RELEASE: August 29, 2015
- Seneca, South Carolina
Fickle Winds Prove
Challenging at Lake Keowee
Two “mature” Raiders (hull numbers 22 & 13) showed up
at the Lake Keowee Sailing Club’s FRIGHT series late summer racing.
LKSC www.keoweesailingclub.com is a jewel located in the foot
hills of the Smokey Mountains near Seneca, South Carolina. The
Portsmouth fleets were split into eleven day sailors and eight keel
boats with each fleet having their own start. Winds started out light
to moderate but quickly changed to light, variable and shifty. The
two Raiders and an MC scow took off from the fleet after the first
start on a two mile W/L course. Raider # 22 with Carl Saylor at the
helm was first to finish after a spectacular spinnaker reach for the
1 mile downwind leg. John Drawe in Raider 13 finished second 1 minute
behind in the 1 hour race. Race 2 was sailed in shifty wisps mostly
in 0 to3 wind speeds. The race was eventually shortened by one leg.
The MC was first to cross with the Raiders in at 2nd (Saylor) and
It is noted that the elapsed finishing time of
the Raiders for the first race was three minutes ahead of the entire
keelboat fleet consisting of J 22 & 24’s,Tempests, Olson and Moore
25’s and a J-80. Obviously, the Raiders are excellent light air
RELEASE: January 01, 2014 - Wiskeytown
Lake, Northern California
Dario Sartori and
Gordon won The Wiskeytown Sailing Club Polar Bear Round the Island Race
This is a yearly race held at Wiskeytown Lake Northern California. This
was the first year of a Perpetual Trophy. The race took almost 4
hours due to having winds of only 2 to 4 knots for the first 45 minutes of
the race. Then even less after that, mostly 0 to 1 knot. The Raider
crossed the finish line as the second boat, but with corrections for
Portsmouth rating it was declared 1st place by a margin of over 8 minutes!
There were a total of 6 boats, a Sonar, a Catalina Capri 25, a 16 ft
Nacra, a Venture, a Snipe and the Raider Turbo.
RELEASE: December 8th, 2013 - Lake
Monroe, Sanford, Florida
Drawe wins 2013 Kettle Cup Regatta.
The 12th annual Kettle Cup Regatta was sailed at Lake Monroe in Sanford
2013 Kettle Cup
RELEASE: October 20, 2013 -
Melbourne Yacht Club, Melbourne, Florida
Drawe wins MYC Fall Small Boat Regatta.
John Drawe bested the field at the annual MYC event in the Portsmouth class.
Fellow Raiders Duncan MacKenzie and Harry Stapor rounded out the field at
2nd and 3rd respectively.
2013 MYC Fall Small Boat Regatta
RELEASE: October 7, 2013 - Lake Monroe, Sanford, Florida
Duncan MacKensie first in Open Planing Division.
Duncan Mackenzie sailing his Raider Sport was the overall
class winner finishing each race in first or second place.
2013 Sanford Fall Regatta
RELEASE: December 2, 2012 - Lake
Monroe, Sanford, Florida
Dave Ellis continues his winning record at the
2012 LMSA Kettle Cup Regatta.
Ellis finished in first place at the Raider East Coast
Seven Raider skippers joined in with 36 other boats for the
Lake Monroe Sailing Association (LMSA) sponsored 11th Annual
Kettle Cup Regatta.
2012 Kettle Cup Regatta
RELEASE: August 22, 2012 - Portsmouth
Boat Club, Portsmouth, Virginia
Portsmouth Boat Club announces Hampton Roads
The Portsmouth Sailing Club will be holding its annual
dinghy distance race on September 22, 2012. Four Raiders are
already scheduled to compete as a class. The race will take place
on the bay side of Willoughby Spit with a launching at Willoughby Harbor
Marina and will sail along Willoughby Spit, through the Hampton Roads
Harbor sailing past the Norfolk Naval Base and finishing at the ODU
Sailing Center. It is a fantastic area to sail and all
Raider sailors are encouraged to attend.
2012 Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race
RELEASE: June 24, 2012 - Sailing Club at Seabrook,
Ellis raids Seabrook... takes
home Solstice trophy.
Dave Ellis took first place in all 6 Portsmouth races at
Seabrook Sailing Club’s annual Summer Solstice Regatta on June 23 and 24, 2012 at the Sailing
Club at Seabrook, Texas. Of the 15 boats competing, 4 were
Raiders. Sharing the venue this year with Ellis were Raider
16'er Kent Morrison with a very respectable overall 4th place finish and
honorable mentions going to Dennis Kokkinis sailing his new Raider II
Sport and Joe Pasciak in his Raider 16 rounding out the Raider field.
RELEASE: May 05, 2012 - Rudder Club, Orange Park, Florida
Mug race results-May 5, 2012 Ellis does it
Dave Ellis of St Petersburg, Fl. in his Raider II Turbo
won 1st in his
class (monohull spin B) and ahead of the monohull spin A class
boats. This is the second year Dave has won this class.
Rudder Club 59th Annual Mug Race
RELEASE: December 03, 2011 - Lake Monroe, Sanford, Florida
Dave Ellis bests fellow Raiders for first place in
LMSA Kettle Cup Regatta.
In a field comprised of 6 Raiders and 6 other Portsmouth
contestants, Ellis finished in first place winning 4 out of 5 races at
the 10th Annual Kettle Cup sponsored by the
Lake Monroe Sailing Association.
2011 LMSA Kettle Cup Regatta
RELEASE: November 06, 2011 - Lake Canyon Yacht Club, Canyon
John Luzius 2nd in split field at Wurstfest Regatta wins
John Luzius sailing his Raider 16 in the Portsmouth class
at the annual Wurstfest Regatta capped another successful year on the
Texas Centerboard Circuit by repeating as the 2011 overall champion. The
Texas Centerboard Circuit provides an organized Portsmouth race venue
around the state for centerboard sailors.
RELEASE: September 14, 2011 - Austin Yacht Club, Austin, TexasIn winds fitting the passage of
a tropical storm, in this case TS "Lee", Luzius sailed his Raider 16
solo to a second place finish behind a "2-up" Flying Scot in winds of
20+ gusts on Saturday and then on Sunday with 5 boats in the Portsmouth
fleet and winds occasionally gusting into the 30's preventing the other
fleets from even leaving the dock.
John Luzius places second in the annual AYC
RELEASE: May 07, 2011 - Rudder Club, Orange Park, Florida
Raider Monohulls only ones to finish grueling Mug
Rudder Club 58th Annual Mug Race
RELEASE: April 17, 2011 - Melbourne Yacht Club, Melbourne,
FloridaEllis was second overall behind a DaySailor but finished ahead
of an NS14. Other boats
included a Finn and an I550. Honorable mention goes to Harry
Stapor for a 4th place finish in his Raider 16.
Dave Ellis finishes second at the
Melbourne YC 2011 Spring Small Boat Regatta.
Melbourne Yacht Club 2011 Spring
Small Boat Regatta
April 16, 2011 - Lake LBJ, Sunrise Beach, TexasLuzius took the top honor over 8 other boats, including a Harpoon 5.2
and Thistle which finished 2nd and 3rd respectively on the 13 mile
distance course. This was the second event of the year for the Texas
Centerboard Circuit which is open to all centerboard boats desiring to
sail Portsmouth events in various formats and venues around the state.
John Luzius captures First at the 2nd
Annual David Luckenbach Memorial Regatta.
2nd Annual David Luckenbach Memorial Regatta Recap
RELEASE: April 3, 2011 - Mount Dora Yacht
Club, Mount Dora, Florida
Raider Sailboats score one and two at the
Mount Dora Yacht Club Annual Regatta.
Dave Ellis took top honors for the second year in a row in his
new Raider II Turbo narrowly edging out John Drawe sailing his Raider II in the open class, Portsmouth division of the 58th annual, 2-day
event. Both bested a wide ranging field of competitors
including models from Melges, Hobie and Vanguard with an RS Feva (DPN
105.2) correcting into the third place position.
Dora Yacht Club Annual Regatta Recap
RELEASE: March 19, 2011 - Stillhouse Hollow
Lake, Killeen, Texas
John Luzius takes 2nd at A
Bridge Too Far Race.
Luzius and his Raider 16 Sport finished 2nd in the one day "open class"
distance event; racing against a mixed fleet which included a Harpoon, a
Contender (the eventual winner), an I-Canoe, Cyclones and a Weta Tri,
Catalina 22 and Hunter 28.5. The event was the first for the official
Texas Centerboard Circuit 2011 season-but was open to all classes at
the Stillhouse Hollow Sailing Club. Luzius completed the
approximate 20 mile course in 3 hours and 20 minutes in winds gusting at
times to 24 kts.
RELEASE: October 31, 2010 - Lake Canyon
Yacht Club, Canyon Lake, Texas
John Luzius wins
Portsmouth Class at 2010 Wurstfest Regatta.
Luzius sailing a Raider 16 Sport finished 1st in the two day
series; racing in the small Portsmouth fleet which included Harpoons, a
Contender, an MC Scow, a Snipe and an International Canoe. He also
captured overall champion for the year on the Texas Centerboard Circuit.
2010 Wurstfest Regatta Recap
RELEASE: June 17, 2010 - Davis Island Yacht Club, Tampa,
Dave Ellis takes 2nd in Davis Island Yacht Club's Spring Series
Ellis, sailing the Raider II prototype finished 2nd in the small boat
Portsmouth fleet. Other boats in the fleet included a 470, a 29er, a
Fireball, Windmills, Lasers and Flying Scots.
RELEASE: June 4, 2010 - Vero Beach, Florida
Johannsen Boat Works of Vero Beach, FL begins production of the new line
of RAIDER II sailboats.
After two years of design, testing and development, RAIDER II Sailboats
are being delivered to customers in the southeast. The design of the
RAIDER II was conceived to bring high performance sailing to beginners
and experienced sailors alike regardless of skill level or athletic
ability. The RAIDER can be sailed for pleasure or raced competitively
single-handed or with a crew. The 7’2” beam gives the RAIDER II
excellent stability and the unique hull design allow planing speeds in
excess of 13 kts. in moderate winds. This striking 16 footer has a
waterline length of 15’ 10”. With a narrow waterline beam, a very fine
entry and a high aspect daggerboard, the upwind performance is
The prototypes and pre production models have been extensively tested in
the Gulf, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific coast in a broad range of wind
and sea conditions and proved to be very durable. With a hull weight of
200 lbs., the RAIDER II can be easily and quickly ramp or beach
The cockpit of the RAIDER has been designed for
comfortable daysailing with all "hard spots" and corners being
eliminated. All sail control lines are led to the cockpit for easy sail
control. The hull features Harken and other fine quality hardware.
Raider II sailboats are offered in two configurations: Raider II
with mainsail and jib only which is intended for single or double handed
club and one design racing and the Turbo model which also includes an
Asymmetrical spinnaker or Screecher.
RELEASE: May 1, 2010 - Jacksonville, Florida
The Rudder Club's 57th Annual Mug Race.
Dave Ellis, sailing his Raider Sport with a Raider II prototype rig
finished second in the monohull spinnaker div. in the 42 mile event. In
Dave’s division, he trailed only Robby Wilkins who was last years
overall race winner in an E Scow. Ellis finished 19th overall of the 137
entrants in the race and in front of 20 of the 37 multihulls entered.
This was Dave’s first Mug Race.
Raider 16 News/Regatta Archives (Pre-Raider II)