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

2023 RC Laser World Indoor Championship Report

By Ray Szulczewski (Cape May Ray) Sunday while the Eagles were getting ready for their shot at the Super Bowl, A friend that I have known since 5th grade, and I drove up to Pocono Pines, in the Poconos to sail our remote control sailboats (indoors). Each year they have the World Indoor Championships. It is by invitation ... More

2023 South East Florida RC Laser Winter Regatta Report

By Barr Batzer The Sabal Pines Model Yacht held their 10th Annual RC Laser SEF Winter Regatta last Sunday. It was a gorgeous warm day with a light breeze but solid. Some flirted with the idea of using B rigs, but A rigs were used the entire day. After 9 heats of seeding races using the Brawner System, skippers had 6 ... More

Second Annual Bow Lake Sailing RC Laser Regatta

9/24/2022 Wild and windy but sunny and cool conditions greeted sailors for the Second Annual Bow Lake Sailing RC Laser Regatta on Saturday September 24, 2022 in Strafford, NH. Winds were 20-25 with tops blowing off the whitecaps, gusts to 30 or more and waves of 2-3 feet. Regatta Chair Bob Shapiro tried a practice sail ... 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 RC Laser National Championship Regatta Report

by Barr Batzer Going into this year’s RC Laser Nationals, I knew the guy to beat was defending champion, Jim Kaighin. Jim had won the Nationals before…not once…not twice…but four times. There were many good competitors, but to win you had to beat Jim. Day one was quite light. We began sailing with mostly A ... 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