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.