Below is the report from EJ O’Mara on his regatta this Spring. We also already had the O’Day qualifier at Crescent which, unfortunately, had very light attendance. I think making the commitment to go to the finals (Florida) keeps people away from the qualifier.
Gull Lake Yacht Club (www.glyc.org) is the venue for this year’s D19 Championship. Gull Lake is a beautiful crystal clear, deep water lake 4 x 1 miles in size. The facility includes a beach with life guards, showers, snack bar, full service bar & food facilities- great for families! The Notice Of Regatta is posted at www.d19laser.org.
Schedule: Be sure and go to www.d19laser.org for a more complete list of events and recent reports.
July 10-11 D19 District Championship – Gull Lake Yacht Club
Aug 1-2 Leland Laser Regatta – Lake Leland, MI
Aug 28 Annual Lake Lansing Regatta - contact is Doug Carlson
Sep 18 GTYC Fall Regatta - contact is Mark Lyons
Sep 25 No Sweat - Portage Yacht Club
Oct 2 Frosty Mug Regatta - Irish Laser Fleet, Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs
Oct 3 UMSC Fall Regatta - Baseline Lake, Ann Arbor
Nov 26 Black Friday Regatta - Mid-Michigan Laser Fleet
Lake Fenton Laser Regatta - EJ O'Mara Sailing Fundraiser
May 15, 2010 was the date for the Lake Fenton Laser Regatta- EJ O'Mara Sailing Fundraiser. It was a beautiful day for the event with sunny skies and a 7-10 knot North Easterly. As sailors were arriving breakfast was set out and everyone got to enjoy a wonderful and hearty breakfast compliments of Mary O'Mara (mother). At 10:30 AM the competitors launched and three solid races ensued. Lunch was served on the water and with that extra time we were able to get three more races off thanks to the excellent work of the head race committee Dave Nickels. At the end of the day awards were handed out to top three finishers and top junior. After excluding myself from the results the finishes were, 1st Peter Johanson 2nd Urs Geiger T3rd Ariel O'Mara T3rd Mary Vorel and Top Junior Timothy Nickels. They all got an awesome picture (compliments of Ariel O'Mara) in a nice wooden frame (compliments of Joe Abbott).
I think the best thing about the whole event was the support I received from Lake Fenton Sail Club and its members, my family, and all the friends that volunteered to help or just came out to support me. I would like to give a special Thanks to the immediate O'Mara family, the Beckman family, the Oslund family, and Dave Nickels for which without them none of this would have been possible.
If you would like to still participate in this ongoing fundraiser but were not able to make it out to the actual regatta please contact me at
! Also to keep up to date on the my most recent sailing activities you can visit my blog at www.ejomarasailing.blogspot.com .