2021 Wellington ILCA / Laser Champs

The Wellington ILCA / Laser Champs were run as part of the Wellington Centreboard Champs, a total of 114 boats making the most of the fantastic Worser Bay 'stadium racing' venue and typical Wellington winds. 
Saturday 27th
Breezy NNW 15 ~ 20 knots with 25 knot gusts.
15 Lasers (9 x Standards & 6 x Radials) lined up to start as one fleet.
For the Standards, Albert Stanley (Open) aced Day One with four bullets, followed by Matt St Armand (Master, Worser Bay) and Simon Beck (Master, Muritai).
Staying up the right way on the downwinds was a challenge for some of us at the rear of the fleet with a few powerful gusts sweeping down the course.
In the Radials, Edmund Tam (Master) lead the way, also with a clean 1-1-1-1 record.
He was chased by Holly Curtis (Women) Chris McCarthy (Master) & Steve Harris (Master).
Sunday 28th
Day Two, 18 ~ 20 knot NNW with gusts up in the high 20's.
Some Lasers (and the entire Paper Tiger fleet) decided that Saturdays hard slog was enough and stayed away from Sundays racing.
But with Race Officer Shayne Priddle having sent us out for an extra race on the Saturday, it was good to know that we only had to survive two races on Sundays even breezier day to get a total of six races sailed for the championship.  
For both fleets the order remained much the same, Albert continued his winning Standard ways with two more wins, followed by Matt and then Niall Pearson (Muritai).  
In the Radials, Edmund 'gained' a UFD in Race 5 but bounced back with a another win in Race 6, Chris & Holly chasing behind. 
Overall results from the two days were: 
Standards - Albert, Matt then Simon.
Radials - Edmund, Chris then Holly.