Laser D7 Events

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Peter Shope wins the Pete Milnes Regatta

Congratulations to Peter Shope for proving that even the big guys can crush in 4-8 knots!

A note from Fleet 413:
Though the weather wasn't as good as it could've been, we still had a solid turnout for the annual Pete Milnes Regatta. A big thanks to the Milnes family for providing the shore-side organization and the spread at the AC and to our crack RC team: Moose McClintock, Betsy McClintock, Dave Moffet, Collin Moffet and Christine Roberts. Seven races in some fairly dicey wind conditions proved how hard they were working to get us racing. We even had a surprise from Bruce Kirby, who happened by the boat park as we were hauling out and then brought his wife Margo by the AC afterward for the party. If you don't know who he is, then get cracking on Google and then feel shame!

Peter Shope won the day, though it wasn't easy. He averaged a robust 5.6 points per finish. Andy Pimintal was second and Scott Milnes, third.

Results

Monday, April 26, 2010

NOR is out for the May Madness Regatta!

The May Madness Regatta has proven to be a fun day with 15 to 22 boats of all skill levels showing up. The racing is just minutes from the club house and offers the challenges of lake sailing at its best. In past years some of the area’s best Laser sailors have won this regatta and consider it a great regatta to kick off the season with!

We welcome new sailors, those getting back into the sport and young people ready to sail in an away regatta. Guests can view the races from the comfort of the QYC front porch.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Pete Milnes Regatta is coming up Saturday, April 24th!


Pete Milnes was the founding father of Newport's Fleet 413. Fleet 413 has put out some of today’s best laser sailors and it is this regatta in particular that they all come back to sail in as Pete was an incredible inspiration to them all.

Pete is remembered for his smile and enthusiasm but also for his competitiveness and pure talent on the racecourse. Hey, and if you sail clean, he might drop down a shift or two for you!

Come and sail with the best and enjoy a great time!

***Fleet 413 wants a HUGE turnout this year so there are reduced entry fees for out-of state sailors and all juniors under 18 will get to sail free!

NOR

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NOR for Pete Milnes Regatta is Posted!

Pete Milnes was the founding father of Newport's Fleet 413. Fleet 413 has put out some of today’s best laser sailors and it is this regatta in particular that they all come back to sail in as Pete was an incredible inspiration to them all.

Pete is remembered for his smile and enthusiasm but also for his competitiveness and pure talent on the racecourse. Hey, and if you sail clean, he might drop down a shift or two for you!

Come and sail with the best and enjoy a great time!

***Fleet 413 wants a HUGE turnout this year so there are reduced entry fees for out-of state sailors and all juniors under 18 will get to sail free!

NOR

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Laser Class dues is due!

Remember that in order to compete in the Area A's or in the District 7 Championship, you will need to renew your membership to the Laser Class. Click here

Area A Eliminations (June 19-20) for men and women
District 7 Championship - Buzzards Bay Regatta (August 6-8)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Annual Vanguard Sailing Center of Rhode Island Boat Swap & Sale Saturday, April 17th!

The Annual VSCRI Boat Swap & Sale
Saturday, April 17th from 9-6PM
Vanguard Sailing Center
200 Highpoint Avenue
Portsmouth, RI (401) 683-0400
Map

The actual swap portion, which will be a silent auction, will be held from 9AM to 1PM. Everything in the store will be on sale all day. If you are not looking to buy or sell a boat this is the perfect time to get you and your boat geared up for the... season.

Want to sell your boat? Bring in your Opti, Laser, 420, V15, or Sunfish that you’d like to sell between April 12th and April 16th and the VSCRI staff will help you assign a starting bid for your boat. The boat will be placed in the Boat Swap silent auction on April 17th. Once sold, you can receive 100% store credit or 85% of the sale price in check or cash, VSCRI takes a 15% commission. If your boat does not sell simply take home at the end of the day. Last year every boat sold!

Want to buy a boat? Come at 9AM to check out available boats, bidding will start at 10am and closes at 1PM. Stay around until the auction closes to find out if you’ve won, make payment, and take away your boat. If not present you will be contacted by 6PM.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Frostbite series starts this weekend at the BYC in Marion, MA

Frostbiting begins at the Beverly Yacht Club this Sunday, April 4th and ends on May 30.

Starting time is 10:00am.
The format is 5 or more short windward/leward races, ending just after 12:00pm. Racers are allowed to leave their Laser at the BYC as long as they removed before June 1st.

Entry fee for the season is $25.

Any questions, contact Chris@collingsmarine.com