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2020 North Island Laser Champs

The 2020 North Island Laser champs;

The Catalyst 2021 Laser National Champs - Worser Bay

Catalyst - expert open source solutions

We're looking forward to getting back to Worser Bay BC in Wellington for the 2021 NZ Laser Champs.

Kindly supported by Catalyst - experts in open source solutions.

Worser Bay has brand new club rooms to show off, and a plan for stadium style racing out in front.

  • Worser Bay BC  - wbbc.org.nz
  • Practice, coaching and measuring - likely on Wednesday/Thursday 20th and 21st Jan (more details to come)
  • Racing Friday 22nd till Monday 25th Jan 2021
  • Notice of Race
  • Advanced Entry up till 12th January - $200 + NZLA membership at $60 
  • Late Entry from 13th to 21st January - $250 + NZLA membership at $60
  • Online Entry

Check back here as we add more details.
 

Far North Champs

 
Far North Champs
  • Taipa Sailing Club
  • 21st & 22nd November
  • First race 12pm
  • 4 races a day
  • Enter on the day $40
  • early finish sunday so you can get home
Roger Hall Commodore Taipa Sailing Club | 0275 251 891  | taipasailingclub@gmail.com
www.taipasailingclub.co.nz
 

2020 North Shore Freshwater Championship - Results

LASER event - RESULTS after 5 RACES - 4 to count

pos cl . div . sail 1 2 3 4 5   dis Σ name club
1 L  m O  5931 1 3 1 1 6   6 6 DEEGAN Luke PBC
2 L  m G  6527 2 1 5 5 1   5 9 LORD Rohan PBC
3 L  m O  1585 4 2 2 3 2   4 9 CASHMORE Luke WBC
4 L  m A  5052 3 4 4 2 5   5 13 RIDLEY Dave PBC
5 L  m M  1504 11 5 22 4 4   22 24 GRIGG Giles TYC
6 L  m O  0332 5 10 3 11 9   11 27 LEILUA Eroni TSC
7 L  m S  2250 15 6 dnc 7 3   20 31 KEETON Mike PBC
8 L  m Y  6175 9 7 8 14 8   14 32 BAKER Harrison TBC
9 L  m M  2705 6 13 9 18 7   18 35 ARCHISON Ken HYC
10 L  m G  3139 16 8 7 8 12   16 35 BRODIE Cris TSC
11 L  m G  5161 7 12 15 6 16   16 40 WOOLDRIDGE Neil PBC
12 L  m G  GLAD 13 9 10 12 18   18 44 GLADWELL Ian WBC
13 L  m M  3059 14 17 6 15 10   17 45 COPPLESTONE Kent TYPBC
14 L  m G  7862 12 11 12 13 14   14 48 LOWE David PBC
15 L  m S  6909 18 14 13 9 13   18 49 LOCK Garry PBC
16 L  m G  1519 10 16 16 16 11   16 53 PAGE Nick PBC
17 L  m M  2266 9 18 18 17 15   18 59 NICHOLSON Tony PBC
18 L  m G  0537 17 19 19 10 17   19 63 CAMILLERI John PBC
19 L  m Y  5083 19 15 17 dnc 19   20 70 RAINSFORD Angus MBSC
raf dnf ocs dsq dne = 20 20 19 19 20   dnc = 20
SCORING = 1 2 3 4 5 etc    ... z = ZFP . a = ARB . s = SPI . d = DPI

RADIAL event - RESULTS after 5 RACES - 4 to count

pos cl . div . sail 1 2 3 4 5   dis Σ name club
1 R  m Y  9259 1 1 1 3 1   3 4 ARMIT Caleb MBSC
2 R  m A  2441 2 4 11 2 2   11 10 WILD Phil MSC
3 R  m Y  0546 6 2 5 1 3   6 11 RIST Matthew MSC
4 R  m Y  2633 5 7 4 4 4   7 17 VINCE Nathan KYC
5 R  m G  1516 3 3 6 9 6   9 18 HENNIG Werner HYC
6 R  m Y  2253 13 6 3 dnc 5   19 27 FLOYD Zac KYC
7 R  w Y  6173 7 10 9 5 7   10 28 MARGAN Sophia KYC
8 R  m Y  6172 4 5 2 dnc dnc   19 30 MULCAHY Tom MBSC
9 R  m G  9280 9 9 7 6 13   13 31 THOMAS Pete TYPBC
10 R  w Y  091 8 8 13 7 9   13 32 BOYD Isabella RNZYS
11 S  m    1 18 1 dnc 1 16   19 36 WELLS Matt BOI
12 S  m    2122 17 2 dnc 2 17   19 38 HOURY Ted BOIYC
13 R  w Y  0505 10 16 10 14 8   16 42 HOURY Lilly-marie BOIYC
14 R  m S  2968 15 15 8 10 12   15 45 KNOTT Barry PBC
15 R  w Y  8341 11 11 12 12 15   15 46 WEBLEY Molly BOI
16 R  w G  2258 12 14 14 11 11   14 48 SPENCER Helen HYC
17 R  w M  8818 14 13 15 8 14   15 49 WOOLDRIDGE Georgina PBC
18 R  w O  7892 16 12 16 13 10   16 51 CHAGAS Lucia HYC
raf dnf ocs dsq dne = 19 19 17 17 18   dnc = 19
SCORING = 1 2 3 4 5 etc    ... z = ZFP . a = ARB . s = SPI . d = DPI
 

2020 South Island Laser Champs Results & Report

The 2020 South Island Laser Champs were held at the picturesque Pigeon Bay on the Banks Peninsula on the Saturday and Sunday over Labour Weekend. Hosted by Pigeon Bay Yacht Club and organized by Christchurch Yacht Club.

The best turnout for many years saw 36 lasers competing, 14 full rigs and 22 Radials. With so many lasers each fleet had their own start. It was good to see sailors coming from all over the South Island from Bluff and Te Anau in the south and Nelson and Picton in the north. Plus there was a good mix of ages Youth, Juniors and Masters.

3 races each day were planned and completed in a variety of conditions from warm light winds to shifty 30 knot gusts as the northerly wind swung more NW on the Sunday.

Racing Saturday started in light winds but after a break for lunch the following 2 races where sailed in fresher but changeable conditions. Racing in the first 2 races was very tight with some very crowded marks and frequent position changes. Following racing the Pigeon Bay Yacht club laid on a very good BBQ.

With the forecast for strong NW winds latter, Sunday’s races were all sailed back to back. The fresher conditions created some challenges and second half of the last race caught the NW, creating some adrenalin pumping downwind rides and challenging jibing.

The final outcome was a convincing win by Tim Pitcaithly (Nelson YC) in the Full Rig Fleet only dropping 1 place over the 6 races. The other top positions were taken by Mike Terry and Daryl Parkes who were again very consistent.

In the Radials things were a lot tighter with only 4 point separating the top 4 spots and wins going to 4 different sailors. At the end of the first day it was still a very tight at the top and with more wind forecast for Sunday it was still an incredibly open competition. As it was it all went down to the last race. With Jack Bennett (Queen Charlotte YC) taking the win over last years champion Peter Graham and Josh Edmonds just edging out Jenny Armstrong for third.

Laser available at Takapuna BC

Takapuna Boating Club, have a Laser available to use.
It is based outside the club, and has most parts except a Sail, and Tiller, and a few ropes (from memory)
All that is required is for the user to become a full member of the club, and to look after it (fix any damage)
It is on  road trailer, not a beach trolley.
If interested contact Takapuna Boating Club or Rohan Lord - Rohan.Lord@tegel.co.nz

 

Post Covid Success

Following on from my earlier items on supporting club sailing I just wanted to say congratulations and thanks to all of you who are back doing it….supporting club sailing.
 
In spite of the mercury hardly getting to 15 degrees, our coldest weekend so far this winter, it was fantastic to hear that Tamaki YC had a fleet of almost 30 Lasers racing on Saturday. Joining the usual masters and youth sailors were Olympic squad sailors Sam Meech and George Gautrey, and a big contingent from charter Lasers Royal Akarana YC.

On Sunday it was Pupuke that was abuzz with Opti's, P's, Starlings, Zephyrs and a great fleet of almost 20 Lasers, with current National champ Luke Cashmore and fellow U21 Harrison Baker the most consistent, but with the Masters fleet making them work hard for their results.
 
So lets keep it happening, continue to support your club sailing and encourage everyone else to join the fun.
 
Nick
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