Archive for July 2016

NB Sailsports Sprint Series RSYS Sunday 7th August

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The next round of the NBSS Winter Sprint Series will be held from Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on Sunday 7th August with the first of the scheduled 3 races starting at 11.00 am.

The Sailing Instructions for the event are HERE.

Entry is $20 and can be made online on the NB SailSports web site HERE or up to 10.00 am in cash at RSYS.

Only two of the scheduled races have been completed for the series to date so you still have a chance of gaining a good place. You never know you could be lucky and win a brand new Laser courtesy of NB SailSports. This is the main series prize determined by a draw with tickets based on performance and the number of races sailed in the series. The draw for the new Laser and other prizes will be at the final event at Double Bay Sailing Club on 27th August.

Please note that while you can enter the RSYS through the club’s carpark to drop off or unload boats and road trailers, unless you are a RSYS member you can’t park your car there. You have to exit the club and park locally in the surrounding area. If you plan to sail over to RSYS you can sign on and off at the start boat provided you have entered online HERE.

RSYS web site may have additional information HERE.

2017 Metropolitan Championship Change of Venue

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Vaucluse Yacht Club before the storm

Sadly Vaucluse Yacht Club, the host club for our Laser Metros next season, was hit hard by the east coast low in June and the damage will take some time to repair.

Double Bay have stepped in and will run the Metros on the same scheduled weekend (18-19 March 2017). They will include arrangements to allow sailors to stage from other clubs around the Harbour.

We hope that Vaucluse YC manages to repair the extensive damage to their building and that we can look to running Laser interclub events there in the future.

World Masters Games Auckland 21-30 April 2017

World_Masters_Games_2017_logoThe World Masters Games will be held in Auckland 21-30 April 2017.

Sailing, one of the 28 sports being contested at the event, will be held from Torbay Sailing Club 22 Km north of Auckland.

Information and registration is on the WMG web site HERE. There is an information flyer HERE and the Notice of Race is HERE.

A limited number of new Laser charter boats will be available for $1,350 AUD plus refundable damage deposit. Charter information is HERE

Alternatively some Laser charters may be available direct from NZ Laser owners either;

1. Via The Water Shed (NZ Laser Distributor). Email The Water Shed directly on shop@nzwatershed.co.nz or via their website: http://www.nzwatershed.co.nz/contact-2/.

2. Directly with owners via the New Zealand Laser Class Association webpage: http://www.nzlaser.org/laser-charters-2017-world-masters-games