Seabrook, TX: Lakewood Yacht Club hosted its second DF95 Texas Championship Oct 3-4.
"The weather was ideal for the two-day event that had participants from across Texas racing their radio-controlled sailboats in the Club's Inner Harbor," said Regatta Chair and LYC member Kevin Hayes.
Local competitor Chris Macaluso took the top spot in this year's event against more than 30 racers, nine of which were LYC members.
Principal Race Officer Fred Rocha was on-hand to lend his extensive experience, and LYC and the race management team did a fantastic job adhering to the CDC, state, local, and U.S. Sailing COVID-19 guidelines.
The Club hosted racers, members and guests to live entertainment and a poolside meal and cocktails on Saturday night.
LYC's youth sailing program benefited from the $3,340 given to them as a result of raffling off a DF95 sailboat this past weekend.
This year's DF95 Texas Championship was organized by Bay Access Sailing Foundation and sponsored by Black River Racing and Pelican Insurance.
DragonFlite 95 is the fastest-growing RC one-design class internationally; strict rules enforce that all boats are identical. Last year the Galveston Bay area grew by more than 30 members, and it continues to grow at a swift pace.
If you're considering getting into the great sport of radio-controlled sailboat racing, visit the Dragon Flite website at radiosailing.net.