Laser News

All the news that's fit to print for New Zealand Laser sailors.

Nic Croft receives St Johns Rotary Trust Scholarship

Yachting New Zealand have awarded Nic Croft of Manly Sailing Club the St John’s Rotary Trust Scholarship for 2010. The scholarship will allow Nic to compete at CORK International Regatta in Kingston Canada from 16th to 19th August. The regatta is focussed on youth development.

In the past 3 years Nic has progressed through the Laser 4.7 to the Radial and is now a member of the Yachting New Zealand Youth Squad coached by Ian Neely. He's a popular sailor and will be a great ambassador for NZ sailing. 

Mike Bullot 5th at the 2010 Laser Europeans

Mike Bullot (Canam Construction) kept his head to jump back to 5th overall with two 5ths on the last day of the 2010 Laser Europeans in Estonia.

Molly Meech and Thomas Saunders named in the 2010 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team

Molly and Thomas, both from Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club, have been named as  the Laser reps in the 2010 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team, along with 10 others in the RSX, 420, 29er and Multihull classes. The team is primarily coached by Ian Neely and Grant Beck, with the immediate focus being the Youth Worlds in Istanbul, Turkey from 8th to 17th July.
The full report at the yachtingnz.org.

Ryan Amlehn Under 16 4.7 World Champion

 Nelsons Ryan Amlehn accepting his trophy as the 2010 Under 16 world champion in Thailand.

 

Mike and Andrew 3rd and 6th at the Princess Sophia Regatta

Mike Bullot. Andrew Murdoch, Josh Junior, Andy Maloney, Sam Meech, Max Andrews & Sara Winther at the Princess Sophia regatta.

Bruce Kirby on designing the Laser

Believe it or not the Laser original design is now 40 years old. In this Sail World article the designer, Bruce Kirby, talks about how the Laser came about ...
 

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