2021 First Annual Bow Lake Sailing RC Laser Regatta

By Bob Shapiro

11 sailors attended the inaugural RC Laser regatta on Bow Lake in Strafford, NH. Sunny skies and warm temperatures accompanied winds that gusted from 1 to about 8. Well, they were about 8 near the windward mark coming from one direction and about 8 near the leeward mark coming from the opposite direction. In between the winds met and created some upperlies, which were tough to navigate! It was B sails all day long for everybody.

After the skipper’s meeting Eric Leitner was kind enough to do a tuning Tips & Tricks session – very helpful, thank you Eric.

At the lunch break after three races, local hotshot Michael Hoydis was leading with a second and two bullets for 4 points, host Bob Shapiro was next with 8 points and Eric Leitner was just behind with 9 points. After lunch Eric turned on the jets but Michael was able to hold him off, winning the regatta 15 points to 16. Bob finished strong winning the last race and ended up third with 21 points. Rob Dresser was just behind doing better as the day progressed with Greg Shapiro up from New York City tailing off in the afternoon to grab 6th place.

Trophies were awarded to the first three finishers; Bow Lake Sailing frisbees and key chains were also handed out. And everyone was able to get RC Laser swag t-shirts and hats, thanks to a donation by Nick Mortgu – thank you Nick!

Special thanks to our volunteers lead by Race Committee Ryan Gershuny, chef and hostess extraordinaire Margo Krukonis, and media person Marisol Shapiro.

Place Skipper Points
1 Michael Hoydis 15
2 Eric Leitner 16
3 Bob Shapiro 21
4 Rob Dresser 27
5 Greg Shapiro 40
6 John Boynton 51
7 Nathaniel Hendrickson 51
8 Rob Donle 58
9 Glen Bailey/Mike Baker 70
10 Bernie Metzger 77
11 Tara Bailey 79

SUMMARY OF THE RC Laser 2021 Bow Lake Sailing Regatta
Class: RC Laser
Date: September 12th, 2021
Host Club: Bow Lake Sailing RC Laser Fleet
Location: Bob & Margo’s house, Strafford, NH on Bow Lake
Number of entries: 11
Winds: 1-8 from the west or east depending on where you were on the course
Races completed: 9
Scoring system: Low point – 1 Throw out
Regatta Committee & Valuable Assistants: Regatta Host Bob Shapiro, Race Committee Ryan Gershuny, Chef and Logistics Margo Krukonis, Mark Assistance John Boynton, Trophy etchings Jessica Baker, Photographer and Videographer Marisol Shapiro