2023 Cold Turkey / Region 2 Championship & Liberty RC Laser League Regatta Summary

Date: November 25, 2023
Host Club & Location: Raritan Yacht Club, Perth Amboy, NJ
Organizers: Mark Daddino & Frank Scalisi
Entries: 18
Race Format/Scoring: 3 random groups; heat racing; low point; 1 throw out
Weather: Partly cloudy skies, Winds 0-8 mph from the North shifting to WNW, 38°F

The RYC RC Laser Cold Turkey Regatta, an annual post-Thanksgiving tradition, served as both the AMYA Region 2 Championship and the 4th leg of the 2023 Liberty RC Laser League. A total of 18 skilled skippers from NJ, PA, and CT converged at Raritan Yacht Club for a day of exciting competition.

The fleet was divided into three random groups, and each skipper engaged in 8 heats throughout the day. The racing format involved alternating between racing and resting, providing a dynamic experience for all participants. A-sails were deployed consistently, and the occasional wind lull added an element of challenge, resulting in captivating “drift racing” moments.

At mid-day, a well-deserved break saw skippers enjoying hot minestrone soup and hot turkey sandwiches in the welcoming atmosphere of the Raritan Yacht Club clubhouse.

Thank you to the Race Committee:
– PRO, Steve Fronapfel
– Check-in & Scoring, PC Dawn Daddino
– Rescue Boat, PC Mark Soldati
– Course set up, Frank Scalisi
Special thanks to:
– RYC Galley, Chef Ida, Debbie & Erica
– RYC Flag Officers and BOG

Photos: https://judybonanno.smugmug.com/Sailing/LASER/2023-Cold-Turkey-Region-2-Champi/Cold-Tuekey-Regatta/

Place Skipper Points
1 Stuart Challoner (Stu) 20
2 Paul Suzdak 20
3 Sean Bradley (Sean) 24
4 Frank Scalisi 25
5 Brendan Hogan 26
6 James Flach 29
7 Daniel Vought 35
8 Ray Szulczewski 35
9 Tom Sollas 37
10 Kevin LeCompte 38
11 Greg Bammel 50
12 Martin Besant 50
13 Gilman Eaton 54
14 Gary Myer 57
15 Mark Daddino 59
16 Paul Scalisi 65
17 John Kirk (John) 69
18 Shereen Moubayed 71
19 David Branning (Dave) 0