Atlantic Coast Championship
Things have been super busy lately with Colie Sails, but last weekend I made my way up to Marblehead, MA, for the Laser Atlantic Coast Championship. There were almost 50 full rigs and 40 radials sailing in the two day regatta, and for me, it was the first time back in my Laser since the Miami OCR in January.
Eastern Yacht Club hosted the regatta, and for those who don't know about Eastern, it is one of the best clubs in the country. They have a gorgeous facility with picturesque views, nice lawns, plenty of launching and storage, and a strong contingent of volunteers and event organizers to make a regatta like this go off without a hitch.
The weather for the weekend was fantastic with temperatures in the 70s and lots of sun. But that also meant very light air. We only got five races off in 2-5 knots and lots of chop. I was able to use good starts and pretty good speed to win all five races and take the ACC title for the first time! We spent a lot of time on the water waiting for breeze, but the RC did a good job of getting quality races in very trying conditions. The regatta was a huge success.
Next up for me is the Lavalette Spring Regatta here in NJ before the Orange Coffee Pot Trophy at Surf City the following weekend. It's nice to be back home and able to sail in some local events again.