Monthly Archives: July 2015

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Gosford Sunday 2nd August

GSC LogoThe next round of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series will be Sunday 2nd August at Gosford Sailing Club. There are three races scheduled the first of which is 1.00pm.

There is a new coffee shop at the club which also serves hot food and there will be a free sausage sizzle at the club after the event.

You can enter online on the NB Sailsports web site here or using cash at the venue on Sunday. Entry fee is $20.

You still have lots of chances to get tickets for the draw for fabulous prizes from NB including a new Laser upgrade. The more races you compete in as well as how well you do will determine how many tickets you get for the prize draw which will occur at the final NB event at Double Bay Sailing Club on 29th August.

Results for the NB Sailsports Sprint Series to date are here.

Laser Worlds Kingston

Congratulations to the Australian Laser sailors who participated in the Open Men’s and Masters Worlds at Kingston Ontario Canada.

Tom Burton was third in a challenging open series which saw all six Australians in the 158 fleet qualify for the top 53 gold fleet.   Full results are here.

In the Masters 28 Australians competed in the fleets totalling some 260. Brett Beyer (SM), Mark Bethwaite (SGGM) and Rob Lowndes (RGGM) were winners in their divisions while Zac Skulander (RM) and Jeff Loosemore (RGM) were additional cube winners. Full results are below;

Standard Masters

Radial Masters

Photos from the events are here

Good luck and and good sailing to the Australians who will compete in the Youth Worlds at the same Kingston venue between 15-20th August. You can follow their results from the regatta web site here.

Australian Masters at Kingston

Australian Masters at Kingston


Tom Burton at Laser Worlds

Tom Burton at Laser Worlds Photo by Sailingshot

H2O Laser Training and Coaching

h2o_logoH2O Sports Academy have a number of training and coaching session planned. Of particular interest are the following.

H2O Laser 4.7 Race Team – Applications open to any keen U19 Laser 4.7 sailor. Team coach is Laura Baldwin, Olympian and Coach. The program kicks off at the NSW Youth Sailing Championship 3-5 Oct at George’s River and continues through to the completion of the Australian Youth Championships. Team members will get uniform including t-shirts, caps, bibs and boat stickers. More info link

H2O Laser Class Training – with World # 1 Tom Burton, Ryan Palk who recently finished 11th at the Laser World Championships and Laura Baldwin, Olympian and Coach. A series of training days have been set with a newly developed H2O Laser Training Program almost ready to launch. This program is mapped out in a logbook, with the coaches signing off skills you demonstrate correctly in the training session, leaving the areas to work on next clearly listed. More info link

H2O Kids Race Training Camps – September 21-23 and 28-30, H2O are offering two 3-days, 2-nights fully catered residential race training camps with world-class coaches, Karyn Gojnich, Ryan Palk, Laura Baldwin and Haylee Outteridge for Lasers, Optimists, Sabots and 29ers sailors 8-17 years. More info link

Masters Sailors Tom Burton Coaching at the NSW States - World number  one ranked Tom Burton will be coaching a team of 6 sailors at the NSW Laser States at Wangi Wangi 14-15th November. $350 includes a weekend of coaching, t-shirt, boat and sail stickers and use of a race bib. Email to book a place.

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