Congratulations to Matt Goetting on winning the 2016 Fall Laser Series!

Matt finished up the series in style winning 5 of 6 races on the last day. Conditions started out with strong winds, light rain and unseasonably warm temperatures of around 60 degrees. Nice but you still didn’t want to go swimming. The ice from the previous cold weather had only melted recently. The wind moderated as racing progressed. Then, as the boats were being put away, a front came through with 30 – 40 mph winds.

To Matt’s credit, winning consistently across such inconsistent conditions is the mark of a truly great sailor!

No racing is scheduled for next week but the following week is the Annual New Years Day regatta. Always a great regatta and a great way to start the year.

Some statistics on the series…

  • 42 races were held between October 30th and December 18th
  • 24 people competed in the series
  • 10 people finished enough races to qualify (21)
  • Matt won with an average finish of 1.32

For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results