Archive for Jr Program

Chocopalooza @ RCYC

The next district regatta is coming up quick. May 15-17 at Rush Creek Yacht Club. This is normally a junior event, but we since we have so much fun sailing with the kids, the adults have been invited to join in. You can register online here. There is plenty of water at the lake and it’s just a short drive east of Dallas at Lake Ray Hubbard. More information about RCYC at


Starting Clinic April 25-26

The Gulf Coast Youth Sailing Association ( is hosting a starting clinic April 25-26, the weekend before the GCC’s at TCYC May 2-3.  Please consider joining coaches Ryan Minth and Brendan Casey for a weekend focused on the technique, tactics, and strategy of starting a Laser.  The clinic is open to Lasers and Radials, and all sailors are welcome to leave their boats at TCYC in advance of the regatta the next weekend.  Forward any questions to Sarah Lihan at

Final Standings for 2014

It has been a great year for Laser sailing in 2014.  We saw a 22% increase in the number of skippers competing in the district circuit events this year.

Full Rig

  1. Doug Peckover
  2. Forest Atkins
  3. Jack Marsh
  4. Don Silva
  5. Greg Wallace

Radial Rig

  1. Skylar Bayman
  2. Alexandra Mares
  3. Madeleine Butcher
  4. Alexander Hankins
  5. Lenox Butcher

4.7 Rig

Each won 1st place in a single event

  • Aubin Hattendorf
  • Brandon Cassard
  • Christa Hvidsten
  • Katy Hannan

Congratulations to everyone.  Look forward to seeing you on the water soon.

Laserpalooza 2014

It’s time for Octoberfish and Laserpalooza at Arlington Yacht Club, Sept. 20-21, 2014.  If you want a tee-shirt, you must register by Sept. 10th.  If 5 or more radial and/or 4.7 sailors want to race, you have until Sept. 10 to let Jack know you are coming.  Contact Jack at or 817-313-6739

NOR is posted here.

UPDATE:  Here are the scores from the AYC Regatta.

AYC winners

Laser pts Place
Peckover 7 1
Atkins 14 2
Bushaw 18 3
Hattendorf 31 4
Marsh 36 5
Wallace 38 6
Williams 38 7
Newton 41 8
Silva 57 9
Gibbs 58 10
Laser 4.7
Aubin Hattendorf 4 1
Ben Laffey 4 2
Ava Hattendorf 4 3


District Championship Results

Everyone had a great time at the combined TSA Cannonball run and D15 District Championship.  There was a total of 37 laser sailors across all three classes.

The 4.7 class was won by Brandon Cassard followed by Dylan Ascencios and Ben Froelich.  The radial class was won by Skylar Bayman followed by Madeleine Butcher and Daniel Kendrick.  The full rig class was won by Keen Butcher followed by Doug Peckover and David Morgan.

The next stop in the District race circuit is at Arlington Yacht Club Sept. 20-21st.  NOR will be posted soon.  We had a great turn out of juniors racing with the adults last year.  Mark your calendar.

You can find the championship results here.

4.7 Laser Regatta at Arlington Yacht Club

The junior regatta for 4.7 has been rescheduled for Aug. 23rd at Arlington Yacht Club. NOR has been posted here.  Always a fun venue.  Contact Jack Hattendorf with any questions.

District Championship 2014

The District 15 Championship 2014 will be held at Palacios Yacht Club near Victoria, Texas August 16-17, 2014.  This will be a joint event with the Texas Sailing Association’s Cannon Ball Run event.  All members of ILCA will receive Grand Prix points based on their final standings.

Minimum number of ILCA members per class to qualify that class in the regatta for Grand Prix points.

  • Full – 10 competitors
  • Radial – 7 competitors
  • 4.7 – 5 competitors

Click here for registration and NOR.

2014 Laser 4.7 Regatta – Delayed until July

Due to weather, Arlington Yacht Club must delay the 2014 Laser 4.7 Regatta until sometime in July.  We will post an update as so as we know the new dates.  Contact Jack Hattendorf with any questions.

Easter Regatta Review

We had an excellent turnout for the Easter Regatta. Thirty three boats on the line for the full rig and another 19 in radial. Winds held up and the rain stayed away. Despite a late start, all 8 races were completed. Typical lake sailing with shifty and puffy winds. Good combination of young and old, experienced and beginner sailors. A family affair with fathers, sons, and siblings racing together. The district is purposefully trying to schedule more opportunities for adults and kids to race together.

The regatta was also the host of the Area F Qualifier for the US Junior Championship Singlehanded Smythe Trophy.  Reese Guerriero and Parker Hughes will go to the finals in Traverse City, MI and represent Area F.

The race results can be found here.

Easter Trophy Winners 2014