Season Kick Off Lake Christopher, Virginia Beach, VA

Last Saturday afternoon the fledgling Eastern Virginia RC Laser group kicked off the 2015 sailing season on Lake Christopher in Virginia Beach at the home of Duncan and Karin Bell. Although there were only four boats in the water, controllers were passed around the assembled group to allow potential RC Laser buyers to experience the fun of RC racing. For two of the skippers this was their first time sailing their new Lasers so the event stared with a thorough check out of both boats and a few adjustments to make sure they were fully ready to compete.

The afternoon was sunny in the low 80s with wind conditions from 5 to 10mph. Just to keep things even because all skippers did not have “A” sails we all used the standard “B” sails, which performed well even in the light spots. Multiple one-lap races were sailed with radio controllers being exchanged every few races to allow the non-owners the chance to sail with at least one person about to order a new boat. All in all, it was a great afternoon and everyone is looking forward to the next sailing day on May 9, 2015. This year because we are just getting started, we have scheduled only one sailing day a month as follows:

Saturday, April 18th at 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 9th at 1:00 PM
Saturday, June 13th at 1:00 PM
Saturday, July 11th at 1:00 PM
Saturday, August 8th at 1:00 PM
Saturday, September 12th at 1:00 PM

Hopefully other RC Laser sailors would want to join us. For more information, please contact:
Duncan Bell
1712 Lake Christopher Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Home: (757) 467-8140
Cell: (757) 288-6304