Laser Open 2011 - Results in fullSee attached file for overall results (Sheet 1) and race-by-race (Sheet 2). Thanks to Andrew Boyd for compiling and to Tom Vanneste for organising an excellent event. Well done to Al Bush - who took the title once again. This time with straight "bullets". Like a fine wine, just keeps on getting better with age.
Posted 23 Sep 2011, 00:33 by Paul Smithson
A beautiful weekend.Thanks for the great Laser Closed this weekend. It was a fantastic regatta, with 12 boats on Friday, and 8 on both Saturday and Sunday. In total 16 lasers participated, which was a nice turn out! Friday started brightly, but soon confusion gripped the fleet... half were going to one upwind mark, the other half of the fleet to another one... All the fault of the racing committee, which did not clearly spell out the course (and was assuming people had figured out after 6 months of doing the same triangle [wrong wrong wong]). But nevertheless, a restart was done and we had a great 45 minute race, returning in darkness to DYC. As the next day dawned, sailors were ...
Posted 22 Jun 2011, 23:20 by Paul Smithson
LASER CLOSED REGATTA 18-19 JuneHere is the programme - designed to accommodate some family life as well ;)\FRIDAY: RACE 1 - Starting at 5.30pmSATURDAY: RACE 2&3 - Starting not before 10.30amReturn for lunch at DYCSATURDAY RACE 4 & 5 - Starting not before 2pmSUNDAY RACE 6 & 7 - Starting not before 2pmResults and prizes on Sunday after racingThe races will be longer than usual, probably lasting ~ 40 minutes. The course will be triangle-sausage-triangle-sausage. You will be allowed one discard (race you can "throw away"). The entry fee for the competition will be TSHS 5,000, which will cover prizes and some bitings. Please give that to a member of the Laser Team (Tom, Richard, Mark or Kirsty). Have ...
Posted 14 Jun 2011, 02:35 by Paul Smithson
Tim Manchurian Cup.And the winners of the Tim Manchurian cup are...1. Richard Palmer, 2. Tom VE, 3. Michael - and first lady (in 4th place overall), Pat. Thank you Richard for bribing us the most, and we look forward to the 3-day sailing cruise to Mafia! Thank you Andrew for results. Moral of the cup: make sure you sail every Friday and you make a good chance of winning!We also had a great Opening Regatta last week, with a 2-hour race on Saturday (including a beat from Bongoyo to North Beach!). Mark Stanley comfortably won, in front of Tom and Richard. We had 12 boats out last Friday, 8 on Saturday and a couple on Sunday - so it was ...
Posted 14 Jun 2011, 02:30 by Paul Smithson
Monthly Mug 15 MayLasers raced their monthly mug today in medium breeze and clear skies. Three triangle-sausage-triangle-sausage courses were raced, followed by a final race that circumnavigated the moorings to finish up at Ndovu. Well done Tom, who came first on the water, and Taryn who came first on handicap. Full results for this and previous races can be found in the results spreadsheet at the bottom of this page.
Posted 23 May 2011, 08:55 by Paul Smithson