RACING

ONLY ONE WEEK  UNTILL THE START OF THE SIXTH ANNUAL GREAT RC OCEAN RACE. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  APRIL 19 2014 IS THE DATE. E-MAIL ME OR FILL OUT THE FORM ON THE RACE INFO PAGE. BOOK YOUR VOLUNTEER CHASE BOAT EARLY.

MIDWINTER REGATTA  FEB 22nd .3 points separated first to third place.

CANADIAN NATIONALS  2014 OCT 11-12, 2014

NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS-SEPT 27-28, 2014 IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATED APRIL 4th, 2014

WELCOME TO OUR FLEET 17 RC LASER SITE.

ONE-DESIGN SAILBOAT RACING AT IT'S BEST ALL WINTER LONG.

NEXT RACE -THE GREAT OCEAN RACE APRIL 19TH STARTING AT THE DINGHY DOCK PUB.DETAILS ON THE OCEAN RACE PAGE.

THE PAULINATOR DOMINATES THE SPRING SERIES WITH  3 WINS IN A ROW.DETAILS COMING SOON.

KENNY #93 WINS A VERY CLOSE FROZEN THUMBS RACE TO CLINCH THE SERIES. MARCH 8TH AT STONES. ONLY THREE POINTS SEPERATED FIRST TO THIRD. RESULTS ON THE RESULTS PAGE....

THE SNOWFALL WARNING SHRUNK THE FLEET DOWN TO 10 BOATS. 15 RACES WERE RUN IN THE MIDWINTER REGATTA AT R.V.Y.C. FEB 22ND.   FULL  RESULTS ARE IN AND RACE REPORT COMING SOON TO THE RESULTS PAGE. THE TOP 5 WERE....

       1ST.....JOHN   #55    ....27PTS

       2ND.....TIM     #80    .....28PTS

       3RD....FRASER #05    .....30PTS

       4TH....KEN       #93 ........37PTS

       5TH....ALEX      #69.........62PTS

MORE PHOTOS FROM THE MIDWINTERS 2014 COMING SOON........................

NEXT RACE-----THE FROZEN THUMBS FINALE DAY 6 AT STONES MARINA MARCH 8TH.....

join us, contact me....  bruce@nanaimorclaser.com  Borrow a boat.

Race director, Marsha, questions the structural integrity of the " clubhouse ".  It was a windy and wet Frozen Thumbs 5 at nyc feb 15th. See the results and series standings on the results page.

  

Current with wind off the Yacht Club dock . photo from one of the starts from feb 15th,2014

It was a frozen start to day 4 of the Frozen Thumbs Series........


colin was first boat in the water

The wind died in the afternoon........

Making fighting the current at the leeward gate  a loosing battle....


A BEAUTIFUL FOGGY DAY AT THE DINGHY DOCK PUB JAN 25TH, 2014-

FROZEN THUMBS DAY 2 AT THE LAGOON- A REAL GEAR-BUSTER OF A DAY. ALMOST HALF THE FLEET WERE DONE BEFORE THE LAST FOUR RACES. WET AND WINDY WITH LOTS OF SAIL CHANGES. FULL REPORT ON THE RESULTS PAGE AS ARE THE RESULTS.

A couple of D-sails from the lagoon, " Digit" #04 and "Bellamini" #70

SATURDAY, JAN 4TH 2014- Some of the best RC Laser sailors on Vancouver Island( not all, or most, but some.) showed up today for an impromptu sailboat race   and 14 races were held in trying conditions. by trying I mean, try going left, try going right, try pointing, try footing. Just try to keep moving. Kenny #34 was the fastest looking boat on the bay all day with his big A-sail ( the womper) but ken #93 won the day keeping nothing but one's and two's in the two throwout regatta. Tim #80 started out fast but fizzled out to third on the day. Bruce  #70 was happy with his fourth place finish. " to finish anywhere near the podium in this fleet is always a good day...

FROZEN THUMBS DAY ONE NEWS: 7 BOATS COMPLETE 19 RACES IN PERFECT A-SAIL CONDITIONS. LOADS OF FUN. SEE RESULTS PAGE FOR DETAILS....                                                                                                   

BOXING DAY BLOWOUT NEWS: ......SMALL FLEET COMPLETES A RECORD BREAKING , INTENSE 20 RACES IN 3 HRS -+....RESULTS ON RESULTS PAGE... FIRST AND SECOND PLACE SEPERATED BY ONE POINT. SHIFTY AND VARIABLE WINDS WITH "SOME" POWER.AN EBB TIDE WITH AN INFLOW CURRENT. OVERALL, AN AWESOME BOXING DAY. HOPE YOU ALL HAD ONE TOO.

BACK TO THE LAGOON FEB 8 ,2014  BE THERE...

KENNY #93 WINS HIS SECOND FALL SERIES DAY IN A ROW, BUT IT'S TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE AS PAUL #36 BEATS OUT JOHN #55 FOR A THREE PEAT OF THE FALL SERIES OVER ALL....FULL RESULTS ARE IN AND RACE REPORT TOO....PHOTOS ON PHOTO CENTER PAGE.

4 PHOTOS FROM 20 SECONDS OF ONE LEG OUT OF ABOUT 40 AT  THE FALL SERIES FINALE, DEC 14,2013


 ONE DAY AT LONG LAKE

RC LASER SAILING IN NANAIMO

 

  SPLITTING AT THE LEEWARD GATE, SEPT,28,2013

  CROWD AT THE WEATHER MARK, SEPT. 28,3013

 RAIN GEAR A GOOD IDEA AT FALL SERIES 1 SEPT 28,2013

SMALL BOATS BIG RAINDROPS SEPT 28,2013

                                       

 

 

 

LOCH NESS OTTER RACING TEAM ALL SMILES AT T.H.I.R.S.T. RAGATTA 2013

 

LATEST NEWS

LATEST NEWS.....................

MARCH-2014-KEN HOLLAND WINS THE FROZEN THUMBS SERIES

MARCH-2014-JIM KAIGHAN WINS MARCO ISLAND MIDWINTERS

FEB-2014-JOHN VALLIS WINS THE VAN ISLE MIDWINTERS

DEC-2013-BRUCE MCQUADE WINS THE BOXING DAY BLOWOUT

DEC-2013-PAUL KANTOR WINS THE FAMOUS FALL SERIES

OCT-2013-SCOTT MTCHELL WINS AUSTALIAN NATIONALS

OCT-2013-JON ELMALEH WINS INAUGURAL U.S.NATIONALS

OCT-2013-BOB SERENIUS WINS FLEET CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEPT-2013-BOB SERENIUS WINS T.H.I.R.S.T REGATTA

MAY- 2013-BOB SERENIUS WINS THE SPRING SERIES

APRIL-2013-Colin McGruer and Marsha win RC Laser class in OCEAN RACE

APRIL-2013-Graham Herbert and FANG win RC OCEAN RACE

MARCH-2013- Now 26 vancouver Island Rc Lasers

MARCH 2013-Paul Kantor wins frozen thimbs series

MARCH 2013-Jim Kaighan wins Marco Island Champs

JAN 2013-Paul Kantor wins the van isle midwinter regatta

DEC 2012- Ken Holland wins the boxing day blow out

DEC 2012-Ken Holland wins fleet 17 championship regatta

       2012- Graham Brown wins Australian Nationals

NOV 2012- Paul Kantor wins FALL SERIES

OCT 2012-John Tushingham wins U.K. nationals

OCT 2012-Bob Szczepanski wins first S.E. regionals,Raleigh N.C.

SEPT 2012-Dave Fowler (GBR)wins French Nationals

JUNE 2012-John Elmaleh wins North American Champs. N.Y.

JULY 2012-Bob Serenius threepeats the THIRST REGATTA

MAY 2012-Ken Holland wins SPRING SERIES

APRIL 2012-Paul Kantor wins Rc Laser class in OCEAN RACE

APRIL 2012-Graham Herbert and Dale Chase win OCEAN RACE open class (new record)

DEC.2011-Tim Daniels wins Boxing day Blowout

DEC.2011-Bob Serenius wins Fleet 17 Championship

DEC. 2011-Paul Kantor wins fall series.

OCTOBER 2011-John Elmaleh wins North Americans

MAY 2011-Dave Fowler wins U.K Nationals

APRIL 2011-Ole Anderson sets record in OCEAN RACE

APRIL 2011-Tim Daniels wins laser class  OCEAN RACE

March 2011-Bob Serenius wins Frozen Thumbs.

march 2011-Jim Kaighan wins marco midwinters again !

Feb 2011-RC Laser becomes recognized class in Norway.

Feb 12-Bruce McQuade wins Midwinters 2011

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