Monthly Archives: June 2017

South Pacific Laser Masters RQYS 21-24 July

RQYS_LogoThe South Pacific Laser Masters are on again at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.

Pencil in 21-24 July, 2017 for great Masters competition and superb sailing.

Early bird discount entry is only $190 including the popular Thursday night Laser Forum and the famous Regatta Dinner.

Don’t miss out – you’ll find the 2017 SPLM NOR and entry form HERE and you can enter online HERE.

Results of East Coast Championship at GRSC

Marlena Berzins Radial Winner

Marlena Berzins Radial Winner

Congratulations to Marlena Berzins  and Zac West for their wins in the East Coast Championship held at Georges River Sailing Club last weekend.

Despite the un-cooperative weather Saturday saw four light wind races completed. On Sunday there was no wind to speak of and no races. This saw the series scored over four races with no drops.

Marlena RSYS/DBSC won in the Radials with 1,1,2,2 places from Nathan Bryant RPAYC 2,2,1,4 and Jack Littlechild RSYS/DBSC 4,3,3,1.

In the 4.7′s Zac West RSYS/DBSC was very consistent posting 2,2,2,2 to win followed by Sylvie Stannage RSYS and Archie Gargett KCC (Kurnell Catamaran Club).

The full results for the series are HERE.

4.7 and Radials East Coast Championship 10-11th June GRSC

The NB Sailsports sponsored East Coast Championships will be held at Georges River 16′ Sailing Club (Sanoni Ave, Sandringham) on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend 10-11 June 2017.

This event is open to Laser 4.7 and Radial sailors of any age as well as Opti and 420′s.

The Notice of Race is available HERE. Online entries can be placed on the NSW Opti web site HERE.

For more information there is a brief for the event HERE.


In an effort to encourage a few more registrations to come through before the weekend, the late fee of $100 on this occasion will not be applied if there are any late entries ahead of the weekend for this regatta. We are currently at around 85 boats all up in total across all classes. Would be great to hit the 100 mark!


Results of Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik Holland

Finn Alexander at Medemblik

Finn Alexander at Medemblik

Results from the Grade 1 Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Holland are HERE.

There were 100 competitors in the Men’s and 68 in the Women’s.

Well done to Matthew Wearn 3rd and Mitchell Kennedy 4th who were joined by Finn Alexander in the medal race to finish 8th. Not bad with three Aussies in the top 10.

There were 5 Australians in the Women’s event with Zoe Thompson best placed at 37th. DBSC’s Marlena Berzins sailed her absolute best with some great results to come out with 60 out of 68 Competitors in the Women’s fleet.

Finn’s quote from the seat in the A380 on his way home:

” The medal race was intense, to say the least… with the tip 10 best sailors in the world put against each other on a super short course close to shore, it was bound to be a close race. The points were really close, so my plan was to sail the race like any other… The Start went really well and was popped out on the leeward end and ended up crossing most of the fleet… The race went so quickly, a total blur, and was really tricky to find the time to look around and get into the Rhythm of the race… with heaps of boats around, the waves were really choppy and messy (just like Double Bay) so downwinds were quick and require a high degree of precision. I finished 7th in the medal race, overtaking the Cypriot Pavlos Kontides (2012 Olympic Silver medalist) on the final downwind. I secured 8th overall and I am really happy with that result.”


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