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30th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Results

Laser Masters sailors from around the bay and beyond descended on Fishing Bay Yacht Club for the 30th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship for two days of racing in a variety of conditions.  Master Mike Schmidt from Magothy River Sailing Association emerged as the overall champion after 7 races beating Apprentice Master Keith Davids from Mission Bay Yacht Club by just a point.

On Saturday, mother nature delivered winds in the 18-22 knot range with gusts approaching 30 out of the west. While most of the sailors completed the first race, by the later races in the day attrition started to take place in the challenging conditions of the Piankatank River. Most of the fleet opted to sail radial rigs for the day under the rig swap rule that allows sailors to pick standard, radial or 4.7 rigs for each day’s wind conditions and still sail against each other.

Ryan Minth (C-VANE) from Houston Texas, David Schoene (Severn Sailing Association) and Mike Schmidt (MRSA) each had wins in the 3 races that were sailed on Saturday.

After racing on Saturday the sailors and race committee were treated to refreshments and a dinner of Alain Vincey’s pork Osso Buco.

Read more and see results and pictures ......

 
2014 US Masters Nationals

The 2014 US Masters Nationals boasts 90+ sailors on the starting line.  Racing set for September 12,13,14 at Rochester Yacht Club, Rochester, NY.  Follow the link to the complete results.

 
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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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