Next D12 Regatta is Savannah on June 3-4

We’ve had a great start to the season. Back to back heavy wind regattas have left many tired and sore (but that’s good, right!?). Beaufort is in the books – congrats to John Porter on the win. Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach hosted the Laser ACC’s last weekend. It was an incredible event. Almost 100 boats between the full and radial classes. Top notch race committee work. Strong breeze of the shore made for interesting ocean conditions.

Now it’s on to Savannah. June 3-4.





June 3rd – June 4th, 2017

Laser 4.7, Radial and Full Rig 420’s
Optimist / Bics

Registration is available online at Regatta Network

$35 early registration for single handed boats.
$50 early registration for 420’s.
Registration fee includes coffee, juice and pastries each morning, dinner for competitors on Saturday and water on the course. $5 off for U.S. Sailing Members. $15 late registration fee after May 28th.

The regatta will be governed by the “rules” as defined in the Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 and the International Laser Class Association rules.

Sailing Instructions (SIs) will be available at check in. Courses will be detailed in the SIs.

Camping is allowed. Please contact Jim McBride.


Saturday – June 3rd

0930 – 10:15 Late Registration and check in
1030  Competitors Meeting
1200 First Warning Signal

1800 Dinner at the SYC Sail Loft

Sunday – June 4th

0800 Coffee and pastries

1000 First Warning Signal – no starts after 1400 hrs.

Awards to follow racing


SYC: (912) 897-1314 or Jim McBride:
Charlie Usher:

Season Ended

With the completion of  the Midlands Regatta at Columbia Sailing Club on Sunday November 6, 2016 the season is complete.  It was an exciting ending as several sailors were  in close contention for  the Championship Series Trophies.  In the end Charlie  Usher won overall Masters as well as 1st Grand Master.  Glenn Walker  took 1st overall and  1st Master.  Finn Hassing took 1st Great Grandmaster.

D12 Championship Regatta Schedule

The 2016 schedule has now been established.  We are offering  competitors a wide variety of venues from lakes: Columbia SC and Lake Norman NC, coastal rivers: Savannah GA, Charleston SC and Beaufort SC as well as the Atlantic Ocean: Wrightsville Beach.

The dates are:

Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club: April 30, May 1. Savannah Yacht Club: June 4,5. Carolina Yacht Club SC: July 30,31. Carolina Yacht Club NC: August 6,7. Lake Norman Yacht Club: September 24,25. Columbia Sailing Club: November 5,6.


2015 D12 RESULTS




Full                                 Stanley Hassinger

Radial                             Thomas Smith

Junior                             Henry Omirly

Overall Master               Martin Willard

Master                           John Porter

Grand Master                Martin Willard

Great Grand Master       Finn Hassing






SYC                                Peter Gamble

BYSC                             Robert Burke

CYC-SC                         Rob Bowden

CYC-NC                        Martin Willard

LNYC                            Stanley Hassinger

CSC                                Glenn Walker


SYC                                Collin Porter

BYSC                             Walter Gnann

CYC-SC                         Thomas Smith

CYC-NC                        Thomas Smith

LNYC                            Thomas Smith

CSC                                Collin Porter



  1. Stanley Hassinger
  2. Martin Willard
  3. Charlie Usher
  4. Peter Gamble
  5. John Porter
  6. Finn Hassing
  7. Robert Key
  8. Stephen Szymanski
  9. John Fragakis
  10. Henry Omirly
  11. Kent Leverich


51 Competitors and 42 Races




  1. Thomas Smith
  2. Collin Porter
  3. Lucas Swain
  4. Whit Whittail


26 Competitors and 41 races

BYSC 2015 District 12 Laser Regatta and SC State Championship

In the 22 boat Laser full rig fleet 6 races were sailed, 5 were scored, and it was Robert Burke (LLSC) in 1st with Mike Matan (RYA) in 2nd and John Potter (BYSC) coming in 3rd. Martin Willard’s (CYC 1853) full rig fleet best of two bullets were not enough to make it into the top 3. In the 10 boat Laser radial fleet 5 races were sailed and scored. Going into the 5th, and what turned out to be final, race for the radial fleet on Sunday Walter Gnann (BYSC) led Thomas Smith (CYC-NC) by a razor thin 1 point margin, a gap which Smith closed by taking 1st in the last race but it still was not enough. Gnann won in a tiebreaker with 3 bullets vs Smith’s 2 putting Smith in 2nd with Sally Key coming in 3rd. Light and variable winds throughout the weekend and strong spring tides conspired to give the patience muscle a good workout with occasional backward progress. The full rig’s first race highlighted the challenging conditions when those that tried to take advantage of the current to dip the line at the boat came up short against the boats that started below the line with only a few boats managing a clean start at the boat. Not all the fun was on the water. On Friday night Ricky Akers served up his signature fried shrimp and on Saturday night most of the fleet and their families enjoyed a spectacular prime rib dinner catered in by the “Foolish Frog” served with beer flowing from a keg donated by Bill’s Liquor. Complete results can be found on


GAMBLE AND PORTER WIN THE SYC D12 CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA!! Peter won three of the nine races in the Full Rigs in a wide range of wind velocities. The racing was close with five competitors winning at least one race and only six points separating the top four finishers. In the Radial Division, it was a dog fight between Collin Porter and Will Gladden. It came down to the last race when Collin had his fifth bullet. 

The full results can be found at regatta Results Archive.




World Championships Entry Info

Applications for entry will open Wednesday, 21 January 2015 for the following ILCA World Championship regattas:

2015 Laser Standard Men – World Championship
2015 Laser Masters – World Championships

For both events, The deadline for receiving entry applications for initial allocation of places is 4 March 2015 at 23:59 Central Daylight Time.

You are encouraged to complete an entry application as soon as possible once it becomes available. Please be aware that if you do not apply by 4 March 2015, you may have little chance of receiving an entry offer.

The links below will take you to the event information sites with access to applications and additional information about each championship, including the Notice of Race and the country entry allocations.

2015 Laser Standard Men – World Championship

Dates: Monday, 29 June – Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Venue: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Click HERE for Standard Men Information & Application

2015 Laser Masters – World Championships

Dates: Friday, 10 July – Saturday, 18 July 2015
Venue: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Click HERE for Masters Information & Application

We look forward to seeing you in Kingston!

Best regards,

The ILCA Team


The D12 2015 Championship Regatta schedule has been finalized! It only takes three regattas to qualify for the District Championship. Check your calendars, plan to sail Lasers and bring a friend!

Congratulation to the D12 Champions in 2014! A special congrats to our last D12 secretary, Glen Walker, who won the District for the FIFTH TIME! Wow! [I have already planned random drug screens…]


1] SYC                                   April 11-12

2] BYSC                                 May 2-3 (Grand Prix)

3] CYC-SC                             July 25-26

4] CYC- NC                           August 1-2*

5] LNYC                                September 26-27

6] CSC                                   October 3-4


North American Masters in Charleston                                 May 22-24

North American Championship in Wanchese, NC                 July 30 – August 2*

* Conflicting dates

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