The registration for Summer Solstice at Seabrook Sailing Club is open. Click here to register online. Come out Friday night, June 19th, and watch the fireworks at the best location in the bay. Racing starts Saturday morning and finishes up Sunday. Always a fun event with great people and excellent sailing conditions.
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 www.rcyc.org.
The Dallas Laser Fleet will host the 2nd District regatta at CSC on White Rock Lake April 18-19. Registration can be done online here. Contact Don Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests.
UPDATE: Due to the March of Dimes event on Saturday morning, the start of regatta will be delayed until the afternoon. An updated NOR has been posted.
The Gulf Coast Youth Sailing Association (www.gcysa.org) 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 SLihan@GCYSA.org
Below is the district circuit regatta schedule. The District 15 Championship will be during Wurstfest at Lake Canyon Yacht Club.
|Easter Regatta||Austin Yacht Club||April 4-5|
|Laser Regatta||Corinthian Sailing Club||April 18-19|
|Chocopalooza||Rush Creek Yacht Club||May 16-17|
|Summer Solstice||Seabrook Sailing Club||June 20-21|
|Cannon Ball||Palacios Yacht Club||August 22-23|
|Laserpalooza||Arlington Yacht Club||Sept 20-21|
|Wurstfest||Lake Canyon Yacht Club||Nov 7-8**|
Wash down the travel trailer and join your friends.
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.
- Doug Peckover
- Forest Atkins
- Jack Marsh
- Don Silva
- Greg Wallace
- Skylar Bayman
- Alexandra Mares
- Madeleine Butcher
- Alexander Hankins
- Lenox Butcher
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.
Everyone had a great time. There was every kind of condition to challenge everyone. From zero to no wind to 15+ with waves, everyone got their favorite. Below is a write-in from the regatta winner who happens to be an Olympic coach, Luther Carpenter. Here is a link to some that might be of help to your sailing career.
It’s time to dig out the travel trailer. The last circuit stop is Wurstfest in beautiful, Lake Canyon Nov 1-2. Register now at www.wurstfestregatta.com.
The current issue of The Laser Sailor is now online. Click here. They have also published prior issues as well. With your membership in the International Laser Class Association – North American Region (ILCA-NA), you get a printed copy mailed to your home. ILCA-NA membership qualifies you to earn Grand Prix at District, Regional, and National Championships where you will be ranked among other Laser sailors. The Gulf Coast Regional Championship will be held next year at the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club, May 2-3, 2015. It is easy to join. Follow this link to find out more information and complete the application online.
We posted before about how the City of Arlington is updating the master plan for the city parks it does not include the Yacht Club. (recently ruled against AYC because of a technicality in the paperwork. The judge wants to see both parties in his chambers in Oct to settle the matter.
Here is what we need from you. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/arlingtonyachtclub and “like” the Facebook page. Then you can stay up to date on what’s going on by following https://twitter.com/ArlngtnYchtClub on Twitter. We are trying to demonstrate to the city that there are lots of people who support the club and what the club means to the community. Clubs like these add value to the city.