Tag Archives: Sailboat racing

Video Of The Week: Sean Fidler race start & first windward leg

I found this pretty cool video of Sean Fidler sailing a race from 2008 @ Pontiac Yacht Club. The video picks up during the start sequence and continues as he sails the first windward leg. Like the Skip Dieball Vids, the camera is mounted to the tiller, so catches all the action from the back of the boat. I’m going to have to try this next season on my boat. Enjoy:

Laser Frostbite 01/10/2010 Video

Sorry for the delay in getting this video footage put together. I got kind of slammed this week. I managed to get starts on races 2-4, and the leeward roundings on races 1 – 4 before running out of tape, not to mention feeling a little like a popsicle. Caught two racers hitting the leeward mark, one of whom took his turn, the other did not. In defence of the racer who did not, it is also clear in the video that he had no idea he had hit the mark, so I guess he gets a pass on that one. We report, you decide! Enjoy:

**Don’t forget to hit the “Full Screen” button, second one from the lower right in the player. Its HD!

2010 Hangover Regatta

We had a fabulous day of racing New Years Day! Temps were in the 40F’s and winds were around 8 to 12MPH. We had a total of 22 boats participate. Winds were coming out of the north so the RC set up a course in the cove with the start line just north of the docks. There were 6 races on an Olympic course. Erich Hesse won the day with Dave Teale taking second and Robert Bennett taking third place. Big thanks to our great RC, Mike Heinsdorf, Tom Berlin, Barney Harris, Lee Sayasithsena and Latte. They did a great job and kept the course square all day. Jeff got some pretty cool video, check it out below. Results and pictures are on the Laser site here:


Hangover Results

Hangover Pictures

2010 Laser Hangover Regatta – 01/01/2010

Scores and reports will be coming, but I thought I’d put up some video I shot from land yesterday first. I managed to get a couple of starts and a few leeward mark roundings before my batteries gave out. Hmmm… I thought I’d recharged those! Anyway there’s a couple of good shots. Don’t miss Frank trying to jam it at the leeward mark… “Trying to jam it” he says, he did jam it and got away with it. A bit of yelling. We report, you decide… 🙂  Enjoy:

Be sure to click the full screen button – second from the lower right in the player. Its HD.

2010 Hangover Regatta Today, 1/1/2010!

Today’s AccuWeather forecast (always subject to change) calls for mostly cloudy skies, a high of 44 degrees, and winds from the NNW at 10 – 12 MPH.  Not bad!  There’s no better way to nurse a hangover, or recover from yet another challenging year, than by celebrating with the PRSA Laser fleet and racing with us on the Potomac River. Skippers meeting will be at 12:00 Noon, first races at 12:45 PM. NOR, pre-registration and directions are located here:

Hangover Regatta Information and Pre-Registration Mike Heinsdorf and Tom Berlin are heading up the Race Committee — two more RC volunteers are needed.  There is no registration fee. There is a $3 launching fee if your boat is not stored at Washington Sailing Marina. If you are planning on sailing, please use the online registration form to pre-register. This is always a fun event and we are expecting a great turn out. See you on the water.

2010 PRSA Hangover Regatta Friday Jan 1st

Join us on the first day of 2010 for PRSA’s Annual Hangover Regatta. There’s no better way to nurse a hangover, or recover from yet another challenging year, than by celebrating with the PRSA Laser fleet and racing with us on the Potomac River. Skippers meeting will be at 12:00, first races at 12:45. NOR, pre-registration and directions are located here:

Hangover Regatta Information and Pre-Registration

There is no registration fee. There is a $3 launching fee if your boat is not stored at Washington Sailing Marina. If you are planning on sailing, please use the online registration form to pre-register. This is always a fun event and we are expecting a great turn out. See you on the water.