Over past few months our class has added some new fleets that have been sanctioned by AMYA. This requires the fleet to have a minimum of three local AMYA members and appropriate AMYA form sent to the AMYA secretary.
One of the fastest growing is at Sarasota Model Yacht Club in FL. Dave Fine, Fleet Captain, reports that they have 16 members and are growing fast. Dave reported that James Pascalides has been a major force in adding RC Lasers to the Sarasota Model Yacht Club and has recruited most of the members.
Greg Ryan and his big boat sailing friends at Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy NJ started their year out by having their fleet sanctioned and bringing a group to the North Americans held at Cooper River Yacht Club in South Jersey. Jeremy Macan won the Silver Fleet with Frank Scalisi placing second in the Silver Fleet.
Susie Mullally, who sailed with us at the 2016 NCR in Virginia Beach started a new fleet in Williamsburg VA. The club falls under Kingsmill Model Yacht association. This is a great place to sail.
Serge DeLannoy from up in Willowbrook, IL bought a RC Laser and found some club members to do the same. This fleet is just a little west of Chicago.
All of these fleets are bringing in new AMYA members.
If you have a new RC Laser Fleet sailing anywhere in North America please drop the class secretary a note.