Here’s the remaining frostbite schedule for 2016-2017:
Jan 8, 2017 Shilshole
Jan 29, 2017 Shilshole
Feb 11-12 Frigid Digit at CYC
March 5, 2017 Shilshole
March 19, 2017 Shilshole
And the Save the Date Notice from Mark Ross, who is really making this regatta happen! Tell all your friends they NEED to sail this regatta.
2015 and 2016 were certainly transition years. The Seattle Laser Fleet morphed into a Seattle Laser and Aero Fleet as several Laser stalwarts moved into the RS Aero. While this has meant that in many races and regattas we ended up with two smaller, rather than one bigger, fleet, it also presents the Seattle Laser Fleet with growth opportunities.
Specifically, it’s a chance for the outstanding young sailors to make their mark on the fleet and use it to sharpen their formidable skills. At Turkey Bowl/District 22 Championships we saw Abbie Carlton, Owen Timms and Talia Toland lead a fleet of 14 Radials! And Blake Bentzen controlled the second day of racing in the standard rigs and put his name in the books.
We have reached out to the young Laser sailors, and they’ve responded! The SLF has always been about getting more people sailing, and with the help of these young sailors spreading the excitement, the future is bright.
As we move into 2017, look for the SLF to have more Radials and younger sailors all around. It’ll be great.
We “mature” sailors have a lot to look forward to. First off, there’s trying to hold with the young sailors, which we can even do sometimes. They’ll tune us up for the really fun masters regattas. The Laser Masters US National Championship is on the Gorge in July!
And what of the RS Aeros? Seattle appears to be North American ground zero for the up and coming class, and is attracting its own crowd. And besides, in Thursday night racing they give us a head start and enjoy mowing us down which certainly is great fun.
And yes, it’s still called the Seattle Laser Fleet even with all those Aeros! We’re all agreed that it’s about getting people on the water, and working together will make that happen.
Two Last Frostbites
- March 6th
- March 20th – Final One
- April 9th-10th – PSSR
- May 21st-22nd – POD
CYC Thursday Night Racing
Final frostbite of 2015 will be this Sunday.
When: Sunday Dec 13th. Racing at 12:30pm
Please pre-register online – it’s secure and easier to transact.
Oct 3-4: PSSC @ CYC
Oct 25: 1st Frostbite @ SSP
Nov 8: 2nd Frostbite @ Shilshole
Nov 21-22: Turkey Bowl @ CYC
Dec 13: 3rd Frostbite @ Shilshole
Jan 10: 4th Frostbite @ Shilshole
Jan 30-31: Frigid Digit @ CYC
Feb 21: 5th Frostbite @ Shilshole
Mar 6: 6th Frostbite @ Shilshole
Mar 20: Final Frostbite @ TBD