53 Results for author: David Branning

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

2022 Midwinter Championship Regatta Report

The 18th Annual Marco Island Midwinter Championship was a fantastic conclusion to the 2022 RC Laser Southern Circuit regattas. RC Laser fleets in Coconut Creek, The Villages, Sarasota and Punta Gorda all hosted one day regattas spread over 11 days leading to the 22-boat midwinter championship on March 5th and 6th at Mackle ... More

2021 Harvest Regatta Report

After a long wait since the 2019 RC Laser Harvest Regatta, we finally got to dial up the 2021 version at famed Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, MD. The wind gods decided to make the 17-boat fleet wait just a little longer. The first event after the Pledge of Allegiance at 9:30AM was a gorgeous buffet lunch. There was no ... More

2021 First Annual Cape May RC Laser Regatta Report

One of the newest fleets in AMYA, the South Jersey Model YC #390, held its first regatta in historic Cape May, New Jersey. Regatta Chairman and host, Jim Forrester, organized a beautiful racing day at Corinthian YC of Cape May in the shadows of our US Coast Guard base. The backdrop of several US Coast Guard ships and the ... More