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


Irish Boat Shop will be hosting the Laser racing on Little Traverse Bay again this summer! I apologize for getting this information out so late this year. Last year we had 14 boats registered and hopefully we will see that number increase again for this year.


I'm attaching a copy of our race flyer with all the details on the summer series (RacingBrochure2010.pdf , RacingApplication2010.doc ). I'm also attaching a registration sign-up sheet. Our warm-up race is this Saturday June 26th at 3:00 pm. The first race of the summer series is scheduled for Thursday July 1st at 6:00 pm. A skippers meeting will be held at 5:00 pm on July 1st at Ford Park.


Please pass this information along to anyone I may have missed. Contact me if you have questions or require additional information. I'm looking forward to joining everyone on the race course this summer and have able bodies lined up for the race committee.


Smooth Sailing,


Tom Trautman

Irish Boat Shop, Inc.