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Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar Maryland Yacht Club 3/25

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.

Deep Creek’s Peter Frey wins US Sailing W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy

From US Sailing:

Peter Frey – W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy
The entire Laser fleet and the Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association, which organizes and governs racing on Deep Creek Lake, nominated Peter Frey for this prestigious sportsmanship recognition. Frey has raced his Laser on the lake for over 25 years. He has inspired and set an example for countless junior sailors and sets high standards of sportsmanship both on and off the water. He often sacrifices his own racing to help others and is the first to congratulate others on their racing accomplishments.

Comments from one young adult sailor in the fleet echoed the theme of Peter’s enduring and consistent commitment to the values of sportsmanship.

“Looking back over this year’s racing season, I couldn’t think of a better fit for this award than Peter Frey. On and off the water, Peter is a great guy. He is always encouraging us to get out and have a great time, but to do what we’re comfortable with. After a good day racing he comes in grinning, whether he did well or not, saying how much fun it is to have such a competitive group of sailors. In previous years, as I was learning to sail, Peter always made me feel comfortable with racing, simply by having a polite conservation about the races afterwards. Peter helped me have a smooth transition from the junior fleet to the open fleet this year, and is always showing his confidence in my ability to handle the boat.  He helped me feel more comfortable with the switch.”

Peter Frey – W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy
The entire Laser fleet and the Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association, which organizes and governs racing on Deep Creek Lake, nominated Peter Frey for this prestigious sportsmanship recognition. Frey has raced his Laser on the lake for over 25 years. He has inspired and set an example for countless junior sailors and sets high standards of sportsmanship both on and off the water. He often sacrifices his own racing to help others and is the first to congratulate others on their racing accomplishments.

Comments from one young adult sailor in the fleet echoed the theme of Peter’s enduring and consistent commitment to the values of sportsmanship.

“Looking back over this year’s racing season, I couldn’t think of a better fit for this award than Peter Frey. On and off the water, Peter is a great guy. He is always encouraging us to get out and have a great time, but to do what we’re comfortable with. After a good day racing he comes in grinning, whether he did well or not, saying how much fun it is to have such a competitive group of sailors. In previous years, as I was learning to sail, Peter always made me feel comfortable with racing, simply by having a polite conservation about the races afterwards. Peter helped me have a smooth transition from the junior fleet to the open fleet this year, and is always showing his confidence in my ability to handle the boat.  He helped me feel more comfortable with the switch.”

– See more at: http://www.ussailing.org/sailors-honored-for-distinguished-service-at-us-sailing-awards-dinner/#sthash.R8autGAL.dpuf

Jon Deutsch Wins US Sailing One Design Leadership Award

Last week Jon Deutsch was in San Diego at the US Sailing One Design Leadership Forum.  At the awards ceremony he received US Sailing’s 2013 One Design Leadership award for his excelence in Laser Fleet building and regatta organizing.

From US Sailing:

2/6 my acceptance speechSAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 12, 2014) – Last Thursday night at the Sailing Leadership Forum Awards Dinner, sponsored by Old Pulteney and hosted by the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame, US Sailing, along with Leadership Forum attendees recognized the outstanding individual and organizational achievements in training, community and one-design sailing, including the presentation of the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award.

Leadership Award – Jon Deutsch (Richmond, Va.)
For the past nine years, Deutsch has been the mastermind of the widely popular Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship. Deutsch is known for his spectacular photography, energetic regatta reports and phenomenal website. He frequently provides on-water updates while racing via Twitter.

Deutsch documents events with his omni-present GoPro and other cameras, and promotes through social media and the club site. Sailors arrive home after the event to find a “Thanks for Coming” email from Jon with the results and photos attached.

As with everything he approaches, Deutsch made himself into an expert, both on and off the water. His knowledge and service is in demand all over the Bay. He has served as the Laser District Secretary for the past seven years.

2/6 Jon with US Sailing Executive Director Jack Gierhart and Gary Jobson

New US Sailing Appeals Posted

Posted from the US Sailing e-USSAILING news letter:

Three new appeals have been added to the on-line edition of The Appeals Book 2009-2012, and are available for download on the US SAILING Appeals Committee site. Below is a description of each new appeal.

Appeal 103 describes a situation where the sailing instructions did not state whether marks were “rounding” marks or not; and makes the point that in that case competitors do not need to round each mark as long as they pass the marks on the required side.

Appeal 104 involves a situation where a boat’s PHRF rating was changed after a race was completed and the race committee retroactively rescored the race using the boat’s new rating. The decision states that the race committee does not have the authority to do that, and reinstated the boat to its original finishing place.

Appeal 105 is an interpretation of the definition Mark-Room; and specifically describes the amount of room to which an inside boat is entitled when sailing “to” the mark, and while she is “at” the mark. It also discusses how to determine when a boat has arrived “at” the mark.