The Laser midwinter’s East Regatta, which just ended, had a high proportion of Canadian participation, including an army of Laser sailors from the RCYC high performance racing team. Also, Canadians came within reasonable reach of winning the whole show. Bernard Luttmer, from the RCYC in Toronto placed second overall in this prestigious ISAF Grade 1 event. Canadians Lisa Ross from Nova Scotia, and Keamia Rasa from Vancouver, also bested more than most by placing 4th and 5th respectively in the Laser radial class. The regatta was held at the Clearwater Yacht Club in Florida, a pleasant winter destination.