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2016 Florida Masters Week announced

2016 is a Do-Over!!
Why argue with success?  With record turnouts and favorable feedback from Florida Masters Week in 2015, we're going to do the same venues and same time period in 2016. 

 
Handicap System Gives Gulf Coast Masters Championship to Hartman

Whether it was the scary weather forecast or the location that kept folks away is not known.  What is known is that the hardy few that made it to Fort Walton Beach enjoyed two fine days of sailing.

 
Record turn-out for the 2015 Masters Week in Florida

As many as 111 competitors sailed 23 races in four to twenty four mph winds during Laser Masters Week sailed at the United States Sailing Center Martin County (USSCMC), in Jensen Beach and the Palm Beach Sailing Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 
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2007 Florida Masters Midweek Madness PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 February 2007 20:35
John Maclausland, the Green Jacket winner of the Laser Florida Masters, made it two in a row at the US Sailing Center in Jenson Beach, but that is only part of the story.
On Tuesday, February 13, twenty-two Masters attended a clinic with coach extrodinaire Ryan Minth.  After a brief wait for breeze, Ryan ran us through a series of drills, broken up by a long downwind sail across the Intracoastal Waterway and back.  We learned new skills for downwind s-turns, and for starting techniques.
For the regatta on Wednesday, there was no lack of breeze.  In fact, it blew 18-25 with higher gusts.  The long downwind to the starting area took the first toll of the 33 registered competitors, and the first race took out several more, with only 21 finishing.  Peter Seidenberg captured the first heat ahead of John M. from Cooper River, PA and Gary Orkney of Stonington, CT.
The remaining races had triangles for the first lap, and the reaches were exhilarating!  Cedar Point's Blake Marriner (3rd overall) found his hiking legs to take the second, followed by Johnny Mac, and Bob Tan of Annapolis.  Peter's capsize in this contest would prove to be decisive.
John, Peter, and Blake proved to be the class of the regatta, sweeping races 3-4-5, while the rest of us struggled to stay upright and moving forward.  Only 12 people finished all five races.
With all competitors in NA Masters regattas allowed to choose and switch sails as desired, several made last-minute "reefs" to Radials, and others wished they had done likewise.  Bob Tan in 6th overall won the Apprentice Division, and was first Radial.  First Master was John Maclausland, who was also first overall by one point over Peter.  Gary Orkney in 4th edged Alden Shatuck of Annapolis for First Grandmaster, while Peter topped the Great Grandmasters while bemoning the lack of a throwout race.
Mike Hecky of Riverton, Dave Frazier representing Frostbite YC in Essex, CT, and Ed Rickard and Halsey Bullen from CPYC in Westport, CT rounded out the top ten.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2007 21:07
 

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