Archive for March 2016
- 2016 Laser Radial Youth World Championships (Dun Laoghaire, Ireland)
- 2016 Laser Radial Men’s World Championship (Dun Laoghaire, Ireland)
- 2016 Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships (Kiel, Germany)
- 2016 Laser Under-21 World Championships (Kiel, Germany)
To submit an application, go to the ILCA Laser World Championships website HERE.
At the conclusion the winners were clear. In the 4.7′s Jack Littlechild from Woollahra SC, in the Radials Noah Taylor from Canberra YC and in the Standards Finn Alexander form Double Bay SC.
There was a good NE sea breeze however there were big wind shifts to be taken advantage of or to confound. Noah Taylor the Radial winner was asked what he thought of the shifty breeze. He responded that compared to Canberra, his home waters, the Pittwater winds were steady.
Finn Alexander the Laser Standard’s winner normally sails in the Radial but has been training with the Australian Sailing Team in the Standard rig and it showed in his domination of that fleet.
The top women sailor was Marlena Berzins from Double Bay SC. Marlena the recent winner of the Laser Women’s in the National Youth Australian Championship will be sailing in the Open Women World’s. It will be great experience and we wish her well for the event.
Thanks to the BYRA Club and its volunteers as well as our R.O. Col Chidgey for the great organisation of this event. Thanks also to local Laser dealer Sailing Scene for their support and prizes for the event.
The final results for the Metros at BYRA are HERE.
Because there will be a number of sailors staging away from BRYA we have posted our R.O. Col Chidgey’s pre-race briefing HERE.
There are currently no changes to the Sailing Instructions which are online HERE.
It will be a busy scene on Pittwater on the weekend on Saturday we will be sharing the waters of Pittwater with the RMYC fleets of Rangers, Jubilees and Coutas and their Classic Spin and Non-Spin fleets. They will sail a windward/leward course to the north of us and, concurrently a classic yacht passage race which will finish to our south at RMYC.
On Sunday there will be a similar set of boats on a passage race again finishing off RMYC. The combined dinghy clubs will sail their Super Sunday on their south Pittwater course which is the water to the south of our course area. RPAYC has a Sail Expo and should have little presence on the water apart from clouds of their Lasers.
The first Warning Signal on Saturday is at 1330. Sunday at 1100. Please allow plenty of time to get to the racetrack. Saturday in the NE it should take some 20 minutes. We’ll aim to do 3 races on both days, Huey willing.
YA completed a nationwide survey of sailing participation which concluded that 77,351 people were members of State YA’s and that 122,138 people participated in sailing 3 or more times in the year. 2/3rds of the 122,000 were male and 1/3rd were under 19.
There were 9,675 active support people to make it all happen 1,242 of who were paid. There were 117,000 people who participated in sailing promotion activities (like Try Sailing) in 2015.
More information on the survey is HERE.