27 August 2009
26 August 2009
21 August 2009
18 August 2009
After a while the breeze finally picked up to about 5 knots and we got 3 races off. An out of town sailor took the first bullet, I took the second, and Casey Gilmore, who just started skippering, and has never sailed lasers before, shocked everyone when he came screaming into the finish on a nice left shift and snagged a bullet in the final race of the day. When we got ashore, the race organizers put on a great regatta/birthday dinner for all of the racers and helpers.
Sunday was looking a little more promising with the wind blowing about 10 knots during the first 2 legs of the first race; but it didn’t hold up and we sailed 3 races in the same breeze that we had on Saturday. It got pretty light at times and some serious roll-gybing was required to make it on the downwind legs. Our results were up and down in the shifty light air, but when the day was over we all managed to look good in the standings. Chris would have finished about 5 places higher; but after crossing the finish line first in the last race, he found out that he was OCS, (despite what the results say, we still considered it a victory). Overall we all thought that the regatta was awesome way to start the year. Everyone was happy to have the KP sailing team racing at the regatta and asked that we make this an annual event for our team.
17 August 2009
09 August 2009
USMMA Sailing hosted the USMRC Semi-finals for the National Championship in Sonars this weekend. Racing in the event is Coach Rick Dominique with crew Jonathan Siener/ Ed Stacy ‘10 and midshipman Joseph Hoffman ‘11. On Saturday, in very light and trying conditions, PRO Paul Nardone completed three flights of the first round-robin. Our Kings Point team lost their first two races, then won their final one.
On Sunday, the remainder of round-robin was completed. Conditions continued to be light, though less shifty. The standings at the end of the round-robin are:
1- 7 wins - 0 losses: Taylor Canfield,
2- 5 wins - 2 loss: Jon Singsen,
3- 5 wins - 2 losses: Ginny Worcester,
4- 3 wins - 4 losses: Paul Wilson, New York, NY
5- 3 wins - 4 losses: Rick Dominique, USMMA
6- 3 wins - 4 losses: Neily Williamson,
7- 2 wins - 5 losses: Leo Vassilev,
8- 0 win - 6 losses: Dan Wittig,
The top four boats proceeded to the best-of-three Semi-Finals where Canfield’s team (1) defeated
In the best-of-three Finals, Paul Wilson defeated Ginny Worchester 2-0 to claim third overall. Taylor Canfield defeated Jon Singsen 2-0 to claim first overall, with Singsen second. The top two finishers will be invited to participate in the USMRC National Championship in
Special thanks to Paul Nardone (PRO), Bruce Cook, the National Chairman of the USMRC and all the umpires for giving of their time to make this event possible. Also special thanks to the midshipmen at USMMA and Ronnie Saccardo for their efforts to prepare for and host a great event.
Link to photos by Natalie here.
07 August 2009
04 August 2009
Well today was the first day of sailing and it went really well. We took some good pictures with the burgee up and I cant send them because I can't seem to get them off the my camra. Anyway it was about 5-10 mph and choppy. The first race we had a 7 I think. It was very light but we pulled through. The second race went really well. We rounded the first mark 5th then down wind lost a little but came out with an 8. We are very pround with how we are doing and are showing off the KP burgee as much as possible. Tomorrow its going to be windy and we are pumped. I will email you tomorrow with a update and some pictures.
Well today went really well it was blowing 10 to 15, we had a 13 in the first race thats wasn't to good but we were happy with it. The second race we won. We started at the pin and port tacked the whole fleet. It was the coolest feeling inn the world being able to see the whole fleet in your window. The final race today was a 15 but overall we are tied for 5th with some racing left tomorrow so we are very pumped. Here is a website that has a ton of pictures from yesturday and some of today. Our sail number is LA-12 we are wearing the bright neon colors.
LINK TO PICS!