The NZ Laser Association supports racing Laser sailors and regattas at home and overseas. Come and join us.

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

2014 North Island Laser Champs - Napier

  • 2014 North Island Laser Champs
  • 29 and 30 Nov 2014
  • Napier Sailing Club
  • part of the Hawkes Bay Summer Regatta
  • Summer Regatta Notice of Race

Make the effort. Napier is fantastic sailing venue, and it's always a great regatta supported by all sorts of classes.

2014 South Island Laser Champs

2014 South Island Laser Champs.
Gernerously sponsored by Scott Bremner - Metro Realty.

The Barfoot & Thompson 2015 NZ National Laser Champs - Takapuna

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

Boat Charters - 2015 NZ Laser Champs

Contact the to place and ad here if you want to charter a boat, or have one available for the 2015 NZ Laser Champs at Takapuna .

Lasers Wanted

Hello NZ Sailors,
We’ve had requests from Laser sailors in other parts of the world, and other parts of NZ, wanting to charter a Laser for our Nationals.
If you have a good Laser, and you are not doing the Nationals at Takapuna, January 15 – 18, then why not make it available and receive a charter fee between $300 and $400?
Let me know, and I’ll put you in touch with one of the sailors.
Bob Blakey | 021723827 |

Laser wanted to charter

The boat does not need to be a high number – just reasonably stiff and watertight.
Peter Sutherland | 021 2209131 |

NZLA Selection Policies for the 2015 World and European Championships

Please see the attached ranking policies.

NZLA Selection Policy for the 2015 World and European Championships
covers these regattas;

  • The 2015 Laser Standard Under 21 World Championship
  • The 2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championship
  • The 2015 Laser Radial Women’s Under 21 World Championship
  • The 2015 Laser Radial Men’s World Championship
  • The 2015 Laser Radial Youth World Championships
  • The 2015 Laser 4.7 World Championships
  • The 2015 Laser Radial Women’s European Championships
  • The 2015 Laser Standard World Championships
  • The 2015 Laser Standard World European Championships

NZLA Selection Policy for the 2015 World Masters Championships
covers only covers the world masters champs.
Please note paragraph 5 of the policy. Even if you can't meet all the criteria to rank well, don't be put off. In past years everyone that has wanted to go could go and that could well be the case in future.

2015 NZ National Laser Champs - Entries

Fleet First Name Last Name Sail Number Yacht Club
Laser Radial Women Julia Francis 190329 Murrays Bay Sailing Club
Laser Radial Youth Hamish Clark 196405 QCYC
Laser Radial Youth Alastair Gifford 181949 Queen Charlote Yacht Club
Laser Radial Youth Samuel Rushton 202688 Timaru Yacht + Power Boat Club
Master Radial Master (45-54) Hamish Atkinson 201518 NPCL/CYC
Master Radial Master (45-54) Mike Knowsley 202918 Tamaki
Master Standard Apprentice (35-44) Ken Atchison 192705 Hamilton Yacht Club
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Barry Cutfield


Port Ohope YC
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Jay McJorrow 161275 Muritai Yacht club
Master Standard Master (45-54) Andrew Dellabarca 199216 Worser Bay Boating Club
Master Standard Master (45-54) Greg Wilshire 174323 Maraetai


NZ Laser Association AGM 2014

The 2014 NZ Laser Association AGM will be

  • 7pm Tuesday 21st October
  • Tamaki Yacht Club

All members more than welcome to come and join the discussion.

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