Monday, December 17, 2012

The Laser finishes for December 15 and 16, 2012.

Light wind on Saturday and brisk when it finally set in on Sunday.


Sam Chapin     2-3 +1-1-1-2-3       13

Marc Solal       6-2+4-3-3-4-2         24

Dave Chapin  ns+3-2-2-1-1             25

Vince Renzoni  5-4+2-4-4-3-nf       26

Randy Rea         1-1+ns                    27

Rob Krentel       3-nf+ns                   35

Darcy Jensen    4-nf+ns                    36


Darcy was a close fourth on the first light air race on Saturday and then went in with the Youth team to have the boats put away before noon.   The other folks were sailing 420s with us.

Rob Krentel is usually at the top of our list but had other duties on Sunday.  Too bad Rob because it was you kind of wind.

Randy Rea came on Saturday to show us he is all healed from his abdominal surgery.  I think he was so far ahead he was able to finish that second race before the wind went up instead of sideways.

Vince Renzoni is sailing better every week.  He mange the only capsize on Sunday.  He is getting ahead and then losing things at the finish.

Dave Chapin came to sail with us on Sunday.  He hung back for a couple of races to watch us sail and then couldn’t’ stand it anymore in the last two races.

Marc Solal, our heavy weight, got a second in that really really light air race.  Go figure.

Sam was rewarded for sailing both days.  Hard to be a weekend winner with sailing only one day. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

 Laser finishes for December 1 and 2, 2012.

David Chapin and Jerry Beck were at DIYC for the D 13 Laser Championships and struggled with course. 

The Advanced youth went to Halifax and sailed Hobies on the river in light wind.  Tough conditions remembering that catamarans are fast when windy and slow in light wind with both hulls in the water.

Randy Rea came and sailed with us.  His first time out since abdominal surgery. Rob beat him by one point on Saturday.  They would have been tied if we hadn’t sailed that last race.


Rob Krentel      1-1-2-3-2-2-1+2-1-2-3-2-2      24

Sam Chapin      4-2-1-2-3-3-3+1-2-1-2-1-1     26

Randy Rea        2-3-3-1-1-1-2+ns                      37

Vince Renzoni  3-4-4-4-4-4-4+3-3-3-1-3-3      43

We have Marc Solal centerboard repaired and are ready for a big turnout in two weeks.

Monday, November 19, 2012

   Laser finishes for November 17 and 18, 2012

Two windy days with the youth sailing radials and Max a 4.7 received time corrections on Saturday so if you remember what your place was,  you might find it just a little changed.   We had six races, but the youth were all out on their first little race so I dropped that and only listed the last five races.  It doesn’t really change things except to get the youth into the scoring better.  We all sailed radials on Sunday so no corrections there.

Rob Krentel 2-1-2-1-2+1-2-1-1     13

Luke Yates3-9-5-4-6+2-1-2-nf     38

Sam Chapin  5-3-3-5-5+4-ns-ns-ns   43

Marc Solal   11-6-7-7-4+3-3-3-nf       50

David Chapin 1-2-1-2-1+ns                 55

Vince Renzoni 7-5-8-11-8+5-4-4-nf   59

Cameron Smith 4-8-4-6-3+ns              73

Craig Yates  6-4-6-3-9+ns                    79

Bailey Verkaik 8-10-dq-8-7+ns            93

Michael Gapuz 9-7-9-10-10+ns           93

Max Epaillard 10-11-10-9-ns+ns       100

Max hung in there with the 4.7 sail and everyone else with a radial or full rig.  It gets you in the back of the pack and everyone giving you bad wind.  Good job Max.

Michael sailed better with a 7 and a lot of good experience in more wind.

Bailey disqualified himself after the third race.  Good sport, but practice the 360 and 720 turns and do them when you have a real question.  Good practice and keeps you in the race.

Craig Yates hasn’t sailed with us for a while and glad to see him back.  The 3 is often where can come in.

Cameron Smith was two points ahead of Luke in the Saturday races and then he didn’t come on Sunday. Let Luke get away from him.

Vince Renzoni is one of our faithful.  Getting a lot better and hung in there for all the races except the fourth on Sunday.  Rob finished and Vince and everyone else were capsized.  He brings Sally to help with the RC.

Dave Chapin first on Saturday and had other things to do on Sunday.

Marc Solal has been coming regularly again.  This was his kind of wind and did well except he broke his centerboard on the capsize in the last race.  I think we can find another board for him.

Sam liked the wind on Saturday, but a couple of the big gusts on Sunday made him think an old man was better on shore.

Luke really sailed well on Sunday and we were so glad to have him sail with us on Sunday.  A little challenge for Rob.

Rob Krentel sets the marks for us.  Finds the flags and all that stuff.   And then shows us we could sail a little better.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Laser finishes for November 3 and 4, 2012

Light winds both days with races delayed on Sunday till the fog drifted away.


Luke Yates    4-3+1-1         9

Sam Chapin  5-7+2-3          17

Vince Renzoni 8-5+3-2        18

Marc Solal     7-6-+4-nf       22

Dave Chapin 1-1+ns            22

Rob Krentel  2-2+ns            24
Cameron Smith  3-4+ns      27

Bailey Verkaik  6-ns+ns       36

Max Epaillard    9-nf+ns     39


Max was caught with a radial sail on a really light day.  Even with correction we couldn’t get him out of last place.

Bailey had to get home and couldn’t finish that long race.

Cameron was tied with Luke on Saturday, both with a 3 and 4.

Rob Krentel was missed on Sunday while we sat around waiting for the fog to drift away.  He managed to stay with Dave on both days Saturday.

David Chapin had other things to do on Sunday and Luke took over the giving advice on the course and helped Vince around.


Marc Solal is one of our most regular sailors and was locked up with Vince in most of the races over the weekend.
They were tied on Saturday and sailing together on Sunday.


Renzoni is picking up the light air sailing, one of the tough things to learn.  We hope to get his name in the paper.

Sam was glad to be one point ahead of Vince for the weekend. 

Luke Yates sailed both days with us inspire of the tough conditions and showed that he could do it all and was helping others.  Keep coming Luke.

Monday, October 22, 2012

 Laser Results for October 20 and 21.2012

Windy day with two adults with full rigs and three youth in radials on Saturday.  Report is after time correction.  On Sunday Sam and Vince had radials and Marc sailed a full rig.  No time correction for adults.

Sam Chapin     2-3-4-2-1-3-4-1+1-1-2-2-3-1         28

Luke Yates        4-1-1-1-2-1-1-3+ns                         56

Vince Renzoni 1-5-5-6-6-6-6-6+2-3-3-3-2-3          57

Marc Solal      ns+ns-2-1-1-1-2                                67

Cameron Smith  3-4-2-4-6-2-3-4+ns                        69

Darcy Jensen and

Claire Epaillard in 420   6-2-3-3-3-4-5-2+ns           70

Michael Gapuz  5-6-6-5-4-5-3-5+ns                         82


Michael was last,  but only in two of the 8 races.  Look at the 3 and the 4.  Way to go Michael.

Darcy and Claire are practicing for the regatta next week and so were sailing a 420.  They were doing so well I added them to the Laser list.  Two second places and that should be a slower boat—Oh, yes they picked up a lot on corrected time.

Max Epaillard came and sailed an Opti—getting ready for the regatta.  Hope to have him back in a 4.7.

Cameron was right in there.  Two second places.

Marc Sola came a little late on Sunday.  He has been in Germany on his around the world jobs.  Sam beat him out on Sunday because he missed that first race.  He sailed a full rig and it was interesting to see that he was only faster with the lighter wind zones.

Vince Renzoni sailed both days and I was sorry not to give him second for the weekend, but Luke beat him out by one point.   Then Vince had his first win in the first race on Saturday and a couple of seconds on Sunday.  That is progress!!

Luke Yates continues to show the dominance of Youth.  Five first out of the eight races.  Won the Saturday event.

Sam was happy to be able to sail in all the races on both days.

Monday, October 15, 2012

  Laser finishes for October 13 and 14, 2012

Luke Yates       2-4-6-1-3+1-1-5-1-3     27

Jerry Beck       3-1-1-2-2+5-5-2-6-4     31

Cameron Smith     4-6-4-3-1+3-4-3-2-5     35

Sam Chapin   1-3-3-ns-ns+4-3-4-3-1    46

Rob Krentel     ns+2-2-1-5-2                   72

Michael Gapuz9-9-10-5-7+9-7-6-9-7    78

Max Epaillard  7-5-5-4-5+ns                     81

Darcy Jensen  ns-2-2-7-4+ns                   82

Claire Epaillard  5-7-8-6-8+ns                   89

Patrick Daniel     ns+6-6-nf-4-7                 94

Vince Renzoni    6-10-ns-sns-ns+8-8-8-ns-ns    98

Leah Harper      10-11-9-8-6+ns             99

Andy Forest     ns+7-9-7-8-8                   99

Bailey Verkaik   8-8-7-nf-ns+ns               102

Charlie Jensen   ns+ns-ns-ns-7-6             106

Seven youth sailed with us on Saturday and five in radials and two in 4.7’s.  When I did corrected times Luke moved into second place in the first race while Claire in a 4.7 moved into 5. In the second race Darcy Jensen moved up to second.  In the third race Darcy moved to second again, Max in 4.7 up to 5 and Luke up to 6.  In the fourth race Luke moved to first.  In the last race Cameron moved to first.  So we had enough wind to get most everyone up to hull speed.

On Sunday everyone sailed a full rig.  Easier for RC and score keeper.

Charlie Jensen came out for the last two races on Sunday.  Thank you Charlie.  One of the nice things about our multiple race format is you can come late and join in the last races.

Baily Verkaik was back with us in radial and doing well until the rivets pulled out of his out haul bracket on boom.  Stainless rivets in Aluminum boom that has been in Salt water need to be replace by bolts as soon as you notice they are a little loose.

Andy Forrest came over from Lake Monroe to test out Laser. He had a good show with light wind in the first race and then getting stronger.

Leah Harper, one of our women, looks at those scores.  When everybody else was fading she was getting stronger.

Vince Renzoni was out in full rig both days and he is on the light side.  Maybe we need to keep him in a radial for a while.

Patrick Daniel had his tiller come out in the third race on Sunday.  Turned over and mast stuck in the mud good.  Luke and Rob finally got him loose and that is a long story.  Karen came with Patrick and went cruising.  We will try to get her to race with us.

Claire Epaillard is back with us and we had that brother and sister race in the 4.7s on Saturday.  Well at least you beat him in the first race Claire.

Darcy Jensen our College sailor back to show everyone how to do it. She missed the first race but then had two second places.  Wow.

Max Epaillard moved from the Opti and showed his sister how to sail a 4.7.   Another wow.

Michael Gapuz is getting better and better.  Show up both days and total score really go up.  You are number 6 of 15. And you had a 5 in the score sheet.  Sailed all the races. Way to go.

Rob Krentel will have to look out.  He only won one of the five races on Sunday, but did get Patrick out of his mess. 

Sam Chapin just needs a little more guts to stay out there when the wind is blowing.

Cameron Smith only won one race but hardly had any bad ones. That is a real sign on good sailing.

Jerry Beck is our adult leader.  Sam got mixed up when he sent in Article to paper and said it was Rob.

Well it was Rob, but only on Sunday.  Jerry was our winner on Saturday and our winning “master” for the week end.

Luke Yates was second on Saturday, first on Sunday and for the weekend.  It is really great to have him and Cameron and Michael come and race both days.  Try to keep it up guys...  You will get better and better.


Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 29 and 30, 2012    Laser finishes.

Dave Chapin     1-1-2+1-1-1               7

Rob Krentel       2-2-1+2-2-2              11

Sam Chapin       6-3-3+3-5-4               24

Jerry Beck         ns-5-6+4-3-3               29

Vince Renzoni 5-8-8+5-4-5                  35

Cameron Smith  3-4-4+ns                  38

Chris Nagy           4-6-5+ns                  42

Michael Gapuz   7-7-7+ns                   48

Michael Gapuz is sailing better and managed to beat Vince in two races on Saturday and we are trying to get them both to sail a little better.

Chris Nagy was second youth.  He just got over a long bout of flu and I bet he will be harder to beat next time.

Cameron smith is up with the leader regularly and our first youth last club racing.

Vince Renzoni is the first one out on the race course and that will be paying off soon.

Jerry beck stepped up again on Sunday with 3’s in the last two races.  That is where he was sailing before the sore back.  Glad you are better Jerry.

Well are you ready to have Sam tell you that we are operating under the democratic system.  Because four of you went around the wrong mark in the second race you were scored as you finished, BUT when we sail the B course in reverse (because of the 180 degree wind change) you need to go around the B mark just like you did on the the first race B course.  Well, we didn’t DSQ you all; I don’t want you all to be crying.

Rob Krentel is last year’s CHAMPION and we have his name up on the wall in the Club House to prove it. He beat David in one race on Saturday and was with him most of the time on Sunday.

Dave Chapin won 5 of the six races over the weekend.   Well, he has had more practice sailing than most of us.  It takes some time, a little studying, some work on the boat.  Whenever I see those guys standing up and looking to windward I know we are in trouble and he started doing that when he was about 10 years old.

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 15 and 16, 2012

 Laser and Optimist finishes for September 15 and 16, 2012

Dave Chapin         1-1-1-1+1-2-2-1-1               11

Rob Krentel          2-2-2-3+2-1-1-2-2               17

Sam Chapin                    ns+3-4-3-3-3              56

Vince Renzoni            ns-9+4-5-4-4-4               60

Marc Solal                       ns+5-3-5-5-5               63

Cameron Smith   4-4-6-2+ns                               66

Jerry Beck             3-5-4-5+ns                               67

Luke Yates           8-3-3-4+ ns                              68

Claire Epaillard      7-7-5-6+ns                                75

Leah Harper        6-6-8-7+ns                                 77

Michael Gapuz   5-8-7-8+ns                                  78



Max Epaillard   1-1-1-1               4

Matt Smith       2-2-2-3               9

Justin Harper   3-3-3-2               11



The Optimists sailed with us on a little shorter course...

Justin Harper is Leah’s younger brother (See above for Leah).  He got ahead of Matt in the last races.—good work Justin.

Matt Smith is another family member with his big brother Cameron sailing a full rig Laser.  He was chasing Max all morning.

Max Epaillard is regular Opti champ.  He has sailed the Laser 4.7 with us.  He is hard to beat in the Opti.


Michael Gapuz is getting some time in his Laser radial and managed a 5th in the first windy race.  Good job Michael.

Leah Harper sailed a radial and this was her first time racing with us. She beat Claire twice and that is not easy to do.
Claire Epaillard was the top radial sailor.  When I corrected the times she jumped up to 5th in the third race.  Our first woman.

Luke Yates had a bad first race that held him back.  Not sure what happened.

Jerry Beck usually loves this windy stuff, but a sore back held him back.  The three in the first race is his usual stuff and pushing the front.

Cameron Smith got a 2 in the last race and was our first youth.  Good job again Cameron.

Marc Solal came on Sunday and sailed a different boat.  It is tough when you changed boats, even the Lasers are all rigged a little different.  He did get one third but is usually better than that when it is windy.

Vince Renzoni changed over to a radial on Saturday so he missed most of the races and then when the wind died there he was in the radial.  He hung in there on Saturday with a full rig and beat Marc most of the time

Sam couldn’t get around the windward mark better than third.  He was lucky to do that.  Don’t complain.

Rob got to David on two of the races on Sunday.  That will make him work a little harder.

David Chapin continued to win most of the races.  What is it?  Nail the start, sail fast and hit all the shifts.







Monday, September 3, 2012

Laser finishes for September 1 and 2, 2012

We had 11 boats out Saturday and picked up Charlie Jensen on Sunday for a total of 12 over the weekend.  (Wayfarers= 5    Scots =7   MC=11)

Dave Chapin      1-2-1-5-3+1-1-2       15

Alejandro Illera 4-3-5-1-2+3-2-1        21

Rob Krentel       2-5-4-2-4+4-5-5         31

Sam Chapin       3-1-2-4-5+5-4-8          32

Jerry Beck          6-6-3-8-1+6-8-4          42

Luke Yates         7-6-7-6-nf+2-3-3         46

Vince Renzoni  8-11-9-7-9+8-6-7          65

Cameron Smith  9-4-11-3-6+ns             69

Max Epaillard   5-7-8-9-8+ns                 73

Charlie Jensen  ns+7-7-6                         80

Mathew Smith   11-9-6-10-10+ns         82

Michael Gapuz   10-10-10-11-7+ns        84

Michael sailed only on Saturday, but was last only in one race and had a seventh in the last race.  They tell me you are pinching too much.  Michael be sure you have the telltales on the sail and keep both of them flowing.  You may have to turn away from the wind some to get the one the windward side to flow.

Mathew Smith is Cameron’s young brother and pulled out of the Opti to sail a radial with us. 
Good job Mathew.  Look at that 6 in the third race.  Beat all those full rigs.

Charlie Jensen got out sailing with us on Sunday and pushing our numbers up to 12. Sunday was a tough day to sail with the light wind.  Come on Saturdays Charlie.

Max Epaillard showed us how he sailed the Opti so well.  He picked up one place in the first and last race on Saturday when I did the corrected times.  How about that 5th place in eleven boats.

Cameron Smith was the youth leader on Saturday with a 3 and a 4.  Good work Cameron.

Vince Renzoni is one of our regulars and gradually improving.  He got out early on Sunday to check out the winds and get in some extra practice.  We should see more of that.

Luke Yates came back on Sunday to take his place as the first youth.  He was third overall on Sunday.  Good work Luke.

Jerry Beck had one of those weekends.  He won a race and was last in one.  The last two races on Saturday-  an 8 and then a first.

Sam apparently gets tired after an hour or so of racing and his numbers fall off.  See the note below on Alejandro.

Rob Krentel had a rough weekend.  He didn’t win a race but did get the third place trophy.

Alejandra Illera is back. It takes him a little time on the water to get warmed up.  Check his finishes both days.  Best of all he brought Maribel and Genesis, wife and daughter, back to visit.  Genesis is 13 yrs. old and as big as mom.  Wow.

Dave Chapin was back both days and didn’t win all the races, but showed us how to do it.  He sailed Kevin Ratigan's boat which you can buy from Sam.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Laser racing August 18 and 19, 2012.   Strong winds both days with gusts to 20.

Rob Krentel    1-2-1-1-1+1-2-2-2-2-2            17

Jerry Beck       2-1-2-2-3+2-3-1-4-3-3            26

Marc Solal       5-4-5-3-nf+4-4-4-3-5-4           45

David Chapin                  ns+ns-1-3-1-1-1        50

Sam Chapin    3-3-3-4-ns+3-6-5-nf-4-5           51

Vince Renzoni 4-5-4-6-nf+5-5-6-6-6-6           61

Chris Nagy      ns-ns-ns-5-2+ns                         76

Dean Grimes            ns+ns-ns-ns-5-7-7           78

Dean Grimes came late on Sunday. He hasn’t been sailing a Laser for a long time and this was a tough day to get started again.  He had a 5th in his first race and then the boat started to fill with water because the stern plug was missing.  He didn’t figure that out till he got back to shore and it took about everybody to pull the boat out so it would drain.

Chris Nagy was late arriving on Saturday and sailed a radial. When I corrected the times, he didn’t pick up any boats, but sailed the radial into second place in the last race Saturday.

Vince Renzoni continues to hang in there with the higher winds and he is getting better and better.

Sam Chapin would like the wind to drop off a little.  This is exciting sailing for most of us and a little scary for him.  In the fourth race on Sunday he hit the weather mark, but there were boats all around him.  The wind had picked up and there was no way he could sail clear of the other boats and then do a 360.  Easier to drop out.

David Chapin came out on Sunday. He won all the races he sailed except 3rd race when the sheet slipped out of his hand and he death rolled after rounding the windward mark.

Marc Solal’s day.  Wind up holding the boat flat. Better starts. He is getting better and better.  He got spray in his face that put sun screen into his eyes so he couldn’t see, that was his drop out in the last race on Saturday.

Jerry beck was really sailing flat and fast. He won a race on both days and seemed always to be up there with Rob.

Rob Krentel is our winner when David C. and Alejandro don’t show up.  He set up our course both days with the two short reaches that added more excitement to the day. Thank you, Rob.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

 Laser results for August 4 and 5, 2012.   Nine sailing on Saturday.  Sunday Rob had family business and Sam set up the course with a mistakenly shorter windward leg--- so with the wind up we got in nine races in the 2 hours – that is our record – the Laser sprints.

Patrick Daniel       2-4-4-4-6-3+5-1-1-1-2-1-2-4-1      41

Sam Chapin          8-3-2-3-2-6+4-2-3-3-4-3-3-1-2       48

Jerry Beck             6-5-5-6-5-9+1-3-2-4-1-2-3-1-ns      58

Marc Solal            ns-7-6-9-7-5+3-ns-4-2-3-4-4-5-3     77

Vince Renzoni     5-6-8-8-9-7+2-4-5-5-5-5-5-3-ns        83

Rob Krentel         1-1-1-2-3-1+ns                                      99

Alejandro Illera   4-2-3-1-1-2+ns                                     103

Tom Pizzi              3-8-7-5-4-8+ns                                      125

Glenda Libby        7-9-9-7-7-4+ns                                      139

On Sunday Patrick Daniel brought a lady friend, Karen, and sent her out on his Laser.  I don’t know when the traveler broke, but she sailed around below the course for almost the whole two hours.  Check you lines that go around fairleads—traveler, rudder down haul, out haul and when they start to wear, replace them.  Check the rubber connection between the tiller extension and the tiller.   When it has a crack, then change it.

Glenda tried her injured knee out.  Sailed the course behind everyone ---maybe couldn’t stand it any longer by the sixth race.   Welcome back Glenda.

Tom Pizza finial got a fairly good sail on Saturday and had some good races, but has to work on Sunday.

Alejandro hadn’t sailed for a while with all his trips around the world.  It took him three races to get rolling again.  Come as often as you can, Alejandro.

Rob Krentel had some family business on Sunday and that gave some others a chance to win a few races.

Vince Renzoni is one of our regulars and with the wind up he got in a couple of really good races on Sunday.  Practice pays off.

Marc Solal is back from France.  With the wind up on Sunday he picked up his game.  We are so glad to see him.

Jerry Beck is usually pushing up to the top, but wasn’t doing it on Saturday.  On Sunday he got his game up and pushing to the top in our sprints.

Sam hung in there on Sunday and was finally able to win a race.  He will hopefully always make that weather leg longer so we get more separation when the boats come around the windward mark.

Patrick Daniel got a new sail.  That really helps.  How clever of you to give the broken traveler to Karen.  Great racing on Sunday.  Good starts in the sprints.

Monday, July 23, 2012

 Laser Races July 21 and 22, 201

We were lucky.  It was to be a light wind weekend, but we had great wind on Saturday and not bad on Sunday.

Sam Chapin       ns-1-1-1-1-1-2+2-3-2-3-2       19

Jerry Beck           1-3-2-2-3-2-1+3-4-5-1-3         30

Vince Renzoni    2-2-3-3-4-5-4+5-5-4-6-5         48

David Chapin                           Ns+1-2-1-2-1        49

Tom Smith         3-4-5-4-2-4-5+ns                        57

Charlie Jensen                         ns+4-1-3-4-4         58

Logan Steuben                    ns-6 +ns-6-6-5-6       64

Chris Nagy        ns-ns-4-5-5-3-3+ns                       68

Chris Nagy sailed a radial and was a little late and missed the first two races.  
We took times and after correcting he didn’t pick up anybody, but in that last race he had me at the leeward mark because he was just behind me but on corrected time I was just 6 hundredths of a minute ahead of him.   Craig Yates has suggested that we have the 4.7 start at 2 minutes and the radial at one minute.   I think we can let them make the choice.  Getting out ahead will solve some of the problems of sailing through the full rigs.  Notice that without time correction Chris beat full rigs.

Logan Steuben hasn’t sailed a Laser in 20 years.  Welcome back Logan.

Charlie Jensen joined us again on Sunday and did you notice that he won a race.

Tom Smith has sailed two Saturdays with us and managed one second.  Good going Tom.  Tom’s last name is not Smith --- more like Pizza – I will let you know later.

David Chapin got back on Sunday from his trips around Florida and will be off again next weekend. We are always happy to see him—a lot of talk on the course and advice.  Dose everyone know what “bow down” means?  And then it helps Sam know “OK we must have changed to A course”.

Vince Renzoni was doing well on Saturday.  A lot of seconds and thirds.  On Sunday with a little lighter wind, the finishes dropped a little. Maybe more bow down and long tack first.  But HEY, you were third for the weekend and hopefully we will have your name in the newspaper.

Jerry Beck was able to join us on both days and managed wins on both days. He is one of our leaders. 

Sam had a good day on Saturday.  A wind he really liked.  On Sunday he had some close fishes and was just lucky to do that well.   Also it helps to be able to get out and sail between race weekends.  If you want to come out and sail in company give me a call.  I live close by and like sailing.

Richard Kinnie came out and sailed his MC with us on Saturday.   There is no reason others can’t come and join us.  We can give you a start a minute before the Lasers so you will have practice of
start, working upwind, mark rounding, and finish.  If you bring two boats it will be a match race, but no pre start attacks.

Then the marks are out there in the afternoon, so if you want a little short course it is there.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lake Eustis Sailing Club Laser races July 7 and 8, 2012

Wind very light and spotty both days, worse on Saturday, but four races each day.

Rob Krentel     2-2-2-3+1-3-2-1         16

Sam Chapin     3-3-3-4+2-1-1-2          20

Jerry Beck        5-5-4-2+3-2-3-3          27

Vince Renzoni 4-4-5-6+4-4-4-4          35

David Chapin   1-1-1-1+ns                   36

Tom Smith        6-7-6-5+ns                   56

Jon Chapin        7-6-7-7+ns                    59

Jon Chapin had a tough day.  He has been doing better generally, but this heeling to leeward and sitting forward really hard for him with all the strange light wind.  The tough stuff to learn—really light wind and really heavy.

Tom Smith sailed with us for the first time.  He will sail with us again Saturday in two weeks and we will find him a better sail.

David Chapin shows us how to do it.  Weight forward and down to leeward. Sheet out as necessary to keep the boat moving.  Speed is King.  It is a race.

Vince Renzoni is doing better.  Lead Jerry in the first two races Saturday and always closer in the others.

Jerry Beck was able to join us on both days and was able to get one second place on both days.   The second on Sunday was just a foot ahead of Rob.  Jerry is another that does a little better when the wind is up a little.

Sam was a point ahead on the Sunday sailing, probably due to Rob staying back and giving instruction to Vince on which way to go.  Sam tried to link the patches of dark water to get up to the windward mark and then got a couple of breaks on the last wind shifts.  He also was careful to clear up the twists in his sheet between races, one of the things that gave him a lot of trouble on Saturday.

Rob Krentel continues to lead the overall group.  Mostly better starts, tacks and sailing fast.  I will be out looking for Alejandro so we can keep Rob entertained.

Thanks to Race Committee, Joan Bryant, Sally Renzoni and Nancy Petty.

Racing again in two weeks.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday June 24, 2012

We really had a great day sailing in the rain and wind on Sunday June 24, 2012.  We had the races for Saturday canceled so we could pitch in with Sailstice.

Rob Krentel       1-1-1-2-1-2         8

Jerry Beck          ns-3-4-1-2-1       18

Sam Chapin        2-2-3-3-3-nf        20

Marc Solal           3-4-2-4-4-3         20

Vince Renzoni     4-5-5-5-5-nf       31

Michael Gapuz   ns-6-6-ns-ns-ns  40

Michael was our only Youth and he came late, but Jerry helped him get his boat in.  He sailed a radial and we took times on his two races.  On correction his times moved up, but not enough to catch Vince so he stays with two 6’s.  He came in to meet with Monte Stamper and Ray Laguna to talk about his Eagle Scout project and the landscaping around the club house.  The youth are moving up on the water and on shore.

Vince Renzoni sailed a full rig and was doing better.   Sailing flatter going up wind and in better control.  He is a light weight so this is more of a challenge for him – I remind him that he and Alejandro weigh about the same.   He was happy with his racing on Sunday.

Marc Solal wasn’t going to come Sunday unless we were racing.  It was a great day with he and Sam tied for third.  Marc had one second and several other close finishes.  Notice that Jerry, Sam and Marc were only 2 points apart at the end of the day.

Sam had his only practice sail on because of the rain and too lazy thinking about drying his good sail before taking it home.  He developed a big rip in the sail in the last race, so he comes in while he could still sail with it.  It was not downwind back to the sailing club.

Jerry took a couple of races to figure out the day, and then was right with Rob in the last three.  Won two races.  Way to go Jerry.

Rob Krentel, thank you for letting Jerry win a couple of races. We need to have him coming back.

Next Laser races in two weeks and then every two weeks all summer.

We may also have some organized sailing during the week.  If you are interested, let me know which days and we will try to get a group together. We have some extra boats so you don’t need your own Laser.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 9 and 10, 2012

Laser races June 9 and 10, 2012    Variety of winds on Saturday and steadier and hiking wind on Sunday.  Six boats racing on Saturday and three on  Sunday.

Sam Chapin     6-3-2-3-4+1-1-1-1-1-1-1      25

Marc Solal       3-4-6-6-3+2-2-2-2-2-2-2       36

Vince Renzoni 5-5-4-4-6+3-3-3-3-3-3-3       45

Dave Chapin    1-1-1-1-1+ns                            54

Rob Krentel      2-2-3-2-2+ns                            60

Jon Chapin       4-6-5-5-5+ns                             74

Jon Chapin had an afternoon sailing with his Father and now he is in the mix.  The bottom three on Saturday really had a good work out.

Rob had to do some family things on Sunday, so his missed out on the first or second place for the weekend.

Dave Chapin didn’t come back on Sunday.  Probably couldn’t get young America up in time.

Vince is better and better.  Had a good time on Saturday trading places with the others and
Sunday sailed all the races.  When the wind is up boat handling get more critical.  Lots of practice..

Marc Solal had his wind on Sunday and sailed well.  Needs to handle wins shifts just a little better.

Sam was lucky that it didn’t blow any harder than it did or he would have been out of the whole mess.

All and all a good weekend.  We will be looking forward to nine or ten boats at the races this summer.

Thanks to Joan Bryant and Sally Renzoni for RC work and Jim Lingeman for getting the RC boat steering fixed.