Come Sail your Laser!!!

The Next District Laser Regatta is 9/10 at Conroe Yacht Club. We have several people travelling to the regatta.

The Easter Laser Regatta hosted by the Austin Yacht Club was a very fun event. The weather provided a variety of conditions.  21 full Lasers and 9 Laser Radial Rigs competed in the two day, 8 race regatta.  Winds on Saturday were medium out of the South.  The races were about 45 minutes in duration.  The Dallas Laser Fleet represented itself well.  The second day brought a 180 degree shift with winds out of the North and the velocity ranging from 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots.  The challenges were daunting.  Half the fleet retired after the first race.  The race committee continued running the races until we completed three very challenging races. The results are posted on Fred Shroth’s website.  DLF had three out the top five and six out of the top 12.  Skylar dominated in all conditions to easily take first overall in style.  Alex and Jody managed a 4th and 5th overall, Griffin 7 B with Bruce and Forest 11th and 12th respectively.  Complete results are also posted.

Check the schedule for your next opportunity to be Race Committee on Wednesday night. We had about 12 show up for the first scored Wednesday night race. Unfortunately we had to abandon the races due to an impressive display of lightening and high winds.  We retired to eat dinner nearby and tell great stories and listen to Brigg sing a few rap songs. After dinner and sunset about five decided to go out for a nice smooth evening of Laser sailing. It was truly a blast to sail in star light.

Come sail with us. The weather is amazing and the camaraderie is spectacular.

Sail Flat, Sail Downwind, Sail Fast, Sail Lasers!!!!

March Newsletter

February ended after 29 days of great weather and some fun sailing and the best race committee duty ever! We are having great weather!  2016 is off to a great start for Sailing!

We have a time change to the start of Saturday races. They will start at 10:30AM.  We have had nice participation.  Please note the change in time – we don’t want to start without you!!!

Daylights savings time is March 13th.  The first Laser Wednesday night race will be March 16th.  The scored series will begin March 30th.

The Regatta schedule is out! Please save these dates. We will have several members going to these regattas. Let us know if you plan to attend and we will work on establishing a Laser caravan.  Not quite as easy as Uber but much more fun! The Month will be capped by the Austin Yacht Club Easter Laser Regatta.  Several Dallas Laser Fleet Members plan to attend the regatta.  It is worth the trip to sail in a big fleet of very friendly and competitive Laser Sailors.  This is a good year for Lake Travis since the lake level is up to normal elevation.  Let us know if you are going to the regatta!

By the way we had four Lasers (Alex, Eileen, Bryan and Jody) out on the lake on the 2nd for Death Roll practice.  With 20+ knots of wind it went very well!!!  Practice makes perfect!

Regatta Schedule:

March 26/27 Easter Laser Regatta, Austin Yacht Club

April 9/10 Lake Conroe Regatta, Conroe Yacht Club

April 30/May 1 Laser Regatta, will be held at Rush Creek as part of Dinghy Fest

June 18/19 Summer Solstice, Seabrook Sailing Club

August 27/28 Cannonball Run, Palacios Yacht Club — Reserve a room at the Luther Hotel before it is too late!!! (361) 972-2312

October 1/2 Laserpalooza, Arlington Yacht Club (New location on the Fort Worth side of the lake)

November 5/6 Wurstfest, Lake Canyon Yacht Club

 

 

Remember the races this Saturday, March 6th start at 10:30AM.

 

Sail Flat! Sail Fast! Sail Lasers!

 

 

2016 Laser Regatta Schedule

2016 Laser Regatta Schedule:

March 26/27 Easter Laser Regatta, Austin Yacht Club — DLF had 9 members attend the regatta!

April 9/10 Lake Conroe Regatta, Conroe Yacht Club — Next Up!  We have several people going!!!

April 30/May 1 Laser Regatta, will be held at Rush Creek as part of Dinghy Fest

June 18/19 Summer Solstice, Seabrook Sailing Club

August 27/28 Cannonball Run, Palacios Yacht Club — Reserve a room at the Luther Hotel soon  they may book soon.  (361) 972-2312

October 1/2 Laserpalooza, Arlington Yacht Club (New location on the Fort Worth side of the lake)

November 5/6 Wurstfest, Lake Canyon Yacht Club

Season well underway!

Series 1 of our local Dallas Laser Fleet racing concluded, and it was a success!  The weather even cooperated more for us than for many with only one rain/flood out!  Scores are in process of being updated, but it does point out that our scorer, Owen, needs to get a copy of the score sheet from the responsible race committee person ASAP upon completion of their obligation.

A few of our folks have traveled to D15 events thus far, which are always fun.  These regattas provide a different environment than good old White Rock, and they afford us an opportunity to meet new sailors, which is the most fun of all!  The next event will be in Palacious  August 22 and 23, so take note and give it a whirl.

One point needs to be hammered home: We as a group and individually need to be mindful of the weather.  Going sailing when storms are in the area without a rescue boat in the water, manned and ready to go, is not sensible.  Be aware of the radar and check for thunderstorms before you go out.  Also, we are in the summer season, and it is HOT on the water.  Make sure you have plenty of water on your boat, and drink it whether you’re thirsty or not.  If you wait until you’re thirsty to drink water, you’re already a bit behind the eight ball.

Series 2 of our local series is well underway, so come on out!  Looking forward to seeing each of you on the water soon.

 

 

 

Season Starts soon!

The schedule Wednesday night racing schedule is up.  First gun is 6:30.

Series I             April 8  – June 3
Series II            June 10  – August 5
Series III           August 12  – October 7

The District 15 schedule is up too.  

Regatta Host Club Dates
Easter Regatta Austin Yacht Club April 4-5
Laser Regatta Corinthian Sailing Club April 18-19
Chocopalooza Rush Creek Yacht Club May 16-17
Summer Solstice Seabrook Sailing Club June 20-21
Cannon Ball Palacios Yacht Club August 22-23
Laserpalooza Arlington Yacht Club Sept 20-21
Wurstfest Lake Canyon Yacht Club Nov 7-8

Earlier Start Time

Based on the voting, it is pretty clear that the majority of fleet members want an earlier start time so we can get more races in on Wednesday night. For the last 4 weeks of the season, Oct. 8-29, the first start will be 6:00 pm. That will give you 30 more mins to get some racing in.

Race Committee Assignment Posted

The assignments for Wednesday night Race Committee has been posted.  The fleet is assigned Race Committee by CSC once a quarter.  Those assignments have also been posted.  If you find that you are unable to fulfill your assignment, you are responsible to for finding a substitute.  Contact Bruce Moore our fleet ERC if you have any problems or need instructions.  His email address is erc@dallaslaserfleet.org.