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Hibiscus Youth Regatta

Manly sailing club is holding its annual Hibiscus Youth regatta this Saturday 12th October2019.

Royal Akarana Laser Twilight Series

The second season of the Akarana Thursday night Laser Twilight series is about to kick off

  • Thursday nights
  • starts Thursday 3rd October 2019.
  • 5:15pm briefing
  • 6pm first race
  • more details and dates at

2 NZ Champions - Laser Masters Worlds 2019

Great effort by NZ sailors at the 2019 Laser Master Worlds at Port Zelande, Netherlands.

With Dave Ridley winning the Standard Apprentice Masters only securing the win on the last day after and epic battle with Eduardo Van Vianan (NED) and Jared West (ESP).

And Scott Leith won yet again in the Radial Masters, holding the lead from the 2nd day of the regatta to beat Anders Mattsson (SWE) and Ledet Jean-Christophe (FRA).

Rounding put the NZ tean were Andrew Dellabarca, Cris Brodie and Luuk Van Basten Battenburg now living and sailing for the Netherlands.

It was a tricky regatta with big wind shifts in some races, catching out even some of the big names.

2020 NZ National Laser Champs - New Plymouth

Back to New Plymouth for our national champs. The NPYC runs great regattas, and the sailing there can be fantastic. We have had memorable years with spectacular downwind sailing.

We will have more info here as we get closer to January.

Don't miss it.

Applications for entry for the 2020 Standard & Radial Laser World Championships

Dear Laser Class District Representative,
Please inform your sailors of the following important information for submitting applications to compete in several 2020 ILCA World Championships. 
Applications for entry for the following Laser World Championships will be accepted beginning Tuesday, 20 August 2019:
  • 2020 ILCA Laser Standard Men's World Championship
  • 2020 ILCA Laser Radial Women's World Championship
  • 2020 ILCA Laser Radial Men's World Championship
Detailed information about each of the Championships is available through the ILCA Laser World Championships events page: 

If possible, please publish the information below on your district website and send an email to any sailors from your country who would be interested and eligible to compete in either of these Championships. For your convenience, you may cut and paste the information below the red line into an email for your members.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about these events.

Best regards,

The ILCA Team



Dear District Members,


Applications for entry for the following World Championships will be accepted beginning Tuesday, 20 August 2019:

For all three Championships, the deadline for receiving PAID applications is 1 October 2019 at 23:59 Central US Time.

If you would like to compete in one of these Championships, 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 the application deadline, you may have little chance of receiving an entry offer.

Information about all ILCA Laser World Championships and access to applications is available through the ILCA events page

Best regards,
The ILCA Team

Laser Vote

Thanks to everyone who voted on the recent rule change. We had a really good NZ turnout so thanks to all those who took the time to vote.
The result is still being verified and discussions with World Sailing are continuing so we do not have a final outcome on either the ballot or the Laser's Olympic status yet but hopefully it will not be too long now and we will certainly let you all know as soon as we can.

2019 Laser North Island

The 2019 Laser North Island Champs will once again be held as part of Napier Sailing Clubs summer regatta. Why mess with a winning formula.


Vote YES in the Laser Ballot before 31st July.
Just go to to vote. It only takes a minute.
All the background information about the issue is available on the Laser International website.

Nick Page
And a message from Karen - if you vote - please remember to join up to the NZLA for the current year.  Thanks.

Laser 182995 Full Rig


Alloy trolley, top cover and foil bag and spar holders included. Also has a carbon tiller. 
This boat does not leak. It has been used on Lake Pupuke for a couple of years and has done well. It has a replica full rig bottom section and a bent full rig laser bottom section, two full rig sails, boom, straight top section and power vang etc. Centreboard ok and rudder (near new) are in good condition.  (Needs a gelcoat touch up on the bow otherwise very good.). This is a very good club boat.
Phone Neil on 021 724577 - view in Milford North Shore   first $4500.

Georg Cautrey's Bronze at the 2019 Laser World Champs

Photo: Junichi Hirai / Bulkhead Magazine

Read more at YNZ about George Cautrey's fabulous podium finish at the 2019 Laser World Champs. Including a knee dislocation!

The event was at Miho Bay, Sakaiminato, Japan and George in 3rd was followed by Sam Meech in 4th and a 10th for Thomas Saunders.
Aussies Tom Burton & Matt Wern were 1st an 2nd.

All results at

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