Fall Championships Highlight Regatta Schedule

There is a lot going on this fall with RC Laser events. I mention a few here but if you have something going in your corner of No. America, let me know and I will blast it out there for all to see.  Here’s the one’s I see coming up real soon in the east.

Rock Hall Regatta, September 14

Coming up Rock Hall YC is hosting their annual regatta in Rock Hall, MD. This is a wonderful time of year on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and the fleet in RH are looking for you to join the fun.  Details are below this post……or Eligible participants may register for the Regatta by going to the RHYC Official website at www.rockhallyachtclub.org under regattas.

The Hot Dog Regatta, October 5-6

Rick Ferguson and the famed Triangle Model YC is hosting this great regatta again in Raleigh, NC. The details are included here including the Notice of Race (NOR) http://tmyc.spruz.com/laser-hot-dog.htm     Location map can be found here: http://tmyc.spruz.com/

Highlights:  Regatta is the AMYA Region 3 RC Laser Championship

  • Good Racing, Good Company!
  • Who will win the magnificent top dog trophy?
  • Who will take home the Stuart Walker Book?
  • Engraved old fashioned glasses to Top Three places!
  • Each entrant receives a custom handsome cotton khaki cap!
  • Saturday night group dinner at the Hibernian Irish Pub!
  • Most travelers stay at the Hilton Garden Inn RDU (details in NOR)!

Pictures below show the great venue, good action and a very happy 2012 Champion, Bob Szczepanski on right with Regatta Chairman, Rick Ferguson.  What a trophy!!


Ft. Stoakes Cannonball River Race, October 12th

This race is now closed with a limit of 15 competitors riding in a launch or rib or dinghy with a driver. We start at the headwaters of the Tred Avon River and head downriver to a government mark about 1.5 miles away and return. The return part is the best. We then have a crab feast party with lots of special events as part of the post race activities. There is more on this race on this page further below. Others should try this as a change of pace. The gang at Canandaguia, NY does this as well as the Vancouver, BC fleet in Canada.

The AMYA RC Laser National Championship, October 26-27

The entry list for the first annual RC Laser Nationals is now “over subscribed”, with 32 skippers listed below. Thre will be two fleets after seeding races so lots of prizes and special awards for all competitors. Any regatta at Tred Avon YC is first class with a great racing venue and perfect hosting conditions. Dave Brawner, President of AMYA, and Ken Shaw, form an experienced  RC team so we know it will be a well run championship. Even if you cannot race, come on out and enjoy the event. Steve Lang and his Sail RC team will be there as well as Jon Elmaleh, the owner of Out There Technologies, if you want to discuss anthing about the boat, it’s great one design aspects and RC Laser Class activities.

As of September 5th, here is the list of competitors from Nick Mortgu, Regatta Chairman

Sail Number Skipper Location
OO Nick Mortgu Riverton, NJ
1 Nigel Seary Great Dalby, UK
8 Don Barker Chestertown, MD
9 Bob Roe Easton, MD
21 Victor Oberg Westmont, NJ
25 Jim Flach Pottstown, PA
38 Mike Robinson Raleigh, NC
41 Jim Karr Easton, MD
42 Roger Vaughan Oxford, MD
53 Bill Martin Riverton, NJ
55 Skip Hall Neptune, NJ
68 Tammy Brunker Collingswood, NJ
69 Rick Ferguson Raleigh, NC
69 Jon Elmaleh Brooklyn, NY
72 Tom Lucke Winter Haven, FL
72 Tom Rummage Garner, NC
75 Jim Kaighin North Palm Beach, FL
77 Glenn Smyth Riverton, NJ
78 Jamey Betz Medowbrook, PA
79 Bill Ewing Red Bank, NJ
79 Harry Henkel Easton, MD
88 Sam Harris Raleigh, NC
88 Steve Lang Mt Juliet, TN
93 Dave Branning Tilghman, MD
99 Roger Baldwin Easton, MD
128 Ryan Lippincott Riverton, NJ
137 Rob Seidelmann Collingswood, NJ
193 Terry Rapp Cinnaminson, NJ
218 Theresa Rea Gay St. Petersburg, FL
732 Hank Buchanan New York, NY
742 Yancey Brame Naples, FL
818 Dan Walsh Cinnaminson, NJ