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Lake George Sailing Association

The LGSA is a group that is interested in Laser racing as well as assisting new sailors in learning how to sail. The LGSA has competitive races every other Saturday including an annual Regatta.  If you are interested, you can contact any member and/or fill in the membership forms that will be posted soon. Come and join the fun and learn to know others on the lake!

2023 Lake George Sailing Association Dues Registration

Click here for the Registration Form


 Send the registration and $25 to LGSA treasurer Kirsten Meyer.

Racing will occur during a morning session and an afternoon session. The morning racing will start at 9:30 AM with a Warning Signal at 9:25 AM. The afternoon racing will start at 1:30 PM with a Warning Signal at 1:25PM. If conditions allow, a total of five races will be sailed. Each race will be short — thirty minutes or less so that no one will be very far behind at the end of a race!

Everyone will be on their own for lunch between the morning and afternoon racing sessions.  We will gather at the home of Kirsten Meyer on Kope Kon Road at 5:30 PM for a post Regatta Party.  Entree, salad, and dessert will be served. Dinnerware, soft drinks, and water will be available, but if you prefer something else to drink, please bring your own beverage. All sailors, their families, and friends of the Laser Fleet are invited! Supper is available
for $5 for those not registered for the Regatta.

Each entrant will receive a surprise gift commemorating the Regatta! We hope you will join us!  Questions?  Contact Jack Stiefel at 772-480-7957.
 
 

L to R: Charlie Pike (Knocking on the Door Award); Kevin
Ahaus, 2nd; Kirsten Meyer, 3rd; Jack Stiefel, 1st; Dan 
Andrews, 4th.

2023 LGSA Regatta Results

 

The 13th Annual Lake George Laser Regatta on June 24th provided eight sailors with much opportunity to practice their frustration tolerance!  While Mother Nature provided sunshine and comfortable temperatures, the wind gods came up considerably short.  The morning racing session had to be delayed for an hour while a light breeze filled in. Even in the afternoon, the wind was intermittent. But thanks to impeccable race management by Race Chair, Kev Ahaus, four one-lap races were completed on a short course. Racing competition was very close with many changes in position.

2023 Laser Regatta

pix from raft (11)
Officers for 2023:
Kevin Ahaus–Laser Fleet Captain
Kirsten Meyer–Treasurer
Jack Stiefel–Regatta Chairman

SCHEDULE

 
 
June 10               1:30 PM
June 24.             Regatta Times TBA
July  15               1:30 PM
July  29              1:30 PM
August 12.         1:30 PM
August 26         1:30 PM
 
 
 

2022 Regatta Wrap Up

12th Annual Lake George Laser Regatta

It took two days to complete the one-day event, but everyone seemed to agree that the 12th annual Lake George Laser Regatta was a memorable one!  The weather forecast for Saturday, July 30, called for the sailor’s scourge: light and variable wind.  Was it ever! Race chair Kev Ahaus set a short course just in case sailing was possible, but after numerous postponements, racing was re-scheduled for Sunday and all the competitors headed for the party.

Kirsten Meyer hosted the dinner on Saturday evening. And what a treat it was!  Maizie Andrews and Mary Albright had planned a sumptuous meal.  Maizie prepared many detectible dishes and had the help of chief chicken griller, John Albright. Nancy Stiefel and Kirsten prepared dishes as well.

Sunday’s weather forecast wasn’t much better than Saturday’s, but Kev persevered and set a superb course.  At times, the wind was just strong enough to keep the class flag flowing atop the yardarm on the race committee boat.   But with Kev in charge from his Laser, Becca Mahuren on the committee boat, and Denny Mahuren in his Boston Whaler, racing commenced.  Race management was impeccable throughout.  

Five races, marked by varying wind speeds and the usual “Lake George shifts,” were completed right on schedule. Denny Mahuren was kept busy moving course buoys to provide better competition.   Sunday afternoon’s power boat chop added to the sailors’ challenges.  The competition was close with many position changes throughout all five races.  There were three different race winners and some very close finishes for Becca to call from the committee boat. 

After the racing concluded, the buoys were pulled from the lake and the committee boat was stored.  Then Dan Andrews went to work on the final scoring.  Since all five races were completed, each sailor got a “throw out” race; each skipper’s best four finishes were used to tabulate the final results printed below.

Even with sore muscles and general fatigue, the eight Regatta participants harbored fond memories of a good day of sailing with an emphasis on having fun. We did! The four handsome trophies crafted by Kirsten Meyer and Jim Larimore will be awarded at the fleet’s end-of-season party on August 27. 

 

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Total Best 4

AVG Best 4

Skipper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Stiefel

1.00

1.00

2.00

2.00

2.00

6.00

1.50

Kevin Ahaus

4.00

5.00

3.00

1.00

1.00

9.00

2.25

John Albright

3.00

2.00

1.00

4.00

9.00

10.00

2.50

Kirsten Meyer

2.00

4.00

7.00

3.00

4.00

13.00

3.25

Stan Parish

6.00

3.00

6.00

6.00

3.00

18.00

4.50

Dan Andrews

5.00

6.00

5.00

5.00

5.00

20.00

5.00

Nancy Stiefel

7.00

7.00

4.00

9.00

9.00

27.00

6.75

Pete Hall

9.00

9.00

8.00

9.00

9.00

35.00

8.75