Friday, November 27, 2015

Great race day.  Sid had a second in EVERY RACE and was battling Mark and Chris for the race series.  Good competition with 7 boats on the line.  November 15th.  Next race on November 29th.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hippo Cup and Maine Champion Series

Thomaston, Maine was the venue for the final of the 2015 Maine State Championship Series. A very tight race for the top spots resulted in an epic duel between Josh Saltmarsh and Hank Thorburn for MLC honors. Conditions were an absolute perfect 11-16 knots of wind out of the south. A small but talented and spirited group showed up to race with bluebird clear skies and temperatures in the upper 60’s. Colin Gowland won the regatta with Josh Saltmarsh second and Hank Thorburn third with just one point between them. Saltmarsh was able to finally clinch the Maine State Championship Series with this result combination and will be the man to beat in 2016! Stu Nickerson ended up in third place overall in the MLC with Tom Jamieson in fourth. Thanks to Mike Gaffney and Chris Biggart for running a spectacular final event. See you all next time!!

Hippo Cup Final 2015

Maine State Championship 2015 Final

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hospice Regatta September 26th. Hippo Cup Sept 27

Two St. George Regattas in 2 Weeks - September 26 and 27th
Practice race on September 13 with rigging at 9am

Attention all Laser Sailors.  We have two regattas over the last weekend of September.  First is the Hospice Regatta on September 26th in Thomaston.  This is always a well attended regatta notable for both competition and great hospitality.  It is a fund raiser for Coastal Hospice Volunteers.  Plan to meet at 54 Water Street in Thomaston at 8am to rig and register.  Details below.

The Hippo Cup which is the last in the Maine Championship Series will be the following day on September 27th.  Plan to rig and register at 8am at 54 Water St., Thomaston, Maine.  Water and snack provided.  Cook-out to follow.  Details below.

Hospice Regatta - 4th Annual
54 Water St, Thomaston, Maine

8:00-8:30    Set Up
8:30            Registration for the racers (coffee and doughnuts etc)
9:00            Racers start for race course
~12:30        Races are completed
12-30-2:30  Refreshments (soup, bread etc)
2:30-3:00    Awards presentation

Since this event is primarily a way to raise money for Hospice Volunteers, we hope  everyone who is  racing will contribute the $100.00 entrance fee. Sponsorship is a great way for racers to generate the fee and get others involved.

Hippo Cup

Final Regatta In The 2015 Maine Laser Championship

September 27, 2015 @ 54 Water St Thomaston

A Series Of Races On The St George River

Registration 8-8:30
Skippers Meeting ~8:45
First Gun ~9:15

Water And Bars Provided, Cookout And Prizes To Follow
Registration $15

Friday, June 19, 2015

Below are the latest updates from Colin:

Hi All,

There’s been plenty of action so far in the 2015 Maine State Championship Series. Our first regatta was in Harpswell where local knowledge and boat handling prevailed as Hank Thorburn edged out Josh Saltmarsh to win the regatta. Stu Nickerson rounded out the top pack. 

Harpswell, ME Maine State Championship Regatta #1

Next up in Portland 21 boats showed up to compete for the second regatta of the series. Peter Follansbee expressed his dominance for the second year in a row beating Jamie Carter by 4 points. Josh Saltmarsh recovered well after a rough couple of races to take third. 

Portland, ME Maine State Championship Regatta #2

Overall the series is halfway through. Remember to count for the championship, you must sail 3 events. Josh Saltmarsh is currently leading the pack with Stu Nickerson and Hank Thorburn tied for second and third. Cam Lonkoski is not far behind in 4th and Tom Jamieson is currently in 5th. Sailors who have only sailed 1 event and do not show for Manchester will not be eligible for the series, so let’s see a everyone out for September 9th in Manchester, Maine. 

Overall Maine State Championship Regatta Standings

Friday, May 29, 2015

Shout out to Camden Hills Regional High School Sailing Team

CHRHS is currently ranked 2nd in the state and 38th overall.  This is amazing for a team that just started 4-5 years ago.  Congrats to coaches Sam, Peter, Pat, Tori and our host sailing center, Rockland Community Sailing (RCS), for making this available to all of the students who want to sail!

Current NESSA Rankings as of today:

Monday, May 25, 2015

Laser District 7
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine
2015 District 7 Schedule - Upcoming Regattas

May 30  Massapoag YC Laser Regatta, Sharon MA

Jun 6-7  Wickford Regatta

Jun 6   Maine Series #1, Harpswell ME

Jun 27-28 New England Laser Masters, Wickford YC

Jul 11-12  Newport Regatta

Jul 18-19  Lipton Cup Regatta, Squantum YC, Quincy MA

Jul 25  Stone Horse YC Laser Regatta, Harwichport MA

Aug 7-9  Buzzards Bay Regatta, New Bedford YC

Aug 15-16 Vermont Laser Open, Malletts Bay Boat Club

Sep 12-13  Massapoag YC Annual Regatta, Sharon MA

Sep 12   Duck Island Laser Regatta, Westbrook CT

Sep 19   NH Seacoast Fall Regatta, New Castle NH

Sep 19   Maine Series #4, Loon Cup, Manchester ME

Sep 20   Ponce de Leon Regatta, Eastern YC

Sep 26  Lake Mascoma Laser Regatta, Enfield NH

Sept 26 Hospice Cup Regatta, Thomaston, ME

Sep 27  Lake Sunapee Laser Regatta, Sunapee NH

Sep 27  Maine Series #5, Hippo Cup, Thomaston, ME

Oct 10  Last Blast Regatta, Quannapowitt YC