2017 Regattas/Events (see D19 News section for regatta details)

May 27 Spring Babel Cup - Grand Traverse Yach Club

June 11 UofM Spring Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

July 8-9 Sarnia Sailfest (not D19 but very close!)

July 22-23 Leland Laser Regatta - Leland Yacht Club - Tom Pendergast

August 19 Lake Lansing Annual  - Lansing Sailing Club - Olav

August 27 Creekfleet Dog Days of Summer - Stony Creek Metropark - Kevin Varga

Sept 10 UofM Fall Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

Sept 10? Spring Lake Fall Regatta - Spring Lake Yacht Club - For info click here

Sept 23-24 No Sweat Regatta & D19 District Championships - Portage Yacht Club

**CANCELLED** Sept 16 GTYC Fall Regatta - Traverse City - Tom Babel

Oct 9? Pumpkin Head Regatta - Grand Rapids Yacht Club

October 29 Bonechiller - Michigan Sailing Club   For NOR Click Here

2016 Regattas/Events (see D19 News section for regatta details)

June 12 UofM Spring Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

July 23-24 Leland Laser Regatta - Leland Yacht Club - Tom Pendergast

August 20 Lake Lansing Annual AND D19 Championships - Lansing Sailing Club - Doug Carlson

Sept 11 UofM Fall Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

Sept 11-12? Spring Lake Fall Regatta - Spring Lake Yacht Club - For info click here

Sept 24 No Sweat Regatta - Portage Yacht Club

Sept 25? GTYC Fall Regatta - Traverse City - Tom Babel

Oct 9? Pumpkin Head Regatta - Grand Rapids Yacht Club

2013 Regattas/Events (see D19 News section for regatta details)

May 11      GTYC Spring Regatta - Traverse City - Tom Babel

May 18-19   District 18 Championships & US Singlehanded Championships Area E Semi-Final - Port Clinton, OH - Kevin Shockey

June 16     UofM Spring Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

June 22-23   D19 Grand Prix Championships  - Irish Laser Fleet  - Tom Trautman / George Peet

July 6-7    Sarnia Sailfest - may also have Masters class - Joanne Abbott

July 27  Leland Laser Regatta - Leland Yacht Club - Allen Northcut

August 17  Lake Lansing Annual - Lansing Sailing Club - Doug Carlson

Sep 7-8   Standard and Masters Great Lakes Championships -     Muskegon Yacht Club - Bob Harvey / Bruce Hansen

Sept 15     UofM Fall Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

Sept 14-15     Spring Lake Fall Regatta - Spring Lake Yacht Club - For info click here

Sept 28     No Sweat Regatta  - Portage Yacht Club

Sept 28     GTYC Fall Regatta - Traverse City - Tom Babel

Oct 5        Frosty Mug Regatta - Irish Laser Fleet, Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs, 2pm start

Oct 12      Pumpkin Head Regatta - Grand Rapids Yacht Club

2014 Regattas/Events (see D19 News section for regatta details)

June 15     UofM Spring Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

June 21-22   D19 Grand Prix Championships  - Irish Laser Fleet  - Tom Trautman / George Peet

July 27??  Leland Laser Regatta - Leland Yacht Club - Allen Northcut

August 16  Lake Lansing Annual - Lansing Sailing Club - Doug Carlson

Sept 14     UofM Fall Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

Sept 13-14     Spring Lake Fall Regatta - Spring Lake Yacht Club - For info click here

Sept 27    No Sweat Regatta  - Portage Yacht Club

Sept 27?     GTYC Fall Regatta - Traverse City - Tom Babel

Oct 4        Frosty Mug Regatta - Irish Laser Fleet, Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs, 2pm start

Oct 12?      Pumpkin Head Regatta - Grand Rapids Yacht Club

pumpkinhead

Annual Pumpkin Head Regatta

October 15, 2011

Grand Rapids Fleet 

 

** CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER **

Notice of Race

 

The regatta has been cancelled due to the forecast of 30 knot winds.  There was talk of re-scheduling so check back often or go to their club website.

 

Host Club:

Grand Rapids Yacht Club
740 Lakeside Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
www.grandrapidsyachtclub.org

 

Schedule:

Registration at 11am

Skippers Meeting at 11:30 am

First Start at 12 pm

 

Cost: $25.00 includes Lunch and Beverages (sailors under 18 Free)

 

Register Online at www.grandrapidsyachtclub.org Find the link from our calendar

 

Entry & Eligibility: All Laser & Laser Radials welcome

 

Prizes: Awards will be given to:

Top 3 finishers,

Top Woman,

Top Junior

Top Grand Master (50+)

 

Many, many door prizes you don't want to miss!

 

Regatta Contact:  Amy Todd  click here to send an email

No Sweat Regatta

Saturday September 24th, 2011

 

Annual No Sweat Regatta on Portage Lake (near Ann Arbor)

 

For Notice of Regatta click here

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Note: 1 day only

Saturday, September 24

0900 Registration and Launching

1030 Registration Closes, Skipper’s Meeting

1130 PYC Deli Service Available

1130 First Warning Signal, short break, more races

Awards immediately following last race

 

contact Steve Wiseman for more info

2011 GTYC LASER FALL REGATTA AND BABEL CUP

hosted by — GRAND TRAVERSE YACHT CLUB (GTYC)

sanctioned by — TRAVERSE CITY LASER FLEET

Saturday, September 24, 2010 — Traverse City, Michigan

 

The GTYC Fall Laser Regatta was held on West Grand Traverse Bay on Saturday September 24. The spring and fall regattas are totaled for the overall winner of the Babel Cup.

Grand Rapids Yacht Club Sailors Dominate Laser Class at Westerns 

CRYSTAL LAKE, MI - Isaac Kremers a Junior from Grand Rapids Yacht Club sailed a perfect regatta winning all four races held during the Western Michigan Yachting Association's 82nd Annual Championship. Never far behind was fellow GRYC member Amy Todd taking 2nd in the first three races and holding her overall position with a 9th in the last race. Third and fourth place trophies went to Bruce Hansen from Spring Lake Yacht Club and Ken Griswold of Muskegon Yacht Club respectively. Isaac earned an additional honor being selected as the most dominate sailor in the regatta that included over 200 teams in 7 different classes.

For more details, photos, and complete results visit the WMYA website:http://www.wmya.org/

Lansing Sailing Club Annual Regatta

August 20, 2011

Story and Results by Doug Carlson

Even with cloudy sky’s and a forecast of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, 34 Laser sailors from two countries and three different states showed up to participate in the 2011 Lansing Sailing Club District 19 Laser Regatta.

 2011 GTYC Spring Regatta

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Story Submitted by Tom Babel
The GTYC Spring Laser Regatta was held on West Grand Traverse Bay on May 14, 2011. Nine skippers were greeted with cold air/water temps, 12-18 Northerly wind and a driving rain. Perfect spring Laser Racing conditions in Traverse City.
 
Jordon Owen (RC/PRO) scheduled a 5 race/no throw out series. Ultimately, four races were sailed as the series was cut short due to thermal issues. A dry suit was the order of the day. The four legged, relatively short courses lead to some very close racing. First at the weather mark was often decided by the right of way vessel.
 
Than Dykstra (GTYC) was very consistent, sailed strong in all four races and had no big mistakes. He posted finishes of 2,1,1,1 to win the series. Than is a past GTYC Fleet Champion and demonstrated that form to convincingly win this regatta.
 
It was a tight race for second place. Jamie Stuursma and Patrick Gerber tied on 13 points. Jamie won the tie-breaker with a 1st in race one leaving Patrick with the bronze for the day. Both skippers sailed hard in the northerly breeze and waves. Jamie came back from an OCS in race two, and later a collision with Pete Comfort, to show a true test of survival.
 
Four Jr Sailors Participated. Pete Kirby-Miller was the top Jr in sixth place over-all. Elle Rivard was the top female in 7th. Fourteen year old Colton Gerber sailed very well all day, with no hat and no capsizes. Nicely done Colton.
 
Racers were treated to some warm chili dogs from WARES FROSTY TREAT at the completion of racing.
 
Special thanks to Jim Sorbie and crew of the safety boat.
 
Results: 
  1. T. Dykstra           5 points
  2. J. Stuursma       13
  3. P, Gerber           13
  4. G. Stauber         16
  5. P. Comfort         19
  6. P.Kirby-Miller     22   Top Jr
  7. E. Rivard           28    Top Female/Radial
  8. M. Lyons           33
  9. C. Gerber          33
 

2011 LASER & LASER RADIAL

GULL LAKE OPEN

GULL LAKE MICHIGAN

Notice of Race

Saturday May 28, 2011

 

Another Grey threatening day greeted 14 Lasers on May 28 on Gull Lake- but that would not deter a great afternoon of tight racing!  5 races were held and the rain held off until the boats were in the drysail lot (and the bride on the beach at the YC was married!) While several boats took there turn at the top the series came down to the last race between Chad Coberly and JP Del Solar with JP hunting Chad down on the starting line like it was the Americas Cup to take the win and put the required boats in between to take the series! A few boats went swimming and one boat nearly sank.. I wont mention whom.. in the erratic 5-15 knot breeze. The event was wrapped up with a mini clinic by JP describing his boat set up and his technique-Thanks JP!  Hopefully next year will bring better weather and we can get more folks going in the Spring! Full results below. -- Chad

 

District 19 Championships & Area E Eliminations

June 11-12, 2011

The 2011 District 19 Championships were hosted by Crescent Sail Yacht Club.  This was also the Eliminations for the Area E U.S. Sailing Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships.  The Final's are at the Gorge in Oregon!  Junior sailor Grace Pytell won in the Radial's and is planning to go!  If you would like to help her get there contact Ken Swetka for how to donate.  Click here for more info on the Final's and official NOR for Area E Elim's.

 

Photos by Ralph Deeds click here

Photos by Patrick Cazabon click here

 

2011 Regattas/Events (see D19 News section for regatta details)

May 14       GTYC Spring Regatta - Traverse City - Jamie Stuursma

May 28       Gull Lake Spring Regatta - Gull Lake Yacht Club

June 11-12 D19 Grand Prix Championships / O'Day Area E Qualifiers - Crescent Sail YC, Grosse Pointe, MI - Ken Swetka

June 18      Muskegon Regatta with Dick Tillman clinic - Bruce Hansen - For NOR click here(pdf)

July 16-17 Leland Laser Regatta - Allen Northcut

July 29-31 Masters US Championships - Macatawa YC

August 20 Lake Lansing Annual - Doug Carlson

Sept 18     UofM Fall Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

Sept 24     No Sweat Regatta  - Portage Yacht Club

Sept 24 GTYC Fall Regatta-

Oct 1         Frosty Mug Regatta - Irish Laser Fleet, Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs, 2pm start

Oct 15      Pumpkin Head Regatta - Grand Rapids

 
Other Events of Interest
May 7-8         D18 Championships - Eagle Creek Sailing Club (Indy)  www.ecsail.org
May 20-22    Masters NA's - Ft Walton Beach, FL
June 25-26  Masters Great Lakes - Hamilton, Ontario
August 6-12  Masters Worlds - St Francis Yacht Club

2012 Regattas/Events (see D19 News section for regatta details)

May 12      GTYC Spring Regatta - Traverse City - Tom Babel

May 18      District 18 Championships & US Singlehanded Championships Area E Semi-Final - Port Clinton, OH - Kevin Shockey

June 17     UofM Spring Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

June 23-24  Great Lakes Masters Championships - Crescent Sail YC, Grosse Pointe, MI - Ken Swetka

June 29     Muskegon Yacht Club Dick Tillman clinic - Bob Harvey / Bruce Hansen 

June 30 - July 1   D19 Grand Prix Championships  - Muskegon Yacht Club  - Bob Harvey / Bruce Hansen -

July 21-22  Leland Laser Regatta - Leland Yacht Club - Allen Northcut

August 18  Lake Lansing Annual - Lansing Sailing Club - Doug Carlson

Sept 16     UofM Fall Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club - Baseline Lake, just North of Ann Arbor

Sept 15-16     Spring Lake Fall Regatta - Spring Lake Yacht Club - New Regatta!!  For info click here

Sept 29    No Sweat Regatta  - Portage Yacht Club

Sept 29   GTYC Fall Regatta - Traverse City - Tom Babel

Oct 6        Frosty Mug Regatta - Irish Laser Fleet, Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs, 2pm start

Oct 13?      Pumpkin Head Regatta - Grand Rapids

2011 Leland Laser Regatta


Sat/Sun - July 16-17

 The Leland Yacht Club invites all Laser sailors to join us for a fun weekend of racing and camaraderie on beautiful Lake Leelanau in
Northwestern Michigan. The regatta features two days of racing and a Saturday night social event on the shores of Lake Michigan in
Historic Fishtown.

Again this year----Out of town sailors may request lodging with a Leland Yacht Club family-- space available.  Email Allen Northcutt if you want to stay with a Yacht club family.

All sailors, please email Allen Northcutt at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan on racing so we can get an approximate head count for meals.

Notice of Race ( NOR ) is attached, which contains all pertinent details.

 

We hope you will come join us for a memorable weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#137098 is for sale.  The boat has always been stored indoors in a heated basement.  I am the second owner.  Comes with the updated vang/cunningham system, new (this yr.) updated out haul system and new (this year) dry dock cover.  Selling it to buy a newer one!  Asking $2100.

 

If you would like more info please email John Ebers.

 

Boat located in Grand Rapids, MI

Annual Pumpkin Head Regatta

October 16, 2010

Grand Rapids Fleet 

 

This past Saturday we had a great turnout for our 2010 Pumpkin Head regatta.   We had a total of 34 sailors from around the region on a beautiful sunny saturday afternoon. The winner of the regatta was Craig Pearson with Sean Fiddler coming in Second and Tom Bable coming in 3rd. Our Top Master was Tom Bable, our Top Jr was Ethan Battani, and our top female was Mary Vorel. The complete results are attached.

Story by Jason Lovell

 

For full results click the below link...

...

2nd ANNUAL

BLACK FRIDAY LASER REGATTA - RE-SCHEDULED

NOVEMBER 28TH, 2010

For a great write-up of this regatta go to Matt Princing's blog at http://mdprincing.wordpress.com/  

 

 

IBS FROSTY MUG LASER RACE

Saturday October 2, 2010

400 EAST BAY STREET

HARBOR SPRINGS, MI. 49740

(231) 526-6225 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Hello Laser People,

 

For those of you who attended the 2010 Frosty Mug Laser Race on Saturday October 2nd, thank you for sailing and you know the results. For those of you who weren't here, mark your calendar for next year's 5th Annual Event, Saturday October 1, 2011 (always the first Saturday in October).

 

Results and photos were posted on the Irish Boat Shop Facebook ...

 

Temperatures were "Frosty" with north, north east winds around 8 to 10 knots. We had 9 boats compete this year, sailed 6 races and allowed 1 throw out. We ran a combination of windward/leeward and triangle courses. Tom Babel, sailing out of Traverse City, posted 5 bullets to take home the 1st place Frosty Mug trophy. 2nd place went to Peter Polgar from Grosse Pointe Shores and the 3rd place mug was won by Harbor Springs own Kevin Meier.

 

Irish Boat Shop will once again be hosting the Irish Summer Series Laser Racing starting next July. We race Thursday evenings and some Saturday afternoons here on Little Traverse Bay, please join us if you're in the area.

 

Please contact me if you have questions or require additional information regarding Laser sailing on Little Traverse Bay. We still have a brand new, tricked out 2010 Laser XD in stock with a year-end discount! If you or someone you know is looking for a new Laser, please contact me for pricing.

 

Thanks,

Boats Only 

Tom Trautman

 

 PORTAGE YACHT CLUB

INVITES YOU TO ATTEND ITS 36th ANNUAL REGATTA FOR LASERS

NO SWEAT!

 

Congrats to Craig Pearson for winning over a 16 boat fleet!

For Results and Photos click here 

 

2010 GTYC LASER FALL REGATTA
and Babel Cup

hosted by — GRAND TRAVERSE YACHT CLUB (GTYC)

sanctioned by — TRAVERSE CITY LASER FLEET

Saturday, September 18, 2010 — Traverse City, Michigan

The 2010 LASER Fall Regatta was held on Saturday September 18, at the Grand Traverse Yacht Club. A total of nineteen boats sailed in this, the second leg of the Babel Cup. Racers were treated to a variety of conditions. PRO Eric Lind started the first race in a shifty 12-15 kt Northwest breeze which would eventually die by race #5.

 

Ken Swetka (Crescent Sail Yacht Club) came out firing on all cylinders and basically put on a Laser Clinic for the fleet. Most impressive was his down wind tactics and speed. Congrats to Ken on some great sailing and the overall victory with 8 pts. Mark Lyons (GTYC) and Tom Babel (GTYC) were 2nd and 3rd with 15 and 18 pts respectively.

 

Top junior was Pete Kirby-Miller (Glen Lake) in 8th place overall with Abigale Skibowski (TACS/GTYC) the top female in 9th.

 

The 2010 BABEL CUP was also decided by total accumulation of points for the spring and fall regattas.

PETE COMFORT (TACS/Torch Lake) took the cup by winning the spring regatta with 12 pts, added to 22 pts in the fall, for a total of 34 pts. Jamie Stuursma was a close second with a total of 36 points.

 

Special thanks to PRO Eric Lind, Mark Boat Bob Clark and crash boat Jim Sorbie. At the conclusion of sailing, the fleet was treated to refreshments and Hot Dogs from WARES FROSTY TREAT.

 

Submitted By: T. Babel

 

Michigan Sailing Club (UMSC) is selling 5 used full laser sails.

About 4 years old

They have seen club use but are still good practice sails Some batten pokes.

Includes battens

http://www.umich.edu/~umsc/

contact kevin bosley click here to email Kevin

 

They are not stored at the club so contact Kevin to schedule a time to see them.

 

asking $75 cash only

37 boats in Attendance !!!   Click here for full results. 

Lansing Sailing Club - 2010 District 19 Laser Regatta 

August 28, 2010 Warm temperatures, clear skies and a favorable southerly wind provided the perfect playground for 37 Laser sailors from three different states who participated in the 2010 Lansing Sailing Club District 19 Laser Regatta. 

With winds blowing from the south the race committee was able to set an Olympic course with a windward leg approximately three quarters of a mile long. Tom LaBelle from Rochester Hills, a two time winner of the LSC Laser Regatta got off to a great start again this year winning the first race of the day. He went on to win two more races earning him the top spot of the regatta and his third LSC Laser Regatta title. Fresh off of his second at the US Nationals and first place finish at CORK, EJ O’Mara from Burton, MI, posted high finishes throughout the day to keep pressure on LaBelle and finish 2nd for the day. Doug Carlson from Okemos, MI and a LSC member rounded out the top three in 3rd place.  

August 11-14 West Michigan Yachting Association Championship Regatta at Spring Lake Yacht Club

Here is a write-up from Bruce Hansen:

There was a fairly low turn out in the Laser fleet, 18 boats. That was expected. Still had great racing though. Charlie Knapp won all 5 races while the rest of fleet battled for the remaining podium. In 2nd place with 31 points was Dell Todd. In third and the top woman in the fleet was Amy Bourne with 33 points. The top Junior also with 33 points was Isaac Kremers. Full results can be found here: http://www.wmya.org/race_info/2010/laser_results.html

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A dozen sailors participated in an afternoon of lessons and drills in Laser boat setup and handling put on by Laser Master Dick Tillman.

 

Solid wind greeted the sailors, with average winds around 14 knots and puffs jumping as high as 20 knots. Many boats spent a part of their afternoon bottom

side up, but a great time was had by all!

 

After a short break, ten laser sailors headed back out for some racing. Even with a 5:30 start, the wind held above 12 knots, so there was plenty of speed and wipe outs.

 

True to his championship history, Dick won the day, but he was pressed hard (everyone wants to take a swing at the champ!).

 

Skipper Sail No. Race R1 R2 R3 R4 Total

Dick Tillman                     1 4 2 2 9

Karl Kettlehut 181237    3 1 5 3 12

Ken Griswold                   8 2 7 6 1 16

Bob Harvey 11137           6 3 3 5 17

Kevin 15548                     1 5 2 1 10 18

Bruce Hanson 165907   7 8 4 4 23

Wayne 170725                 4 6 10 7 27

DM Griswold                      8 9 7 8 32

Eric VanFossen 181187 10 5 8 9 32

Bob Rhodes 61089          9 10 9 6 34

 

After the boats were put away, we gathered for a lean in, with food and beverage provided by Kelly Griswold and Nicki Hanson ... thanks for cooking up some

great food!

All in all, it was a very productive and fun day with a great sailing gentleman

 

There is a Laser Clinic at noon on Saturday, July 18th at Pontiac Yacht Club (Cass Lake).  For more info click here.

 

2010 Laser Masters Great Lakes Championships

Hosted by Sarnia Yacht Club 

There 4 races on Saturday with winds from 5 to 12 knots.  The weather mark ended up quite close to the beach which made for some challenging tactical situations.  Each start had the current (a bit over 1 kt) pushing everyone over so if you look in the Full Results links you will find some OCS scores.  On Sunday we were greated by fog and no wind so we waited ashore for an hour before getting towed out. Some nice wind filled in and we started a race but part way through it got weird so it was abandoned.  The wind shifted about 90 degrees, settled, and off we went again.  The wind stayed fairly steady throughout this race at about 5-6 kts.  The wind and current were almost the same direction which made for a very long beat and fairly quick run.  The race comittee tried to get another race off.  We started and about 20 minutes later only made it 1/2 way up the beat.  They were also monitoring weather and some nasty front was approaching so they thought it best to ttow us in.  We got heavy rain while putting away the boats but nothing too bad.  Later that day we heard about a tornado just to the Northwest in Michigan.

 

All in all from RC to food to billeting the Sarnia group did a great job!

 

Full Results by Category click here

Full Results Overall click here

 

Below is the report from EJ O’Mara on his regatta this Spring.  We also already had the O’Day qualifier at Crescent which, unfortunately, had very light attendance.  I think making the commitment to go to the finals (Florida) keeps people away from the qualifier.

 Gull Lake Yacht Club (www.glyc.org) is the venue for this year’s D19 Championship.  Gull Lake is a beautiful crystal clear, deep water lake 4 x 1 miles in size.  The facility includes a beach with life guards, showers, snack bar, full service bar & food facilities- great for families!  The Notice Of Regatta is posted at www.d19laser.org.

Schedule:  Be sure and go to www.d19laser.org for a more complete list of events and recent reports.

July 10-11 D19 District Championship – Gull Lake Yacht Club

Aug 1-2      Leland Laser Regatta – Lake Leland, MI

Aug 28       Annual Lake Lansing Regatta - contact is Doug Carlson

Sep 18       GTYC Fall Regatta - contact is Mark Lyons

Sep 25       No Sweat - Portage Yacht Club

Oct 2           Frosty Mug Regatta - Irish Laser Fleet, Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs

Oct 3           UMSC Fall Regatta - Baseline Lake, Ann Arbor

Nov 26       Black Friday Regatta - Mid-Michigan Laser Fleet

 

Lake Fenton Laser Regatta - EJ O'Mara Sailing Fundraiser

May 15, 2010 was the date for the Lake Fenton Laser Regatta- EJ O'Mara Sailing Fundraiser.  It was a beautiful day for the event with sunny skies and a 7-10 knot North Easterly. As sailors were arriving breakfast was set out and everyone got to enjoy a wonderful and hearty breakfast compliments of Mary O'Mara (mother).  At 10:30 AM the competitors launched and three solid races ensued.  Lunch was served on the water and with that extra time we were able to get three more races off thanks to the excellent work of the head race committee Dave Nickels.  At the end of the day awards were handed out to top three finishers and top junior.  After excluding myself from the results the finishes were, 1st Peter Johanson 2nd Urs Geiger T3rd Ariel O'Mara T3rd Mary Vorel and Top Junior Timothy Nickels.  They all got an awesome picture (compliments of Ariel O'Mara) in a nice wooden frame (compliments of Joe Abbott).

I think the best thing about the whole event was the support I received from Lake Fenton Sail Club and its members, my family, and all the friends that volunteered to help or just came out to support me.  I would like to give a special Thanks to the immediate O'Mara family, the Beckman family, the Oslund family, and Dave Nickels for which without them none of this would have been possible.

If you would like to still participate in this ongoing fundraiser but were not able to make it out to the actual regatta please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ! Also to keep up to date on the my most recent sailing activities you can visit my blog at www.ejomarasailing.blogspot.com .

EJ O'Mara

 

2010 LASER & LASER RADIAL

DISTRICT 19 CHAMPIONSHIP

GULL LAKE, MICHIGAN

Results and Photos

Gull Lake Yacht Club did a great job hosting this years District.  Chad Coberly and his wife Michelle did a lot of work getting it all organized.  Michelle did registration and was able to get over a dozen new Lasere Class members signed up!  Way to go!! 

The club facilities are very, very nice.  They even have towels in the shower!  It is also a golf and country club but luckily they were able to tolerate us for a couple daysInnocent.

Satrurday started out looking promising as we were rigging but then as we sailed out it got quite a bit lighter.  We waited about 1/2 hour for the wind to settle enough before the RC got things going.  Gull Lake had some interesting winds that sailors such as myself could never really figure out. If you look at the results you'll see some guys had it figured out pretty good.  We got 4 races, as planned, sailed and were in by about 5pm.

Sunday did not look as promising and we all drifted to the starting area and waited about an hour for some wind.  It was again difficult to figure out what side would pay.  It seemed most of Saturday was "go left" but on Sunday it was hit and miss. 

Chad ended up wining the tie breaker over Matt Woodworth for the overall win.  After Master's scoring Chad also was top Master.  He ran the regatta and won!  Way to go!

Click the link below for Results

Photo Link from Michelle Coberly click here

2010 Leland Laser Regatta


Sat/Sun-Jul31/Aug1

This past weekend was another great event by Leland Yacht Club. Hats off to Alan and his group for top rate hospitality. We only got one day of racing but it is always fun to hang out with that group in Fish Town! First place was Jeff Ragains, second was Jim Meyers, and third was Ken Swetka.  For full results and other info on the regatta click the link below.

 

May 15, 2010 was the date for the Lake Fenton Laser Regatta- EJ O'Mara sailing fundraiser.  It was a beautiful day for the event with sunny skies and a 7- 10 knot North Easterly. As sailors were arriving breakfast was set out and everyone got to enjoy a wonderful and hearty breakfast compliments of Mary O'Mara(mother).  At 10:30 the competitors launched and three solid races ensued.  Lunch was served on the water and with that extra time we were able to get three more races off thanks to the excellent work of the head race comittee Dave Nickels.  At the end of the day awards were handed out to top three finishers and top junior.  After excluding myself from the results the finishes were, 1st Peter Johanson 2nd Urs Geiger T3rd Ariel O'Mara T3rd Mary Vorel and Top Junoir Timothy Nickels.  They all got an awesome picture (compliments of Ariel O'Mara) in a nice wooden frame (compliments of Joe Abbott). 

 

I think the best thing about the whole event was the support I recieved from Lake Fenton Sail Club and its members, my family, and all the friends that volunteered to help or just came out to support me.  I would like to give a special Thanks to the immediate O'Mara family, the Beckman family, the Oslund family, and Dave Nickels for which without them none of this would have been possible.

 

If you would like to still participate in this ongoing fundraiser but were not able to make it out to the actual regatta please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.! Also to keep up to date on the my most recent sailing activities you can visit my blog at www.ejomarasailing.blogspot.com .

 

EJ O'Mara

May 15, 2010 will be the date for this early season Laser regatta at Lake Fenton Sailing Club.  It is being held as a regular regatta but also as a fundraiser for EJ O'Mara's sailing and training this year as I work my way towards the goal of sailing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. I plan on attending 9 big events this year along with four clinics.  My expenses for 2010 will total a minimum of $10,000 including travel, lodging, event fees, sails, equipment, and coaching.  Avon Sailboats has already lent their support in a major way for which I am very thankful. 

This event is being hosted through the LFSC sailing school which is a non-profit organization, which means all expenses, registration and donations are tax deductible.  So come out to Lake Fenton on May 15 for what is sure to be a great regatta! If you know you would like to come please let me know (click here to contact EJ)! Click Here for Notice Of Regatta.

2009 Schedule

April 25-26 2009 Spring Laser Regatta, Indianapolis, IN

May 9 Regatta Cancelled -Laser tuning istead, Crescent Sail Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe, MI

May 16-17 D18 Championship, Lake Cowan, OH www.clsa.us (Master's NA's same time)

May 23 GTYC Spring Regatta - Traverse City http://www.gtyc.org/GTYC%20Laser.htm

June 6 - O'Day Area E Qualifiers - Edgewater YC, Cleveland, OH

June 13-14 Great Lakes in Macatawa

June 20 Baseline Lake, Ann Arbor http://www.umich.edu/~umsc/regattas/laserjune.html

June ?? Barton Pond - contact Craig Pearson 248-305-5767

July ?? - 2008 Cherry Pit Junior Regatta

July 9-12 Rick White Seminar at Leland Yacht Club

July 30 - August 2 - USSailing Single Handed Championships (O'Day Cup) - hosted by Detroit Yacht Club. All competitors will launch from Crescent Sail Yacht Club :-)

August 1-2 Leland Laser Regatta

Aug 8-9 D19 Grand Prix Championship - Traverse City

Aug 22 Annual Lake Lansing Regatta - contact is Doug Carlson

Sep 19 Grand Travers Yacht Club Fall Regatta - contact is Mark Lyons

Sep 26 No Sweat - Portage Yacht Club

Oct 3rd Frosty Mug Regatta - Irish Laser Fleet, Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs, 2pm start

Oct 4 Baseline Lake, Ann Arbor http://www.umich.edu/~umsc/regattas/laseroct.html

Nov 27 Black Friday Regatta - Mid-Michigan Laser Fleet

 

Dear Laser Sailors,
I am selling my season old (raced roughly 5 times) Laser XD.   XD is the ultral high end Laser Performance equipment package that costs over $6,100 new ($6400 for 2010).  I also added Harken carbon micro mainsheet cleats on both sides and an inspection port on the starboard side of the mainsheet block that holds an ultra large storage bag.  I do this on all my boats an love it.  Great for water, food, gloves and can even fit a spray top easily.  My boat comes (part of the XD package) with the Hyde sail (Laser Europe) and I only used the sail at 2 events (2 racing days, or 9 races).  All the top laser sailors use the hyde sail as it is slightly smoother and lasts longer.  The Hyde sail comes from the factory per the XD Laser Package with a rolling system to store it perfectly flat, no wrinkles or creases and was never folded.  
The hull (all stark white), foils (I always use my edge protectors), spars (stored in a padded spar bag) and running rigging is all in excellent condition.  The final key feature of the XD package also the XD tiller and tiller extension which run $400+ if purchased separately.  They are awesome.  I will never sail with another tiller/tiller extension combination.  Its incredibly stiff, easy to cleat the rudder and ridiculously light.
If you are interested or know someone who is interested let me know ASAP.  I already have buyer in Annapolis but do not want to deal with the hassle of arranging to have him pick it up...im planning on holding out for the weekend so see if someone more local wants the boat.
I am selling the boat for 5k.  Contact info below.
Thanks,
248 464 0240
 

 

On Black Friday (what retail people call the day after Thanksgiving) there was an annual regatta hosted by the Mid-Michigan Fleet (Saginaw).

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For a great write up by Matt Princing check out mdprincing.wordpress.com

 

196120/LABELLE, TOM 1 ROCHESTER, MI

177190/COBERLY, BILL 2 LINWOOD, MI

28159/MCCORMICK, DILLION 3 LANSING, MI

188722/MCCORMICK, DAN 4 WHITE LAKE, MI

158729/COBERY, GREG 5 GRAND RAPIDS, MI

166930/SERGENT,VICTOR 6 CLEVELAND, OHIO

 

129246/NICKELS, TIM FENTON, MI

129387/SCOTT, TIM SAGINAW, MI

800813/PRINCING, WILLIE SAGINAW, MI

158173/PEET, GEORGE BOYNE CITY, MI

174255/BANNER, JON SAGINAW, MI

176255/HERNICK, TOM FRANKENMUTH, MI

73814/HART, TERRY FRANKENMUTH, MI

158???/PRINCING, LEROY HEMLOCK, MI

If anyone is looking to buy a  two year old boat # 192046  that has not been sailed much - make an offer.

contact Michael Schreiber

1994 good shape, dolly, board bag, top cover. $2400

white with purple stripe.

Boat located at or near Crescent Sail Yacht Club

contact Eric Pomber

The boat is a 1989 and always stored indoors to keep the hull dry.  The hull and deck are a near white/off white color and in good condition.  The rigging is the upgraded vang/cunningham/out haul system.  The boom was also replaced with the rigging.  Price of the boat is $2150.

Best place to contact me is the cell phone listed below. For email click here.

Thomas (Tom) LaBelle
Office +1 248 577-1027
Cell +1 248 310-9953

 

2009

IBS FROSTY MUG LASER REGATTA

Saturday October 3, 2009

Click the Read More link to see a photo of the winners!  

Thanks to all who attended the 3rd Annual Frosty Mug Race last Saturday. For those who couldn't attend, we hope to see you next year. 

  

Although conditions were light to variable, the forecasted rain held off and after a short postponement we were able to complete four races. After racing we gathered for brats, dogs, corn on the cob and frosty refreshments. Frosty Mug Awards were presented to the top three finishers and we set the date for the 4th Annual event, October 2, 2010.

 

 

Grand Traverse Yacht Club is hosting it's Fall Laser Regatta on Saturday September 19.  Come enjoy some fun on and off the water. NOR is at  http://www.gtyc.org/documents/Race/2009%20race/2009%20GTYC%20LASER%20Fall%20%20INVITATIONAL%20REGATTA.pdf

Below is the skinny on buying an event boat. Rick Rothenbuhler of DieballSailing has offered to coordinate purchases.  Send Rick a note if you are interested.  You can work with any dealer you want.

 

Original email from Gordon Capaccio:

Hi District 19,

I wanted to make you aware of a tremendous opportunity to add boats to your District 19 fleets. As you probably already know this year the Laser World Championships and Masters World Championships will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. LaserPerformance will be providing 180 boats to the event for the competitors. These boats will be available for sale through our dealer network after the event at aggressive pricing. This will create a golden opportunity for your District 19 Laser sailors to get an event boat at an aggressive price. The boats will be shipping from Halifax to dealers on September 5th. These boats represent a great opportunity for Laser Sailors to upgrade their old boat or get into their local fleet at a great price. All of these boats include a Seitech dolly.

Let me know how I can help you get the word out about this opportunity to get aggressively priced Lasers. Please let me know if you need any more information. Best regards, Gordon

 

Details on pricing:

MSRP will be $4959. The boats will be used for both the Laser Worlds and the Master's Worlds. The sail and blades will only be used for the Laser Worlds as the Master's event is hull and spar charter only. All boats come with a Seitech dolly. In addition we have a Laser Worlds program so everyone who buys and takes delivery of a boat between now and December 31. 2009 gets a choice of either a Hyde full/radial sail or hull and deck cover. If you purchase and take delivery prior to October 31, 2009 we will give you a blade bag as well. So here is how it breaks down, assuming you buy before 10/31/2009.

 

Option A:

Laser Race MSRP= $5480

Seitech Dolly MSRP= $425

Hyde full (or Radial) sail- MSRP= $650

Blade Bag MSRP= $120

Total package Value/MSRP= $6675 (savings of $1716 or 26%)

 

Or Option B:

Laser Race MSRP= $5480

Seitech Dolly MSRP= $425

Hull cover & deck cover MSRP= $241+$236= $477

Blade Bag= $120

Total package Value/MSRP= $6502 (savings of $1543 or 24%)

 

These prices do not include freight, taxes registration etc. Let me know if you have any questions. The prices I have quoted you are the suggested retail for each item. If you have a great relationship with your local dealer you may be able to do a bit better depending on volume.

Best regards, Gordon

 

2009 Laser District 19 Championships

 August 8-9, 2009 

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Grand Traverse Yacht Club (GTYC) Traverse City, Michigan hosted this years Championship event for District 19.  The clubhouse is new and looks fantastict!  We had a variety of sailing conditions and it NEVER rained on the race course!  All of you who stayed home due to the forecast missed a great event and terrific hospitality from GTYC.  Below is a link to the Reults and links to the club's website info.

 

 

August 1 – 2, 2009

 

For results click on the link below

 

Lansing Sailing Club District 19 Laser Regatta 


August 22, 2009
.  Another great day at the Lansing Sailing Club was enjoyed by all that participated in the 2009 LSC Laser Regatta.  While the weather and wind conditions changed throughout the day, feedback from the 23 Laser Sailors that participated from both sides of the State proved this to be one of the best LSC regattas ever.

This years fleet included two previous LSC Laser Regatta winners, Tom LaBelle from Rochester Hills (2001 & 2004) and Sean Fidler, from
Royal Oak (2005).  While the racing was close and competitive throughout the entire fleet this was especially the case among Tom and Sean.  So close that the two sailors were tied with six points apiece as the final race began. - each having two firsts and two seconds and throwing out their worst result.  The winner of the final race and regatta came down a tacking duel between the last mark and the finish line which was won by Sean Fidler giving him his second LSC Laser Regatta win.

Lake
Lansing’s Doug Carlson sailed consistently all day registering all 3rd place finishes except for his throw-out and ended up 3rd for the regatta.  This year there was also a woman’s class consisting of four competitors.  Mary Vorel from Grand Rapids finished 5th in the regatta to top this woman’s group.  Mary was also the only competitor other than LaBelle or Fidler to get a 1st place finish.  Prior to Saturday’s racing there was a special ceremony for LSC’s Ron Marshall and his brand new Laser christening her the “Jane M” before she was put in the water for the very first time.
As usual Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and regatta organizer JP did a great job with the food and everything else it takes.  The wind was pretty challenging for the race committee but they managed to get 2 races in on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.  Sunday we had to be towed out to Lake Michigan and the towed back into Lake Macatawa since there was no wind out on the Big Lake.  It made for some tight racing on the shorter courses.  There were 33 full rigs and 14 radials!   The Full rig champion was Kevin Shockey and the Radial champ was Sam Padnos.  It was great to see the wide range of ages sailing the event.  JP organized a lot of great raffle tickets and goodies to go with the trophy winners.  Yours truly got a Laser Performance hat and Zhik hot top!  Cool!  Uhmm…I mean Warm (it will come in handy in Nova Scotia!).  Full results are at http://web.me.com/jpdelsolarg/Laser/Result_GL.html

The Crescent Sail Yacht Club fleet will be sailing on Friday evenings.  Come join us for some casual racing.  Contact Ken for more info.

 

 

Thank you for those who attended Saturday's Grand Traverse Yacht Club's Spring Laser Regatta. We were pleased to have 14 boats participate in the first half of the Babel Cup series.  Attached please find a complete list of results.

Other events at GTYC this year include the Laser Districts on August 8-9 and the second half of the Babel Cup, the Fall Regatta, on September 19.

As always we welcome any feedback you may have and hope to see you at future events.

Sincerely,

GTYC Laser Fleet

D19 has passed the Secretary Torch from Sean Fidler to me, Ken Swetka.  Sean will help as needed and we thank him for all his efforts in keeping D19 going.  I sail out of Crescent Sail Yact Club, www.crescentsail.com, just North of Detroit (no mayor jokes please...).  I also get a chance to do one or two major regattas per year and have been doing some Masters events.  The big one for me this year will be the Masters Worlds in Nova Scotia.  At least a few D19 Lasers will be going.

Recently I have been working with Tracy Usher to integrate events from www.laser.org to www.d19laser.org.  Both sites use the same Content Management backend.  It has been very educational for me and hopefuly not to tedious for the teacher...Tracy (he REALLY knows this stuff!!). 

Last year we had success with D19 sailors posting their own regatta notices and results on the site.  Anyone can sign up and get authorized to write articles and then be allowed to modify them.  This allows each fleet captain to go and update their own articles.  This really helps keep the site fresh when so many people are addding info throughout the year.  We look forward to more people singing up and helping to keep other D19 sailors informed.

There is also a post by email Blog function on D19Laser.org.  This allows one to easily post to a blog for regatta reports.  This past winter I did one for the Midwinter events.  As I was getting ready to sail in the morning or winding down in the evening I could send an email from my phone and it would post to the site.  If you have a camera phone pictures can be posted too.

Like all classes it would be nice to see some grass roots fleet building.  I think in these economic times the Laser is an easy sell.  From fleet sailing to regattas it just makes sense.  Where else can you get high level and just plain fun sailing for so little cost?  In just a short drive you can go and meet some great people at different regatta venues....stay overnight in a tent...a couple days of fun sailing...and then home in time for dinner on Sunday. 

Here's a brief list of events in D19.  More info can be found at www.d19laser.org.

May 9-10  Think Spring Regatta - Crescent Sail Yacht Club
June 13   Spring Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club
June 13-14   Great Lakes Championship - Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
July 9-12   Rick White Seminar at Leland Yacht Club
July 30-August 2  USSailing Single Handed Championships (O'Day's) - Hosted by Detroit Yacht Club and Crescent Sail Yacht Club
August 1-2  Leland Laser Regatta - Leland Yacht Club
August 8-9  D19 Grand Prix - Grand Traverse Yacht Club
September 26  No Sweat - Portage Yacht Club
October 4  Fall Regatta - Michigan Sailing Club

 

Please read the below announcement from our past D19 Secretary Sean Fidler.  Big Thanks to Sean for all his work in keeping District 19 going!!!
 
Any organization takes a lot of work to run.  My hope in taking this on is that each of you, especially you "fleet captains" / local organizers, will share some of the load.  For example last year many of you posted regatta notices on the website.  I would ask that you do this again and more of you do the same.  Also update info on your local fleet and add content to keep the site fresh.  Use it as a tool to build your local sailing as well as regatta notices.  So go to www.d19laser.org and sign up!  Create some articles.  Those more adventurous can be given more authority on the site to add/change in more areas.  Let me know if your interested.

The Grand Rapids Yacht Club and its Laser Fleet invite you to: 

-PumpkinHead-

the 6th Annual

Laser Invitational Regatta

Saturday, October 18TH, 2008 

2008 Wolverine Laser Regatta

Saturday, June 21
Barton Boat Club
Ann Arbor, MI

Schedule:
9-10:30 Registration, coffee & doughnuts
10:30 Skipper's Meeting
11:00 First Race with one or two back to back
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Racing continues until about 4:30

Awards: Top 4 places

Entry Fee: $20

Directions:
 http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&address=400+Barton+Shore+Drive&city=Ann+Arbor&state=MI&zipcode=

Questions: Call Craig Pearson at 248-305-5767 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cherry Pit Junior Regatta

Traverse Area Community Sailing (TACS) is pleased to invite junior sailors to join us in our annual Cherry Pit Regatta on Friday, July 11! This year, in addition to to the afternoon regatta, TACS will host an instructional seminar in the morning (10 - 11:30).

The Notice of Race and the application is available at http://www.tacsailing.com/cherry_pit_regatta.htm.

This regatta is open to all Junior Sailors (ages 8-17), regardless of club affiliation, and will be sailed in the following classes with a minimum of 5 boats needed per class:

A) Single handed - Lasers (Full, Radial, & 4.7)

B) Doublehanded - JY 15s

Other classes may be added if 5 or more boats enter.

TACS may be able to supply boats to interested sailors on a first come first served basis. Contact Jim Sorbie at 231-590-5341 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

After the regatta join us back at Hull Park (600 Hannah, near the corner of Woodmere & Hannah, see map below) for the awards ceremony and a picnic.

We look forward to seeing your sailors at this event.

Jim Sorbie
Traverse Area Community Sailing
231-590-5341

Lasers in Vermilion

HOSTED BY John Shockey and The Vermilion Boat Club
BASED OUT OF Vermilion Boat Club
VERMILION, OHIO
May 24th and 25th, 2008 
This regatta is in the books... Chack out http://d18.laserforum.org/?2008_Results for results and writeup.
Greetings! Memorial weekend of 2008, John Shockey along with efforts from VBC and many others will bring the 2008 Laser District 18 Grand Prix Championship to Vermilion Boat Club.  The D18 Grand Prix is the premier Laser regatta of the 2008 D18 season, which should boast some of the best Laser sailors in the district.  The weekend promises an exciting, and more importantly, fun atmosphere complimented by terrific racing on Lake Erie.  The Vermilion Boat Club is separately hosting the VBC Bowl on the Saturday of this weekend which should bring a diverse group of sailors on the grounds of VBC.  May 24th and 25th of 2008, should be an eventful weekend of racing, come on out and enjoy Vermilion Ohio.

NOTICE OF RACE

Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20

2008 District 19 Grand Prix Championship

 

Click on the "Read more" link below for the results. This regatta was the Michigan District Championship.

Thanks to all who attended. Please feel free to send me any suggestions you might have for improving the regatta in the future.

Next year's regatta will likely be on one of three non-July 4th weekends in July. Let me know if one of these weekends is especially good or bad for you.

Tom Grogan

One of our local sailors snuck off to Atlanta in the first weekend of March and won the D17 Grand Prix regatta. I am happy for him but a little peeved he did not invite me! No way I could go but that is not the point! Congrats to Rick Rothenbuhler for winning in the 29 boat fleet at Lake Lanier (www.laser.org or www.llsc.com for results).

2008 Regattas/Events (see D19 News section for regatta details)

April 12-13  2008 Spring Laser Regatta, Indianapolis, IN

May 24-25 D18 Championship, Vermillion, OH

June 14th, Sat, Ann Arbor http://www.umich.edu/~umsc/regattas/laserjune.html

June 21  Barton Pond  - contact Craig Pearson 248-305-5767

July 11th - 2008 Cherry Pit Junior Regatta

July 19-20  Leland Laser Regatta ** Also now the D19 Grand Prix Championship

Sep 27 - No Sweat - Portage Yacht Club

Oct 5th, Sun, Ann Arbor http://www.umich.edu/~umsc/regattas/laseroct.html

Master Plan - ok...next year the Masters Worlds are driving distance from Crescent. We should plan a gang to go...rent a house...have some fun! To get ready we could plan a regatta here and there. Below is a big list of what I consider "doable" or "I'd really like to do" or "if I had nothing but time and money I'd do"... They are grouped in Masters, Majors, Districts, and Others.

Let's all make an effort to get our local sailing more active and try to attend a regatta or two!

2009 Masters Worlds are scheduled to be in Halifax, NS (St Margarets Bay) the last week of August, drive back Labor Day weekend.

Masters

April 12-13, 2008 "2008 California Masters", San Diego, CA

June 20-22, 2008 "2008 US Master Nationals", New Bedford, MA

** Thistle Districts at Crescent this weekend...

August 15-17, 2008 "2008 Masters North American Championship", Cascade Locks, OR

September 06-07, 2008 "2008 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship", Deltaville VA, contact: Jon Deutsch, e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September 13-14, 2008 "New England Masters Championship", Third Beach, Newport, RI, contact: Peter Seidenberg, e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September 26-28, 2008 "2008 Canadian Masters Nationals", St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax, N..., contact: Brian Todd, e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Majors

April 19-20, 2008 "2008 Gulf Coast Championship", Ft Myers, FL

July 12-13, 2008 "2008 Atlantic Coast Championship", Brant Beach, NJ

July 24-27, 2008 "2008 North Americans", San Francisco, CA

August 01-03, 2008 "2008 Pacific Coast Championship", Monterey, CA

August 08-10, 2008 "2008 US Nationals", Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long ...

August 16-20, CORK

October 11-12, 2008 "2008 No Coast Championship", Lake Lanier, Atlanta, GA, contact: Martine Zurinskas, e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Districts:

March 22-23, 2008 "Easter Laser Regatta & D15 GP Champs", Austin Yacht Club, Austin, Tex..., contact:
http://www.schrothfiberglass.c..., e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 26, 2008 "Laser District 14 Championship", Gulfport YC, Cal Herman, Sr., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 24-25, District 18 Laser Grand Prix/Championship, Vermilion Boat Club

June 14-15, 2008 "District 8 Grand Prix", Sayville Yacht Club, Ted Cremer, email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 28-29, 2008 "Laser District 10 Championships", Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club

July 12-12, 2008 "District 9 Grand Prix Championship", Sodus Bay, NY, e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

August 16-17, 2008 "2008 District 11 Championship", Deep Creek Lake MD