Jim Kaighin (right) from Marsh Harbour, Bahamas won the 2016 RC Laser National Championship Regatta, held May 14-15 in Viginia Beach, VA. Sailing amongst some of the most talented competitors in all RC sailing, Kaighin beat Danny Thomas by one point and Dave Brawner (reigning national champion) by ten points.
The second round of RC Laser sailing on Abaco moved to Treasure Cay Saturday Jan 31. Racers were met with a 10-15 mph breeze out of the northeast, slightly offshore, and temps in the mid 70’s. There was a good spectator crowd and a few new sailors.
Round Two of the RC Laser Tour of Abaco returned to Snappas Bar & Grill in Marsh Harbour. It was a beautiful day after the recent cold snap and a rainy week. Winds were out of the south at about 15 mph, but were off shore, so racers had calm waters and were protected from the heavier gusts.
The first round of the 2014 RC Laser Tour of Abaco began the last Saturday of 2013. We were all invited for lunch at the recently opened Blackfly Lodge at Schooner Bay. The first battle of the day was to keep our lunch from blowing away. We all had burgers or wraps at the restaurant, all reasonably priced and open to the public. It is worth the drive and a nice afternoon outing to visit Schooner Bay.
The turnout was on the light side for the fourth round of the RC Laser Tour of Abaco on March 23. But the regular group was glad to welcome two new sailors, Peter Whittington and Matt Polishuk, who brought the fleet up to 7 boats. Winds gusts were approaching 20 mph out of the south and the sailors agreed they should have worn sunscreen. Winds were very shifty as the groups sailed right in the middle of two opposing winds, from the left and the right.