Maine Laser Championship #3

by laserd7

Thanks to Tom Jamieson for this report on the third event in the Maine Laser Championship…

The Come Boating! Regatta, the third event in the Maine Laser Championship, was held Saturday, August 18th on Belfast Harbor, ME.   The forecast was for cloudy and 0-5 mph out of the South East and that kept the numbers down to a disspointing 6 participants.   In reality the wind was 0-5 mph out of the West and the RC of Jeffrey Mabee, Tom Jamieson, Dennis Trefey, and Paul Brown managed to just squeeze off 3 windward leeward races before the wind shut down completely.    Unfortunately by the time the boats were towed back to the dock the skies cleared and sea breeze kicked in from the South East at a lovely 10 mph.   Oh well!

The event was won by Hank Thornburn of Harpswell, ME. followed by last years champion David Frazier of Danby, CT. and local Colin Gowland in third.   Joseph Giblin of Marblehead, MA. was the 1st, and only Radial.

On the positive there was plenty of food after the race and the Marine Heritage Festival which was taking place at the same time provided lots of other interesting things to do.

I want to encourage people to come next year.

Tom Jamieson

MLC #3 Results:
1) Hank Thornburn, Harpswell, ME.   2,2,1  = 5 pts.
2) David Frazier, Granby, CT.                4,1,3, = 8 pts.
3) Colin Gowland, Belfast, ME.            1,3,4  = 8 pts.
4) Jim DaSilva, Lynn, MA.                     3,5,2  = 10 pts.
5) George Hazelton, Rockport, ME.    5,4,6  = 15 pts.
6) Joseph Giblin, Marblehead, MA.    6,6,5  = 17 pts. (Laser Radial)