Monthly Archives: October 2016

State Championship GRSC 26-27th November

GRSC_LogoThe State Championship will be held on 26th and 27th November at Georges River Sailing Club.

This will be a great event leading up to Sail Sydney 15-18 December and the Nationals in Adelaide over Christmas New Year.

Georges River SC is a great venue and with sailing out on the waters of Botany Bay we will enjoy the best of Sydney’s summer breezes (promise).

The event Notice of Race is HERE. The Sailing Instructions are HERE.

You can enter online HERE. Entries will also be taken up to 11.30am on Saturday 26th November at the GRSC but you can save yourself something else to worry about on the day by entering online. You can see who has entered to date HERE.

The Annual General Meeting of the NSW & ACT Laser Association will be held at the States at 9.00am on Sunday 27th November. Come along and have your say about how we manage and support Laser sailors and sailing. The Agenda for the AGM is HERE.

Coach Boat Arrangements for States at Georges River

In order to reduce congestion around Georges River Sailing Club during the Laser States, all RIB’s and support boats are requested to launch at Sylvania Waters Public Boat Ramp  or Kyeemagh Boat Ramp.

Only boats owned by Georges River Sailing Club will be launched at the club under strict supervision during the regatta. For safety reasons there will be no exceptions.

A trot line will be available at the club however NSW/ACT Laser Association and Georges River Sailing Club take no responsibility for the safety or security of your vessel should you choose to utilise the trot line. Please consider other boats tied up next to you by leaving your motor down and give others a lift to and from the shore if required.

St George Motor Boat Club  has limited secure storage available on their marina. Enquiries to

Sail Sydney 2016 Woollahra 15 to 17th December

Sail_Sydney_2016_LogoSail Sydney will be held from 15th to 17th December at Woollahra Sailing Club.

10 races are scheduled over the three days for Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7.

The Notice of Race for the event is HERE.

You can Register and pay for entry online HERE.

The web site for Sail Sydney is HERE.


World Masters Games Lasers Torbay NZ March 2017

World_Masters_Games_2017_logoRise to the challenge from our fellow Laser sailors across the ditch.

You guys might not be able to play rugby but World Masters Games sailing at Torbay, Auckland from 22nd to 28th April next year offers you the opportunity to cross the ditch, take on the kiwis yourself and while you are at it see a bit of NZ and be part of what will be the biggest world sporting event of 2017.

Charter boats are available on a first come best dressed basis and can be booked directly from Performance Sailcraft Australia at

So whether your 35 or 75, organise a boat and join over 100 sailors already registered and enter now.

More info and details are HERE and registration is at


Coast Championship South Lakes SC

Jack Littlechild Leads in 4.7 on Sunday - Photo Claire Alexander

Jack Littlechild Leads in the 4.7′s on Sunday – Photo by Troy Cortis

80 Lasers competed in the Coast Championship held at South Lakes ASC over the weekend.

On Saturday the AP was aired as there was no wind. The first race was attempted in a 10 knot NW breeze but it died-push out by a building southerly change. That race was abandoned and sequently three races were run in a building southerly.

On Sunday lack of wind was never going to be a problem as the southerly built through the day reaching gust maximums near 35 knots. This kept the sailors on their toes and did result in a few broken masts. In particulat the 21 strong 4.7 fleet handled the conditions really well. Two races were run in the tough conditions.

The 4.7′s were narrowly won by Jack Littlechild who sails at Woollahra SC, Double Bay SC and RSYS. Second just one point behind Jack was Nathan Bryant from RPAYC followed by Boston Cortis. The first woman was Paige Caldecoat.

The radials were dominated by Finn Alexander from Double Bay SC. Finn took time off from HSC exams prep and won all the races he sailed with the bung screwed in his boat and came third in the one race which he sailed bungless. Hungarian Olympic representative Maria Erdi who finished 14th in Rio was second behind Finn followed closely by Masters sailor Shaun Feeney from MHASC.

Chris Caldecoat Laser builder PSA’s CEO took out the Standard rigs winning both of the heavy weather races. Fellow Masters sailor Stuart Holdsworthy from RPAYC was second and Newcastle CYC’s Jamie Woods a close third.

Thanks to South Lakes ASC, their great on water and club based volunteers and our RO Col Chidgey for the faultless effort running this event. South Lakes is a favourite venue for the Lasers and hopefully we will be back soon.

The final results are here.

Coast Championship SLMASC 22nd &23rd October


The NSW/ACT Laser Coast Championship will be held at Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club at Sunshine next weekend 22nd and 23rd October.

This is always a great event to kick off the season’s interclub program.  SLMASC is a fantastic club and venue. The location on Sunshine Parade at Sunshine is HERE on Google maps.

There are six races scheduled, three on each day. Racing starts at 1.30pm on Saturday and at 11.00am on Sunday.

You can enter online HERE paying entry with Visa or Mastercard. Beach entries can be made at the venue on Saturday up to 11.30am using cash, Visa or Mastercard. Tou can see who has entered to date HERE.

Entry is $60 or $30 if you are under 21 years old. The Notice of Race is HERE and the Sailing Instructions are HERE.

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