in the two-lap 2nd race to be top 5, while Bill Lawson [M](SSA) finished first in the 3rd race.

Saturday evening the sailors gathered around the projector to watch the replay of the America’s Cup match between Oracle and Team New Zealand that had taken place earlier in the day. That was followed by a spectacular Alain Vincey dinner of crabcakes and steak attended by 65 sailors and guests including a special guest of honor – former FBYC Laser Fleet Captain, prior event chairman, past FBYC commodore and masters sailor – David Hazlehurst.

Sunday’s forecast was for similar conditions to Saturday with the wind expected to die around 11:30. The earlier start at 10 got us a solid light-air race in the Piankatank. Gavin O’Hare [A](EYC) won the heavily contested boat end and won the right on the first beat to lead the fleet to a win in the race.

Going into the final race any of the top 5 were in contention. Unlike the first race of the day – it was the left that paid off big. Finn Hassing [GGM](ODC) was at the pin and caught a nice lefty to fetch the first weather mark in first. As the fleet made their way down the run the wind just about shut off. Progress was slow, but the fleet was able to make it to the finish of the race. Finn kept his lead for the race to take the bullet, but it was Bob Tan [M](SSA) who jumped up the leaderboard after dropping a 19th in the 3rd race to take the overall title by 4 points. Bob is now a two-time winner of the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship having previously won the regatta in 2003.

Overall: Bob Tan (SSA)

Great Grand Master

  1. Jacques Kerrest (PRSA)
  2. Roger Link (WRSC)
  3. Finn Hassing (ODC)

Grand Master

  1. Eric Johnson (SSA)
  2. Darrell Van Hutten (DCYC)
  3. Don Hahl (BBYC)

Master

  1. Bob Tan (SSA)
  2. Mike Schmidt (SSA)
  3. Bill Lawson (SSA)

Apprentice

  1. Dan Herlihy (FBYC)
  2. Gavin O’Hare (EYC)
  3. Luke Shingledecker (SSA)

The 2012 Champion – John MacCausland – was unable to be here to defend his title – he was busy winning the Star Class World Championship. We congratulated him in this video:
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This regatta went incredibly smoothly and that could not have been accomplished without plenty of help. Our race committee gave us some great races and got us on an off the water at optimum times. Thanks PRO Rick Klein along with David Clark, Cathy Clark, Becky Dale, Debbie Cycotte, Ric Bauer, Sharon Bauer & Ruthanna Jenkins on the signal boat. They had John Beery, Mosby West and Roger Carver on the weather mark boat while Mike Dale and Ron Jenkins helped on the line/gate boat. Alain put on a great dinner and we want to thank the the rest of the fleet members for their help with the land program – Len Guenther, Mike Toms, Brad Squires, Frank Murphy and Dan Herlihy.

On behalf of Fishing Bay Yacht Club – we’d like to thank everyone for coming and hope you join us again next year for the 33rd Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship – most likely in October 2014.

RESULTS | PHOTOS | SAILING VIDEO | PADDLE BOARD VIDEO