Australian and Oceania Laser Championships 2019 – Devonport

The Australian and Oceania Laser Championships are fast approaching. The event runs from 1-9 January 2019 at the Mersey Yacht Club Devonport. This will be the ranking event for Australian applicants for places in the all ILCA World Championships in 2019 and as well the Standard Men’s and Radial Men’s and Women’s World Championships to be held in February 2020 at Sandringham YC in Victoria. This event incorporates Masters categories.

The Notice of Race is HERE.  The regatta web site is HERE  and you can enter the event HERE.

Devonport the city and the club are full steam ahead with the planning and management of what will be the largest sailing event ever to be held on the Tasmainian North West Coast. MYC are upgrading the rigging lawn, ramp access and grooming the foreshore as well as upgrading their IT and public WiFi.

MYC and Devonport are offering entrants the incredible experience of sailing on the world famous waters of Bass Strait. Come and enjoy the cleanest air, beautiful scenery, challenging racing and the best local Tasmanian food and wines. There is information on Devonport and links for accommodation and things to do and see HERE. The MYC can also help – contacts for them are HERE .

As you might expect temperatures at 41 degrees S are a little cooler than on the big island with maximums in January of 21 degrees. With water temperature at 16 degrees wet suits are recommended. The dominant wind direction in Devonport in January is N and NW. The BoM wind rose from 28 years of data for Devonport Airport for January 3pm is HERE .