2015 Laser Masters’ World Championships

Twenty eight Australians sailed in the Laser Masters’ World Championships in Kingston, Canada in July with great success.

Brett Beyer – 1st Standard Master and Rob Lowndes – 1st Radial Great Grand Master were well clear winners in their divisions, with Mark Bethwaite – 1st Standard Great Grand Master winning on a count back.

Other Australians to win cubes were Zac Skulander – 2nd Radial Apprentice, Jeff Loosemore – 4th Radial Grand Master, Brad Taylor – 5th Standard Master and Gavin Dagley – 5th Standard Grand Master.

New Zealand sailors fared well, with recent SPLM winners Scott Leith – 1st Radial Apprentice and Matt Blakey – 2nd Standard Apprentice.

Links to reports and results on the Kingston Laser Worlds’ site can be seen here.

2015 Laser Worlds Men’s Standard

Congratulations to the Australian sailors who peformed well at Kingston, Canada with the six Australian sailors making the gold fleet.  Best placed of the Australians was Tom Burton placed 3rd, with Matthew Wearn  5th,  Ryan Palk 11th, Mitchell Kennedy 25th, Luke Elliott 41st and Jeremy O’Connell 51st.    Nick Thompson of Great Britain was 1st.

See event website for reports and photos.  Link to results here.

LaserWorld July 2015 issue

The July 2015 issue of LaserWorld is  available to download or view on line on the ILCA website here.  Previous issues of LaserWorld from October 2005 through to the latest issue are available at the same website.

2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championship

Applications for entry are now open for the 2015 Laser Radial Women – World Championship.

The deadline to submit a paid entry applications for initial allocation of places is 7 July 2015 at 23:59 Central US Time.

  • Dates: Tuesday, 17 November –  Thursday, 26 November 2015
  • Venue: Al Mussanah Sports City, OMAN

Click HERE for Radial Women Information & Application

Entries open for Australian Open Laser and Australian Laser Masters Championships

Entries are now open for both the 2016 Australian Open Laser Championship 27 December 2015 to 4 January 2016 at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club and the 2016 Australian Laser Masters Championship 12 to 15 February 2016 at Port Stephens Sailing & Aquatic Club.

You can get the Notices of Race and information as well as place entries on the dedicated event web sites:

2016 Australian Open Laser Championship

2016 Australian Laser Masters Championship


YA Anti-Doping Policy updated

Yachting Australia has reviewed its Anti-Doping Policy in line with requirements from the Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority (ASADA) and World Anti Doping Authority (WADA).

The Yachting Australia Anti-Doping Policy can be found at YA policy documents and became effective on 1 January 2015.  The policy applies to all clubs and classes.  To ensure the policy is given full effect, an amendment has been issued to the Racing Rules of Sailing (2013-2016) Rule 5.

LaserWorld March issue

The March 2015 issue of LaserWorld is available on the ILCA website here.

2015 South Pacific Laser Masters

Entries have opened for the South Pacific Laser Masters to be held at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron from 15 to 18 May 2015. The Notice of Race and link to on-line entry system can be found at the Queensland Laser Association events page. Closing date for entries is 8 May 2015 with the late entry surcharge for entries after this date.

2015 Laser 4.7 Youth, Under 21 & Radial Youth World Championships

Applications for entry open Monday, 16 February 2015 for the following ILCA World Championship regattas:

2015 Laser 4.7 Youth – World Championships

2015 Laser Under 21 – World Championships

2015 Laser Radial Youth – World Championships

For all three events, The deadline for receiving entry applications for initial allocation of places is 30 March 2015 at 23:59 Central US Time.

You are encouraged to complete an entry application as soon as possible once it becomes available. Please be aware that if you do not apply by 30 March 2015, you may have little chance of receiving an entry offer.

The links below will take you to the event information sites with access to applications and additional information about each championship, including the Notice of Race and the country entry allocations.

2015 Laser 4.7 Youth – World Championships

2015 Laser Under 21 (Standard Men and Radial Women) – World Championships

2015 Laser Radial Youth – World Championships

Congratulations Ken Hurling OAM

Ken Hurling, Chairman of the ALCA has been recognised in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to competitive sailing.  Ken has been Chairman of ALCA for 10 years, President of Yachting Queensland for 8 years and is the Asia Pacific Chairman and World Council member of the ILCA.  Those who know Ken through sailing will know the contribution he makes to our sport. Sailing is just one part of his extensive volunteering efforts which you can read about in the article on the Yachting Queensland website here.