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The ILCA has announced the World Championship event for Laser Standard (Men), Laser Radial (Women) & the Laser Masters will be held at the Adelaide Sailing Club in 2017. The intention is to hold the Open events in January & the Masters Worlds in February.
Hi all ladies,
It has been fantastic to see you all last year and this year either at the coaching sessions, the 1st Inaugural Auckland Women Laser Champs or the Laser Nationals.
I have to applaude Diana Brown (Port Ohope Yacht Club), Fiona Blincoe (Torbay Sailing Club) and Kirsty McDonald (Point Chevalier Sailing Club) for competing in their first Nationals, I know it took some courage for them to do so, so well done! This was the biggest number of Women Masters competing in a Laser Nationals that I can ever remember.
Auckland Master Championship at Tamaki Yacht Club on the 21st March.
There is a fantastic Women Trophy up for grabs, which was kindly donated last year by Jim Quinn. If you are a women between the age of 35 and 105 and can still get in your laser, we want you all at Tamaki!
This is a fantastic opportunity, not to be missed!
If you are interested in attending please let me know email@example.com so I can advise Rachel and the French Bay Yacht Club of the numbers.
Libby Porter from Kohimarama Yacht Club won it last year. Make sure you all attend.
Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club has had yet another successful Regatta that saw 39 Laser sailors & their steeds from all over the World – Canada, Austria, Switzerland–as well as the North Island, Taipa, Onerahi, Hamilton and Lake Ngaroto come & do battle on this challenging spot of water in Auckland. The winds defied all predictions coming in at 8 t0 11 knots from the South West giving our illustrious race officer Garth Briden something to work with. He managed to fire off 4 races even though those errant jockeys pushed their valiant steeds across the line three times in false starts. Garth got the measure of those miscreants by black flagging the starts which brought those fiery steeds back under control. The fleets were very tight with even the top end being continuously hounded by the hoards doggedly nibbling away at their heels.
The day closed with a BBQ & lamb on the spit followed by Prize giving with Daniel Barry from Canada taking out the RSA trophy & some other great goodies, which included a top section, 2nd place went to Andrew Childs from Taipa with our own Paul Page taking out 3rd. The Radial fleet was taken out by Loïc Eisenring of PLSC with 2nd place going to Kailash Clearwater of Taipa & Kevin Welsh PLSC taking 3rd place. Jana Senn from Nautic Club Austria won the First Women trophy. This was followed by spot prizes. We have to thank to our invaluable army of helpers who kept the whole day running like clockwork and our Sponsors who donated an impressive list of prizes.
So we thank our generous Regatta sponsors: RSA, Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, CRC, PredictWind, Auckland Seaplanes, the Water Shed, Survitec Group, Auckland Marine Centre, Red Carpet Tours, Boating NZ, Sugarcraft, Joy Adams Sails, Flyajet, Mortgage Express, YMCA and New Zealand Maritime Museum.
A reminder that the deadline for receiving entry applications for initial allocation of places is 4 March 2015 at 23:59 Central Daylight Time for the following 2 regattas;
You are encouraged to complete an entry application as soon as possible once it becomes available. Please be aware that if you do not apply by 4 March 2015, 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 country entry allocations.
2015 Laser Standard Men – World Championship
Dates: Monday, 29 June - Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Venue: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Click HERE for Standard Men Information & Application
2015 Laser Masters – World Championships
Dates: Friday, 10 July - Saturday, 18 July 2015
Venue: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Click HERE for Masters Information & Application
NZ Masters Sailors please note:
NZ's initial allocation to the Laser Masters Worlds is 15. That is similar to previous years. But we have always had an additional allocation in the second round which meant all NZ masters sailors who applied have been able to go. We expect it to be the same this year, so don't hesitate to apply if you'd like to go.
A generally light regatta. Both days started with an Easterly before swinging to the North. And a solid breeze for the end of the second day.
Garth did well getting us all 6 races.
The racing was fair and the good guys still won.
This year the Chinese team dominated the Standard fleet finishing in the top 3 places with J. Zhou the champion. They have been training in Auckland and taking part in the NZ Laser Champs, Auckland Laser Champs and Sail Auckland.
The Radial fleet was closely fought. Tim Adair was the eventual winner after only winning 1 of the 6 races, and only 3 points separated the top 3.
YNZ has contacted NZLA with an invitation for 2 Male Laser and 2 Female Laser Radial sailors to represent New Zealand at the 2015 Pacific Games, which will be held from the 5th to 12th July 2015 at a new purpose built facility in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The NZL sailing team sailors will not compete due to other commitments so this represents a unique opportunity for those of you aspiring to international honours to represent New Zealand at an major international sporting event. 17 Oceania countries compete at the games including Australia, NZ and the Pacific nations.
If you are interested in the opportunity please contact Dave Abercrombie, CEO at Yachting NZ (firstname.lastname@example.org, 09 361 4024) who is looking forward to discussing the opportunity with any interested sailors and can provide details of the event, the support available to sailors attending and any other details you may need to assess the opportunity.
Entries are open for the Murrays Bay
2015 OKI 24 Hour Yacht Race.
7th & 8th March
All details at www.murraysbay.org
They have Blair Tuke (world 49er champ and Team NZ member) going the solo, Andy Maloney (3rd in world 2012) and Nick Heiner (current laser open world champ) in the open fleet and Scott Leith (4 times world master champion) doing masters.