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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.

2018 South Island Laser Champs

  • Nelson Yacht Club
  • Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd December 2018
  • Notice of Race

2018 North Island Laser Champs

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

The Watershed : Laser Specials before price rises and 2nd hand boats wanted

Dan Salter of The Watershed advised us of the following . . .

We have been advised that the price of Laser Parts is going up. The biggest noticeable change is the sails as the USD strengthens all parts will increase from September 1st
I am going to place an order on Thursday 30th August at 430pm to buy sails at the old price. If sailors would like to order one of these sails at a special price it will be a pay -up-front deal.
We will need full Payment to confirm your order and all orders need to be in BEFORE Thursday 30th August at 4.30pm .
Orders can be made online   http://www.nzwatershed.co.nz/sails/
Orders can also be made at The Water Shed 09 489 6475 
  OLD PRICE SPECIAL PRICE NEW PRICE SEPT 1st
Laser 4.7 sail $898 $850 $999
Laser Radial Hyde Sail $898 $850 $999
Laser STD (Pryde) $1152 $1100 $1299

 

We also have lots of young sailors moving from into both the Radial and 4.7 looking for older boats so if you have an Old boat that you would like to sell please send me the details of what gear you have with it. Also, a price you want with some photos to shop@nzwatershed.co.nz 
 
Thanks
Dan Slater
 
THE WATER SHED 
51 Barrys Point Road
Takapuna
Auckland
New Zealand
Ph +64 9 489 6475
Mobile +64 21 555 356

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

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