2020 Southern Circuit Update #2

The rest of the Southern Circuit Regattas were sailed over the past two weeks. With the previous crazy cold weather in Florida the weather for the rest of the regattas couldn’t have been better. The most wind goes to Sarasota where the regatta ended with everyone using D sails. Congratulations to The Villages winner Alan Perkins and Class Secretary Nick Mortgu who won the Tampa Bay Regatta with a tie breaker over Chris Dingle. Jim Kaighin won both Sarasota and Punta Gorda regattas.

Thank you to our regatta hosts Barr Batzer, John Goldsworthy, Steve Lippincott, Jim Pascalides and Slip Newfield for continuing to support the RC Laser class. Thank you to all the RC Laser sailors from around the country who sailed in this year’s event. Each of the five sailing venues and events are different in their own way and all fun to sail.

The Mid-Winter RC Laser Championship Regatta was one of the most competitive regattas of the season. Jim Kaighin won the regatta with 19 points that went down to the last race over Barr Batzer with 21 points. Third was Jim Flach. Fourth and fifth places went to Eric Leitner and Henry DeWolf
(more about this regatta in the next update)

The Villages
February 22, 2020

RESULTS
Place Skipper Points
1 Alan Perkins 16
2 Larry Lefczik 29
3 Nick Mortgu 40
4 Chris Dingle 51
5 Mike Campbell 67
6 Cape May Ray 69
7 Jim Rutherford 75
8 Mike Vanover 98

Winner take all race
Cape May Ray
Mike Vanover
Jim Rutherford

Tampa Bay
February 23, 2020

RESULTS
Place Skipper Points
1 Nick Mortgu 32 t
2 Chris Dingle 32 t
3 Steve Griffin 42
4 Larry Lefczik 56
5 Myles Losel 63
6 Jim Pascalides 66
7 Steve Lippincott 67
8 Cape May Ray 74
9 Joan Lefczik 80
10 Geoff Harvey 81
11 Mike Campbell 89

Winner take all race
Steve Lippincott
Cape May Ray
Geoff Harvey

Sarasota
February 26, 2020

GOLD FLEET
Place Skipper Points
1 Jim Kaighin 12
2 Howard Germond 20
3 Peter Feldman 21
4 Larry Lefczik 28T
5 Henry DeWolf 28T
6 Larry Lefczik 29
7 Myles Loesel 34
8 Mike Kaighin 35
9 Eric Leitner 42
10 Cape May Ray 48
SILVER FLEET
Place Skipper Points
1 Chris Dingle 21
2 Frank Vella 31
3 Nick Mortgu 32
4 Terry Naylon 36T
5 Bill Shorney 36T
6 Mark Daddino 37
7 Joan Lefczik 39
8 Jerry Wheeler 60
9 Rick Doherty 67

Snowbird Tune-up Punta Gorda
February 27, 2020

GOLD FLEET
Place Skipper Points
1 Jim Kaighin 11
2 Larry Lefczik 26
3 Eric Leitner 33
4 Henry DeWolf 41
5 Doug Jones 45
6 Dave Branning 46.5
7 Jack Ward 47
8 Janice Anderson 48.75
9 Jim Flach 50
10 Jim Pascalides 51
11 Victor Oberg 52
12 Cape May Ray 56
13 Terry Naylon 65
SILVER FLEET
Place Skipper Points
1 Chris Dingle 20
2 Richard Flach 49T
3 Hal Steward 49T
4 Frank Vella 52
5 Harry Henkel 54T
6 Joan Lefczik 54T
7 Bob Tallman 55
8 Roger Baldwin 59
9 Mark Daddino 60
10 Myles Loesel 61
11 Jim Karr 67
12 Rick Doherty 79