The NZ Laser Association supports racing Laser sailors and regattas at home and overseas. Come and join us.

Bob Blakey Sailor Profile

Follow the link to read the Yachting NZ sailor profile of Bob Blakey, our past president of the NZLA

NZLA Selection Policies for the 2015 World and European Championships

Please see the attached ranking policies.

Please Note: the policy for the 2015 Laser Standard (Open) has not yet been completed.

NZLA Selection Policy for the 2015 World and European Championships
covers these regattas;

  • The 2015 Laser Standard Under 21 World Championship
  • The 2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championship
  • The 2015 Laser Radial Women’s Under 21 World Championship
  • The 2015 Laser Radial Men’s World Championship
  • The 2015 Laser Radial Youth World Championships
  • The 2015 Laser 4.7 World Championships
  • The 2015 Laser Radial Women’s European Championships

NZLA Selection Policy for the 2015 World Masters Championships
covers only covers the world masters champs.
Please note paragraph 5 of the policy. Even if you can't meet all the criteria to rank well, don't be put off. In past years everyone that has wanted to go could go and that could well be the case in future.

2015 NZ National Laser Champs - Takapuna

Entry and Payment

NZ sailors must be a member of the NZ Laser Association to sail in the National Champs.
Overseas sailors must belong to an equivalent overseas Laser Association.

Entry is $175 for each sailor.
If you are not yet a member of the NZ Laser Assoication, you can combine your $175 entry and $50 membership for a total of $225. 

For NZ sailors, payment should be made directly to the NZ Laser account :  12-3086-0109480-00
Include your name and sail number as references.

Overseas sailors can pay cash at the event, or contact the secretary for alternative options.

If you have any enquiries please contact us at:


Tuesday 13th Jan Coaching
Wednesday 14th Jan Coaching
Thursday 15th Jan Registration
2 races all fleets
Friday 16th Jan Racing
3 races open fleets
2 races masters fleet

Dinner at the Club

Saturday 18th Jan Racing
3 races open fleets
2 races masters fleet
Sunday 19th Jan Racing
2 races all fleets
Prize giving

Advertising Permitted on your Laser at the Nationals

John Bullot, one of our lead judges, points us to the regulations on advertising permitted on our Lasers at National and International competitions ...

The advertising that may be on a laser is controlled by the ISAF Regulation number 20, Advertising Code. 

This ISAF regulation can be found at

The laser class rules do not modify these ISAF regulations.  The same rules on advertising apply to any laser event be a national championship, a world championship or a club race.

You will note when reading this regulation that advertising is not very restrictive, however there are some places (namely on a laser the from 25% of the sides of the hull) where no personal advertising is permitted and only the regatta organisers can place advertising.

Good Sailing
John Bullot

Inaugural 2014 Auckland Women Laser Regatta

What is happening?
The Inaugural Auckland Women Laser Regatta is just around the corner, a few weeks away, so do make sure you all have it in your calendars. There are some great sponsors, prizes and an inaugural trophy for grabs kindly donated by Jim Quinn.

Saturday 11th October,  9:30am Start

Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club

Who can attend?
All Laser women sailors. There will be 2 fleets racing: A Fleet and a B Fleet.

A fleet: Proficient sailors, who have participated in an open fleet Laser regatta.

B Fleet: Sailors who have not sailed in an open fleet regatta. It is open to less experienced Laser Sailors. This fleet is to offer the less experienced sailors the opportunity to participate in their very first regatta.

How do I register?
A Notice of Race and a Registration form can be access from the link below. We would appreciate if you would let us know as soon as possible if you are able to attend the regatta. For out of towners, some Club members have offered accommodation, so do let us know if you are interested.

See the Notice of Race

See you all soon on the water
Kind Regards
Chantal Grass
PLSC Commodore

2015 NZ Laser Nationals Accomodation

A few accomodation suggestions from the Takapuna Boating Club.

Spencer on Byron have some links for special prices:

Also try:

2014 Laser Radial Youth World Championship

The 2014 Laser Radial Youth World Championship has wound up in Dziwnow Poland.
Team NZL gaining a lot of valuable international experience in the large fleets. Trent Rippey and Alexandra Nightingale had standout performances finishing just outside the top 10.

Very good and varied sailing and very competitive. I think all the Kiwi sailors would agree it was a tough event, a small mistake would lose you 10 or 20 places very quickly. That's big fleet sailing and that's why the experience is so important for them.
- Don Christie

YNZ coaches report

NZL Results

Help required moving boat from Queenstown to Auckland

I have moved to Auckland earlier in the year but my boat is in Queenstown! If anyone is able to help with relocating at any time I am happy to help with the costs etc :). Any help is appreciated, cant wait to get back on the water!

Phillip Bennett | | 027 895 2975

Another successful Women Laser coaching Day

Under Dario Motta's coaching guidance, 3 ladies from Point Chevalier and 6 from PLSC sailed the gusty waters on Saturday 2nd August at Panmure. There were certainly capsizes, everybody had a turn, some more acrobatic then the others but then the fleet took Dario's learnings into practice and sailed the course with more confidence. Sailors will be certainly practicing the rabbit drill starts for the big inaugural regatta in October. It was great day, the sun was even out. Thanks so much Dario for all your tips and Andrew for the rescues.

Photos of the day

Next Women event

The Inaugural Auckland Laser Women Regatta will be on 11th October at Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club. Please make sure this date is all in your calendars, we have some great sponsors, an amazing new trophy up for grabs, it will be a great day. For those coming outside Auckland, some members have offered accommodation, so please let us know if you are interested. More info to come.

Chantal Grass

2014 South Pacific Laser Masters - Brisbane

Seven NZ sailors competed in the SPLM at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron over 4 days - 24-28 July.

Light winds and fine warm weather were generally the order of the day, with only one of the seven races completed having more than 8 knots of breeze. The wind was generally light and fairly shifty on shore breezes, with the exception of one race on Sunday completed in a very shifty SW breeze before this died and the sea breeze filled in later in the day.

It was a very successful regatta for the NZ team with Matt Blakey taking out the Standard Rig overall and Scott Leith victorious in the Radials. Other sailors having good regattas were Bob Blakey, 4th overall in the Standard Masters and first GGM, Nick Page 5th overall and first GM and Greg Wilshire, who had a great regatta but was unfortunate to get score OCS in the last race after another strong result.

RQYS is a magnificent venue and the regatta was excellently run both on and off the water. It was certainly no hardship having to put up with the 24 degree daytime temperature after leaving the wind and rain behind in Auckland and I would recommend it for a mid winter break to anyone thinking of competing in future years.

2014 SPLM Results

- Nick Page

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