Photos 2008/09 Nationals

Photos from the 08/09 Fremantle Perth Nationals are available for viewing by following the link below.



Laser Radial in 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival

The Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), a youth multi-sport event, provides an opportunity for young athletes to compete in a major event incorporating some of the key elements of the Olympic Games. Sailing is being included for the second time.

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Great Aussie Results at Radial Worlds in New Zealand

Aussie sailors have taken some of the top places at the Laser Radial World Championships held during March in New Zealand with Gabrielle King being crowned the World Champion in the Women’s Youth event.

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Ranking for Worlds & International Events

The ALCA will, as a default position, use the preceeding Australian Championship results as the basis of ranking sailors for any ILCA event which has restricted entry. 

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2008 World Laser 4.7 Youth Championship – Selection Policy

The ALCA has issued a selection policy detailing the basis upon which rankings will be determined for members of Australian Laser districts, who have applied for entry to the 2008 World Laser 4.7 Youth Championship.

Selection Policy

Outstanding Aussie results at the Worlds!

Congratulations to all of our fantastic Aussie sailors who competed so well at the World Championships held offshore at Terrigal on the NSW Central Coast.

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ISAF Youth Worlds Selection Policy

In light of confirmation that the Laser Radial will be the equipment used for both the girls and boys events at the 2009 ISAF World Youth Sailing Championship, the Board of Yachting Australia has moved quickly to confirm the selection policy for the event.

Press Release and Link to Selection Policy

ISAF Youth Worlds – Radial replaces Standard Rig

At the recent ISAF annual meeting a decision was made to remove the Laser Standard rig as the boys youth class at the ISAF Youth Worlds starting in 2010 in Turkey. 

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New Name and now Incorporated!

At the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Laser Association (ALA) on the 30th December 2007, due to some governance issues it was voted to change the name of the association to the:


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2008 World Youth Laser 4.7 Championship Entry – 7th January 2008

Fri 22nd August – Fri 29th August 2008

The 2008 World Youth Laser 4.7 Championship is an allocated event (with a restricted number of places issued to each district). Therefore only sailors qualified by their district can enter the championship.

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Important Notice to Laser Radial Sailors about the Worlds

Laser Radial World Championship
22nd to 29th March 2008
New Zealand

The ILCA announced on the 12th December 2007 that the World Laser Radial Men’s Championship and the World Laser Radial Youth Championship (both boys and girls) are to be allocated events.

To date, the ALCA has been allocated places as follows:
World Laser Radial Men’s Championship – 3 places
World Laser Radial Youth Championship (boys) – 3 places
World Laser Radial Youth Championship (girls) – 3 places

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2008 Laser World Champs, Media Story

An interesting story found on the ABC 

Scott Levi talking to Chris Caldecoat with some of the Terrigal Laser World Championship boats in the background.
Central Coast boat builders hard at work
Today on the 92.5 ABC Central Coast Commutercast podcast another edition of “In Business” our program that focuses on manufacturing and employment in the local area.

Today the amazing success story of Performance Sail Craft on the aptly named Catamaran Road. The Central Coast boat building company has nearly 200 new Olympic Laser Class boats finished and in storage for the World Championships to be staged at the Haven, Terrigal in February 2008.

Reigning World Champion, Brisbane Water sailor Tom Slingsby, will be a red hot favourite on his home waters, particularly if the sea breeze blows hard.

To take a guided tour of this amazingly productive factory with Operations Manager Chris Caldecoat go to the Commutercast podcast links below.

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Battens Trophy Lost . . .

Does anybody have or know the whereabouts of the battens trophy?

If so could you please contact Ken Hurling (ALA President) at

Many thanks

Ryan Stoddart

2008 Australian Laser Championships – Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

247231.jpgOfficial web site is now online

Click here

Site includes:
Online entry forms
Current entry list
(NOR) Notice of race
Important contact details

IC-217 World Laser Masters Championship 2007

Amendment to Notice of Race – Entry Limit
18th June 2007

Entries to the 2007 Laser World Masters Championship have exceeded our expectations and are currently at a record level. We have been in negotiation with the host club to increase the total number of entries. They are currently not in a position to agree to this. We are continuing to review the logistic issues that the high entry will give the club. In the meantime we will close the entry list at a total 350 entries. Anyone attempting to enter after the entry list is closed will be invited to register on a waiting list. Any places that may become available due to cancellations will be offered to sailors in the order of the waiting list. In the case that an agreement can be reached on a higher entry limit we will inform all the sailors on the waiting list.

To register please follow the link below.

International Laser Class Association

Office Tel: +44 (0)1326 315064
Office Fax: +44 (0)1326 318968

IC218 – LaserWorld Publication and Article Submission

Please find below dates for when the next five LaserWorld will be sent from the ILCA office. They should arrive with you shortly afterwards dependent on couriers and mail service.

If you are not receiving LaserWorld or need to change the postal address that LaserWorld is being sent to please contact

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2008 Asia Pacific Championships

Subject: 2008 Asia Pacific Championships
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 21:47:35 +1000

Since my last email back in March much water has gone under the bridge in trying to come up with a solution that would achieve great sailing and create a true Laser event in the traditional of past Asia Pacific events.

I believe we now have an opportunity to achieve both of these objectives.

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IC-216 World Youth Laser 4.7 Championship 2007

Thu 27th December 2007 – Fri 4th January 2008


The World Youth Laser 4.7 Championship 2007 is an open event available to everyone who will be 12 years old but not 18 years old in 2007.

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IC214 – 2007 Rule Change Vote

17th May 2007

The next edition of LaserWorld is being dispatched on 21 May and contains the latest list of proposed rule changes for the Laser. Please ask all of your members to review these rule changes and send back their votes.

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