Participants in the 8th Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta held 15 to 17 January in Cabarete donated RD$50,000 for Haiti. Sailors approached the organizing committee and asked to cancel the prize giving Bar B Q and instead donate the funds to the efforts to reconstruct Haiti.
Thirty-seven competitors came from Mexico, Japan, Sweden, Holland, the US, Canada, Spain and the DR. The event was organized by the Laser Training Center of Cabarete.
The event was won by the Dominican Republic’s Pan American Games medallist, Raul Aguayo. Runner ups in the competition were Ari Barshi and Peter Shope.
Second was Ari Barshi, and third was Peter Shoppe of the United States. In Laser Radial, Alistair Thompson of New Zealand was first, followed by Fred Abels of the UK and Sebastian Bros of the DR. Dominican Eduardo Ariza placed first in Laser 4.7.