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The Barfoot & Thompson 2019 NZ National Laser Champs - Manly

Manly SC at Whangaparaoa turns on some great racing at a beautiful location. So we are excited to be there for the 2018 NZ Laser Champs, kindly supported by Barfoot & Thompson.

  • Notice of Race
  • Friday to Tuesday 11th to 15th January 2019
  • Registration and Measuring Fri & Sat 11th and 12th
  • 4 days racing Sat to Tues 12th to 15th
  • There may be early measuring and registration on Thursday
  • There may be free coaching Thursday & Friday (more to come)
  • Volunteers Needed

More will be added here as we get closer to the regatta.

Manly Nationals Volunteers

With the successful completion of the Manly midwinter regatta, the club is now turning its thoughts to January when it will be hosting us for the Laser Nationals from 12 to 15  January 2018. With Manly also hosting the BIC worlds in early January club volunteers will be at a premium so they are looking to the Laser community to assist with volunteers for running our Nationals.
 
We know it's a while away yet but if you may be able to assist (or know someone else that might) on or off the water the water, one day or every day please contact Phil Wild (phil_wild1@yahoo.co.nz, 021 933 841) and discuss when you can help and what roles you would like. 

Manly Mid Winter Regatta Report

The Laser classes were well represented at the Manly Mid Winter Regatta with 40 entrants over the Standard, Radial and 4.7 divisions.  The regatta was raced earlier this month between 7-9 July with a range of testing conditions from light to fresh.  Moderate conditions kicked off proceedings on day one with slight chop and around 12-15knots of onshore breeze.  While we battened down the hatches in apprehension of the big one to hit on Sunday, the breeze only got up to a modest 5-10knots.  However Monday was fresh with solid waves.
 
The highly competitive Radial fleet was dominated by Harrison Baker who won five of the nine races.  Jack Lee Rush and Thomas Mulcahy sailed well to be second and third respectively.
 
Matthew Rist was the top performer from Manly Sailing Club with a respectable 5th overall and relished the wild conditions on Monday: “The waves were a highlight for me since they were great for surfing, so there were big gains and losses on the downwind as well as on the beats.”
 
The standard division was taken out by Wellingtonian Andrew Dellabarca winning two of the four races sailed on Saturday before staying on to keep the young radial sailors honest on Sunday & Monday.  Chris Brodie and Gary Lock followed in 2nd & 3rd respectively.  A special mention goes to Dave Ridley who finished in 4th while sailing on a broken foot.
 
The growing 4.7 class was won by Burty Meffan with Kahurangi Nepia and Kaya Reese 2nd & 3rd respectively.
 
It was fantastic to have sailors from all over the country including Nelson, Dunedin and Wanaka as well as Napier, Wellington and Kerikeri.
 
A big thank you from Manly Sailing Club to all those who got involved both on and off the water and we look forward to hosting the Barfoot & Thompson NZ Laser Nationals in early January next year.
 
Phil.

 

Updated Laser Interclub Ladder

Check out the Laser Interclub Ladder, last updated by Nick on 23rd July 18.

2018 Oceania Laser Masters Champs - Fiji

2018 Oceania Laser Masters Champs - Fiji

Please note some changes to this regatta;

  • both Radial and Standard fleets now sail from 11th to 19th October 2018
  • a new Corinthian division for age 21 to 34


All details at www.oceanialaserchamps.com

Josh Armit wins Gold at the 2018 Youth Worlds


Photo: Sailing Energy

Huge congratulations to Josh Armit who won the boys Laser Radial at the 2018 Youth Worlds in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Josh sealed the deal in the 58 boat fleet with a day to spare, then went on to get a second in the final race. He started the regatta with a 6th, his eventual drop race, then was a model of consistency, including 3 firsts, 2 seconds, a third, fourth and fifth.

Samantha Stock finished 20th from 46 in the girls Radial.

Josh and Samantha were part of a successful NZL team which include
- 2nd girls RSX Windsurfer (nice to see)
- 2nd in boys 29er
- 3rd mixed Nacra 15
- 5th Boys 420

All 2018 youth world results

More at YNZ

Bay of Islands Yacht Club - Single Handed Regatta

The Bay of Islands Yacht Club is holding a mid-winter single-handed regatta 11 & 12 August.
If you are ready for a change of scenery, why not try a spot of sailing in the Winterless North. It is open to Opti, Bic, Starling, Laser & P-Class.

Details are on our website and our or on facebook.

We'd love to see your club's team here, so please spread the word to your sailors. Accommodation is cheap and plentiful at this time of year too.

If you would like more information contact us at info@boiyachtclub.co.nz or call Brett Sheldon on 021 402919

South Pacific Laser Masters 2018

Results for the July 2018 South Pacific Laser Masters Results, Manly Brisbane

2018 Port Ohope Queens Birthday Regatta

Port Ohope hosted their annual QB Regatta.

A highlight was having a radial fleet of 11, including 5 women.
 
Helen Spencer (Hamilton/Tauranga) took out the radial fleet win overall with consistent 1sts & 2nds. Local Heather Hourigan drew on local knowledge to hold 4th overall, including one bullet.  Leny Woolsley (Ohope) and Fi Chapman (Tauranga) ventured into lasers for a new experience, having transferred from keeler backgrounds.  Young Clementine Roe (Taupo) got in there amidst the radials with her 4.7 and pulled off some fine starts and sailing (even with a smaller sail).
 
It was encouraging to experience women competing and encouraging new sailors from clubs around the BoP & Waikato region.

Photo: Clementine Roe, Helen Spencer, Fi Chapman, Heather Hourigan. Absent Leny Woolsley

- Helen Spencer

NZ Laser Interclub Ladder Updated 23rd May 2018

See how you're going in Nicks mega NZ Laser Interclub Ladder - updated 23rd May 2018.

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