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Mike Bullot makes the podium at 2014 Sail Melbourne

The results demonstrate close competition among the top NZ Laser sailors as we get further into the Rio Olympic cycle.

Laser (39 boats)
3rd Mike Bullot
4th Sam Meech
6th Andy Maloney
11th Thomas Saunders
17th Andrew McKenzie
29th Cullen Le Roy

Laser Radial (30 boats)
11th Susannah Pyatt
18th Ali Nightingale
29th Julia Francis

All 2014 Sail Melbourne Results

Thursday Night Coaching at Takapuna with Dan Slater

I will be running Laser/Radial coaching at Takapuna starting at 5pm on Thursday nights beginning next week 27th Nov till Dec18th .

Briefing on the Ramp at 5pm.Cost is $15 per session please bring Cash. All are welcome.

The session will be about 1 and half hours on the water followed by a debrief.

You never know you might learn something as I did coach the Laser World Champion this year.

There is no booking just turn up.

Dan Slater
Your Laser Dealer

Sir Peter Blake Regatta 2014

Torbay, 6th and 7th December 2014 
For more details see;

2014 North Island Laser Champs - Napier - Results

2014 South Island Laser Champs Results

Generously sponsored by Scott Bremner - Metro Realty.

  • 29 and 30 Nov 2014
  • Vauxhall YC Dunedin
  • Results

Good Laser Wanted

My name is Daniel Barry. I am from Canada and will be coming to New Zealand to train and race for 3 months (I arrive around Jan 1st). I am looking for a Laser to purchase - a dry stiff hull is essential. Here is a bit of background information on myself. My ISAF # is CANDB15 and I have an ISAF World Ranking of 162. I am Ranked 7th in the 2014 North American Grand Prix and look to compete in the 2015 Laser Worlds in Canada.
Please contact me via email: anytime.

The Watershed website now online

NZ's Laser distributor The Watershed now has it's website online at

The Barfoot & Thompson 2015 NZ National Laser Champs - Takapuna

When checking your boat refer to 

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

Car and Trailer Parking at the 2015 NZ Laser Champs

Parking around the Takapuna yacht club at the 2015 NZ Laser Champs will be very tight.
The Takapuna club is hoping to obtain parking at a nearby school. But this can not be confirmed until the new year, shortly before the event.
When we have confirmed parking details we will post them here. Please check back before you arrive.

2014 North Harbour Master Regatta Report

The Masters regatta season got underway at Pupuke on Sunday with the North Harbour Masters. An excellent fleet of 28 turned up for the days racing, with big names from the recent Masters worlds, Scott Leith and Mike Keeton both in attendance. With Windguru predicting maximum gusts of 4 knots from the SW for the day all but 4 sailors elected to compete in the Standard rig. As it turned out we got what was probably the first sea breeze of the summer and while it topped out at about 8 knots, probably averaging about 5 knots, and was pretty shifty all day it did provide a good racing conditions and 4 quality races were completed.

Not surprisingly given the very light conditions Radial sailors pretending they could muscle up and sail a standard rig dominated the competition.  Scott, who’s 1,1,2 record enabled him to sit out the last race as his discard, gave us all a bit of a sailing lesson, clearing out at the start several times but then having to out guess the shifts and light patches to keep the fleet at bay to win overall and 1st Apprentice. Mike managed to get past Scott in one race and was pretty consistent in the others to finish 3rd overall and first GM. Second overall and first Master was the Whangarei lightweight flyer Roger Winton, who had a great day with 4 top results giving him a clear second. Top GGM was Ray Beale.

In the Radials Kevin Welsh dominated the small fleet to win overall from local Georgi Yankov and legend Jim Quinn. The main contest of the day, the Rum spot prizes, were however dominated by true Standard rig sailors so order was returned to the regatta at the end of a great day.

The strong turnout at this regatta bodes well for the season and with the North Islands at Napier, Sir Peter Blake at Torbay and the Nationals at Takapuna over the next few weeks we are all looking forward to some more well attended quality masters racing this summer.

Nick Page

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