Monthly Archives: October 2015
The links below will take you to the event information sites with access to applications and additional information about each championship, including the Notice of Race and the country entry allocations.
2016 Laser Radial Women’s World Championship
• Dates: Tuesday, 12 April – Wednesday, 20 April 2016
• Venue: Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
• Application Deadline: 6 December 2015, 23:59 PM US Central time
• Click HERE for Radial Women Information & Application
2016 Laser Standard Men’s World Championship
• Dates: Tuesday, 10 May – Wednesday, 18 May 2016
• Venue: Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
• Application Deadline: 28 December 2015, 23:59 PM US Central time
• Click HERE for Standard Men Information & Application
For information about the Championships and to fill out an application, please Click the ILCA events page here.
The selection policy for the Masters Worlds for Australia is set out on the ALCA web site here.
So far everyone who wants to participate in World Masters has been accommodated however late applicants are may not know for sure until January. So, as always, it is best to apply early.
The Venue: The 2016 Laser Masters World Championships will take place on the Pacific Coast of Mexico on the waters of Banderas Bay. Sailing will be less than one kilometer off the beaches and will be based out of the Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC). VYC offers a full bar and dining facilities as well as a hot tub, bathrooms, shower and locker rooms and a private swimming pool.
Accommodations: Paradise Village Beach Resort and Spa in Nuevo Vallarta.
Paradise Village occupies a 12-acre private peninsula amidst a 440-acre beachfront community with a world-class marina, a European-style spa, a conference center, a tropical gardens, championship golf and beautiful white-sand beaches.
The World Masters is being run next year as two events. Radial Rig from 22nd April until 30 April 2016 and Standard Rig from 20th May until 28th May 2016. This is because there are limits to the number of charter boats that can be made available, a combined Standard and Radial Masters would mean that ILCA could accommodate only half as many sailors as if they are sailed as separate events. ILCA goal is to give as many sailors as possible an opportunity to compete on the water and enjoy the venue. ILCA say that you may submit applications for both events and that if there is space available you may compete at both.
Why are the two Masters Championships not scheduled back to back? ILCA needed to schedule the Olympic class World Championships around various ISAF events. The host also has scheduling issues that needed to be addressed, and this was the best schedule that could accommodate all the needs and constraints in place.
59 Laser competed in the Coasts at Port Kembla.
Conditions were light and variable on Saturday and after an overnight southerly were a little better on Sunday. RO Andrew McLachlan and the slick Port Kembla Sailing Club on water team worked hard and six races were completed for the three rigs.
It was great to see 16 4.7′s competing, eight making their way from Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club complete with coach. Jack Littlechild from Woollahra and Double Bay SC’s was the clear winner in the 4.7′s winning four of the six races. Cameron Whiteside and Nathan Bryant both from team RPAYC were second and third. The first female in the 4.7′s was overall fourth place Tegan Hanrahan from Canberra YC.
Ashley Stoddart Australia’s number one ranked Laser women sailor made the journey down from Royal Queensland YS to take out the Radial event registering four wins in the process. Second was Blake Selley who sails at both Woollahra and Double Bay SC’s. Third was Jordan Makin from Gosford SC.
The Standard rig event was a Skulander quinella with Zac Skulander from Woollahra SC the clear winner with four bullets and brother Nicholas second. Thomas Vincent came up from McCrae YC in Melbourne to take third place.
Photos from the event courtesy of Port Kembla Sailing Club are here.
Final results after six races are linked below;
Our first regatta for the season is the Coast Championship which is on 17th and 18th October at Port Kembla Sailing Club.
This should be a good weekend away at a great sailing venue.
You can stay nearby or camp on the club grounds or sleep in a swag in the club. There will be meals available at the club including dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning. The menus are here.
Entries using a credit card can be placed on line here or you can enter up to 11.30am at Port Kembla S.C. on Saturday 17th October using a credit card or cash.