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Written by Ken   


District 19 Championships

June 21-22, 2014

Irish Boat Shop and Little Traverse Yacht Club, Harbor Springs


Story written by Polk Wagner

Twenty-six competitors gamely handled very light and shifty winds on Little Traverse Bay as they battled in the 2014 Laser District 19 Championships, held in Harbor Springs, Michigan on June 21 and 22, 2014. The top Laser class sailors from across Michigan, Ohio, and even Ontario competed in the chilly waters off the Harbor Springs Harbor.  The title came down to the last leg of the last race of the three race series: sailing fast in the best winds of the weekend, Steve Johansen of Ann Arbor, Michigan emerged as the 2014 District Champion.  Ken Swetka of Detroit, Michigan was a close second, and Daniel Barry of Sarnia, Ontario won a tiebreaker on points from Barry Savage of Detroit, Michigan to capture third place.  The top Laser Master Award was given to Leigh Savage of Detroit, Michigan, the top Junior Sailor was Harbor Springs' own Matt Menzi, and the top woman sailor was Suzie Pegel.


The 2014 Laser District 19 Championships were graciously sponsored by Irish Boat Shop and Little Traverse Sailors, with assistance from the Little Traverse Yacht Club.  The organizers were very pleased with the sharp uptick in interest in the event this year, with nearly ten more boats racing.  The extra boats, and the high talent level of this fleet made for exciting starts (with several general recalls), very tight mark roundings, and overall highly competitive racing.


On Saturday the light and variable winds saw the Race Committee struggle to get in one race, and similar conditions on Sunday meant that only two races were possible before the time deadline expired.  But the lack of races was more than made up by the tight racing and camaraderie of the sailors, who were treated to a Saturday night barbeque and Sunday afternoon Awards Ceremony at Irish Boat Shop in Harbor Springs. The organizers would also like to thank Ali Hill of Bayview, Dave Travis of Crooked Lake, and Dan Thompson of Harbor Springs for excellent Race Committee work under very difficult conditions.  The event could not have happened without the support of Irish Boat Shop, Little Traverse Sailors, and the Little Traverse Yacht Club.  We hope to host the 2015 Laser District Championships next June, and look forward to building on this years' momentum.


​For complete resultsclick here to download a PDF


You can download some photos from the event at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/co4dfni1mppicso/Photos.zip


Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 19:54
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Lansing Sailing Club 2015 Laser Regatta PDF Print E-mail
Written by Doug Carlson   
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 13:21

Lansing Sailing Club 2015 Laser Regatta - August 22, 2015


We are really going to push for 40+ boats at this year’s event. Located in the center of the state we are a convenient location for the majority of the State’s Laser sailors and will be hosting our usual BBQ with lots of great food!!! Sailing and good food… doesn’t get much better than that !!!

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Welcome to Laser District 19 (Michigan) PDF Print E-mail
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LasersLaser District 19 covers all of Michigan.  We have approximately 150 registered laser sailors, 20 fleets and about 12 regatta's per season.  Jr. sailing is strong within our district as well as College sailing. 
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