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2017 Auckland Women's Laser Champs Results

Auckland Women Laser Championships - 18th March
A gorgeous day, some Hawaiian leis and big smiles from the Kohimarama organisers welcomed on 18th March eight women representatives coming as far as Port Ohope and Hamilton It was great to see sailors from 7 different clubs that are championing women sailing supporting this event.

It was the girl's regatta at Kohimarama, so the laser women were surrounded by the future new pool of women laser sailors hopefully, who were competing in Optimists or Starlings for the top spot.

Michelle from Torbay Sailing Club won the day after some tough competition between Libby from Kohimarama, the previous 3 times women reigning champion, who came second and Georgina from Wakatere Boating Club came third. Heather enjoyed learned a lot about choppy sea conditions and capsizing and will take these learning to the Laser World Champs in April at Torbay. Taylor showed up the next day at the Club wondering why nobody was there.
We would like to thank Kohimarama Yacht Club and the team of volunteers for making this another successful Auckland Women Laser Champs. All ladies thoroughly enjoyed it and enjoyed the treats: the voucher to PredictWind, the white rose and all the goodies in the pack.


  • 1st Michelle Bain
  • 2nd Libby Porter
  • 3rd Georgina Wooldridge
  • 4th Kirsty MacDonald
  • 5th Helen Spencer
  • 6th Deborah Killen
  • 7th Heather Hourigan
  • 8th Chantal Grass
  • 9th Taylor Farrel

2017 Auckland Laser Masters

  • 1st & 2nd of April
  • Tamaki YC
  • Roast Beef sandwiches on the Sunday - sublime

Note it's a 2-day event this year. But come along even if you can only do one day.
Great practice for the world Masters Games.

Notice of Race

NZL Sailing Team at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

The NZL Sailing Team won the 2013 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and we are aiming to do the same in Bermuda this year. But it won’t be easy.
The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup mirrors the America’s Cup in so many ways. Not only will the NZL Sailing Team be racing in the AC45s used in the America’s Cup World Series, foiling catamarans that can reach speeds of up to 40 knots, and be sailed between the Louis Vuitton series and America’s Cup in Bermuda but we will also be up against 11 other teams desperate to win. Many of those teams have large corporate sponsors behind them with multi-million dollar budgets.
We’re not so lucky. We have to fund our own campaign and need $200,000 to get to Bermuda. We have some generous backers but are still a considerable way short of our target to pay for insurance, training, flights, accommodation, food and associated costs of running the boat.
The 2013 NZL Sailing Team contained some of the brightest young talents of New Zealand sailing, including Olympic and multiple world champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, who are key members of Emirates Team New Zealand’s 2017 America’s Cup challenge. Also on board were Guy Endean and Andy Maloney, who are also involved with Emirates Team New Zealand.
Four years on, we have similar aims. We are eight young Kiwi sailors aiming to do New Zealand proud once again. Please ‘give a Little’ to help this next generation achieve their dreams. Visit here to donate or go to;
Any support you can help with would be hugely appreciated and please feel free to share this with any of your friends.
Best regards
Dave Abercrombie
NZ Yachting

2017 NZ Laser Rankings

2017 NZ Laser Rankings for all divisions excluding Masters.

Any questions please;

  Nationals  Oceanbridge TOTAL RANK
Sam Meech Clause 18 Clause 18 0 1
Andrew McKenzie 1 2 3 2
Thomas Saunders 2 1 3 3
George Gautrey 3 3 6 4
Matthew Kempkers 4 4 8 5
Dean Drummond 5 7 12 6
YOUTH BOYS        
Josh Armit 1 1 2 1
Alastair Gifford 2 2 4 2
Blake Woodfield 3 3 6 3
Albert Stanley 5 5 10 4
Jason Hewitt 4 7 11 5
Lachlan Grimwade 7 4 11 6
Joshua Bull 6 6 12 7
Blake Nicholson 8 9 17 8
Harry Corston 9 8 17 9
Finn Drummond 11 13 24 10
Jack Tripe 15 12 27 11
Scott Woodfield 17 14 31 12
Susannah Pyatt 1 1 2 1
Olivia Christie 1 1 2 1
Annabelle Rennie-Younger 2 2 4 2
Isabella Boyd 5 3 8 3

2017 Oki 24 Hour - 50th Anniversary

This year the Oki 24 hour will have its 50th anniversary. First raced in 1967.

  • Murrays Bay SC
  • Lake Pupuke
  • 11-12 March

NOR, Entry and other details at

2017 RSA Regatta 40th Edition - Results and Report

Don't delay - be a World Masters Games competitor in sailing

Hey-there mature sailors (yes you, the one that is over 35 years old!) this is your last chance to enter the World Master Games sailed out of Torbay Sailing Club in Auckland, the site of the 2016 World Youth Sailing Championship.
With a grand opening ceremony at Auckland’s famous Eden Park, and activities all week at the Cloud, including the closing ceremony all included in your entry price, this is going to be big, but you have to be a competitor to join all the fun with 25,000 other athletes from around the globe.  
Don’t be shy…we know you want to get into life and not regret what is likely to be a once in a lifetime opportunity on your doorstep!
Join some of the legends of yachting that have already entered; Mark Orams, Dan Slater, Bob Blakey, Peter Lester, Sir Stephen Tindall, Mark Littlejohn, Garry Lock, Rohan Lord, Rex Sellers, Scott Leith.
With 220 sailors already confirmed, and a 240 sailor allocation we are getting close to the capacity for entries. Entries close in just 2 short weeks, yikes… so don’t delay, enter today and secure your spot!
Sailed in the Laser Radial, Laser Standards and Weta (single or double) there is plenty of scope to sail in a class that suits you whether you are male or female.
Once you have entered then it's time to get ship shape and the following is available for you to use as training regattas;
Lasers Leadup Program
  • 25 & 26  February Auckland Laser champs at Murrays Bay Sailing Club, sailed in very similar waters to the World Master Games!
  • 5 March Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club 40th edition Regatta 
  • 11 & 12 March OKI 24-hour race held at Lake Pupuke by MBSC commemorating 50 years since the first 24-hour race.  Grab a team of 3 for a masters team or be daring and do it solo for the whole 24 hours!
  • 1 & 2 April Auckland Laser Masters Tamaki Yacht Club
  • 8 & 9 April North Shore Freshwaters Lake Pupuke
  • 15 & 16 April Pre-Worlds Masters Regatta Takapuna

Wetas Leadup Program
  • February 12, 19, 26 - Racing at Torbay Sailing Club
  • March 4-5 - WetaFest Manly Sailing Club
  • March 12, 19, 26  - Racing at Torbay Sailing Club
  • April 2 - Racing at Torbay Sailing Club

Let the World Masters Games Begin
  • 21 April WMG Opening Ceremony and Athletes Parade at Eden Park
  • 23 April Race 1&2 
  • 24 April Race 3&4 
  • 25 April ANZAC Day No Racing
  • 26 April Race 5&6 
  • 27 April Race 7&8 
  • 28 April Race 9&10 
  • 30 April Closing Ceremony

- Scott Leith

Applications open for 2017 Laser 4.7 and Under-21 World Champs in Belgium

Dear District Members,


Applications for entry will open Wednesday, 15 February 2017 for the following ILCA World Championship regattas:


     2017 ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships

     2017 ILCA Laser Under-21 World Championships


For both events, the deadline for receiving paid applications for initial allocation of places is 28 March 2017 at 23:59 Central US Time. 


You are encouraged to complete an entry application as soon as possible after it becomes available. Please be aware that if you do not apply by 28 March 2017, you may have little chance of receiving an entry offer. 


The links below will take you to the event information sites with access to applications and additional information about each championship, including the Notice of Race and the district entry allocations.


2017 ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships 

2017 ILCA Laser Under-21 World Championships 

We look forward to seeing you on the water!


Best regards,

The ILCA Team

2017 Bayleys Taupo NZ National Laser Champs

We were back at the Lake Taupo Yacht Club for the 2017 NZ National Laser Champs.

Protest Committee


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