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.


ILCA updates January 2015

LaserWorld December issue now available

The December issue of LaserWorld is now available to Download or View Online. All editions of LaserWorld from October 2005 through to the latest December 2014 issue are available online.

New Laser Class Rules

New Laser Class rules which came into force 1 February 2015 are now published on the ILCA website – please click here for details.


2015 Laser World Championships – Men’s Standard and Masters

Applications for entry open Wednesday, 21 January 2015 for the following ILCA World Championship regattas:

2015 Laser Standard Men – World Championship

2015 Laser Masters – World Championships

For both events, the deadline for receiving entry applications for initial allocation of places is 4 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 4 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 Standard Men – World Championship

2015 Laser Masters – World Championships


2015 Australian Laser Championships

The 2015 Australian Laser Championships for Standard, Radial and 4.7 rigs and incorporating the Open, Women’s and Masters’ Championships were held at Mandurah WA from 29 Dec 2014 to 4 Jan 2015.  Full results can be viewed here and great photos and reports can be viewed here.

Results:

Laser Standard:  1st Tom Burton (NSW); 2nd Matthew Wearn and 1st Youth; 3rd Ryan Palk (QLD); 4th Luke Elliot (WA); 5th Mitchell Kennedy (QLD)

Laser Radial:  1st Alistair Young (WA) and 1st Youth; 2nd Tristan Brown (WA); 3rd Conor Nicholas (WA) and 2nd Youth; 4th Finn Alexander (NSW) and 3rd Youth; 5th Ashley Stoddart (QLD) and 1st Woman

Women:  1st Ashley Stoddart (QLD); 2nd Manami Doi (Japan); 3rd Haddon Hughes (USA) and 1st female Youth

Laser 4.7:  1st Brody Riley (VIC) – Youth; 2nd Caelin Winchcombe (WA) – Youth; 3rd Jordan Makin (NSW) – Youth; 4th Nicholas Bezy (Hong Kong) – Youth; 5th Zachary Littlewood (WA) and 1st Junior

Masters – Laser Standard:  1st Grand Master – Gavin Dagley (VIC); 1st Master – Grant Lovelady (WA); 1st Apprentice – Chris Caldecoat (NSW)

Masters – Laser Radial:  1st Master Mark Kennedy (QLD); 1st Grand Master – Jeff Loosemore (NSW); 1st Great Grand Master – David Edmiston (NSW)

Many of the Radial and 4.7 youth and junior sailors competed at the Australian Youth Championships at Fremantle from 6 to 10 Jan 2015 and results can be viewed here.


2015 New Zealand Laser National Championships

I’d like to extend an invitation to the 2015 New Zealand Laser National Championships to the sailors in your area.

All the details we have so far, including Notice of Race are at:

  http://www.nzlaser.org/2015-nz-national-laser-champs

We will continue to add more as we closer to the time.

A quick summary:

  • This year the nationals will be at the Takapuna Boating Club in Auckland. Ralph’s home club, a fantastic sailing area with a great race management team.
  • Racing is from Thursday the 15th to Sunday the 19th January 2015.
  • On the Tuesday & Wednesday 13th & 14th there is also our free and popular coaching sessions (more like organised practice than individual coaching).
  • There will be a dinner at the club on the Friday.

At this stage we only have a few private charter boats offered on the site.

I also suggest checking with Dan Slater at The Water Shed (New Zealand’s Laser retailer). But we haven’t been able to confirm anything with him yet.

We hope some of you sailors can make it down here.

best wishes

Mike Knowsley

New Zealand Laser Association


ASAF Youth Cup

The Asian Sailing Federation (ASAF) has announced the launch of the ASAF CUP and ASAF YOUTH CUP series, including Laser 4.7 (under 17) and Laser Radial (under 19).  ASAF Youth Cup 1, the first event of the 4 event series, will be held at Chennai, India from 16-22 December 2014 as part of the India International Regatta.  Other events in the series are listed on the events page.


South Pacific Laser Masters

The annual South Pacific Laser Masters (SPLM) regatta was held from 25 to 28 July 2014 at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and attracted 60 sailors, including 8 from New Zealand.  The warm Queensland winter weather was welcomed by sailors from New Zealand and the southern states.  Conditions were generally light and the race officials did a great job in getting the races underway each day with close racing in both fleets.  Competition was strong for the coveted cylinder trophies with New Zealand apprentices Matt Blakey and Scott Leith coming out overall winners in the standard and radial fleets respectively.

The overall results and further report can be viewed at the QLA website here.  The division placings were:

Standard rig
Apprentice – 1st Matt Blakey (1st overall)
Master – 1st Brad Taylor (2nd), 2nd Chris Dawson (3rd)
Grand master 1st Bob Blakey (4th, 1st GGM), 2nd Nick Page (5th)

Radial rig
Apprentice – 1st Scott Leith (1st overall)
Master – 1st Mark Kennedy (2nd), 2nd Christine Bridge (4th)
Grand master – 1st Lyndall Patterson (3rd), 2nd Michael Pitt (5th)
Great grand master – 1st Lew Verdon, 2nd Kerry Waraker

The next SPLM is scheduled for May 2015.