Hello Lady Laser Radial and Gentleman Laser Sailors: You are invited to compete in the U.S. SAILING Area J (Southern California, Southern Nevada, Utah and Arizona) O'day Semi-Finals and the chance to race for the U.S. SAILING Single Handed Championship later this summer. The Area J Semifinals will be held at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) in Long Beach CA Saturday June 9th. We're expecting a strong turn-out this year for both the men's (Laser Full-Rig) and women's (Laser Radial) fleets and hope you can join us for some good racing. The NOR and on-line registration can be found by going to http://www.abyc.org/ and clicking on Area J on the left menu bar. Note: early registration is just $20 until June 5 and $30 after June 5th. There is a perpetual trophy for both the men's and women's fleets. The finals this year are in Sheboygan Wisconsin in July. http://championships.ussailing.org/Assets/Championships/USSC/2012/2012+NOR.pdf This year, the women's finals will not be sailed in Laser Radials. Instead they will be sailed in the new CBII provided by Zim Sailinghttp://www.ps2000.biz/classes/byte/assets/introducing_cii.pdf. The Area J representatives are also eligible for travel grant funding. Hope to see you at ABYC.