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2016 Canterbury Laser Champs

Over the weekend of the 13th 14th February 2016 34 keen Laser sailors headed down to the Mt Pleasant on the Christchurch estuary for 9.00 and 9.30 starts. 

Saturday’s first race was a tricky downwind start in a dying Southerly. 2 ½ hours later we finished in a light Easterly breeze. The Full Rig places seemed to change somewhat as some were becalmed and others bought the new breeze through. All in all a very frustrating race I would say by all!

The second race the light Easterly remained and we just finished with enough water to spare.

Day 2 we managed 4 races a piece in all the fleets in a light Easterly breeze.

Thanks to Mt Pleasant and especially Phil Galloway for hosting the regatta. It was great to see so many Lasers sailing off the one club in Christchurch.

The wind gods were not kind but we did well to get 6 races done and dusted in unusually light weather conditions.

The Standard rigs were won by Richard Ineson  from Cyc, with Nick James 2nd and Haydn James 3rd.

Sam Higginbottom won the 4.7s with Annah Winheld 2nd.

In the Radials Dougal Frame was a convincing winner with Craig Atkinson beating Dad Hamish for 2nd and 3rd.

2016 Woodridge Homes NZ National Laser Champs Results

 
Laser Standard Open
Series Place Sail No Helm Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10
1 207496 Andrew McKenzie 10 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 200817 NingZ Zhao 21 4 2 2 2 7 2 2 3 2 2
3 203460 Jinfu Zhou 26 1 3 4 4 3 4 3 2 3 3
4 208519 Matthew Kempkers 28 3 4 3 1 2 3 4 4 4 4
5 203776 James Jennings 46 7 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 7
6 200531 Yuchen Gu 51 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 5

Laser Radial Open & Youth

Series Place Sail No Class Helm Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10
1 206419 Youth George Gautrey 15 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 3 2 1
2 208521 Open Scott Leith 18 4 1 1 3 36 3 2 1 1 2
3 192881 Open Jianan Wu 20 1 3 5 1 2 1 3 2 4 3
4 209259 Youth Josh Armit 42 5 4 4 6 5 4 5 5 7 4
5 207850 Youth Alastair Gifford 43 6 6 17 5 4 6 4 4 3 5
6 192281 Women Susannah Pyatt 46 3 5 8 4 3 5 6 6 10 6
7 206030 Women Ali Nightingale 58 10 7 3 7 6 7 9 7 5 7
8 206027 Open Dylan Mckinlay 75 9 8 9 8 10 9 7 9 8 8
9 209279 Youth Olivia Christie 80 8 9 11 17 11 10 8 8 6 9
10 197247 Youth Blake Nicholson 91 14 12 10 9 7 8 14 11 9 11
11 209278 Youth Jason Hewitt 112 18 13 6 10 8 20 10 14 20 13
12 190332 Youth Kiriffi Leilua 115 23 10 13 28 9 12 12 10 14 12
13 204111 Open Loic Eisenring 121 12 15 12 11 18 21 13 12 13 15
14 207851 Youth Megan Thomson 122 21 11 7 16 13 11 19 17 18 10
15 191621 Youth Travers Cole 123 7 27 14 14 17 13 11 13 17 17
16 202688 Youth Samuel Rushton 141 16 18 19 27 12 19 17 15 11 14
17 193052 Youth Sam Beckman 160 13 14 18 18 14 24 23 20 16 25
18 192267 Open Bryn Bennett 168 30 16 15 15 21 17 22 24 22 16
19 195712 Women Teau Moana McKenzie 172 22 20 27 21 16 22 16 23 12 20
20 198108 Women Libby Porter 174 29 17 23 12 19 18 18 19 26 22
21 208518 Women Julia Francis 176 24 21 26 25 15 15 20 18 19 19
22 210160 Youth Richard Wright 188 25 19 25 13 25 23 24 16 27 18
23 202682 Youth Lochlan Grimwade 194 11 23 20 30 36 14 27 21 21 27
24 187887 Women Bianca Leilua 201 31 25 29 20 20 16 25 28 15 23
25 198110 Open Callum Radford 202 19 24 22 23 22 32 21 27 23 21
26 201517 Youth Philipp Governale 225 15 22 30 24 23 31 33 30 24 26
27 199215 Youth John Barnett 232 28 26 24 19 26 29 30 25 25 33
28 202491 Youth Logan McAllister 233 36 28 16 22 36 36 15 26 30 24
29 192286 Youth Annabell Rennie-Younger 245 17 30 28 29 28 30 31 22 31 30
30 150060 Open James Sorensen 247 20 29 21 32 29 25 29 31 36 31
31 205734 Women Mareike Bordasch 252 27 32 31 31 24 26 28 29 28 28
32 195540 Youth Elly Warren 273 32 31 32 26 31 27 32 33 36 29
33 181715 Youth Iolo Adams 277 33 34 36 36 27 28 26 32 29 32
34 179386 Youth Alice Overend 289 26 33 33 33 30 36 34 34 32 34
35 196410 Youth Henry Goodall 324 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36

Laser 4.7

Series Place Sail No Class Helm Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10
1 186634 Under 18 Juliette Bone 12 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
2 148903 Under 18 Amy Anderson 14 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1

Laser Standard Masters

Series Place Sail No Class Helm Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8
1 210462 Master Andrew Dellabarca 14 3 1 7 1 3 1 2 3
2 199238 Apprentice Kris Decke 19 1 3 3 2 4 4 27 2
3 199225 Grand Master Peter Kempkers 20 7 5 1 4 1 14 1 1
4 177771 Grand Master Murray Thom 23 4 2 4 5 2 3 3 7
5 208529 Master Rob Woodward 40 5 15 5 8 7 6 4 5
6 196864 Master Owen Anderson 41 6 7 2 12 6 2 6 27
7 174323 Master Chris Brodie 49 2 4 11 3 11 15 8 10
8 171098 Apprentice Chris Shannon 55 11 14 9 10 5 5 9 6
9 192705 Apprentice Ken Atchison 61 14 22 12 7 10 9 5 4
10 198107 Grand Master Nick Page 66 13 8 10 6 8 11 10 13
11 198114 Master Tony Nicholson 68 10 11 8 11 12 7 27 9
12 210161 Grand Master Chris Sadler 71 9 9 16 9 9 8 15 12
13 196418 Grand Master Peter van Ryn 74 17 6 13 13 18 10 7 8
14 186528 Master Luuk Batenburg 82 8 10 6 22 20 13 14 11
15 196872 Apprentice Rodney Studd 92 12 12 14 14 17 12 12 16
16 197255 Master John Hayman 99 19 13 15 15 14 17 11 14
17 198105 Grand Master Paul Thomas 115 16 16 17 17 13 19 27 17
18 176924 Apprentice James Macrae 119 27 18 18 16 15 18 16 18
19 202872 Apprentice Karl Nicholson 123 20 21 20 18 16 21 13 15
20 192308 Great Grand Master Ian Wallace 129 18 17 22 20 21 16 17 20
21 161275 Apprentice Simon Beck 131 15 19 21 19 22 20 18 19
22 199218 Grand Master Gregory Simon 150 22 20 19 21 19 22 27 27
23 162124 Grand Master Chris Trudgen 154 21 23 23 23 23 23 19 22
24 39666 Grand Master Peter Kaufman 167 27 24 25 24 26 27 20 21
25 190321 Grand Master Jay Mcjorrow 178 23 26 24 26 25 27 27 27
26 152613 Grand Master Pete Collier 178 24 25 26 25 24 27 27 27

Laser Radial Masters

Series Place Sail No Class Helm Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8
1 202441 Master Edmund Tam 10 1 1 3 1 1 2 3 1
2 201518 Master Hamish Atkinson 21 2 2 7 4 3 3 5 2
3 170335 Master Greg Wilshire 25 4 24 1 3 2 1 7 7
4 202689 Grand Master Roger Winton 26 3 3 9 6 5 4 1 4
5 202918 Master Mike Knowsley 31 5 5 6 2 6 6 4 3
6 180209 Great Grand Master Garth Cheyne 39 8 10 2 14 7 5 2 5
7 196411 Great Grand Master Bob Blakey 41 10 4 8 5 4 8 6 6
8 208359 Great Grand Master Gus Fry 51 7 6 4 7 19 9 9 9
9 162114 Grand Master Jeff Booth 59 11 8 5 9 14 10 8 8
10 206418 Grand Master Bruce Jones 64 6 7 11 10 8 11 11 13
11 202681 Grand Master Allan Bindon 76 13 11 12 8 9 12 14 11
12 181711 Master Chris McCarthy 84 9 9 10 19 17 19 10 10
13 188809 Master Fergus Thomson 91 12 13 13 20 10 7 18 18
14 161265 Master Michael Gray 94 15 12 14 12 12 16 15 14
15 195548 Master Don Christie 98 16 14 15 11 18 13 12 17
16 170539 Grand Master Tom Kerr 102 19 15 17 13 11 14 16 16
17 196429 Grand Master Richard Dreverman 113 18 16 18 17 13 17 17 15
18 186660 Apprentice Dragos Blaga 119 24 24 24 16 15 15 13 12
19 192707 Grand Master Keith Miller 124 17 24 16 18 16 18 19 20
20 187886 Grand Master Rob Burn 133 21 17 19 15 21 20 20 21
21 162120 Grand Master Michael Gibbs 143 20 20 20 22 22 21 21 19
22 157154 Master Grant Cooze 145 14 18 24 21 20 24 24 24
23 163938 Great Grand Master Stephen Phillips 161 22 19 24 24 24 24 24 24

Great Results at the 2015 Youth Worlds

Fantastic results at the 2015 Youth Worlds in Malaysia for NZL Lasers.

George Gautrey finished 2nd behind Australian Alistar Young in a 66 boat fleet - with a consistent performance including a 1st and 6 of 9 races in the top 10.

And Ali Nightingale finished 12th of 54 boats - including a 1st in the first race.

All results

Two 2nds for NZL at 2015 Sail Melbourne

Laser Radial
Susannah Pyatt 2nd.
Ali Nightingale 9th
Julia Francis 20th

Laser
Thomas Saunders 2nd
Andrew McKenzie 12th
Matt Blakey 16th
Matt Kempkers 20th

All Results

2015 North Island Laser Champs Report

Napier again hosted the contest as part of their Summer regatta, with competitors welcomed by 27degree temperatures causing many of the Wellington contingent to remark on the contrast with spring in Wellington! There was a fantastic turnout with over 50 Lasers entered and it was great to see a strong youth contingent and competitors from as far afield as Picton, Christchurch and Whangarei.

Results for all classes

Saturday started with a nice 10 knot breeze and all fleets started on time at 11am. However half way through the first race things changed dramatically, with a 35 to 40 knot pressure line coming down from the shore causing some exciting moments for all and causing a fair degree of carnage with bent and broken yachts scattered around the bay. This resulted in the races being abandoned after the leaders finished and all boats being sent ashore. Unfortunately the winds did not moderate until late in the day so there was no more racing possible on Saturday.

Sunday however delivered fantastic conditions with a light sea breeze slowly building through the day and 4 quality races being completed.
 
In the 36 strong Radial fleet youth trumped experience with Josh Armit showing real class in winning two races in dominant style and backing that up with a 2nd and 5th to take the trophy ahead of Albert Stanley from Worser Bay and Alistair Gifford from QCYC who each managed a race win. There was a great turnout for the Youth girls fleet with strong top 10 performances from Ali Nightingale in 5thand Libby Porter in 8th the standouts. Leading Master was Ed Tam in 7th with GM Roger Winton sneaking into the top 10 to provide some balance to the youth domination.
 
In the Standards it was again a contest of youth vs experience with Master Andrew Dellabarca repeating last years victory in spite of a strong challenge from last years Radial winner, youth James Jennings who finished 2nd.  Third was Greg Wiltshire from Howick, holding up the Auckland masters end of the contest in what is becoming an annual North vs South challenge. It was interesting to see 3 of the new standard sails being used but all we could conclude from the results was that they seem very close in performance to the old model and there did not seem to be any consistent speed advantage in the conditions we experienced.
 
The strong turnout at this regatta bodes well for the Nationals at Muratai in January so we are looking forward to strong Youth and Masters fleets being joined by Open and overseas sailors in what should again provide a quality contest.
 
Nick Page

2015 South Island Laser Champs

The South Islands were at Charteris Bay  on 21/22 November and attracted sailors from Te Anau, Dunedin, Timaru, Nelson, Queen Charlotte and Christchurch.

There were 11 Radials and 2 Full Rigs with a good range of Masters, Open, Youth, and Women sailors.

Saturday was a nice NE wind building through the day starting at 10-15 knots and ending at 20-23 knots.
Peter Graham from Dunedin dominated the Radials with 1,1,1 score with Hamish on 2,2,2 and Neil Morris a GM also from Dunedin on 3,3,3.
In the Full Rigs Chris Shannon showed his class with a 1,1,1 and Daryl Parkes 2,2,2.
Ibobrufen and Panadol and a hot spa were definitely required on Saturday night by some Masters sailors! (Hamish).

Sunday saw a honking SW in the Bay which gradually reduced over the day and actually went around 180 degrees to the NE again by the end of Race 6.

Notably the Radials had a different winner in each race, which was nice to see. Daryl Parkes had good speed and won a couple of races from Chris in the Full Rigs, well done.

Overall Radials:

  • 1st Peter Graham  O(7 pts)
  • 2nd Hamish Atkinson M (11 pts)
  • 3rd  Neil Morris GM (12 pts)
  • 4th  Samuel Rushton Y (18pts)
  • 5th  Alex Morris O(19 pts),
  • 6th Lola Adams W (27pts)
  • 7th Layton Hern
  • 8th Durham Throp
  • 9th Bas Hart
  • 10th Ross Shipman
  • 11th Anna Breen

Full Rigs:

  • 1st Chris Shannon AM (6pts)
  • 2nd Daryl Parkes (8pts)
Thanks to Charteris Bay Yacht Club, Canterbury Laser Fleet and Oborns.
Hamish Atkinson 

2015 North Shore Freshwater Champs Report

2015 North Shore  Freshwater Champs

A 30 knot forecast plus a number of sailors over in Brisbane for the South Pacific Masters resulted in a slightly smaller than usual entry for the NSFWC at Pupuke on 16/17 May. However quality was there with 2 of our Open Worlds squad, defending NSFWC champion Andrew McKenzie and world top 10 ranked Mike Bullot fronting to give the locals something to aspire to in the Standards and World GM champion Mike Keeton and World cube winner Richard Blakey the form sailors in the Radial for the youth sailors to knock over. 

In spite of the forecast Saturday dawned with a nice Pupuke SW breeze, never really getting much over 12 knots but with shifts and pressure variations providing ample challenges for all. Sunday was again a SW breeze but lighter, around 5 to 8 knots all day. These conditions provided plenty of opportunity for all and no place was ever secure with some major shifts and gusts reshuffling both fleets in several races. 

As usual though the cream rose to the top. In the Standard fleet Mike showed his class with 5 wins from the 6 races, the sequence broken by Andrew who was deservedly victorious in race 3 and was right on Mikes heels in the other races, with the exception of the last where a major wind shift combined with a mainsheet that decided to come unkotted at a critical moment seeing him join the mortals in the bunch. There was a tight contest in the Masters, with GM Peter Kempkers victorious by 1 point from GM Nick Page after a very close series. Leading Master was Dean Drummond, who was still hoping for the forecast 30 knots even at the prize giving, in 5th, first Apprentice Rob Bland in 8th and GGM Ray Beale capping a consistent series with a 4th in the last race for 10th overall.

In the Radials Youth beat experience with Tim Adair putting together a great series to take out the overall win from newcomer and current Starling champion youth Josh Armit, who’s speed and consistency showed he will be a force to be reckoned with in the future. Third overall and first Master was Mike Keeton, who despite an ever increasing list of old age ailments seems to just keep pulling out the results on the water. He was followed by GM Kevin Welsh who managed a win in race 2 and was consistent all weekend. First women was Youth Libby Porter in 6th, who also showed flashes of brilliance in the challenging conditions with her best result a 2nd in race 2. 1st Master was Richard Blakey, who after a very challenging weekend was heard to comment on his love of the lake, while leading Women’s Master Georgina Wooldridge was happy to be on the water while husband Neil looked after the kids for the weekend rather than being able to demonstrate his prowess in the Standard fleet.

The contest was followed by the usual Pupuke prize giving, with an awesome range of prizes overshadowed only by commodore John Dowsett’s presentation skills (not matched this weekend by sailing skills we note). A great weekend and thanks to Pupuke and PRO Garth Briden for yet another quality regatta.

Nick Page

2015 Wellington Laser Champs Results

Full Rig:
1st Rob Woodward (and 1st Masters)
2nd Owen Anderson
3rd Rodney Studd

Radial
1st  Edmund Tam (and 1st Masters)
2nd Olivia Christie (1st Youth and 1st Female)
3rd Bruce Jones

The Laser Champs were held as part of the Evans Bay Regatta.

Full Results for the Evans Bay Regatta

2015 Auckland Masters Laser Champs Results & Report

The 2015 Auckland Masters Championships, held at Tamaki on Saturday 21st March, attracted almost 40 entries with 25 Standards and a good group of Radials. 5 races were completed for both fleets in tricky E to NE breezes between about 5 and 12 knots. Seas were typically lumpy Tamaki sea breeze conditions with the heavy harbour traffic adding to the wind against an outgoing king tide for 4 of the 5 races.

In the Radial there was a very tight contest with current World GM champion Mike Keeton eventually prevailing by one point with a 1,1,1,2,3 scoreline over Richard Blakey, who made the podium in Hyeres in the Masters division, with a 1,1,2,2,3 scoreline. Third was Whangarei visitor Roger Winton who managed to get between Mike and Richard a couple of times and was unlucky not to pull off a win in one race. Shaaron Mckee was the leading Women’s Masters Radial sailor.

In the Standards reigning National Masters champion AM Kris Decke from Whangarei ended up winning convincingly with 4 bullets after starting slowly, having got caught on the wrong side of the beat in the first race. Second was expat Kiwi GM Gavin Dagley, now resident in Melbourne, who managed to show consistent form in all 5 races to convincingly win the GM division from third placed Nick Page (Pupuke), who was fortunate to be able to discard a meltdown in the 4th race. Leading Master was local Tamaki sailor Nick Brewer, back in the Laser after focussing on sailing the Mistral with his kids in recent times. Leading GGM was Bob Blakey, who showed he is still a force to be reckoned with a 2nd in one race in spite of turning 70 in the next few days. It was great to see 5 GGM’s in the Standard fleet, with Bob, Sandy Grigg, Jack Hansen, Dave Almond and Derek Bond all mixing it up during the day.

Nick Page

Results

2015 Auckland Laser Champs Results

A generally light regatta. Both days started with an Easterly before swinging to the North. And a solid breeze for the end of the second day.

Garth did well getting us all 6 races.

The racing was fair and the good guys still won.

This year the Chinese team dominated the Standard fleet finishing in the top 3 places with J. Zhou the champion. They have been training in Auckland and taking part in the NZ Laser Champs, Auckland Laser Champs and Sail Auckland.

 The Radial fleet was closely fought. Tim Adair was the eventual winner after only winning 1 of the 6 races, and only 3 points separated the top 3.

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