2014 Australian Laser Championship Prize Money
Get your entries in quick, the $100 late fee kicks in from Monday 11 Nov
Due to the generosity of a late arrival sponsor we can now offer a $50 rebate for 2nd & 3rd members of the same family
There is now $400 prize money for the winner of the invitation race in each Laser standard, Laser Radial men & women & 4.7 boys & girls
Newsflash// Laser’s CAN Fly!..
Sailing Anarchy is carrying news on PSA’s Chris Caldecott’s post on his experience with a new foil fitted Laser centreboard and rudder. There is discussion on the subject as well as a brief comment by Chris on his experience with the foiler Laser over the weekend. You can see the postshere.
Chris suggests that he hit 20 knots. This may not be up to the 30 knots which Moths routinely achieve, or the 40 knots of the AC72?s, but fast for less money may be in prospect.
Laser World July 2013
The latest edition of Laser World is now availablehere. This edition features an interview with Lijia Xu the current Olympic Women’s Champion.
If you want to see a really great Laser race – to see how mentally and physically tough Lijia Xu was to win the Olympic gold medal race at Weymouth have a look at the You Tube video of the race (circa 50 minutes) here.
NB Sailsports Winter Series (Regatta 2/4)
Another fabulous day on the Harbour with the second round of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series sailed from Middle Harbour Amateur Sailing Club on Sunday 4th August. 49 boats competed in the three races held in a pleasant but shifty breeze which kept everyone on their toes.
Winners on the day were Blake Seley in the 4.7?s with a 1,1,2 Shane Conly in the Radials with a 3,2,2 and Ryan Palk in the Standards with three bullets.
You can see some photos of the races taken by Geoff Lucas here.
Thanks to Middle Harbour Amateur Sailing Club for the event organisation, the catering and arrangements for parking and rigging.
The next leg of the Sailsorts Sprint Series is at Gosford on Sunday 25th August with the first race start at 1.00pm.
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4 Aussies in the ISAF World Ranking top 10
Laser Class ISAF World Rankings:
# 1 Tom Burton (NSW)
# 2 Ryan Palk (QLD)
# 4 Matthew Wearn (WA)
# 6 Ashley Brunning (NSW)
and in # 11 Jared West (QLD)
Great testament to their coach, Michael Blackburn (Sydney 2000 Olympic Bronze medallist)
Ashley Stoddart sits in # 8 spot in the Laser Radial Women’s ISAf World Rankings
Tom Burton ISAF World Ranked #1
The ISAF World Ranked # 1 sailor, Tom Burton (NSW) has so far won Gold in the ISAF World Cup Events in Melbourne and Hyeres, France plus silver in Palma, Spain. Keep winning Tommy
Follow Tom’s progress through his personal blog, www.tomburtonsailing.com
ISAF Youth World Championships Results
Solid effort by our Aussie representatives at this year’s prestigious ISAF Youth World Championships in Cyprus.
Mark Spearman (WA) finished 7th in the Laser Radial Boys
Louise Evans (QLD) also finished 7th in the Laser Radial Girls
New Aussie World Champion!
Mitchell Kennedy (QLD) won the Laser Standard Men’s U21 World & European Championship 2013
2014 Aussie Champs NOR
The Notice of Race for the following regattas have been released & posted:
2013/2014 Australian Laser Championship at McCrae YC on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia http://www.viclaser.yachting.org.au/?ID=63937
2014 Australian Laser Masters Championship at Gippsland Lakes YC, Paynesville, Victoria, Australia.http://www.viclaser.yachting.org.au/?ID=63888