Archive for July 2017

Youth 4.7 and Under 21 Worlds

Laser_Worlds_Belgium_LogoWell done to the Australian team of 12 boys and 3 girls who competed in the World Youth 4.7 Worlds held between 16th and 24th July at Nieuwpoort Belgium.

In the boys Finn O’Dea was 5th in the 235 boat fleet and Zac West 7th. In the 115 boat girls fleet Kristen Wadley was 10th and Paige Caldecoat 14th.

The full results are linked HERE

The Under 21 Worlds for Men and Women is now running at the same venue with 191 entries. There are 6 Australians in the women’s event and 3 in the men’s. Results will be linked HERE 

South Pacific Laser Masters Results

RQYS_LogoThe NB Sailsport sponsored South Pacific Masters was completed last weekend at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Manly.

64 Sailors competed in a friendly atmosphere in light but sunny conditions.

Kiwi Scott Leith showed the way in the Radial fleet from Sunshine Coast’s Mark Kennedy while Queenslander Greg Adams edged out David Whait from WA in the Standard rig. RQYS local George Meikle won the 4.7’s.

Full results are HERE

New ALCA Ranking Policy for Laser World Masters

There is a new ALCA ranking policy for Australian Laser Sailors who apply for entry to ILCA World Masters Championships.

The new policy is linked on the Worlds Qualification page of the ALCA web site. You can view it HERE

The new policy will apply for the September 2018 World Masters in Dun Laoghaire Ireland and ongoing.

Up until the 2017 Masters in Split Croatia all Australian masters applicants have been offered place. With the increased popularity of the event, the desire to run Radial and Standard rig fleets at the same time, venue capacity and charter boat limitations some applicants will likely miss out in Split. Consequently it was considered by the ALCA that a fairer ranking system was needed.

The new ranking arrangements are based on results at Worlds, National and District Masters Championships rather than the old one which was based on the order of placement of online entry applications.

Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club Welcome

Narrabeen_Lakes_LogoThe Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club Laser division welcomes Laser sailors who are finding short chop, ferry, large yacht  & powerboat traffic and no convenient lee shores a little bit to trying these days who may have chosen to leave the Laser in the rack or on the trailer waiting for just the right wind forecast.

They will find the Lakes a much easier place to sail with good winds, plenty of deep water in the sailing area, convenient lee shores to rest up and a friendly, happy, older group of Laser girl and guy sailors to compete with.

The Club sails most Spring and Summer Sunday afternoons, briefing at 1.30pm for 2 races, finishing at 4pm.

If interested please check our web site www.narrabeenlakessailingclub.com. or contact Perter Chapman, Treasurer 0412 964 490

If you would like a pitch to sailors for your club send us a message HERE.

ILCA Proposed Rule Changes

ILCA_New_Logo_SInternational Laser Class Association ILCA is proposing rule changes to relax or remove previous restrictions in four areas:

  • Use of electronic compasses
  • Use of boat or body mounted cameras
  • Freedom of attachment points for shock cord clew inhauls
  • Allow one cleat and one turning block on hiking strap

As of July 10, we are halfway through the voting period on these ILCA rule changes. Voting is open to all  members in our district – one vote per member.

Members of a Laser District can vote on these changes until 10th October 2017.

Click HERE to see full detail of the proposed changes and to vote on them.

4.7 Youth and Under 21 Radial & Standard Worlds

KYCN_LogoThe event web site for the 4.7 Youth and Under 21 Standard and Radial Worlds at Nieuwpoort Belgium between 16-24 July (4.7′s) and 26 July to 2 August (Under 21′s) is HERE

Good luck and good sailing to all our sailors in these events.

Youth 4.7′s: Paige Caldecoat, Sylvie Stannage, Kristen Wadley, Michael Compton, Boston Cortis, Daniel Costandi, Axel Fleet, Ezra Kaye, Jack Littlechild, Mark Louis, Finn O’Dea, Michael Parks, Nicholas Smart and Zac West.

Under 21 Radial: Elyse Ainsworth, Marlena Berzins, Annie Eastgate, Casey Imeneo, Mara Stransky and Zoe Thomson.

Under 21 Standard: Lachy Gilham, Harmon Mcaullay and Daniel Self.

Information on Laser Men’s & Master’s Worlds

Worlds_Croatia_LogoThere is an event site which covers the two events the Laser Men’s and Master’s Championships to be held in Split Croatia HERE.

There is some information on available accommodation in Split from the event organisers HERE.

For long term planning the 2018 Laser Masters World Championships will be held 7-15th September 2018 in Dun Laoghaire Ireland.