Watch Hill, RI to Hold First Invitational Regatta

August 16, 2014 in Notice of Race by David.Branning

Notice of Race

While sailing in Connecticut in mid-August I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Myers of Intensity Sails. Jim has been sailing his RC Laser with a group in RI and Connecticut and decided to gather up the New England gang an anyone else who wants to participate in a one day RC Laser Invitational in Watch Hill, RI. Invitational means the first 15 who register are invited. If you only have a B sail, that’s good because a few of the new folks up there have B’s and some C sails. Maybe the Maine gang and the Woods Hole gang and the Mud Heads from Wickford will all come together for this one. Or just maybe….. Hank Buchanan from NYC or Jon Elmaleh from Brooklin will slide up Route 95 to join this one. Good luck to all and fair winds.

September
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Watch Hill Yacht Club

1 Fort Rd
Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-4986
http://www.whyc.net/

Contact

Jim Myers
intensitysails@mac.com

See on line link in content to left
NOTICE OF RACE

Watch Hill Invitational RC Laser Regatta
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Hosted by Watch Hill Yacht Club

Rules: The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, as amended by Appendix E for RC sailing, prescriptions of US Sailing, class rules of the RC Laser Class of North America and further Sailing Instructions as announced by the Race Director during the course of event.

Eligibility: Fleet size=15. The regatta is open to anyone with an RC Laser, and you are encouraged to be a member of AMYA or the RC Laser Class of NA. First come, first serve! There will be a waiting list if more than 15 attempt to register.

Location: Watch Hill Yacht Club, 1 Fort Rd, Westerly, RI 02891 (401) 596-4986

Contact: Jim Myers for information if needed: intensitysails@mac.com

Schedule:

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Skippers Meeting                                        9:30 am
Racing begins following Meeting
Lunch break                                               12:00 pm
Racing                                                           1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Lunch Included in fee
Awards presentation to follow as soon as final scores are tabulated
Format: A maximum of 15 boats will be registered.
Sailors may use Laser class B and C sails only

Entry: Entries may be submitted online at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watch-hill-yacht-club-radio-control-laser-regatta-tickets-12600302845
or by mailing the Entry Form below, with the entry fee. Entry fee includes lunch.

Scoring: The event will be scored under the Low Point System described in the Racing Rules of Sailing Appendix A. For each 5 races are sailed, a boat’s worst score will be excluded.

Prizes: Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 skippers.
You may wish to bring: — Folding chair, food and drink for the barge

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ENTRY FORM –WHYC RC LASER Regatta– SEPT 21, 2014
If not registering online (see link above), please mail completed entry form together with a check made payable to WHYC to the following address:
Jim Myers
Intensity Sails
200 Bald Hill Rd
Warwick RI 02886
Entries must be received no later than September 5 for lunches

For more information, directions Email intensitysails@mac.com
Club website with map: www.whyc.net
Name: ________________________________________________________________________ Street address: _________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________________ State: ___________ ZIP: ____________ Email Address: _________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: _______________________ Sail Number: ______________
____1____ Skipper @ $20.00
Guest lunch is $10

TOTAL ENCLOSED    $ ________
In consideration of acceptance of this entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all rights to claim damages that I may have or acquire against the host, or its members, the sailing site owners, employees, agents, representatives or assigns, and the Watch Hill Yacht Club, or its members, from any claim for injury or other damages to me or my family during this regatta’s events.
Participant’s signature: ____________________________________

Date: ________________

Championship Regatta Season Approaches

August 12, 2014 in Notice of Race by David.Branning

Laser Championship Season Approaches

Well here we are in early August and the countdown to three major RC Laser Championships has begun. I’ll try to give you a quick update and links to further your interest. The key is to register early as there are incentives for some regattas and limits on the number of participants. Don’t miss out on being there.

September 27-28, 2014 is the North American Championship for the Bruce Kirby Trophy.

This championship will be at Lake Crabtree in Raleigh, NC.

Photo

Here is the link to all you need to know about the North Americans: the NOR and Sailing Instructions:
http://home.pipeline.com/~twotyred/NOR%202014%20NA%20Champs.pdf

For on line registration go here:  http://form.jotform.us/form/40996938210159

and the first 25 who register receive a terrific quality hooded Sweatshirt pictured below.
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October 11-12, 2014 is the  Canadian National Championship

Will be held somewhere near Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. The web site does not give the exact location as yet but it will be in the area of Nanaimo. Here is their website and they have a generic registration form for your use.

http://nanaimorclaser.com/index.html

When I hear from them next I will update all.

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Here’s a shot of the rough water action at Nanaimo, BC, Canada 

October 25-26, 2014 is the 2nd Annual AMYA RC Laser National Championship
Will be held at the Tred Avon YC in Oxford, MD, where it was held last year. The regatta has a great web site and has all the goodies you need to know from NOR, housing, registration as well as the schedule of events and attractions.
Here is the link:
http://rclaser.org/2014-AMYA-RC-Laser-National-Championship/


Roger Baldwin #99 rounds outside Jamie Betz #78 with Ryan Lippincott and Rob Lippincott in pursuit at last year’s National Championship


The Beautiful RC Laser National Championship Trophy

We would be glad to add your name to the list of champions but you have to show up to win. Hope to see you there.

North American Championship Awarded to Triangle Model YC

April 19, 2014 in Notice of Race by David.Branning

North Americans to Carolina

The 2014 RC Laser North American Championship has been awarded to the Triangle Model YC in Raleigh, NC, for September 27 and 28, 2014. The sailing venue is Lake Crabtree County Park, Morrisville, NC (near the RDU airport, I-40 exit 285 south).

See this group above? Tough bunch. They own Lake Crabtree or at least they are the hottest Laser sailors on Lake Crabtree.

So you think you are a pretty good RC Laser sailor?  Let’s see if you can beat the Carolina guys on their home lake.  Many have tried but no one outside of TMYC has won a Laser regatta on Lake Crabtree! So start practicing and note these additional incentives to give Lake Crabtree a try in September:

  • Two Fleets, Gold and Silver, plenty of prizes in each
  • Easy drive from PA, NJ, MD, VA, SC, GA, FL, WV, TN
  • Good competition…note above hot shots!
  • Choice of convenient hotels…all close and not too pricey!
  • Terrific sailing venue…it’s a big lake!
  • Smokey’s serious barbecue…big reason to show up!
  • It’s the North American Championship! Great Competition!
  • Free North American Championship hoody (top quality Hanes sweatshirt) to the first 25 skippers to register.

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The Notice of Race (NOR) below includes the schedule and entry form if you don’t want to register on line.

NOR: http://home.pipeline.com/~twotyred/NOR%202014%20NA%20Champs.pdf

For on line registration, go to the link below or the button down on the left that says “Register Online.”

http://form.jotform.us/form/40996938210159

Sailing Instructions:  http://home.pipeline.com/~twotyred/RCL%20NA%20Sailing%20Instructions.pdf


NOTICE OF RACE

RC LASER CLASS OF NORTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA

SEPTEMBER 27-28, 2014

Hosted by Triangle Model YC

Location:

Lake Crabtree County Park
Morrisville, NC (near RDU airport, I-40 exit 285 south),

Date: SEPT 27-28, 2014

Rules: The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, as amended by Appendix E for RC sailing, prescriptions of US Sailing, class rules of the RC Laser Class of North America and further Sailing Instructions as announced by the Race Director during the course of event by posting and/or announcing changes.

Eligibility:

Eligibility: The regatta is open to members of RC Laser Class Association of North America or
American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) with RC Lasers conforming to RC Laser Class
International Racing Rules dated June 7, 2011 (current RC Laser NA rules): http://rclaserna.com/

Launch and Hotels:  launch area at the end of the park road. There are plenty of hotels nearby: the Hilton Garden Inn RDU (recommended) is less than a mile from the regatta site.  Contact Rick Ferguson for information if needed:starboard@whither-bound.com.

Schedule:

Friday, September 26, 2014
Practice sailing at Lake Crabtree                 any time          (optional)
                        Note: no breakfast will be available at the lake – eat before you get there

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Late check-in, practice sailing                      8:30 am        At Lake Crabtree
Skippers Meeting                                         9:30 am       Group photo after
Racing begins following group photo
Lunch break – catered by Smokey’s BBQ    12:00 pm        Included in fee
Final race of the day starts no later than       4:00 pm
Dinner at Hibernian Pub, Cary                      6:30 pm        On your own

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Skippers Meeting                                          9:30 am
Racing begins  immediately following
Lunch break – sandwiches and chips           12:00 pm      Included in fee
Final race of the day starts no later than        3:00 pm
Awards presentation to follow as soon as final scores are tabulated

Format:  If in the judgment of the PRO too many boats are entered for single fleet racing we will organize into a two fleet (Gold/Silver) system with qualifying races on Saturday morning. The remainder of the regatta will be for prizes in both the Gold and Silver fleets.

Entry: Entries may be submitted online at: http://form.jotform.us/form/40996938210159 or by mailing the Entry Form below, with the entry fee. Entry fee includes Saturday and Sunday lunch, sodas and water.  Saturday dinner is not included.  Entries must be received by September 20 to guarantee lunch. 

Scoring:  The event will be scored under the Low Point System described in the Racing Rules of Sailing Appendix A. For each 7 races are sailed, a boat’s worst score will be excluded. For every increment of 7 additional races sailed, one additional worst score will be excluded from her overall score. Ties will be broken according to Appendix A section 8.1 and 8.2.

Prizes:  Trophies will be awarded to the top five skippers in both fleets.
You may wish to bring:
- High rubber boots (to launch from shore – dock is a long walk
- Folding chair and table for food and drink

 


 

ENTRY FORM
RC LASER N.A. CHAMPIONSHIP
SEPT 27-28

If not registering online (see link above), please mail completed entry form together with a check made payable to Sam Harris (TMYC treasurer) to the following address:

Rick Ferguson
3312 Cheswick Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609

  • Entries must be received no later than September 20 for lunches
  • For more information, directions or accommodations, call Rick Ferguson at 919-782-9309 or
  • Email  starboard@whither-bound.com
  • Club website with map:  www.trianglemyc.org

Name:
_______________________________________________________________________

Street Address:
_______________________________________________________________________

City: ________________________________  State: ___________  ZIP: ____________

Email Address:
_______________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: ________________ Sail Number: ________ Radio channel: _________

____1____ Skipper @ $40.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       40.00

_________ Non-sailing guests @ $20.00 (includes 2 lunches)  . . . . . . . . .  . . .$ ___________

TOTAL ENCLOSED  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .   $ _________

In consideration of acceptance of this entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all rights to claim damages that I may have or acquire against the host, or its members, the sailing site owners, employees, agents, representatives or assigns, and the Triangle Model Yacht Club, or its members, from any claim for injury or other damages to me or my family during this regatta’s events.

Participant’s signature:
_______________________________________________________________________

Date: __________________________________________________________________

Don Barker Wins Third Regional Championship at Tilghman Island

May 19, 2014 in Race Reports by David.Branning

Don Barker Three-Peats

2014 Tilghman R2 Championship

Chestertown, MD’s Don Barker won his third Jim Karr Trophy for the RC Laser R2 Championship yesterday, May 17, 2014. Weather on Tilghman Island, MD was beautiful as high clouds and warm sun graced the venue at the Tilghman On Chesapeake YC and Marina. Thirteen boats joined the contest with skippers from Raleigh, NC, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.The morning races were graced with C sail winds diminishing to B sail then to an A sail for the last race before the noon break and then it was A for the rest of the day. Regatta Chairman and host, Dave Branning led at the break with Don Barker and Bob Roe tied for second and Jim Flach two points behind them. After a lunch on the top deck of the YC, the RC had a difficult time re-positioning all six buoys and, after an entire placement they had to be moved again as the on and off northwesterly played with us the rest of the day. Skippers could be seen laughing or crying as short termed glee turned into pulling ones hair out in frustration with mother nature.The patient skills of Don Barker came into play for the rest of the day as he took a lemon of a start or poor positioning at the first windward mark and turned it into lemonade at the finish line. Don recorded two firsts, two seconds and two thirds for the afternoon to take the championship by 5 points over Dave Branning, with Jim Flach in third, Bob Roe in fourth and Jim Karr, fifth. Congratulations to Ryck Walbridge and Frank Steffens who were sailing in their first RC Laser regatta.Thanks for all who came to Tilghman and sharing in the day. Special appreciation go to Harry Henkel and Roger Baldwin who provided the chase boat and positioned all the buoys. PRO and scorekeeper, Dick and Bonnie Richards, did a great job running the start and finish lines and Elaine Hepkin laid out a nice lunch for all of us on the top deck and helped with the scoring and chase boat. Thanks also to Jim Thornton who gladly spent the day shooting a ton of pictures. A few presented here.

The Results:
Don Barker              27
Dave Branning         32
Jim Flach                 47
Bob Roe                   47
Jim Karr                   67
Harry Henkel            67
Victor Oberg             82

Rick Ferguson          83

Roger Baldwin          88
John Tochko             89
Ryck Waldbridge      90
Frank Steffens         100
Claude Maechling   121

Top 5 l to r: Don Barker, Dave Branning, Jim Flach, Bob Roe and Jim Karr


First Race Start: #93 Branning over the line


Last Race Start…..Little wind left in the day

left, Don Barker and Dave Branning start the march down the dock following their boats.
Skippers at Tilghman spread out on the dock as they follow their RC Lasers
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