Laser News

All the news that's fit to print for New Zealand Laser sailors.

Laser Recycling

With the new season approaching there are a lot of young sailors looking to move into the Lasers and a real shortage of suitable second-hand boats available. 
 
So if you have an unused, reasonable race quality Laser sitting around why not put it on the market and let a new sailor start using it for the new season.
 
If you do have a boat can you please either;
 
1. email NZ Laser Assoc (webmaster@nzlaser.org) and we will list it on our website.
2. Pop in and see Dan at The Watershed, who has a list of potential buyers
3. Just list it in Trade Me

The Watershed : Laser Specials before price rises and 2nd hand boats wanted

Dan Salter of The Watershed advised us of the following . . .

We have been advised that the price of Laser Parts is going up. The biggest noticeable change is the sails as the USD strengthens all parts will increase from September 1st
I am going to place an order on Thursday 30th August at 430pm to buy sails at the old price. If sailors would like to order one of these sails at a special price it will be a pay -up-front deal.
We will need full Payment to confirm your order and all orders need to be in BEFORE Thursday 30th August at 4.30pm .
Orders can be made online   http://www.nzwatershed.co.nz/sails/
Orders can also be made at The Water Shed 09 489 6475 
  OLD PRICE SPECIAL PRICE NEW PRICE SEPT 1st
Laser 4.7 sail $898 $850 $999
Laser Radial Hyde Sail $898 $850 $999
Laser STD (Pryde) $1152 $1100 $1299

 

We also have lots of young sailors moving from into both the Radial and 4.7 looking for older boats so if you have an Old boat that you would like to sell please send me the details of what gear you have with it. Also, a price you want with some photos to shop@nzwatershed.co.nz 
 
Thanks
Dan Slater
 
THE WATER SHED 
51 Barrys Point Road
Takapuna
Auckland
New Zealand
Ph +64 9 489 6475
Mobile +64 21 555 356

Updated Laser Interclub Ladder

Check out the Laser Interclub Ladder, last updated by Nick on 23rd July 18.

2018 Oceania Laser Masters Champs - Fiji

2018 Oceania Laser Masters Champs - Fiji

Please note some changes to this regatta;

  • both Radial and Standard fleets now sail from 11th to 19th October 2018
  • a new Corinthian division for age 21 to 34


All details at www.oceanialaserchamps.com

Josh Armit wins Gold at the 2018 Youth Worlds


Photo: Sailing Energy

Huge congratulations to Josh Armit who won the boys Laser Radial at the 2018 Youth Worlds in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Josh sealed the deal in the 58 boat fleet with a day to spare, then went on to get a second in the final race. He started the regatta with a 6th, his eventual drop race, then was a model of consistency, including 3 firsts, 2 seconds, a third, fourth and fifth.

Samantha Stock finished 20th from 46 in the girls Radial.

Josh and Samantha were part of a successful NZL team which include
- 2nd girls RSX Windsurfer (nice to see)
- 2nd in boys 29er
- 3rd mixed Nacra 15
- 5th Boys 420

All 2018 youth world results

More at YNZ

Bay of Islands Yacht Club - Single Handed Regatta

The Bay of Islands Yacht Club is holding a mid-winter single-handed regatta 11 & 12 August.
If you are ready for a change of scenery, why not try a spot of sailing in the Winterless North. It is open to Opti, Bic, Starling, Laser & P-Class.

Details are on our website and our or on facebook.

We'd love to see your club's team here, so please spread the word to your sailors. Accommodation is cheap and plentiful at this time of year too.

If you would like more information contact us at info@boiyachtclub.co.nz or call Brett Sheldon on 021 402919

NZ Laser Interclub Ladder Updated 23rd May 2018

See how you're going in Nicks mega NZ Laser Interclub Ladder - updated 23rd May 2018.

New format for a combined Open & Master 2019 Auckland Laser Champs

For the 2019 Auckland Laser Champs we are combining two events.
  • A One day Auckland Laser Masters - 6th April
  • A Two day Auckland Laser Championship - 6th & 7th April
  • Tamaki YC
Open and Youth sailors will only be able to compete in the two day event. Masters sailors will be able to compete either in just the one day Auckland Masters OR in both events.
 
There will be an entry fee of $30 for Masters for the one-day event and an entry fee of $50 for all sailors electing to compete in the two-day event, which will cover Masters for both the one and two-day events if they elect to compete in both.
 
On Saturday both the Auckland Masters and Auckland Champs competitors will race together in their rig category with one start for Standards and one for Radials. We intend to schedule 4 races on Saturday.
 
Two sets of results will be produced on Saturday after racing, one set with only the Masters sailors included. Placings will exclude non-masters and overall results will include 1 discard if we get 4 races. 
 
A separate set of progress results will be published for all sailors who have entered the two-day event, including those Masters who have entered the two-day event. 
 
The Saturday results for all Masters will be the final results for the 2019 Auckland Laser Masters Championship. A Masters prize giving will be held after sailing on Saturday.
 
On Sunday we intend to schedule a further 4 races. Results for the 2-day Auckland Laser Champs will be published at the completion of Sundays racing for all sailors who have entered the two-day event, with one discard for the weekend if we have completed 5 or more races. The results will be the final results for the 2019 Auckland Laser Championships. 
 
The Auckland Laser Champs prize giving will be held after sailing on Sunday, which will also include the prize giving for the new NI Laser Travellers series we are initiating next season.

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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