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2019 Tauranga Regatta

  • Notice of Race
  • Friday 15 Feb at 5.00pm entries close ($40)
  • Saturday 16 Feb at 9.30 am late entries close ($45)
  • Saturday 16 Feb at 9.45  briefing
  • Saturday 16 Feb at 10.55 warning flag for race 1
  • Sunday 17 Feb at 15.00 no race to start after this.
Saturday night will be a casual get-together sponsored by Ebbit Motors who will also supply a large BBQ trailer.  We will put on salad, bread etc. And the bar will be open.
 
It would be great to see you down here!
 
Any questions contact Pete Thomas  |  petethomasnz@gmail.com
 

Royal Akarana YC 2019 Thursday Twilight Series

  • 14th Feb to 18 Apr 2019
  • 5:30 pm registration, 6:30 pm first race
  • open to members or visitors
  • charter boats available from RAYC
  • Notice of Race

2019 ILCA Laser Handbook

The 2019 ILCA Laser Handbook is now available online: http://www.laserinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Handbook_21...

Updated Laser Interclub Ladder

Laser Interclub Ladder  updated 21st Dec 2018

2018 The Water Shed North Island Laser Traveller Series

Due to popular demand, and with support from The Water Shed, we are going to have a North Island Laser traveller series.
 

The regattas which all count to overall series points are;
  • North Island Champs - Napier - 24th & 25th November 2018
  • Laser Nationals - Manly - 12th to 15th January 2019
  • Auckland Laser Champs - Tamaki - 6th & 7th April 2019
Prizes awarded for Standard and Radial (and 4.7 if sailed at the 3 regattas) and we will publish progressive results.
 
Overall lucky dip prize open to everyone who sails all 3 regattas, a new Laser sail courtesy of Dan at The Water Shed.

2018 North Harbour Masters

Patience was the name of the game at Sundays North Harbour Masters regatta.

5 races were scheduled and the fleet got on the water on time but the breeze refused to cooperate, boxing the compass and then fading out completely before a course could be set. After a nice chat and lunch ashore a light 5 to 8-knot Easterly breeze arrived, allowing the fleet back on the water for two races before the 3pm start close-off time . The breeze remained unstable all afternoon, with frequent large shifts and pressure variations challenging everyone.

 
Two sailors however mastered the conditions, GM's Dave Lowe in the Standards and Werner Hennig in the Radials. Both scored two convincing bullets in their respective fleets, showing that it was possible to master the tricky conditions. In the Standards Mark Hursthouse (GM) pipped Tony Nicholson (M) for second on countback while in the Radials Hamilton visitor Helen Spencer(WM) and local GGM Barrie Knott were tied in second place. Leading GGM in the Standards was Commodore John Dowsett, who finished the day with the usual entertaining prize giving.

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 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

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