Bill Schmidt Wins 2012 Warm-Up Series

Bill Schmidt won the Canandaigua RC Laser Fleet’s 2012 Warm-Up Series with all first and second place scores contributing to his 15 net points after 11 races with one throw-out.

Bill Blevins finished in second place and in third place, and one point back was Gary Schmidt. In fourth and fifth places were Nelson Habecker and Jay Niggli respectively.

To mix things up for the warm-up series, the first 5 races were scored using even and odd scoring. The next two races were The Walk-About Races in Holiday Harbor where low point scoring was used. The final 4 races were sailed with two heats each and were scored using the HMS 2007 (Promotion/Relegation) format.

The upcoming Spring Series will be scored using HMS 2007 and will be sailed in a 3-heat per race format to give the Race Committee plenty of practice before their duty at the 2012 RC Laser North American Championship in June.

The Spring Series begins next Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. All races in the series will be sailed at the city pier in Kershaw Park behind Steamboat Landing. After racing, we’ll draw a name from the Canandaigua RC Laser Fleet members who have registered for the North American Championship to win a transmitter glove. (Several people wished they had them today!) Here’s the form to register for the regatta and to pay online.

The May Downbuoy  (CYC newsletter) will have an article about the Squaw Island Race on May 26. Ask anyone who sailed last year and you’ll hear that this is one of the most fun regattas we held last year. Make your plans now and don’t miss out! If you are participating, start planning for who will be chauffeuring you around the course now. If you run into people with power boats and they are willing to be drivers, please let us know so we can get them information and assign them to sailors.

Finally, a bit of housekeeping for the members of the Canandaigua Yacht Club. The CYC 2012 Member Handbook is being put together this week. This year the directory will include the RC Laser fleet members. Here is the current membership list and the form to fill out to join the fleet. We have already submitted the list of members for publication so we can’t guarantee at this point that you will be listed in the directory even if you pay, but we’ll still submit your information right away and try to get your name in before publication.

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