Thursday, January 21, 2010

D7 sailors finish in the top five at 2010 Caribbean Laser Midwinters

District 7 sailors Peter Shope, Mike Matan and Peter Seidenberg showed their stuff in the heavy air and big swells off of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic. D7 took home 3rd, 4th and 5th places in the standard rig division.

Peter Shope of Newport's Laser Fleet 413 took home 3rd place after losing in a tiebreaker for 2nd place to Ari Barshi of the Dominican Republic. Mike Matan of the Cedar Point laser fleet finished 4th and Peter Seidenberg, also of Newport's Fleet 413 took home 5th overall as well as 1st GGM.

Nothing like stretching your comfort zone by stepping out and competing in places with conditions like those found in the Dominican Republic! Nice job guys!

For those who might like to train in such conditions check out the hot Laser training spot:

Also…if you have family that doesn’t want to sail but is up for the vacation while you sail…I hear it is a GREAT place for everyone! 

(Photos: Robert J. Alvarez)