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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.

 

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

South Pacific Laser Masters 2018

Results for the July 2018 South Pacific Laser Masters Results, Manly Brisbane

2018 Port Ohope Queens Birthday Regatta

Port Ohope hosted their annual QB Regatta.

A highlight was having a radial fleet of 11, including 5 women.
 
Helen Spencer (Hamilton/Tauranga) took out the radial fleet win overall with consistent 1sts & 2nds. Local Heather Hourigan drew on local knowledge to hold 4th overall, including one bullet.  Leny Woolsley (Ohope) and Fi Chapman (Tauranga) ventured into lasers for a new experience, having transferred from keeler backgrounds.  Young Clementine Roe (Taupo) got in there amidst the radials with her 4.7 and pulled off some fine starts and sailing (even with a smaller sail).
 
It was encouraging to experience women competing and encouraging new sailors from clubs around the BoP & Waikato region.

Photo: Clementine Roe, Helen Spencer, Fi Chapman, Heather Hourigan. Absent Leny Woolsley

- Helen Spencer

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.

2018 Northshore Freshwater Champs Results & Report

34 sailors entered the 2018 Northshore Freshwater Champs.

All Results

Saturday had 12-18 knots from the Northwest with gusts up to 25 knots.

Sunday had sun and a shifty 8-12 knots from the West.

The Full rig numbers were down this year but the quality was excellent with Rohan Lord coming out top over Dave Ridley who was just ahead of Andrew Dellabarca who had driven up from Wellington.

Winner of the Great Grand Masters was Gary Lock who redeemed himself with a 3rd in the last race.

In the Radial there was an excellent turnout of youth, women and masters. Josh Armit series was ruined after a broken mast in race 2, but Luke Cashmore who won overall sailed a good series ahead of Harrison Baker. One to look out for was 13-year-old Caleb Armit who finished 5th.

1st Women was Samantha Stock in 7th and 1st Master Radial was Georgi Yankov in 12th.

Our thanks to Race officer Garth Briden and to Commodore John Dowsett for use of his boat in the trying Saturday conditions. Thanks to Sandy Wilson in the Tower and the rest of the committee who made it a successful day with generous prizes.

The next big Pupuke event is the North Harbour Masters in the 2nd week of November and there is regular sailing through the winter on Sundays at 1.30pm start time.

John Dowsett - Commodore Pupuke BC

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