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The Barfoot & Thompson 2019 NZ National Laser Champs - Manly

Manly SC at Whangaparaoa turns on some great racing at a beautiful location. So we are excited to be there for the 2018 NZ Laser Champs, kindly supported by Barfoot & Thompson.

  • Notice of Race
  • Friday to Tuesday 11th to 15th January 2019
  • Registration and Measuring Fri & Sat 11th and 12th
  • 4 days racing Sat to Tues 12th to 15th
  • There may be early measuring and registration on Thursday
  • There may be free coaching Thursday & Friday (more to come)
  • Volunteers Needed
  • T-Shirts

More will be added here as we get closer to the regatta.

2019 NZ Laser Nationals T-Shirts

Manly Sailing Club are proud to release the T-Shirt design for the 2019 Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Laser National Championships.  
 
These high-quality UV garments will be issued to all those who volunteer throughout the event and to competitors - free of charge.  
 
However, stocks will be limited so be sure to volunteer or enter soon and forward size preferences to phil_wild1@yahoo.co.nz


 

2018 Hibiscus Coast Youth Regatta

  • 2018 Hibiscus Coast Yout Regatta
  • Saturday 13th October
  • Manly SC

More details at: www.manlysailingclub.org.nz/hibiscus-2018.html
 

2018 NZLA Annual General Meeting

The 2018 NZLA AGM will be at 7pm Thursday 4th October at Tamaki YC.

Below are the agenda from Karen, and the chairman's report from Nick.

 

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

2018 Murrays Bay Winter Champs

5th to 7th October

  • Coaching Clinic, Tuesday 2nd October and Wednesday 3rd October
  • 3 day Regatta for junior classes  Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October 2017
  • 2 day Regatta for senior sailors Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2017 

More details at: murraysbay.org/events/winter-champs

2018 Auckland Women's Laser Champs

  • 2018 Auckland Women's Laser Champs
  • Saturday 13th October
  • Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club
  • Susannah Pyatt as guest speaker
  • Grand prize for top 3 finishers - a coaching session with Andrew McKenzie

More details
 

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

Manly Nationals Volunteers

With the successful completion of the Manly midwinter regatta, the club is now turning its thoughts to January when it will be hosting us for the Laser Nationals from 12 to 15  January 2018. With Manly also hosting the BIC worlds in early January club volunteers will be at a premium so they are looking to the Laser community to assist with volunteers for running our Nationals.
 
We know it's a while away yet but if you may be able to assist (or know someone else that might) on or off the water the water, one day or every day please contact Phil Wild (phil_wild1@yahoo.co.nz, 021 933 841) and discuss when you can help and what roles you would like. 

Manly Mid Winter Regatta Report

The Laser classes were well represented at the Manly Mid Winter Regatta with 40 entrants over the Standard, Radial and 4.7 divisions.  The regatta was raced earlier this month between 7-9 July with a range of testing conditions from light to fresh.  Moderate conditions kicked off proceedings on day one with slight chop and around 12-15knots of onshore breeze.  While we battened down the hatches in apprehension of the big one to hit on Sunday, the breeze only got up to a modest 5-10knots.  However Monday was fresh with solid waves.
 
The highly competitive Radial fleet was dominated by Harrison Baker who won five of the nine races.  Jack Lee Rush and Thomas Mulcahy sailed well to be second and third respectively.
 
Matthew Rist was the top performer from Manly Sailing Club with a respectable 5th overall and relished the wild conditions on Monday: “The waves were a highlight for me since they were great for surfing, so there were big gains and losses on the downwind as well as on the beats.”
 
The standard division was taken out by Wellingtonian Andrew Dellabarca winning two of the four races sailed on Saturday before staying on to keep the young radial sailors honest on Sunday & Monday.  Chris Brodie and Gary Lock followed in 2nd & 3rd respectively.  A special mention goes to Dave Ridley who finished in 4th while sailing on a broken foot.
 
The growing 4.7 class was won by Burty Meffan with Kahurangi Nepia and Kaya Reese 2nd & 3rd respectively.
 
It was fantastic to have sailors from all over the country including Nelson, Dunedin and Wanaka as well as Napier, Wellington and Kerikeri.
 
A big thank you from Manly Sailing Club to all those who got involved both on and off the water and we look forward to hosting the Barfoot & Thompson NZ Laser Nationals in early January next year.
 
Phil.

 
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