Orange Coffee Pot Regatta
Today I packed up my Laser and drove down to Surf City for the annual Orange Coffee Pot regatta. The Orange Coffee Pot is the longest running Laser regatta in the US (and maybe the world? I'm not sure...). But it was the 41st running of the event, dating back to the early 70s right when the Laser came out.
We had seven races today in a very tricky and shifty 6-16 knot westerly breeze, plenty of chop, and the typical Long Beach Island seaweed. Almost 40 boats were at the regatta, so it was a great turn out.
I was able to hold off Kyle Rogachenko to take the title and win the perpetual Orange Coffee Pot mounted on a trophy. It was a lot of fun to race this event again, and I enjoy sailing locally against some of my old Laser friends from the area.