The Laser Sailor

2011 Fall Report for D19

Here is the article that should be in the Fall 2011 issue of The Laser Sailor.  The good news is that I did get Jim Sunstrum's article on Uganda submitted.  The bad news is that I did not submit the D19 report.  It was completed and ready but I guess I never emailed it.  So our Winter report will be larger.  Here is a PDF of what I was supposed to send.


Summary from Tom Trautman:

Hello Laser Racers,


We have completed our 2010 Irish Summer Race Series and I wanted to thank everyone for your attendance and support. I’ve attached the results for everyone to review (pdf to be uploaded soon...).


Congratulations to Mac Jacob, Mac continues to be “the guy to beat”. For the fourth year in a row, Mac has finished in 1st place for the Summer Series and retains the perpetual Laser trophy. Mike Duff finished 2nd this year and George “The Hotdog Man” Peet finished in third. We sailed 10 events with a total of 36 races, had 14 boats registered and averaged about 7 boats on the line.


The funs not over yet, mark your calendar for Saturday October 2nd. This is the date for the Fourth Annual Frosty Mug Laser Race here in Harbor Springs. Racing will begin at 1:00 pm and there will be more details to follow.


There is a group of us that are going to continue to sail on Thursday evenings for some impromptu racing. If interested, give me a call or simply show up at Ford Park at 5:30 on Thursday evenings.


We hope to see the Little Traverse Bay Laser Fleet continue to grow. Please contact me if you have suggestions, comments or know of someone who would like to become involved. We have new Lasers available at sale pricing and I can certainly help someone find a used boat as well.


Thanks again for a wonderful season, smooth sailing and I hope to see everyone on October 2nd or sooner.



 Boats Only 

Tom Trautman

Frostbiting at Crescent Sail Yacht Club on Sundays. We launch at Noon. Guests are welcome! Contact Ken for more info.


It looks like Avon is offering a new transport vehicle with each new Laser!  (tongue in cheek...)

Avon Laser Car

LasersLaser District 19 covers all of Michigan.  We have approximately 150 registered laser sailors, 20 fleets and about 12 regatta's per season.  Jr. sailing is strong within our district as well as College sailing. 
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