2008 Masters Atlantic Coast Championship Print
Thursday, 25 September 2008 21:12
The first day of sailing in the 2008 Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship was marred by Tropical Storm Hanna and racing was blown out.  In more favorable weather on Sunday, Had Brick won the shortened 3 race regatta.
With Tropical Storm Hanna heading right for the Chesapeake Bay, sailing on day one of the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship was postponed. The dismal forecast might have kept away a number of sailors, but 28 hearty sailors came to sail on Sunday. While not sailing on Saturday the sailors watched football, relaxed or spent the day traveling. The wind gusted to over 40 knots during the day, but did not do any damage and the road was never flooded.

By Saturday evening the weather had passed and the skies began to clear. Those who were at the club were treated to Alain Vincey's wonderful dinner.

Sunday morning the wind was blowing around 10 knots and the sailors headed out extra early to take advantage of it. Three races were sailed in a slowly dying wind.

Had Brick from Island Heights Yacht Club finished second in all 3 races to win the overall title. Mike Miller from Fishing Bay Yacht Club was second overall followed by Mike Schmidt of Magothy River Sailing Association. Karen Long of Severn Sailing Association was first female.

The storm didn't make it easy, but all of the volunteers did a great job coming together to make this event work. We would also like to thank Annapolis Performance Sailing and Zhik for their support as well.

Complete Results: http://www.laserdistrict11.org/events/r288

Photos: http://www.jdeutsch.com/photography/2008LaserMastersACC

Highlight Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLl-jpNrVCA&fmt=6

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 22:45