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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.  


This year there were special classes for both women and junior competitors. Mary Vorel from Grand Rapids finished 14th in the regatta to top the woman’s group. Ethan Battani from Grand Rapids, MI finished 7th overall to lead the juniors. 

 John LeFevre led the Race Committee consisting of Alanna Harvey, Paul Chaffee, Jonathan Ahlbrand, and Stephen Wagner with John Kolstoe assisting on shore. The team did a great job of keeping the day moving and enabling us to get all six races in with plenty of time for the post-racing festivities.

 Maribeth Fletcher again organized and set up all the fixings for the “you cook-it” BBQ that included huge steaks, chicken, baked potatoes, ice cream and beverages provided by Michigan Brewing Company. No one left hungry… After the BBQ trophies where presented to the top finishers and door prizes, provided by Avon Sailboats, were awarded to the lucky ticket holders.

As always the regatta was also supported by many fleet members before and during the regatta in getting the facilities ready for hosting this annual event. Participants were especially appreciative of the contributions made by our Regatta Sponsors, Avon Sailboats and Michigan Brewing Company.

Visit the Lansing Sailing Club Website at www.lansingsailing.org for complete race results and to view over 300+ pictures of the event taken by Stephen Wagner.  Thank you to all our participants and sponsors. Without you we could not have had such a great day!