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NZ Laser Interclub Ladder Updated 23rd May 2018

See how you're going in Nicks mega NZ Laser Interclub Ladder - updated 23rd May 2018.

Manly Sailing Club Mid-Winter Regatta

Manly Sailing Club Midwinter Regatta 7-9 July

Masters Series: Saturday 7 July.

The Manly Sailing club is proud to announce its inaugural Midwinter Regatta.

The open series will be run over three days Saturday – Monday

A one day masters series will be scored from Saturday racing results.  Masters and Open Fleets will be sailed together.  

Radial and Full Rigs will be started separately.

NOR to follow shortly.

Great practice for the upcoming nationals!

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.

Silver for Sam Meech at the Princess Sofia regatta


© Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy / Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR

Sam Meech collected silver at the 49th Princess Sofia regatta in Palma, finishing off by winning the medal race.

Also in the Men's Laser - 8th Tom Saunders, 20th George Gautrey, 24th Andre McKenzie, 165th (silver fleet) Matt Kempkers

And in the Momen's Laser - 20th Suzanna Pyatt and 44th Olivia Christie.

Other podiums from the team NZL where silver for Alex Maloney and Milloy Meech in the 49erFX and bronze for Andy Maloney as he gets momentum in his Finn campaign.

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2018 OKI 24 Hour Race


The OKI 24 Hour Race 2018  
3-4 March 2018
 
 

Applications for 2018 Laser Youth Worlds and Masters Worlds now open

Applications for the Laser Youth Worlds and Laser Masters Worlds are now open.

Applications accepted from 1st March to 12th April

sailing.laserinternational.org/public/site/event-list

2018 NZ Laser Open & Youth Rankings

2018 Open Rankings

Name Nationals Oceanbridge Total Ranking
Open Mens        
Tom Saunders Dispensation 1 1 1
Sam Meech Dispensation 2 2 2
Andrew McKenzie 1 3 4 3
George Gautrey 2 4 6 4
Alastair Gifford 3 5 8 5
Matthew Kempkers 4 6 10 6
         
Open Women        
Susannah Pyatt
1 1 2 1
Annabelle Rennie-Younger
2 3 5 2
Olivia Christie
3 2 5 3
Samantha Stock 5 4 9 4
Zelda Ladefoged
6 6 12 5
Isabella Boyd 8 7 15 6

2018 Youth Rankings

Only sailors who competed in both the ranking regattas have been ranked at this stage.
Any queries please contact Nick Page.

Youth Boys   Nationals Oceanbridge Total Ranking
Josh
Armit 1 1 2 1
Albert
Stanley 2 2 4 2
Luke
Cashmore 3 3 6 3
Harrison
Baker 4 4 8 4
Jack
Tripe 5 6 11 5
Jayden
Abbott 7 7 14 6
Lachy
Stewart 6 9 15 7
Ryan
Harden 10 5 15 8
James
Sheldon 8 8 16 9
Harry
Corston 11 10 21 10
Jack
Lee Rush 13 11 24 11
Charlie
Loughran 14 12 26 12
Henry
Goodall 15 14 29 13
           
 
Youth Girls
         
Samantha
Stock 2 1 3 1
Isabella
Boyd 4 2 6 2
 

Ed's Wellington Laser Sailing Update - February 2018

Hello All,
 
Here is a quick update to keep you informed on recent news and also a few details about the forthcoming events.
 
The Wellington Laser Champs will be hosted by Muritai Yacht Club as part of the Wellington Centreboard Regatta on the 10th of March 2018. The notice of race will soon be available on the WAY website: http://www.sporty.co.nz/wya
We are hoping to have this event added to the overall NZ ranking ladder for both the Masters and Open divisions.
The 2018 Laser Nationals were held at the Naval Point Club in Lyttleton. The regatta was held in spectacularly warm conditions with a predominately moderate easterly breeze and big waves. The Wellington fleet was well represented with podium results in the Youth, Open, Women, and Masters categories. Here is a summary of the Wellington sailors results:
  • Don Christie                                        7th Laser Standard Masters
  • Olivia Christie                                      7th Radial 3rd Radial Woman
  • Andrew Dellabacca                             1st Laser Standard Masters
  • George Gautrey                                  2nd Laser Standard Open
  • Bruce Jones                                        7th Radial Grand Masters
  • Albert Stanley                                      5th Radial Open and 2nd Radial Youth
  • Edmund Tam                                       1st Radial Masters
  • Paul Thomas                                      3rd Laser Standard Grand Master
  • Jack Tripe                                           9th Radial Open and 5th Youth
  • Rob Woodward                                   2nd Laser Standard Masters
Check out the following link for further results and a post-regatta report from the NZLA President -Nick Page: http://www.nzlaser.org/content/sheffield-2018-nz-national-laser-champs-naval-point
 
3. Oceanbridge NZL Regatta Murrays Bay 3 – 4th February 2018 results:
 
Laser Standard:
  • 4th George Gautrey
  • 9th Andrew Dellabacca
 
Laser Radial
  • 5th Albert Stanley
  • 11th Jack Tripe (6th Youth)
  • 4th Olivia Christie (2nd Female)

4. International Events and applications for entry:
  • Laser Masters World Championship- 7 -15 September 2018. Entry applications are open from 1 March 2018
  • 2018 Laser Radial Youth Championships – 18 – 25 August 2018. Entry applications are open from 1 March
  • 2018 Laser & Laser Radial Under 21 World Championships – Poland 1 – 8 July 2018. Entry Applications are now open.
Check on the laserinternational.org site for further details
 
5. Attention Worser Bay Laser sailors -The 2nd Worser Bay Beach Carnival is set to be held on Sunday the 4th of March 2018. In order to prepare for this event the WBBC laser fleet has been tasked with assisting to set-up the tents prior to the start of the carnival @ 8am and also to help pack up at 3pm. If I could please get some WBBC laser volunteers to assist it would be most appreciated – It was a fantastic event last well worth attending with a wide variety of water and land-based events as well as some great food.
 
6. Boats wanted / for sale. There are a couple of people that are currently in the market for boats. If you are thinking of selling a boat please let me know and I can refer you on to the interested parties.
 
7. Zephyrs National Championships - 22 – 25 February 2018 Worser Bay. Rob Bryant is still looking for a few volunteers. If you are available to help please email Rob at robdebbryant@gmail.com
 
8. Events in Auckland:

9. Be sure to check out the ‘Wellington Laser Masters’ facebook page for local and international events and news as well as the odd repost of any useful sailing tips and articles. Please feel free to click ’like’ on any content that you find useful or interesting so we can continue to put up relevant material and stop posting items that are not of interest.
 
If you have any feedback or suggestions then please let me know.
 
Regards,
Edmund Tam
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