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Entry open for 2020 4.7 and Under-21 World Champs

Applications for entry for the following Laser World Championships will be accepted beginning Thursday, 23 January 2020:
  • 2020 ILCA Laser Under-21 World Championships
  • 2020 ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships
Detailed information about each of the Championships is available through the ILCA Laser World Championships events page: sailing.laserinternational.org
 
If possible, please publish the information below on your district website and send an email to any sailors from your country who would be interested and eligible to compete in either of these Championships. For your convenience, you may cut and paste the information below the red line into an email for your members.
 
Thank you for your help in spreading the word about these events.
 
Best regards,
The ILCA Team

ILCA Announces List of 7 New Builder Applicants

As a result of antitrust actions brought in Europe, and in order to comply with EU Regulations, World Sailing now requires that any interested party that meets the necessary technical qualifications and regulatory requirements must be able to manufacture and sell the boats named as equipment for the Olympic Games. For ILCA, this World Sailing policy has required some changes in how builders are determined and approved to manufacturer class-legal equipment.
 
World Sailing’s Olympic Equipment Policy requires that the Olympic sailing classes have a process in place by which “any interested party who meets the necessary technical qualifications and regulatory requirements must be able to manufacture and sell Olympic equipment.” Further, the manufacturer selection process must be defined on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis.
 
To implement World Sailing’s policy, ILCA has now established the necessary procedures for bringing on new builders.  The primary focus throughout this process is to maintain and ensure the one-design principle that is the foundation of our class – that all boats are built to the same strict standards regardless of the manufacturer. 
 
ILCA is pleased to announce that, under the terms of the new builder approval procedure, seven manufacturers will now be offered provisional licenses to move forward in the builder application process. The provisional approvals come after the formal builder applications were reviewed by the evaluation panel appointed by ILCA, which is comprised of both class technical representatives and independent industry experts.
 
The manufacturers approved to move forward in the application process are (in alphabetical order):
  • Devoti Sailing s.r.o. (Poland)
  • Element 6 Evolution Co Ltd  (Thailand)
  • Nautivela srl (Italy)
  • Ovington Boats Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • Qindao Zou Inter Marine Co., Ltd (China)
  • Rio tecna srl (Argentina)
  • Zim Sailing (United States)
Each builder applicant is now subject to a further technical review to ensure compliance with the established class one-design principles. The new manufacturers will now be required to obtain certified molds and tooling from ILCA and produce a number of pre-production boats to verify the ability to manufacturer boats to the strict specifications and tolerances of the building manual and the class rules. Under the terms of the Olympic Equipment Policy, there are other applicants in the approval process at this time that may also receive provisional approval. ILCA will provide further updates as this process moves forward.  
 
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Tauranga Regatta

2020 Mitre 10 NZ Laser Nationals - Results & Reports

Results

Photos

Reports from Nick Page

Final Day 4 - Tricky to the End

Well we certainly could not complain about lack of variety on the final day of the 2020 Mitre 10 Mega NZ Laser Nationals. In 4 hours we had everything from 20+ knot gusty easterlies through to an abandoned race due to a complete lack of wind, with some racing in between! Racing was scheduled to start an hour earlier today at midday, and the fleet sailed out in a pretty strong, gusty, shifty, easterly blowing off the nearby shore with a nasty steep wind against tide chop, although the forecast would have had us believe that it should have been a light southerly. The Standards battened down the hatches and strapped on the cunninghams and started in full pressure, which held for their first circuit. On the second beat the pressure started to easy and by the bottom of the run had disappeared almost completely. Much to the relief of the leaders PRO Jamie Sutherland made the call to finish the Standards at the bottom gate before it became a lottery. The Open and Masters Radials following after the standards encountered the change in conditions earlier in their races, with the Masters being finished at the top of their second beat. We then waited an hour or so before a weak SW sea breeze came in. The Standards started but sailed into a massive hole, causing their race to be abandoned and with the 3pm deadline on the last day that was it for them. The breeze did sort itself out a little and time allowed the  Radials and Radial Masters to complete their 8 race series with races in a very light and tricky seas breeze to complete a really successful contest, if not one in the "normal" New Plymouth conditions.

In the Standards the stronger winds caused a bit of a shake up in the fleet and many "what might have been" comments through the fleet in the after race musings but it was Luke Cashmore (U21), who managed a solid 5th in the final race, although this ended up as his discard, who in the end came out the convincing victor after a really impressively series in the difficult conditions. Second overall was U21 Harrison Baker, who also had a discard in his final race result but had done enough to hold off Apprentice Masters World Champ Dave Ridley, who won the final race for a well deserved podium finish. Visitors Yvan Beaufils and Jin Hwan Lee rounded out the top 5. Andrew Dellabarca was the top Master and Rohan Lord the top GM after 2nd in the breeze. John Pitman, who was leading the entire fleet prior to the final race being abandoned, not only did a fantastic job as contest organiser but also cleaned up the GGM prize.

In the Radials Courtney Reynolds-Smith (Open Women) completed a dream run by taking the title barely a year after moving into the Laser Radial after successful stints in the 420 and 470. She was the model of consistency in a strong fleet and held her nerve for the final day in spite of the range and difficulty of the conditions to top the table from multi World Masters Champion Scott Leith. Third and top Youth was Thomas Mulcahy, who got the better of Caleb Armit for the Youth title in spite of Caleb winning the first race yesterday. Sara Winther was happy with her 4th overall after only deciding at the last minute to enter but was swearing to be back all guns firing next year to give Courtney a run for her money. Top Youth Girl was Emily Overend from Queen Charlotte although in the end Josefine Siemann (YG) closed the gap with a bullet in the last race, although the sometimes 4.7 sailor had found the windy condition of race 7 a challenge.

In the Master Radial Phil Wild (AM) continued his impressive domination to take out race 7 and did not need to sail race 8. Neither Ed Tam (M) nor Roger Winton (GM), second and third going into the final day, had a great day but both did enough to hold onto their overall spots and to take home the cubes for their respective age groups. The honour of winning the last race went to Charlie Grey (GM) who cleaned up in the the light to end up 6th overall behind Hamilton duo Werner Hennig and Scott McDougall.

So its all over for another year and a huge thanks to NPYC for hosting us and delivering a great contest, blue skies and enough variety to keep everyone on their toes until the end. New champions have been crowned in almost every division, showing a pleasing depth to the fleet. Many of the Masters are heading for the World in Geelong in March so this will have provided them with a good warm up. So congratulations to Luke, Courtney and Phil for their fleet victories and to thanks to everyone involved in organising, running and competing and of course to our main sponsor Mitre 10 Mega.

Standard Fleet Mitre 10 Mega NZ Laser Nationals



Day 3 - Light and Tricky

Two more races were completed in a tricky breeze today to keep the contest bang on schedule. The sea breeze took a long time to get established today, with the breeze initially coming in from the NW before finally shifting to the SW later in the afternoon. It barely made 8 knots during the racing and was very patchy, only getting some oomph for the sail in after racing. The water was pretty flat all day, with a small chop and very little swell. Results generally followed the pattern of the last 2 days, unsurprising given the similar conditions, with the leaders in all fleets continuing their consistent form.

In the Standards Luke Cashmore and Harrison Baker shared the honours today with a 1st and 2nd each, putting Luke in a strong position overall with a 9 point lead, a 2nd as his current discard and only 2 races to go. Harrison lies is second. 5 points back French visitor Ivan Beaufils is third, tied on points with Albert Stanley fourth. Dave Ridley (AM) got among the young guns again in race 6 with a 4th place and is in sixth place overall to lead the masters from past champion Andrew Dellabarca (M). After his stellar race win in the breeze yesterday Rohan Lord held onto the top Grand Master spot but had a forgettable day with a UFD in race 5, along with a few friends, followed by an unfortunate downwind swim in race 6 when he got excited in an 8 knot puff. John Pitman again had a solid day to lead the GGM division, although going to the wrong top mark in race 6 hardly helped his cause.

In the Radials Courtney Reynolds-Smith continued her super impressive form with a 2nd and 3rd to consolidate her overall lead. Scott Leith scored a bullet in race 6 to keep the pressure on Courtney while Thomas Mulcahy (Y) was again pretty consistent to hold onto the leading Youth spot and 3rd overall. Sara Winther scored the other race win today and is 4th overall with Caleb Armit (Y) 5th after struggling to find his best form in todays tricky conditions. Other notable performances today were Matthew Rist with two top 5 placings to be the second best Radial sailor on the day and and Josephine Siemann, who's 2nd in race 5 keeps the pressure on Queen Charlottes Emily Overend for the top Youth Girls slot.

In the Masters Radial Phil Wild (AM) continued to steamroller the fleet with another two bullets to leave the opposition little chance of overhauling him on the last day. Behind Phil defending champ Ed Tam (M)  and semi professional GM Roger Winton, fresh from competing in the Aussie Nationals, again slugged it out with Ed continuing to hold second spot overall ahead of Roger. The whole Radial Masters fleet were given a lesson by the GGM's in race 6, with Garth Cheyne and octogenarian Sandy Grigg leading for much of the race, with Garth pipped at the post by Phil but holding on to second to catapult him up the leader board. Showing true GGM form Sandy had however forgotten to sign on so copped the penalty for that to give his younger opponents a sporting chance!

So with the final day tomorrow again forecast to again have fairly light breezes it is sure to again tax the race management team and provide challenges for all.  The leaders will be looking to hold their nerve and lock in a keeper to take the titles home and we will all be looking at another interesting day on the water to wrap up the 2020 Mitre 10 Mega NZ Laser Nationals. 

Radial Fleet Mitre 10 Mega NZ Laser Nationals


Day 2 - A bit more breeze

Another blue sky day with a sea breeze again provided great racing for all fleets on day 2 of the Mitre 10 NZ Laser Nationals in New Plymouth. The sea breeze came in earlier and built more that yesterday, so while it was only around a 8 knots for race 3 it freshened to a great hiking breeze for race 4 and nice lumpy seas which provided good downwind surfing conditions for those skilled enough to take advantage, although a few also managed a quick dip after misjudging the waves.  The course was positioned a bit further to the East today and the tide did not cause the same problems for the starts so racing progressed on schedule all day. Results in the first race pretty much followed yesterdays form but the extra breeze for race 4 saw some new faces at or near the front of some fleets and a bit of a shake up of placing throughout.

 
In the Standards Luke Cashmore was a model of consistency with a 1st and 2nd today to open up a healthy 12 point gap on the field at the half way point of the contest. Harrison Baker and two of our overseas visitors, Korean Jin Lee and French student Yves Beaufils, who is in New Zealand for the year to study, all had consistent days to lie second, third and fourth overall. In the fresher conditions in the second race Pupuke Grand Master Rohan Lord had a blinder, leading pretty much from start to finish to tighten up the top of the masters fleet leaderboard. He is 7 points adrift of World Apprentice Masters champion Dave Ridley and tied with Master Andrew Dellabarca so the race for masters title remains close.
 
It was generally a similar story in the Radials, with form in the days first race following pretty closely yesterdays results but overnight leader Caleb Armit suffered a DSQ after a protest, which has really opened up the contest. The top of the leader board was given a further shake up in the second race when World Masters Radial Champion Scott Leith found the conditions much more to his liking, winning from top women's sailor Sara Winther and Thomas Mulcahy (Y), who's two thirds today move him well up the leaderboard. So leading the contest at the half way point is Courtney Reynolds-Smith, who had another impressively strong day with a first and fourth. She is followed by Scott and Thomas who are tied points 4 behind Courtney. Emily Overend found the windier conditions in the second race tougher but still has a great lead in the Youth Womens division, although Josephine Siemann (YW) managed to just get the better of her in race 3.
 
In the Masters Radial Phil Wild (AM) continued his impressive domination of fleet with another two bullets. The battle behind him was close with both defending champ Master Ed Tam and GM Roger Winton adding 5 points for the day and lie second and third overall. Scott McDougall (GM) struggled to repeat his form of yesterday to slip to 4th overall. Jeff Booth continues to lead the GGM's, although Muritai club mate GGM Garth Cheyne kept him honest and clearly enjoyed the extra breeze in the second race in spite of sailing with a broken tiller extension.
 
So while New Plymouth gave us just a hint of its windy reputation today the forecast for the remaining two days continues to look settled, which will hopefully allow all races to be completed on schedule and everyone to further improve their suntans at the same time. The discard comes into play after tomorrows races so we can expect to see a bit of a shakeup in some of the standings, particularly in the Radial fleet.

Andrew Child enjoying the sea breeze in race 3



Day 1 - A benign start
New Plymouth was on its best behaviour today for the first day of the 2020 Mitre 10 NZ Laser Nationals. As forecast, beautiful blue skies greeted the sailors and the mornings fresh easterly died out as the fleet were on their way to the start line and after about 45 minutes a light 5-8 knot SW sea breeze established itself and stabilised enough for racing to get underway. The breeze held for the afternoon, with wind against tide creating a small chop and there was just enough of a ground swell to remind us that we are on the open ocean. With the tide under the fleet for the starts there were several general recalls and a few unfortunately fell foul of the dreaded black flag. However in the end 2 excellent races were completed for all fleets, although PRO Jamie Sutherland clearly decided that he would not let us off too easily and set an extra length challenge for the second race!
 
In the Standards the conditions clearly suited the younger sailors, with U21Luke Cashmere from Wakatere moving up from winning the Youth Radials last year to lead the fleet after a perfect 2 bullets, to establish a handy early advantage over Worser Bays Albert Stanley (U21). He is followed by Korean visitor Jin Hwan Lee, who is tied on points with Torbay's Harrison Baker (U21). First of the masters in the combined Standard fleet is World Apprentice Masters champion Dave Ridley (AM) from Pupuke in 6th. He is closely followed by GM Rohan Lord and past Masters champion Andrew Dellabarca (M). Master Greg Wilshire was the talk of the boat park as he managed to sail, and sail well, with a massive bruised posterior after an accident when loading the boat on the trailer in Auckland for the trip down!
 
In the Radial fleet Murrays Bay's Caleb Armit (Y) also showed real class in the conditions to dominate with two race wins. Second overall is leading womens contender Courtney Reynolds-Smith who was really consistent with a third and a forth to lead Lachlan Dillon from Tauranga, who is tied with this years Corston clan rep Harry, by 3 points. Leading the youth girls is Emily Overend from Queen Charlotte in 8th overall. She has to be super pleased with her day as she is just 2 points behind our top womens sailor from the last Olympic cycle, Sara Winther, who has come back into the fleet for this contest.
 
In the Radial Masters fleet Phil Wild (AM) from Manly completed the triple for the fleet leaders with two firsts but is closely followed by defending champion, Worser Bays Ed Tam (M) who has a one point lead over Hamilton's Scott McDougall (GM). Leading the Women's Masters is Lucia Chagas in 8th overall. Muritai's Jeff Booth is the leading GGM and it was inspirational to see 80 year old Sandy Grigg on the start line for yet another year.
 
Conditions for tomorrow are forecast to be similar to today's so it will be interesting to see if todays fleet leaders, all of whom were dominant in their respective fleets today, can continue their run of success tomorrow.
 

Mitre 10 NZ Laser Nationals Day 1 - A benign start

Results
 
New Plymouth was on its best behaviour today for the first day of the 2020 Mitre 10 NZ Laser Nationals. As forecast, beautiful blue skies greeted the sailors and the mornings fresh easterly died out as the fleet were on their way to the start line and after about 45 minutes a light 5-8 knot SW sea breeze established itself and stabilised enough for racing to get underway. The breeze held for the afternoon, with wind against tide creating a small chop and there was just enough of a ground swell to remind us that we are on the open ocean. With the tide under the fleet for the starts there were several general recalls and a few unfortunately fell foul of the dreaded black flag. However in the end 2 excellent races were completed for all fleets, although PRO Jamie Sutherland clearly decided that he would not let us off too easily and set an extra length challenge for the second race!
 
In the Standards the conditions clearly suited the younger sailors, with U21Luke Cashmere from Wakatere moving up from winning the Youth Radials last year to lead the fleet after a perfect 2 bullets, to establish a handy early advantage over Worser Bays Albert Stanley (U21). He is followed by Korean visitor Jin Hwan Lee, who is tied on points with Torbay's Harrison Baker (U21). First of the masters in the combined Standard fleet is World Apprentice Masters champion Dave Ridley (AM) from Pupuke in 6th. He is closely followed by GM Rohan Lord and past Masters champion Andrew Dellabarca (M). Master Greg Wilshire was the talk of the boat park as he managed to sail, and sail well, with a massive bruised posterior after an accident when loading the boat on the trailer in Auckland for the trip down!
 
In the Radial fleet Murrays Bay's Caleb Armit (Y) also showed real class in the conditions to dominate with two race wins. Second overall is leading womens contender Courtney Reynolds-Smith who was really consistent with a third and a forth to lead Lachlan Dillon from Tauranga, who is tied with this years Corston clan rep Harry, by 3 points. Leading the youth girls is Emily Overend from Queen Charlotte in 8th overall. She has to be super pleased with her day as she is just 2 points behind our top womens sailor from the last Olympic cycle, Sara Winther, who has come back into the fleet for this contest.
 
In the Radial Masters fleet Phil Wild (AM) from Manly completed the triple for the fleet leaders with two firsts but is closely followed by defending champion, Worser Bays Ed Tam (M) who has a one point lead over Hamilton's Scott McDougall (GM). Leading the Women's Masters is Lucia Chagas in 8th overall. Muritai's Jeff Booth is the leading GGM and it was inspirational to see 80 year old Sandy Grigg on the start line for yet another year.
 
Conditions for tomorrow are forecast to be similar to today's so it will be interesting to see if todays fleet leaders, all of whom were dominant in their respective fleets today, can continue their run of success tomorrow.

2020 Mitre10 MEGA NZ National Laser Champs - New Plymouth

Back to New Plymouth for our national champs with the generous support of Mitre10 MEGA.

The NPYC runs great regattas, and the sailing there can be fantastic. We have had memorable years with spectacular downwind sailing.

Enquiries
Karen at secretarynzlaser@gmail.com

Protest Committee Links

Schedule

Thursday 16th
  • Late Registration from 9am
  • Breifing 11am
  • 2 races - first race 1pm
Friday 17th
  • 2 races - first race 1pm
  • Contest Dinner at the club
Saturday 18th
  • 2 races - first race 1pm
Sunday 19th
  • 2 races - first race 12pm
  • Prizegiving after racing
Unloading and Parking
Boats are to be unloaded from road trailers in the car park next to the compound and wheeled from there into the compound. Road trailers are to be taken to the marked trailer storage area on the other side of Ocean View Parade and cars parked in the same grassed area.
On Sunday 19th, a popular Seaside Market will operate from 09:00 to 15:00 in the reserve adjacent to the yacht club. We will do what we can to reserve car parking at the western end of the grassed area.
See the map below.

Boat Storage
All boats are to be stored on beach trollies within the club compound which will be locked at night.  Since there is limited room, please keep your boat and gear stored neatly in the available space, being aware of the needs of others.
See the map below.
 

Measurement
You must complete measurement before registering. Please do this as early as possible. Measuring time is officially from 12pm to 5pm on Wednesday. But we are aiming for early measuring on Tuesday afternoon, and measuring all Wednesday till 5pm. Measurement will be within the boat compound.
See more on getting through measurement.

Contest Dinner
A meal will be served at the NPYC on the evening of Friday 17th. Additional tickets can be purchased at the time of registration for $20 ea.

Ablutions
The club has changing rooms with showers. Please leave the black sand outside, use the shower wet areas for wet gear and keep the dry areas as dry as possible.

Launching
To help with beach trolley grouping, identification and boat retrieval, Radials are to launched on the eastern (right hand) side of the beach, Standards to the western (left) of the sign.
 
Boat Washing
New Plymouth has water restrictions January through March. To limit water consumption and to avoid congestion, boats will pass through a spray system on entering the compound from the beach.  There will be no facility for individual boat washing on competition days.

Incafé Coffee
A barista will be on duty each morning to serve your expresso caffeine fix.  EFTPOS available.

Clubrooms, Bar and Café
The clubrooms and bar will be open each day after sailing for socialising.
The café will be operating, selling food on each competition day and after racing.

Help Required
Further help is required both onshore (Call Alison) and offshore (Call Wayne Holdt 027 258 3796)

Questions
Regarding onshore arrangements or local information 

contact Alison Pitman 027 450 6102 (in the hi-viz vest onshore)

 

 

Preview for the 2020 Mitre 10 Laser Nationals

From the 16th to the 19th January New Plymouth Yacht Club will be hosting another strong fleet of close to 100 sailors aged from 14 to 80 next week for the annual NZ Laser Nationals. With our top men and women Olympic aspirants committed to sailing in Australia this summer in the lead up to the Laser Worlds in Melbourne in February this weeks contest offers a unique opportunity to our top non Olympic sailors to take home the coveted Standard and Radial Laser National Championship titles.
 
In the Standards the Open and Masters fleets will be combined, allowing reigning World Apprentice Master World champion Dave Ridley a chance of getting the better of an extremely strong group of younger sailors. These include those moving up from the Youth ranks such as Luke Cashmore, Harrison Baker and Albert Stanley as well as experienced campaigners including Alastair Gifford, who has been near the top for several seasons, and other top Masters including Andrew Dellabarca, Rohan Lord and Cris Brodie.
 
In the Radials the Open and Masters fleets will sail separately. In the Opens it will also be a contest of youth vs experience with top Youths sailors Caleb Armit, Thomas Mulcahy and Matthew Rist, all fresh from competing at the Australian Laser Nationals, sure to be pushed hard by several others including multi World Masters champion Scott Leith and up and coming Women's contender Courtney Reynolds Smith. In the Masters Radial, with Scott electing to sail in the Open fleet, reigning Radial Masters national champion Ed Tam will again be a top bet, although apprentice Phil Wild, who is returning from an injury break, and GM Roger Winton, also fresh from the Aussie Nationals, will be among those with other ideas.
 
The Laser class has been a regular visitors to New Plymouth, with several legendary contest over the years. It has a deserved reputation for providing challenging and exciting conditions and a great contest for everyone and we are sure that this year will be no exception. There is still time to get your entry in and join the fleet, with late entry available until the 15th January. All details are available on the NZLaser Association website.
 

2020 Mitre10 MEGA NZ National Laser Champs Entries

Entries updated 6pm 10th Jan

Laser 4.7 Under 18 Female Josefine Siemann
Laser 4.7 Under 18 Male Thomas Link
Laser Radial Open Male harry corston
Laser Radial Open Male Scott Leith
Laser Radial Women Female Rachel Basevi
Laser Radial Women Female Holly Curtis
Laser Radial Women Female Julia Francis
Laser Radial Women Female Courtney Reynolds-Smith
Laser Radial Youth Female Charli Gray
Laser Radial Youth Female Emily Overend
Laser Radial Youth Female Maddie Rist
Laser Radial Youth Female Molly Webley
Laser Radial Youth Male Caleb Armit
Laser Radial Youth Male Max Beck
Laser Radial Youth Male Jack Bennett
Laser Radial Youth Male Daniel Brodie
Laser Radial Youth Male Lachlan Dillon
Laser Radial Youth Male Harry Edwards
Laser Radial Youth Male Nicholas Mannering
Laser Radial Youth Male Thomas Mulcahy
Laser Radial Youth Male Matthew Rist
Laser Radial Youth Male Jaxon Roddick
Laser Radial Youth Male Blake Wood
Laser Radial Youth Male Will Wright
Laser Standard Open Male Harrison Baker
Laser Standard Open Male Yvan Beaufils
Laser Standard Open Male Luke Cashmore
Laser Standard Open Male Andrew Child
Laser Standard Open Male Alastair Gifford
Laser Standard Open Male Levi Harper
Laser Standard Open Male Tristan Hodge
Laser Standard Open Male JIN HWAN LEE
Laser Standard Open Male Eroni Leilua
Laser Standard Open Male Albert Stanley
Master Radial Apprentice (35-44) Male Phil Wild
Master Radial Grand Master (55-64) Female Jo Jackman
Master Radial Grand Master (55-64) Female Helen Spencer
Master Radial Grand Master (55-64) Male Robert English
Master Radial Grand Master (55-64) Male Paul Francis
Master Radial Grand Master (55-64) Male Werner Henning
Master Radial Grand Master (55-64) Male Scott McDougall
Master Radial Grand Master (55-64) Male Rick Spencer
Master Radial Grand Master (55-64) Male Christopher Trudgen
Master Radial Grand Master (55-64) Male Charlie Watt
Master Radial Grand Master (55-64) Male Roger Winton
Master Radial Great Grand Master (65+) Male Jeff Booth
Master Radial Great Grand Master (65+) Male Garth Cheyne
Master Radial Great Grand Master (65+) Male Sandy Grigg
Master Radial Master (45-54) Male Dragos Blaga
Master Radial Master (45-54) Female Lucia Chagas
Master Radial Master (45-54) Male steve harris
Master Radial Master (45-54) Male Edmund Tam
Master Standard Apprentice (35-44) Male Tim Pitcaithly
Master Standard Apprentice (35-44) Male dave ridley
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Grant Abicht
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male John Coltman
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Greg Corston
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Mike Keeton
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Mike Knowsey
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Rohan Lord
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male David Lowe
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Mark Page
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Nick Page
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Mark Patterson
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Chris Sadler
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Andrew Skerrett
Master Standard Grand Master (55-64) Male Paul Thomas
Master Standard Great Grand Master (65+) Male Allan Bindon
Master Standard Great Grand Master (65+) Male GARRY LOCK
Master Standard Great Grand Master (65+) Male John Pitman
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Doug Anderson
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Owen Anderson
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Robert Anderson
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Ken Atchison
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Ian Baker
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male simon beck
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Cris Brodie
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Don Christie
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Andrew Dellabarca
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Michael Gray
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male karl nicholson
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Tony Nicholson
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Daryl Parkes
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Luuk van Basten Batenburg
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Greg Wilshire
Master Standard Master (45-54) Male Rob Woodward

 

2019 South Island Laser Champs

On the 30th November and 1st December 2019, 13 Radials and about 5 4.7s arrived to a blustery NE.

A decision to race was delayed until 2pm. The wind hadn’t dropped much, and the decision was made to race. Sails were raised with difficulty and a number swopped to 4.7 rigs. At least the start line was very close to the launching site and the water was relatively flat. Spectators had a great view of the action as the wind blew mostly 20-30 knots with a few gusts in the low 30 knots.


We had 2 short races over an outer trapezoid course, some deciding to “granny gybe” thus avoiding a capsize swim. As far as I am aware Peter Graham and Hamish in the Radials and Morris Hall in the 4.7 made it around without a swim. Everyone was relieved to make it back to shore. Jenny Armstrong saying it was the windiest she had been out in her Laser!

Sunday brought nicer weather with a 10-15 knot NE. Jenny and Peter in the Radials sharing the 2 race wins each over 4 races. 

Thanks to Vauxhall yacht club for hosting the regatta. Well done to all.
 
Hamish Atkinson 201518 

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