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 Paraparaumu, New Zealand. Yes, this was an away game for Chris Harmer who,
racing an RC Laser for the first time, spanked the local hot shots. Raleigh’s Tom Rummage started out
hot in the seeding races and held a 2-point lead over Jim Flach with Sean Bradley, Scott Schiller, Don
Barker and Tom Lippincott within striking distance. Chris Harmer was, at this point, in seventh, six points
behind Rummage. After the lunch break, gold and silver fleets were settled with the gold fleet sailing
two back-to-back races and then the silver fleet raced two back-to-back as well. Chris Harmer, in light
fluky (frustrating) conditions, reeled off a 1, 2, 1, 1 afternoon series to win by nine points over Tom
Lippincott with Sean Bradley in third.

Summary of the 2022 RC Laser R2 Championship

Date: September 11, 2022
Location: The Farm Pond, Warrington Farm, in Queenstown, MD
Host Club: Chesapeake Bay Model YC
Entries: 21
Winds 2-7 mph
Heats Completed= 10 and each skipper raced 4 seeding races then the fleet was divided into Gold and
Silver Fleets.
Scoring: Low point with one throw-out; All races under the I Flag
Race Committee: Dave Branning, PRO along with Scott Graf and David Ramos. Judy Bonanno, Invaluable
Race Committee Scorekeeper & Official Photographer.

Results: 10 races, one throw-out

GOLD FLEET (11 boats)
Place Skipper Points
1 Chris Harmer 15
2 Tom Lippincott 24
3 Sean Bradley 27
4 Jim Flach 28
5 Don Barker 31
6 Tom Rummage 33

Other Finishers: Scott Schiller, Domenick Bonanno, Stuart Challoner, Ray Szulczewski, Albert Butzer
Silver Fleet (10 boats)

SILVER FLEET (10 boats)
Place Skipper Points
1 Brian Kerrigan 35
2 Bill Sysyn 41
3 Steve Lippincott 42
4 Dick White 44
5 Mike McGuckin 47
6 Skip Lippincott 51

Other Finishers: Joe Paradine, Scott Todd, John Parker, Roger Baldwin

Here’s a link to Judy Bonanno’s pictures. https://judybonanno.smugmug.com/Sailing/LASER/Laser-CPM-Raceweek-2022-Region-2/