30 September 2009

Dinghy Weekend Update

North #1 Regatta
Despite being blown-out by windy conditions on Saturday and the challenges of a light and extremely shifty breeze on Sunday, the KP Dinghy Team sailed to a fourth place overall finish at the North #1 regatta. The finish earned the Team a berth to the War Memorial and MAISA Fall Championship on October 31-November 1 at St. Mary's College.

On Saturday morning, the team arrived to a puffy 18-25 knot southerly on Seneca Lake. The Race Committee attempted to start a race, but the steep chop and high winds proved too much for many of the teams, leading to a postponement onshore until the early afternoon. Once the wind had died to a more manageable 15-18 knots, A-division and B-division started two races apiece before the building chop caused racing to be abandoned for the day.

Laser #2 Regatta
This past weekend Kings Point hosted the MAISA Laser North #2 qualifier for the Van Duyne Trophy. We were graced with perfect conditions on Saturday with winds ranging from 8 to 16 knots out of the South East allowing us to complete the rotation on day one. Kings Point had four sailors competing in the regatta - Bobby Boger, Evan Siepert, Ian Holtzworth and Jake Rugland.
Congratulations to Ian Holtzworth who finished 2nd and to Bobby Boger who finished 5th, missing a qualifying position by one point. Special thanks to the plebs and midshipmen who helped run a successful event. Stay tuned for the Van Duyne Trophy back at the waterfront on October 10th-11th where Eric Horrocks and Ian Holtzworth will be racing for a spot at the ICSA men¹s single-handed championship.

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