Archive for April 2014

2014 Laser Masters’ World Championships

Applications for entry for the 2014 Laser Masters’ World Championships will open Friday, 11 April 2014 (3.00 pm Aust Eastern Standard Time).

The deadline for receiving entry applications for initial allocation of places is 18 May 2014 at 23:59 Central Daylight Time.

You are encouraged to complete the entry application as soon as possible once it becomes available. Please be aware that if you do not apply by 18 May 2014, you may have very little chance of attending this championship.

The links below will take you to the applications and provide more information about this championship, including the Notice of Race and the country entry allocations.

2014 Laser Masters’ World Championships
• Dates: Fri 3 October – Sat 11 October 2014
• Venue: Hyeres, France
• Click HERE for Masters’ Application

For more information about the ILCA application and entry process, please refer to the ILCA website pages at the links below:

Information for Sailors
Information for Districts

New Arrangements for ISAF Sailing World Cup

ISAFWorldCupLogoThe International Sailing Federation ISAF have announced new plans for the ISAF Sailing World Cup.

The new arrangements address the main concerns which the Laser Class had with the radical concept discussed last November.  Changes to the previous concept include classes will retain their world championship titles, more entries in the grand final for each class, retaining the name ISAF Sailing World Cup and having entry flexibility with wild cards.

You can see how the new Sailing World Cup will operate and how the circa 20 finalists will be selected on the ISAF web site here.

NB SailSports Winter Sprint Series

nbsailsportslogoThe NB SailSports Winter Sprint Series is on again this year. The venues and dates of the series are:

18 May: Middle Harbour Amateur Sailing Club – First warning 1pm, 3 races
29 June: Woollahra Sailing Club – First waring 10am, 3 races
20 July: Belmont 16ft Skiff Club – First warning 11am, 3 races
31 August: Gosford Sailing Club – First Warning 1pm, 3 races
20 September: Double Bay Sailing Club – First Warning 1pm, 3 races

There will be race prizes for Standard, Radial and 4.7 rigs provided five or more boats compete. There will be 15 races with 12 to count for the overall result so you can miss one venue and still get a respectable score.

The participation raffle prizes include a free trade in on your old boat for a brand new Laser. Each race completed gains the participant a raffle ticket, the more races you complete, the greater your chances of being the holder of the winning ticket that will be drawn at the final event at Double Bay Sailing Club. Other prize draw prizes include; new spars, sails, tillers and ropes.

Entry is $20 which can be placed online by credit card with NB SailSports here or in cash at the venue.

The Notice of Race for the Series is here. Sailing Instructions will be available at the venues.

NSW/ACT Laser Events for 2014/15

Below is the schedule of our NSW/ACT Laser events for next season.

Event Date Venue
Coast Championship 18-19 October 2014 Gosford Sailing Club
State Championship 22-23 November 2014 Belmont 16′s Sailing Club
State Masters 7-8 February 2015 South Lake Macquarie ASC
Metropolitan Championship 7-8 March 2015 Double Bay Sailing Club

You can see the Notices of Race by clicking the links in the table above.

These should be great events at fabulous venues.

We are always on the lookout for good event venues so if your club is interested in running an event in future seasons let me know. Most clubs have adequate facilities to meet our needs for these events. We pay $2,000 for the two day regatta to offset the club’s running costs.

There is a list here of all the local, national and international Laser events that we are aware of for next season.