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Sam Meech & Tom Saunders 3rd & 4th and world champs test event

Sam Meech narrowly beat Tom Saunders by just 2 points after the medal race for 3rd place at the world champs test event in Aaarhus, Denmark.
Sam has his worst day on the first day - before regaining his composure to catch up over the rest of the regatta.
Yachting NZ Article


Thomas Saunders - care of YNZ
 

Australian and Oceania Laser Masters 2018

The Australian and Oceania Laser Masters is being held

"We have organised Brett Beyer to hold a Laser Master Class coaching clinic for two days at Mooloolaba on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th immediately before the Masters. Cost will be $250. Max 10 entries - if more we will get Mitch Kennedy from the Australian Laser Sailing Team as an assistant coach and then expand to max 20."

If you are interested contact Queensland chairman Michael Wilson, Michael Wilson <wilsomichael58@gmail.com>0417 758 859.

 

They have confirmed that Kiwis are very welcome and they won't even include too many false tips!

Josh Armit wins U17 division at 2017 Laser Radial Youth Worlds

Congratulations to Murray's Bay sailor Josh Armit who won the under 17 division of the 2017 Laser Radial Youth Worlds
The Murrays Bay sailor came remarkable 4th overall in the regatta which was sailed this year at Medemblik, in the Netherlands.

This fine result is not too much of s surprise for those of us who have watched and occasionally sailed against Josh (well were in the same race).

 

2017 South Pacific Laser Masters, Brisbane

6 Kiwis and 60 Aussies might seem a bit of a one sided contest but during 4 days of blue skies, light warm breezes and wonderful hospitality at the SPLM in Brisbane the Kiwis certainly held our own and were able to give the Aussies a few lessons on the way through.
 
We had a variety of breezes, mostly light and variable as is typical for this time of year in Brisbane, but we did enjoy a nice shifty challenging offshore (just) hiking breeze on day 3 as a change from the 4-8 knot "sea breezes" on the other 3 days. It was pretty much flat water the whole time but there were big tides that had to be respected and used wisely to get ahead of the very closely bunched fleets in both the Radial and Standard.
 
In the Radials it was a 3 way contest from the start between Kiwi Scott Leith (M) and Queensland locals Mark Kennedy (GM) and Danny Fuller (A). It was close all the way but Scott was able to keep control of the contest to win overall by a couple of points from Mark, with Danny having to carry a 15th from the second to last race to finish a few points further back.
 
After having a look at the forecast, waifes like Mike Knowsley (M) changed to the Standard fleet at registration and went on to record a couple of excellent bullets, joining GM's Chris Sadler and Gary Lock, who also scored bullets, in making sure the Aussies knew we were there. Unfortunately, unlike Scott in the Radials true consistency deserted all the Standard rig kiwis.
 
Local heavies ex World GM Champ Greg Adams & Brad Taylor (GM), Chris Dawson (GM) from Sydney and David Waite(M) from Perth ended up at the top of the Standard  results. They were closely followed by a flock of kiwis including Chris in 5th, GM's yours truely and Gary in 6th and 7th and Mike in 8th in the 35 boat fleet. GGM Bob Blakey finished mid fleet after pulling out early on the last day with the excuse of "having to get ashore to meet an old mate for drinks". Bob was spotted on the flight home the next day so it could not have been too tough a session.
 
So overall another great regatta to follow up on the trans tasman rivalries from the World Master Games and not a foil, X box or pedal in sight. 
 
Next opportunity to take on the Aussie Masters will be their Australian Laser Masters on the ocean at Mooloolaba in February, at which they tell us all kiwis will be welcome! They are expecting 250 masters so it should be a really great event so why not put it in the calendar and give it a shot.
 
Nick Page
 

2018 NZ National Laser Champs - Naval Point

Back to the South Island for the Laser Nationals at Naval Point Club Lyttelton - through the tunnel from Christchurch.
Check back to this page as we add more info closer to the regatta.

NZLA on Facebook

Did you know the NZLA is on Facebook?

Sara Winther got us setup but anyone can post or check it out.

2017 Laser Masters World Championships – Accepting Late Applications

A note from the ILCA

Due to the large number of applications received for the 2017 Laser Masters World Championships compared with the Entry Limit, we did not open for Late Applications after the initial entry offer period.
 
We have now had an opportunity to work through much (though not yet all) of the waiting list 
 
We also anticipate that there will be some cancellations as we approach the Entry Closing Date for this regatta (8 August).
 
Therefore, we will begin accepting Late Applications for this event effective immediately.
 
Please inform your Masters sailors who did not submit a timely application that they may now submit a late application and add their names to the waiting list if they chose. All the terms of the Notice of Race still apply.
 
We cannot guarantee that any of the late applicants will receive an entry offer.
 
Regards,
Randolph Bertin
International Laser Class Association
Website: http://www.laserinternational.org 

Laser 179384 for sale

Asking price $4500

Good condition. One owner, always kept in the garage and mainly sail on Lake Pupuke.
Comes with:
- Standard sail & battens
- Standard rig (bottom section, top section & boom)
- Good foils
- All control lines & blocks, hull fittings & cleats, Ronston ratchet block, older vang
.
- Never used alloy tiller and extension
- Brand new "stack on” beach trailer

Boat located in North Shore, Auckland

Georgi  - georgi@gyboatdesign.co.nz  - mob: 0211888793

 

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