Sunday, July 15, 2018

True Blue Spencer Evans Laser Regatta

Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club

Casco Bay Laser Sailors,

Hurry and register for the True Blue Spencer Evans Laser Regatta hosted by a group of guys who love Laser racing and travel to our regattas regularly.  

This regatta is an all out, two day event where we will sail until: 
our backs hurt, 
our knees are arching, and 
our abs are burning !

Bring the family.   If you don't know the Blue Hill area, you're in for a real treat !

Here is the link to what has the makings of a great regatta.  


Questions contact 
Sean Guinness (305) 773-­‐0651/chris@happynomad.com or 
Carsten Steenberg 207-­‐266-­‐3564/carsten@rainwise.com

Hyannis Yacht Club - Fleet News

Races This Coming Week:
Thursday 6PM (5:00pm rig)
Sunday 12Noon (11:00am rig)
Aug 1, 2018

Hi All,

We hope you had a great July 4 week!  The sailing conditions last week were at the two extremes with a stiff 15-20kts breeze on Thursday and  light air on both Wednesday and Sunday.  The light air days have dominated the schedule this year and those staying focused on the details have been rewarded.

This week we are back to the normal Thursday and Wednesday schedule, so come on down and enjoy the best days of the summer!

One issue to report is that the fleet has been very late getting out to the starting line this year - averaging about 25-30min late!  The RC has asked that we please pull it together so we can get started on time.  Please arrive in time to rig and leave the beach 20min prior to the first gun.  You're devoted fleet captains will be making an effort to keep everyone on schedule and trying to get off the beach at the appointed time.  Thanks for your help.

Lastly, if you are still planning on bringing your boat down, make sure to stop in at the stewards office so they can help you find a spot.  The rack is very full, but there are various other craft currently in the rack that can be moved.   Also, if you have experienced any lost items, damage to your boat, or anything that concerns you in the storage area, please respond to this email and let us know.  We are currently working with the board and leadership of the club to address the boat storage area and any other concerns fleet members might have about the storage area.

We're looking forward to another fantastic week of sailing and see you on the water!

Pete Hallemeier
Dave Penfield
HYC Laser Fleet
All sailors are welcome, come on down!

Need more info?
Our fleet sails on Lewis Bay in beautiful Hyannis, MA from June through October.  We typically launch from the HYC off Ocean Avenue (please observe town parking rules) or at the Yarmouth Sailing Center off New Hampshire Ave (signup required) and sail on the east side of Lewis Bay.

To Register go to:  http://www.hycracing.com, select "One Design Race Index" on left then "Register for One Design".   You can also find race results there.  Cost is $100 for full season and a discounted rate for youth participants is available.

Please email hyclaserfleet@gmail.com with any questions

Our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/HYC-Laser-Fleet-1196041690521691

The Return of the 50+ Boat MA State Laser Championship!

This year the Helly Hansen Marblehead NOOD is also the Laser MA State Champs, which drew 53 boats in 2016. The 2018 fleet already includes boats from Maine to Florida, multiple NOOD Champions, a hasben World Champion, and yachties from AUS & UK.
So far, 25 Lasers are registered, making us the 2nd largest NOOD fleet behind the J70, which has 46 boats - but those are big boaters who do dorky things like pack sandwiches and avoid late fees. Laser Sailors don't care about that. But we do care about max boats on the line - so as soon as you say:
Yeah! I'm Sailing This Thing!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bentley and Sachem's Head - Two great one-day'ers - Don't miss out!

Sachem's Head - Guilford, CT - June 24

Hi All-

Just a friendly reminder that this Sunday, June 24 is the ECSA Laser Regatta at Sachem's Head Yacht Club in Guilford, CT. The late fee for the registration kicks in on Thursday, so if there are others in your fleet that want to come, sign up before then to avoid the additional fee!

The $35 registration comes with racing, a regatta t-shirt, post-race food, and 2 drink tickets, so it's a fairly good deal if you decide to make the trek!


Laser Invitational Regatta Registration: https://www.regattatoolbox.com/eventDetails?eventID=bZDUDAn52t
Sachem's Head Yacht Club website: http://www.shyc.club/



John Bentley Regatta - South Dartmouth, MA - June 30

  1. It is the most fun regatta of the summer.
  2. It just went live on regatta network. -  http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/16600
  3. Remember John Bentley by sailing on Buzzards Bay with great people!
       http://www.nbyc.com/racing/john-bently

If you haven't been to the Bentley Regatta before, you are missing out. You can't ask for better racing or nicer hosts, and your favorite die hard laser sailors will be there.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Regatta in Portland Maine!

Just a reminder, PYC Pilot Race/Laser regatta this coming Saturday

It is one of the best one day regattas you  will attend this year.

It's only $25 !!!

Which includes:
Live Band
Free Cocktails (not just beer and wine)
Dinner
Hot Showers to "freshen up" after racing


Registration takes place at: regattaman.com

Fleet News from Hyannis

    HYC Laser Fleet News      
Races This Coming Week:

Thursday 6pm (5pm rig)
Sunday 10am (9:00am rig)
June 12, 2018

Hi All,

Last week we had great weather, great attendance, and great racing!!!  Both Thursday and Sunday had fine sailing conditions with interesting breezes and sunshine.   The season is really getting going now and it's great to have everyone back out there!

Thursday night was the debut of fleet coaching, with Dave Penfield piloting a RIB around the racecourse helping fleet sailors get tuned up.  Many positive comments were received about how helpful it was to sailors of all skill levels.  Dave also commented on how much he learned just watching others sail.  There's nothing like having another pair of eyes seeing what you're doing and providing feedback!  We plan to have coaching as often as we can and would like to encourage everyone to volunteer for a day.  It's a great way to learn yourself, while at the same time helping others.  Pretty awesome!!! If interested, please respond with a Sunday or Thursday date this summer that you'd like to help your sailing peers.

Sailing conditions for this week are looking pretty awesome, so come on down!!!

And if you haven't done so- PLEASE REGISTER!

See you on the water,

Pete Hallemeier
Dave Penfield
HYC Laser Fleet
All sailors are welcome, come on down!

Need more info?
Our fleet sails on Lewis Bay in beautiful Hyannis, MA from June through October.  We typically launch from the HYC off Ocean Avenue (please observe town parking rules) or at the Yarmouth Sailing Center off New Hampshire Ave (signup required) and sail on the east side of Lewis Bay.

To Register go to:  http://www.hycracing.com, select "One Design Race Index" on left then "Register for One Design".   You can also find race results there.  Cost is $100 for full season and a discounted rate for youth participants is available.

Please email hyclaserfleet@gmail.com with any questions

Our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/HYC-Laser-Fleet-1196041690521691


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