Monthly Archives: November 2016
The 2017 Australian Laser Championships for Open, Youth and Masters will be held in Adelaide from 27 December 2016 – 4 January 2017. The Notice of Race, link to on-line entry, regatta information and news are available on the Adelaide Laser Nationals website http://adelaidelasernationals2017.com/.
Standard entry closes at 1700 AEST on 1st December 2016. After that an additional $100 late entry fee will be charged.
The organisers are looking at some great innovations this year, with daily video reports and plans to have some of the fleet tracked with GPS live on the event website.
The championships will be held at Adelaide Sailing Club which offers state-of-the-art facilities including a large grass rigging area and beach access with breakwater protection. The race course is only a 10-minute sail from the launching area, allowing for great spectating from the balcony at the clubhouse.
Entry, Race Documents and information for the Youth Championships are available HERE.
A late entry fee applies for the Youth Championship from 4th December.
Well done everyone who competed in the Laser Open States at Georges River over the weekend.
There were 100 competitors enjoying some really nice winds on uncrowded Botany Bay along with some pre and post race exercise moving Lasers across the sand at GRSC.
R.O. Col Chidgey and his team did a great job and the scheduled six races were completed.
The Standard rig winner quite convincingly was current World Masters Champion Brett Beyer. Brett won all but one race. Second was Fillah Karim from Royal Vancouver YC Canada just ahead of Woollahra SC sailor Nicholas Skulander.
In the Radials Finn Alexander from “the best Laser sailing club in the world!” Double Bay won. Freed from the mental challenges of HSC exams Finn showed the classy Radial fleet a clean pair of heels in every race. Finn will be representing Australia in the ISAF Youth World Championship in Auckland next month – we wish him well. Second in the Radials and the first woman was Hungarian sailor Maria Erdi followed by Sam King. Both Maria and Sam are coached from Laura Caldecoat’s H2O Academy.
The 4.7′s sailed very well especially in the 18 knot conditions on Saturday. Nathan Bryant from Royal Prince Alfred YC won in a tight contest from Will Cooley WSC/DBSC and Jack Littlechild WSC/DBSC/RSYS. The first woman in the 4.7 was Paige Caldecoat from Belmont 16′s SC.
Thanks to Georges River Sailing Club Commodore Andrew McLachlan and his team for running a great regatta.
The full results are HERE.