2023 AMYA Region 3 RC Laser Championship Regatta Report

October 1, 2023
2023 AMYA Region 3 RC Laser Championship Regatta Report
“The Rockin’ Radio Regatta”

Eleven competitors gathered along the northern shore of Lake Crabtree in Morrisville NC on Sept. 30 for the AMYA Region 3 RC Laser Championship Regatta. It was a pleasant day with a modest breeze from the north, which made for tricky conditions. Trees sheltering the shoreline caused the breeze to swirl, disappear, gust, and change direction throughout the day. These conditions tested everyone’s skills and concentration to the max.

Race director Jason Troy oversaw 15 races. All races were windward/leeward with an offset frequently set at the windward mark. Many of the races were once around as the consistency of the breeze on the course was uncertain. Below are the results for the day.

Place Skipper Points
1 Michael Roberson 38
2 Tom Rummage 42
3 Chris Bock 50
4 Sam Bigelow 56
5 Skip Allen 64
6 Al Butzer 66
7 Jaques Rioux 71
8 Tony Corkell 79
9 Neil Saunders 86
10 David Fynn 90
11 Bill Pogue 127

Congratulations to Michael Roberson for sailing most consistently at the top of the fleet and winning the day. And congratulations to all the competitors for surviving the challenging conditions. Thanks go out to Jason Troy, race director, Kelly Hall and Carmen Rioux for recording scores and tabulation, and Tom Rummage for the delicious smoked BBQ.

Neil Saunders
Regatta Organizer