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RSA Laser Regatta - 39th Edition


Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club will be holding its annual RSA Regatta on the
13th March, 11:00am start.

The regatta is open to all sailors of all Clubs.

$4,000 so far worth of prizes for grabs. Laser top section for the winner. Fantastic Sponsors and prizes.

 How do I register?

  • Click on the Notice of Race
  • Here is the current list of registered entries. Please note that the regatta is limited to 50 entries

And wait there is more … as a prologue to the RSA Regatta for those who want to enjoy a full sailing weekend and for the out of towners, we will be holding the day prior on Saturday 12th March, the inaugural King/Queen of the River Regatta, where a brand new replica Laser sail is for grabs as a spot prize. The course will be going down the Tamaki river to Otahuhu and back. Click on the Notice of Race and fill out the registration for this regatta.  

Accommodation

A variety of accommodation are available for those out of towners. Here are some of our picks:

  1. Some members have offered accommodation to sailors for the weekend, the distances to the Sailing club varies depending on member’s suburb location from 40 minutes for Glenbrook to 15 minutes for Hillsborough. Places are limited so let us know if you are interested.
  2. Camping at Ambury Park – distance to Sailing Club: 20 minutes. $15/night. Ambury has basic, flat camping with toilets and drinking water nearby. Bring your tent, campervan, caravan or light trailer but do get a permit first. Lovely view of the Manukau Harbour and you can check out the farm animals.
  3. Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, one of our regatta sponsors have offered us some special rates for our RSA sailors. There are 3 rooms that have been reserved for the regatta. Usual rates $220/night, special RSA Regatta rate $150/night. Distance to sailing club: 5 minutes.

For more information on the regattas, you can consult the Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club website. http://www.plsc.org.nz or contact myself or our Club Captain, Ian Wallace on 021-216-5417 or nconga_wave@ihug.co.nz.

Hope to see you all on the water very soon

Kind Regards
Chantal Grass
Commodore, PLSC
www.plsc.org.nz

Auckland Laser Champs

4 x NZL in Miami Gold Cup Laser Medal Race

Super impressive to see 4 NZLs in the 10 top Lasers that sailed the medal race at the Miami Gold Cup.
And congratulations to Sam Meech who was the leading Kiwi into the final day before finishing 3rd in the race to jump to 3rd in the regatta.
Final results were;

  • Sam Meech 3rd
  • Thomas Saunders 7th
  • Andy Maloney 9th
  • Mike Bullot 10th

Also amazing to see Robert Scheidt win the regatta at 42 - more than twice the age of the impressive young Perth sailor Mathew Werne.

Results

Youtube Video of all medal races (Laser Standard race from about 2 hr 52 Min mark)

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OKI 24 Hour 2016

We don’t do light - Final Day at the Woodridge Homes NZ National Laser Champs

Wellington again turned it on for the final day of the 2016 Woodridge Homes NZ Laser Nationals at Muritai Yacht Club in Wellington.

A light breeze greeted the 92 sailors as they arrived at the club and some of us were led to believe that the local Masters “we don’t do Light” was a Wellington myth. However true to Wellington form by start time it had built to 20 knots, again from the NW, and we ended up with the freshest day of the contest with gusts at times touching 30 knots and plenty of shifts and variation in pressure for those smart enough to take advantage. The outgoing tide ensured that conditions were not too rough and all fleets completed 2 races to complete their full complement of races for the contest.

In the Open Standard fleet Andrew McKenzie again took command from the start of each race to record two wins and an emphatic overall victory, winning 8 of the 10 races. Visiting Chinese sailors Ning Zhao and Jinfu Zhou were 2nd and 3rd in both todays races and overall with Matthew Kempkers from Auckland 4th.

The Radial Open contest was only decided in the final race and provided the highlight for the host club with club youth star George Gautrey, fresh from his second in the ISAF worlds youths, scoring a 1/2 today to secure victory over reigning World Apprentice Master champion Scott Leith, who also scored a 1/2 today but ended up 3 points behind George. Third was Chinese visitor Jianan Wu who was extremely  consistent and only 2 points behind Scott. The leading woman was Susannah Pyatt in 6th  and Worser Bay youth sailor Olivia Christie had an exceptionally strong regatta to finish 9th overall and first youth girl, out sailing many more experienced competitors despite the testing conditions.

After a really close contest visiting French sailor Juliette Bone claimed victory in the 4.7 division over Worser Bay sailor Amy Anderson.

Local talent was again to the fore in the Masters Divisions, with many of the sailors using the regatta to start to prepare for the Laser sailing at the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland.

The Standard Masters division saw local Andrew Dellabarca securing an extremely well deserved victory with a 2/3 scoreline today to defeat the reigning champion, Apprentice Kris Decke from Whangarei by 5 points. Grand Masters Peter Kempkers, who had a great day winning both Masters races, and Murray Thom were 3rd and 4th respectively.

In the Radial Masters Ed Tam from Worser Bay won comfortably overall. He had a 3/1 record today to win clearly from Master Hamish Atkinson from Christchurch. First Grand Master was Roger Winton from Whangarei and after an intense battle of the Grand Masters Eastbourne’s Garth Cheyne took out the division from Bob Blakey and Gus Fry in 6th, 7th and 8th overall.

So we have concluded a wonderfully successful contest with testing conditions and every division well contested. Next year’s contest will be in Taupo which is sure to provide a whole new set of challenges for sailors. The top 5 in each division were;

Regards
Nick Page
NZLA Chairman
 

Top 5 in each fleet at the end of todays racing;

Open Standard
1. Andrew McKenzie, Auckland
2. Ning Zhao, China
3 Jinfu Zhou, China.
4. Matt Kempkers, Auckland
5. James Jennings, Auckland

Open Radial
1. George Gautrey, Eastbourne
2. Scott Leith, Auckland
3. Jianan Wu, China
4. Josh Armit, Auckland
5. Alastair Gifford, Auckland

Standard Masters
1. Andrew Dellabarca, Wellington
2. Kris Decke, Whangarei
3. Peter Kempkers, Auckland
4. Murray Thom, Auckland
5. Rob Woodward, Wellington

Radial Masters
1. Ed Tam, Worser Bay
2. Hamish Atkinson, Christchurch
3. Greg Wilshire, Auckland
4. Roger Winton, Whangarei
5. Mike Knowsley, Auckland

Full Results

2016 Woodridge Homes NZ National Laser Champs Results

 
Laser Standard Open
Series Place Sail No Helm Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10
1 207496 Andrew McKenzie 10 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 200817 NingZ Zhao 21 4 2 2 2 7 2 2 3 2 2
3 203460 Jinfu Zhou 26 1 3 4 4 3 4 3 2 3 3
4 208519 Matthew Kempkers 28 3 4 3 1 2 3 4 4 4 4
5 203776 James Jennings 46 7 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 7
6 200531 Yuchen Gu 51 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 5

Laser Radial Open & Youth

Series Place Sail No Class Helm Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10
1 206419 Youth George Gautrey 15 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 3 2 1
2 208521 Open Scott Leith 18 4 1 1 3 36 3 2 1 1 2
3 192881 Open Jianan Wu 20 1 3 5 1 2 1 3 2 4 3
4 209259 Youth Josh Armit 42 5 4 4 6 5 4 5 5 7 4
5 207850 Youth Alastair Gifford 43 6 6 17 5 4 6 4 4 3 5
6 192281 Women Susannah Pyatt 46 3 5 8 4 3 5 6 6 10 6
7 206030 Women Ali Nightingale 58 10 7 3 7 6 7 9 7 5 7
8 206027 Open Dylan Mckinlay 75 9 8 9 8 10 9 7 9 8 8
9 209279 Youth Olivia Christie 80 8 9 11 17 11 10 8 8 6 9
10 197247 Youth Blake Nicholson 91 14 12 10 9 7 8 14 11 9 11
11 209278 Youth Jason Hewitt 112 18 13 6 10 8 20 10 14 20 13
12 190332 Youth Kiriffi Leilua 115 23 10 13 28 9 12 12 10 14 12
13 204111 Open Loic Eisenring 121 12 15 12 11 18 21 13 12 13 15
14 207851 Youth Megan Thomson 122 21 11 7 16 13 11 19 17 18 10
15 191621 Youth Travers Cole 123 7 27 14 14 17 13 11 13 17 17
16 202688 Youth Samuel Rushton 141 16 18 19 27 12 19 17 15 11 14
17 193052 Youth Sam Beckman 160 13 14 18 18 14 24 23 20 16 25
18 192267 Open Bryn Bennett 168 30 16 15 15 21 17 22 24 22 16
19 195712 Women Teau Moana McKenzie 172 22 20 27 21 16 22 16 23 12 20
20 198108 Women Libby Porter 174 29 17 23 12 19 18 18 19 26 22
21 208518 Women Julia Francis 176 24 21 26 25 15 15 20 18 19 19
22 210160 Youth Richard Wright 188 25 19 25 13 25 23 24 16 27 18
23 202682 Youth Lochlan Grimwade 194 11 23 20 30 36 14 27 21 21 27
24 187887 Women Bianca Leilua 201 31 25 29 20 20 16 25 28 15 23
25 198110 Open Callum Radford 202 19 24 22 23 22 32 21 27 23 21
26 201517 Youth Philipp Governale 225 15 22 30 24 23 31 33 30 24 26
27 199215 Youth John Barnett 232 28 26 24 19 26 29 30 25 25 33
28 202491 Youth Logan McAllister 233 36 28 16 22 36 36 15 26 30 24
29 192286 Youth Annabell Rennie-Younger 245 17 30 28 29 28 30 31 22 31 30
30 150060 Open James Sorensen 247 20 29 21 32 29 25 29 31 36 31
31 205734 Women Mareike Bordasch 252 27 32 31 31 24 26 28 29 28 28
32 195540 Youth Elly Warren 273 32 31 32 26 31 27 32 33 36 29
33 181715 Youth Iolo Adams 277 33 34 36 36 27 28 26 32 29 32
34 179386 Youth Alice Overend 289 26 33 33 33 30 36 34 34 32 34
35 196410 Youth Henry Goodall 324 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36

Laser 4.7

Series Place Sail No Class Helm Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10
1 186634 Under 18 Juliette Bone 12 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
2 148903 Under 18 Amy Anderson 14 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1

Laser Standard Masters

Series Place Sail No Class Helm Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8
1 210462 Master Andrew Dellabarca 14 3 1 7 1 3 1 2 3
2 199238 Apprentice Kris Decke 19 1 3 3 2 4 4 27 2
3 199225 Grand Master Peter Kempkers 20 7 5 1 4 1 14 1 1
4 177771 Grand Master Murray Thom 23 4 2 4 5 2 3 3 7
5 208529 Master Rob Woodward 40 5 15 5 8 7 6 4 5
6 196864 Master Owen Anderson 41 6 7 2 12 6 2 6 27
7 174323 Master Chris Brodie 49 2 4 11 3 11 15 8 10
8 171098 Apprentice Chris Shannon 55 11 14 9 10 5 5 9 6
9 192705 Apprentice Ken Atchison 61 14 22 12 7 10 9 5 4
10 198107 Grand Master Nick Page 66 13 8 10 6 8 11 10 13
11 198114 Master Tony Nicholson 68 10 11 8 11 12 7 27 9
12 210161 Grand Master Chris Sadler 71 9 9 16 9 9 8 15 12
13 196418 Grand Master Peter van Ryn 74 17 6 13 13 18 10 7 8
14 186528 Master Luuk Batenburg 82 8 10 6 22 20 13 14 11
15 196872 Apprentice Rodney Studd 92 12 12 14 14 17 12 12 16
16 197255 Master John Hayman 99 19 13 15 15 14 17 11 14
17 198105 Grand Master Paul Thomas 115 16 16 17 17 13 19 27 17
18 176924 Apprentice James Macrae 119 27 18 18 16 15 18 16 18
19 202872 Apprentice Karl Nicholson 123 20 21 20 18 16 21 13 15
20 192308 Great Grand Master Ian Wallace 129 18 17 22 20 21 16 17 20
21 161275 Apprentice Simon Beck 131 15 19 21 19 22 20 18 19
22 199218 Grand Master Gregory Simon 150 22 20 19 21 19 22 27 27
23 162124 Grand Master Chris Trudgen 154 21 23 23 23 23 23 19 22
24 39666 Grand Master Peter Kaufman 167 27 24 25 24 26 27 20 21
25 190321 Grand Master Jay Mcjorrow 178 23 26 24 26 25 27 27 27
26 152613 Grand Master Pete Collier 178 24 25 26 25 24 27 27 27

Laser Radial Masters

Series Place Sail No Class Helm Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8
1 202441 Master Edmund Tam 10 1 1 3 1 1 2 3 1
2 201518 Master Hamish Atkinson 21 2 2 7 4 3 3 5 2
3 170335 Master Greg Wilshire 25 4 24 1 3 2 1 7 7
4 202689 Grand Master Roger Winton 26 3 3 9 6 5 4 1 4
5 202918 Master Mike Knowsley 31 5 5 6 2 6 6 4 3
6 180209 Great Grand Master Garth Cheyne 39 8 10 2 14 7 5 2 5
7 196411 Great Grand Master Bob Blakey 41 10 4 8 5 4 8 6 6
8 208359 Great Grand Master Gus Fry 51 7 6 4 7 19 9 9 9
9 162114 Grand Master Jeff Booth 59 11 8 5 9 14 10 8 8
10 206418 Grand Master Bruce Jones 64 6 7 11 10 8 11 11 13
11 202681 Grand Master Allan Bindon 76 13 11 12 8 9 12 14 11
12 181711 Master Chris McCarthy 84 9 9 10 19 17 19 10 10
13 188809 Master Fergus Thomson 91 12 13 13 20 10 7 18 18
14 161265 Master Michael Gray 94 15 12 14 12 12 16 15 14
15 195548 Master Don Christie 98 16 14 15 11 18 13 12 17
16 170539 Grand Master Tom Kerr 102 19 15 17 13 11 14 16 16
17 196429 Grand Master Richard Dreverman 113 18 16 18 17 13 17 17 15
18 186660 Apprentice Dragos Blaga 119 24 24 24 16 15 15 13 12
19 192707 Grand Master Keith Miller 124 17 24 16 18 16 18 19 20
20 187886 Grand Master Rob Burn 133 21 17 19 15 21 20 20 21
21 162120 Grand Master Michael Gibbs 143 20 20 20 22 22 21 21 19
22 157154 Master Grant Cooze 145 14 18 24 21 20 24 24 24
23 163938 Great Grand Master Stephen Phillips 161 22 19 24 24 24 24 24 24

More Great Wellington Sailing - Day 3 of the Woodridge Homes 2016 NZ Laser Nationals

After a small delay while the wind settled in the morning we enjoyed a full days racing with a fresh NW all day gusting up to the high 20’s and a steep chop providing a solid test for everyone. Racing was again right out the front of the club, with the bottom mark only 100m off the wharf providing fantastic viewing for the spectators on shore. With 4 races completed for the Open fleets and 3 for the Masters the program is back on track with one day remaining.

In the Standard Open fleet Andrew McKenzie stamped his authority on the contest with four wins to lead convincingly from visiting Chinese sailors Ning Zhao and Jinfu Zhou. Ning was unlucky in the first race of the day to break his tiller extension while contesting the lead early in the race but then kept Andrew honest with 2 second places in the remaining races. Matt Kempkers holds fourth from U21 Auckland sailor James Jennings in 5th.

The Radial Open title is coming down to the wire with local favourite and top Youth sailor George Gautrey holding a single point advantage over Jianan Wu from the visiting Chinese team with reigning World Apprentice Master Scott Leith also still very much in with a chance a further point back in third. Susannah Pyatt is the leading women in 4th place overall with recent ISAF Youth rep Ali Nightingale second women in 7th overall. Second in the youths is 5th placed Josh Armit, who has been extremely consistent with 4th and 5th in every race and leading youth girl is Olivia Christie in 9th overall. The 4.7 are sailing with the Radials, with Julia Bone holding a 2 point advantage over Amy Anderson.

In the Masters Standard local Master Andrew Dellabarca had a top day with a 1,3,1 record to take the lead in the Masters fleet from last years winner, Apprentice Kris Decke and with GM and former world Masters champion Murray Thom in 3rd. Fourth is GM Peter Kempkers who managed a win in the second race but then had a “masters moment” taking on the committee boat anchor warp at the start of the last race (and loosing) while also taking his son out at the same time.

In the Radial Masters three Masters lead the fleet. Ed Tam continued to dominate with a 1,1,2 day to hold a strong lead from Greg Wilshire and Hamish Atkinson while leading GM Roger Winton is in 4th and leading GGM Bob Blakey is in 6th in spite of an injured ankle.

Nick Page
NZLA Chairman

Full Results

Top 5 in each fleet at the end of todays racing;

Open Standard
1. Andrew McKenzie, Auckland
2. Ning Zhao, China
3 Jinfu Zhou, China.
4. Matt Kempkers, Auckland
5. James Jennings, Auckland

Open Radial
1. George Gautrey, Eastbourne
2. Jianan Wu, China
3. Scott Leith, Auckland
4. Susannah Pyatt, Auckland
5. Josh Armit, Auckland

Standard Masters
1. Andrew Dellabarca, Wellington
2. Kris Decke, Whangarei
3. Murray Thom, Auckland
4. Peter Kempkers, Auckland
5. Owen Anderson, Wellington

Radial Masters
1. Ed Tam, Worser Bay
2. Greg Wilshire
3. Hamish Atkinson, Christchurch
4. Roger Winton, Whangarei
5. Mike Knowsley, Auckland

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