56 Results for author: David Branning

2024 RC Laser National Championship Results

by Dave Branning, Race Director In recognition of 20 years of championship regattas at Marco Island’s Mackle Park, the RC Laser Class awarded the 2024 RC Laser National Championship to the Marco Island Model Yacht Club. It was also fitting to honor Rocky and Mary Lee Cale’s years of passionate leadership at the ... More

2023 Liberty RC Laser League: The 12/2 West Jersey Regatta Report and Overall Results

Submitted by Dave Branning, Region 2 Director on 12/4/2023 The fifth and final leg of the 2023 Liberty RC Laser League concluded on Saturday, December 2nd at Cooper River YC in Collingswood, NJ. This venue has long since been a go-to site for RC sailing but has been quiet for several years. This year we were able to coax ... More

2023 Beesleys Point RC Laser Regatta

Regatta Report: 2023 Beesleys Point RC Laser Regatta Oct 1st The South Jersey Model YC held it’s first regatta for RC Lasers at an open water venue on Great Egg Harbor Bay in Marmora, NJ. After a week of rain and flooding all over the coastal towns, fifteen skippers were treated to a beautiful day, high water and a ... More

2023 Dead Crab Regatta Report

After a Maryland racing day on Saturday, some of us grabbed the Lewes to Cape May ferry as a relaxing and convenient way to avoid the time in the car. Cape May Harbor (New Jersey) was the best place to be for RC Laser racing on this Sunday. We were blessed with chamber of commerce weather plus new floating docks and a ... More

2023 Kent Island Kickoff Regatta Report

The following, is background notes from Roger Vaughan, on how this kickoff regatta and fleet got its start. On Saturday, June 10, the Oxford RC Laser Fleet produced a “Kickoff” regatta at the Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester, Maryland, designed to help that club start its own RC Laser fleet. It began several ... More

2023 Marco Island RC Laser Midwinter Championship Report

by Dave Branning, Race Director The 19th Annual Marco Island RC Laser Midwinter Championship lived up to its reputation as the premier RC Laser regatta in the USA. Why is that? First, it is the venue! The lake at Mackle Park is spectacular for RC racing and has the best launching and retrieval dock in the country. It ... More

2022 RC Laser Region 2 Championship Regatta Report

Leg number three of the Liberty RC Laser League was the Region 2 Championship held at the Farm Pond in Queenstown, MD. It was the second regatta of the nine-day Chesapeake Performance Models Race Week. Twenty-one RC Lasers showed up, many from as far away as New England and North Carolina but none quite as far as ... More

2022 Dead Crab Regatta Report

by Dave Branning I love my new role as volunteer RD and currently enjoying the action of a fun regatta with great skippers. The 2nd Annual Dead Crab Regatta was no exception. This event was the second leg of the newly created Liberty RC Laser League of four regattas for 2022. Originally, we had a 27-boat fleet registe... More