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Manly Sailing Club Mid-Winter Regatta

Manly Sailing Club Midwinter Regatta 7-9 July

Masters Series: Saturday 7 July.

The Manly Sailing club is proud to announce its inaugural Midwinter Regatta.

The open series will be run over three days Saturday – Monday

A one day masters series will be scored from Saturday racing results.  Masters and Open Fleets will be sailed together.  

Radial and Full Rigs will be started separately.

NOR to follow shortly.

Great practice for the upcoming nationals!

Silver for Sam Meech at the Princess Sofia regatta


© Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy / Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR

Sam Meech collected silver at the 49th Princess Sofia regatta in Palma, finishing off by winning the medal race.

Also in the Men's Laser - 8th Tom Saunders, 20th George Gautrey, 24th Andre McKenzie, 165th (silver fleet) Matt Kempkers

And in the Momen's Laser - 20th Suzanna Pyatt and 44th Olivia Christie.

Other podiums from the team NZL where silver for Alex Maloney and Milloy Meech in the 49erFX and bronze for Andy Maloney as he gets momentum in his Finn campaign.

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2018 OKI 24 Hour Race


The OKI 24 Hour Race 2018  
3-4 March 2018
 
 

Applications for 2018 Laser Youth Worlds and Masters Worlds now open

Applications for the Laser Youth Worlds and Laser Masters Worlds are now open.

Applications accepted from 1st March to 12th April

sailing.laserinternational.org/public/site/event-list

2018 NZ Laser Open & Youth Rankings

2018 Open Rankings

Name Nationals Oceanbridge Total Ranking
Open Mens        
Tom Saunders Dispensation 1 1 1
Sam Meech Dispensation 2 2 2
Andrew McKenzie 1 3 4 3
George Gautrey 2 4 6 4
Alastair Gifford 3 5 8 5
Matthew Kempkers 4 6 10 6
         
Open Women        
Susannah Pyatt
1 1 2 1
Annabelle Rennie-Younger
2 3 5 2
Olivia Christie
3 2 5 3
Samantha Stock 5 4 9 4
Zelda Ladefoged
6 6 12 5
Isabella Boyd 8 7 15 6

2018 Youth Rankings

Only sailors who competed in both the ranking regattas have been ranked at this stage.
Any queries please contact Nick Page.

Youth Boys   Nationals Oceanbridge Total Ranking
Josh
Armit 1 1 2 1
Albert
Stanley 2 2 4 2
Luke
Cashmore 3 3 6 3
Harrison
Baker 4 4 8 4
Jack
Tripe 5 6 11 5
Jayden
Abbott 7 7 14 6
Lachy
Stewart 6 9 15 7
Ryan
Harden 10 5 15 8
James
Sheldon 8 8 16 9
Harry
Corston 11 10 21 10
Jack
Lee Rush 13 11 24 11
Charlie
Loughran 14 12 26 12
Henry
Goodall 15 14 29 13
           
 
Youth Girls
         
Samantha
Stock 2 1 3 1
Isabella
Boyd 4 2 6 2
 

NZ Laser Interclub Ladder Updated 20th Feb 18

Nick updated his mega NZ Laser Interclub Ladder on the 20th Feb
 

Ed's Wellington Laser Sailing Update - February 2018

Hello All,
 
Here is a quick update to keep you informed on recent news and also a few details about the forthcoming events.
 
The Wellington Laser Champs will be hosted by Muritai Yacht Club as part of the Wellington Centreboard Regatta on the 10th of March 2018. The notice of race will soon be available on the WAY website: http://www.sporty.co.nz/wya
We are hoping to have this event added to the overall NZ ranking ladder for both the Masters and Open divisions.
The 2018 Laser Nationals were held at the Naval Point Club in Lyttleton. The regatta was held in spectacularly warm conditions with a predominately moderate easterly breeze and big waves. The Wellington fleet was well represented with podium results in the Youth, Open, Women, and Masters categories. Here is a summary of the Wellington sailors results:
  • Don Christie                                        7th Laser Standard Masters
  • Olivia Christie                                      7th Radial 3rd Radial Woman
  • Andrew Dellabacca                             1st Laser Standard Masters
  • George Gautrey                                  2nd Laser Standard Open
  • Bruce Jones                                        7th Radial Grand Masters
  • Albert Stanley                                      5th Radial Open and 2nd Radial Youth
  • Edmund Tam                                       1st Radial Masters
  • Paul Thomas                                      3rd Laser Standard Grand Master
  • Jack Tripe                                           9th Radial Open and 5th Youth
  • Rob Woodward                                   2nd Laser Standard Masters
Check out the following link for further results and a post-regatta report from the NZLA President -Nick Page: http://www.nzlaser.org/content/sheffield-2018-nz-national-laser-champs-naval-point
 
3. Oceanbridge NZL Regatta Murrays Bay 3 – 4th February 2018 results:
 
Laser Standard:
  • 4th George Gautrey
  • 9th Andrew Dellabacca
 
Laser Radial
  • 5th Albert Stanley
  • 11th Jack Tripe (6th Youth)
  • 4th Olivia Christie (2nd Female)

4. International Events and applications for entry:
  • Laser Masters World Championship- 7 -15 September 2018. Entry applications are open from 1 March 2018
  • 2018 Laser Radial Youth Championships – 18 – 25 August 2018. Entry applications are open from 1 March
  • 2018 Laser & Laser Radial Under 21 World Championships – Poland 1 – 8 July 2018. Entry Applications are now open.
Check on the laserinternational.org site for further details
 
5. Attention Worser Bay Laser sailors -The 2nd Worser Bay Beach Carnival is set to be held on Sunday the 4th of March 2018. In order to prepare for this event the WBBC laser fleet has been tasked with assisting to set-up the tents prior to the start of the carnival @ 8am and also to help pack up at 3pm. If I could please get some WBBC laser volunteers to assist it would be most appreciated – It was a fantastic event last well worth attending with a wide variety of water and land-based events as well as some great food.
 
6. Boats wanted / for sale. There are a couple of people that are currently in the market for boats. If you are thinking of selling a boat please let me know and I can refer you on to the interested parties.
 
7. Zephyrs National Championships - 22 – 25 February 2018 Worser Bay. Rob Bryant is still looking for a few volunteers. If you are available to help please email Rob at robdebbryant@gmail.com
 
8. Events in Auckland:

9. Be sure to check out the ‘Wellington Laser Masters’ facebook page for local and international events and news as well as the odd repost of any useful sailing tips and articles. Please feel free to click ’like’ on any content that you find useful or interesting so we can continue to put up relevant material and stop posting items that are not of interest.
 
If you have any feedback or suggestions then please let me know.
 
Regards,
Edmund Tam

Oceania & Australian Laser Masters - Mooloolaba

Well if you ever get an opportunity to sail a Laser regatta in Mooloolaba in the future TAKE IT.
 
Blue skies, beautiful 10 to 15 knot onshore winds everyday, real ocean swells, 30+ degree air temperatures, 160 odd boats (even if they were mostly Aussies!), excellent race management and easy rigging and launching in the estuary combined to deliver a near perfect regatta. The Standards all sailed as a single fleet, 70 boats on the start line posing some interesting starting challenges, while the Radials were split with the GGM's and Legends sailing in a separate fleet from the rest
 
The Kiwi contingent of 9 all enjoyed the regatta, why wouldn't you, and left with a few Aussie cubes in hand after 10 races over the 4-day long weekend. A standout was Matt Blakey, sailing under NZL even though he is currently resident on the wrong side of the ditch. He just missed winning the Standards on count back to the legendary Brett Bayer but took home the Apprentice champions cube. I managed to put together a consistent regatta for 12th overall and collected a cube for 4th placed GM. Cris Brodie also had a strong regatta for 13th overall, including what was almost an all the way win in race 9, just getting pipped at the post by Aussie Apprentice Nick Skulander. The other kiwis in the Standard fleet battled for consistency and ended up mid-fleet although all had races in the top bunch.
 
In the Radials, Hamish Atkinson was the standout kiwi and ended up 7th overall and winning a cube for 4th GM, with a win in race 8 being the highlight of his weekend. Roger Winton started the regatta on fire, being in the top 5 after 2 days, but found the slightly windier conditions on days 3 and 4 more challenging and ended up 9th overall.
 
Nick Page
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