Lakewood to Host DF95 Radio Controlled Sailboat Championship Regatta

September 3rd, 2019

Bay Access Sailing Foundation presents the 2019 DragonFlite 95 Championship

The DragonFlite 95 is the fastest-growing RC one-design class internationally; strict rules enforce that all boats are identical. The local fleet in the Galveston Bay area has grown to over 30 members just this year. Race organizers are anticipating 40 plus boats split out into two to three heats and running as many races as possible.

Interested DF95 Owners can register or view the Notice of Race at www.df95championship.com. The entry fee is $55 and includes one meal and two drink tickets to the post-race party.

“This is the first time LYC and Bay Access will be hosting a radio-controlled model regatta,” says Chairman Brian Shores. “Spectators are encouraged to bring a chair to the LYC Inner Harbor to watch the action. Refreshments will be available.”

Skippers can expect professional race management from Fred Rocha who has extensive experience running RC regattas.

The Skippers’ Meeting is scheduled for Sataturday Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.. Participants, members and guests will also enjoy an evening party at the LYC pool on Saturday night.
Questions regarding the regatta should be directed to Brian Shores at 832-314-5462 or bshores03@yahoo.com.

Many Lakewood sailors among top Bay Cup 1 Regatta finishers

April 1st, 2019

Photo of 2019 Bay Cup I on-the-water action by LYC member Elizabeth Morrell.

Lakewood Yacht Club, in cooperation with Bay Access, hosted this year’s Annual Bay Cup I Regatta March 2 with 34 boats racing under foggy and problematic wind conditions. Lakewood members held their own, however, and finished among the top in each class.

The top three finishers in each group are as follows:

PHRF Spin (Non-Sprit)
1st-Place – Leading Edge – Tom Sutton – LYC
2nd-Place – Hamburg II – Al Goethe -LYC
3rd Place – Sodalis III- Jim Demarest – LYC

PHRF (Sprit)
1st-Place – Second Star – J.D. Hill – LYC
2nd-Place – Second Wind – Chris Waters – GBCA
3rd Place – Pesto – John Barnett – LYC

PHRF Non-Spin
1st-Place – Sweet Peril – Thomas Reiser – LYC
2nd-Place – Good News – Ash Walker – LYC
3rd Place – Big D – Jim Foster – GBCA

Cruising Non-Spin Classic Canvas
1st-Place – Bad Girl – Nicole Laster – GBCA
2nd-Place – Hobgoblin – Marty Pedowicz – LYC
3rd Place – Seahorse – Michael Clark

Full racing results can be found under Racing & Regattas on the LYC website at www.lakewoodyachtclub.com

Skippers, crew, guests and numerous volunteers enjoyed the traditional post-race party at the club, which included a celebratory dinner camaraderie over drinks and an awards ceremony followed by live music by The Rustics.

Interested racers should begin preparing for Bay Cup II, the second of this two-race series. Overall trophies will be presented after that regatta Aug. 3.

“Many thanks to the racers who continue to compete in this series each year, the land volunteers, on-the-water volunteers, scorers, protest committee and Lakewood staff for the work, planning and executing all of the activities for the Bay Cup I Regatta,” said Bay Cup I Race Chairman David Comeaux.

The LYC Race Committee said it would also like to acknowledge the generous sponsors that helped make this a great sailing event including the City of Seabrook, Faron Daigle, Realtor, Little Yacht Sales, Texas Coast Yachts, Davis Marine Electronics, Sea Lake Yacht Sales, Pelican Insurance, Kevin Severance Insurance, True North Marine, Blackburn Marine, Upstream Brokers, Southwest Distilleries, Bay Area Houston Magazine and KO Sailing.

Regatta proceeds benefit the Bay Access Foundation, a not for profit charitable organization fostering amateur racing and sailing on Galveston Bay.

Contact Bay Cup I Regatta Chairman David Comeaux at davidcomeaux@live.com or 832-993-5933 for more information.