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Wednesday, 07 November 2007 11:48

John MacCausland is the King of the Masters for 2008!  

A total of seventy seven Laser Masters sailors competed in at least one of last week's three events sailed at Palm Beach Sailing Center, USSCMC at Jensen Beach, and Melbourne Yacht Club.  Thirty nine sailors sailed all three.  The competitors enjoyed a variety of conditions sailing a total of seven days in the Atlantic Ocean, Lake Worth, and Indian River Lagoon.  Many of the sailors were competing in one or more of these regattas for the first time.  Most everyone came away with positive experiences, with some of those who live in northern climates mumbling about leaving the 80 degree sunny weather on Sunday to return home to a less hospitable enviroment!  While each event recognized individual winners, the overall winner, based on finishes in the three events, is recognized as King of the Masters.  This crown carries with it a seminar and accommodations courtesy of Cabarete Laser Training Center.  John MacCausland, of Cooper River Yacht Club, Collingswood, NJ, showed his skills sailing in conditions varying from light and shifty to full on breeze in the 20+ knot range, finishing out of the top ten in only three of 20 races, to claim the title based on impressive overall finishes of 2, 3 and 1 at the three events in very competitive fields. 


The circuit starts in Cabarete with the 6th Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta.  The three other events are Florida Masters at Palm Beach Sailing Club , Midweek Madness at USSCMC, Jensen Beach , and Masters Midwinters East at Melbourne Yacht Club, .   Each event will run under the Master handicap system.  Sailors will be allowed to alternate between Radial and Full Rigs as specified for Masters events. The 'King of the Masters', will be the sailor with the best overall position in the four events, allowing one event to be discarded. The King will be crowned at the last event, the Masters Midwinters East held this year at Melbourne Yacht Club.


Dates for the events are:

Caribbean Laser Midwinters                        Jan 11–13, 2008

Florida Masters                                                Feb  9-10, 2008

Midweek Madness                                          Feb 12-13, 2008

Masters Midwinters East                                Feb 15-17, 2008

Notice of Race (NOR) for each event with additional local information will be on the ILCA – NA website as well as each sponsoring organizations site.


The King will enjoy bragging rights in the Masters kingdom. The Laser Training Center, in Cabarete has generously offered to reward the King with a stay in a Cabarete hotel and participation in a high performance Laser clinic. The clinic will be held by Head coach Javier Rulo Borojovich, who has been the coach of many top 20 senior sailors.  Can you see yourself wearing the crown? 

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2008 12:19

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