2019 St. Patrick’s Day RC Laser Regatta Report

by Mark Dadino
Raritan Yacht Club was proud to host the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day RC Laser Regatta. This year’s event drew in 28 skippers from several fleets around the New Jersey area. I would like to thank all those who competed in our regatta and made it a fun day of racing! We had sunny skies and temperatures from 33 degrees – 47 degrees with WNW wind between 5-10 knots with gusts at 18+ knots.

Skippers competed in 3 seeding races and were divided into Gold and Silver fleets, completing a total of 7 races for the day. The course was windward-leeward with leeward gates. We utilized low-point scoring and had 1 throw out. The RYC Galley prepared a special meal for the event with corned beef and turkey sandwiches, Irish soda bread, and Irish stew to warm the racers up.

Prizes were awarded to the top 3 skippers in both the Gold and Silver fleets. In the Gold fleet first place finisher Dave Brawner won 5 races. Ryan Lippincott won 2 races and second place finisher Jim Flach had 1 win. Silver fleet race winners were Dan Vought, Konrad Richter, Gary Myer, and Mark Daddino. Many thanks to our race committee Steve Fronapfel (PRO), Beth Hochberg (Scorer), Past Commodore Mark Soldati (Rescue Boat), and Frank Scalisi for setting the windward/leeward course.

Place Skipper Points
1 Dave Brawner 7
2 Jim Flach 13
3 Dave Branning 22
4 Ryan Lippincott 23
5 Kevin LeCompte 28
6 Fred DeSantis 30
7 Nick Mortgu 33
8 Jeremy Macan 38
9 Ray Szulczewski 38
10 Bill Sysyn 38
11 Randy Dickerson 40
12 Frank Scalisi 43
13 Dom Bonanno 53
14 Jerry Franko 60
Place Skipper Points
1 Dan Vought 26
2 Konrad Richter 32
3 PC Gary Myer 34
4 Mark Daddino 34
5 Mark Rebovich 35
6 Greg Ryan 38
7 Paul Suzdak 49
8 Shawn Edmonds 49
9 PC Eric Leitner 51
10 VC Dawn Daddino 62
11 Michael Soldati 69
12 PC Ann Myer 71
13 Commodore Eric Kolts 74
14 Ed Miretskiy 86

Photos from the event can be viewed here: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B10GWZuqDGxh3Py