Paul Miachika Competes in Laser Masters

By Paul Miachika
Fifty Masters in radial (23) and standard rigs (27) braved the 20 to 25 knot winds August 5-7 to compete in the Laser Masters North American Championship hosted by the Richmond Yacht Club.
Overall winner in the standard rig after 9 races was Charlie Buckingham, the USA representative in the Men’s Laser at the Rio Olympics! Yours truly finished 12th.
Here’s the link to the regatta with tons of other great photos and race results.
Enjoy! Anyone over 35 can race in Master Laser regattas. There are about four to six in SoCal each year, so it’s easy to participate. They’re not as intense as open regattas and include lots of on and off water camaraderie.

Paul Miachika falls off after rounding.
Paul Miachika falls off after rounding.