Laser Carbon Top Sections – Available now

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The long awaited Laser Carbon Top Sections have been flying out the door.

All pre orders have been filled and our next batch is available for purchase.

The carbon tops are class legal and can be shipped anywhere via our courier network.

Shop online or contact your local Laser dealers.

2017 ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships + 2017 ILCA Laser Under-21 World Championships

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Dear District Members,

  

Applications for entry will open Wednesday, 15 February 2017 for the following ILCA World Championship regattas:

 

     2017 ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships

     2017 ILCA Laser Under-21 World Championships

  

For both events, The deadline for receiving paid applications for initial allocation of places is 28 March 2017 at 23:59 Central US Time. 

  

You are encouraged to complete an entry application as soon as possible after it becomes available. Please be aware that if you do not apply by 28 March 2017, 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 district entry allocations.

  

2017 ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships 

Dates: Sunday, 16 July – Monday, 24 July 2017

Venue: Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Click HERE for Laser 4.7 Worlds Information & Application                  

2017 ILCA Laser Under-21 World Championships 

Dates: Wednesday, 26 July – Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Venue: Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Click HERE for Laser Under-21 Worlds Information & Application                 

We look forward to seeing you on the water!

 

Best regards,

The ILCA Team

2016 Sailing World Cup Finals medal races

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Check out our PSA Lasers in action during the 2016 Sailing World Cup Melbourne.
PSA supplied 40 brand new Lasers for the worlds best Laser sailors to compete in the event.
Watch the full medal races for the Laser Radial and Laser STD, the Laser action starts from 2:12:00

2017 Aus Laser Nationals wrap up

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The final day of the Peter Lehmann Wines Adelaide Laser Nationals had a somewhat relaxed feel to it. With two of the three fleets having their winners secured coming into the final day, everyone was just happy to be at the end of such a challenging event.

With another light forecast for the day, crews went out with the aim of waiting for breeze to ensure there was at least one good race. As Principle Race Officer Ross Wilson said “the last day is like the 18th hole in golf, everyone remembers it, so we would much rather have one good race than two not so good races”. Continue reading

Day 3 – 2017 Peter Lehmann AUS Laser Nationals

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The final day of racing for 2016! It was the third day of racing and another light day. In this video we caught up with 12x Laser Masters World Champion, Brett Beyer (NSW) and the current Youth World Champion, Zoe Thomson (WA). The sailors have tomorrow off and will resume racing on the 2nd of Jan. #AusLaserNats2017

Video by Beau Outteridge

 

Nationals prove Lasers a competitive class for life

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Nationals prove Lasers a competitive class for life

By Cass Schlimbach

With more testing conditions yesterday due to easing wind and a lot of cloud about, it became clear how well the sailors get along out of racing and the large difference in demographics within the class — with the youngest sailor at this event Will McMillan being only 10 years old and those sailing in the great grand masters division in the 65 to 74 year old age bracket.
Will decided to sail Lasers after outgrowing the optimist and has plans to stick with the class for many years to come because of how much fun he has sailing, from creating lifelong friendships and gaining great sailing skills through the high level of competition.

The level of competition has always been high in the Lasers with previous sailors and champions in the class becoming Olympic and world champions in either Lasers or other classes after transferring their knowledge gained from the Laser into their next class or onto their students if they went into a coaching role. Some of those sailors include Nathan Outteridge, Krystal Weir, Michael Blackburn and Glenn Burke.

The stigma of the Lasers is a very serious one where many others think they are all about the Olympics and if that’s not your dream the class is not for you as it is too much effort to sail them to not go all the way.

Photos by Dave Birss, Epsom Rd Studios. Click HERE for more images.

Photos by Dave Birss, Epsom Rd Studios. Click HERE for more images.

However this is simply not true, the class may be a physical class but it is extremely family friendly with the different sized rigs and also creates great friendships, competition and rivalries as we have heard from our youngest sailor in the nationals fleet, Will.

If someone needs help with settings, boat work or general sailing knowledge there is always at least one sailor, coach or supporter who is happy to give some help and information to those in need to help them become better sailors.

Photos by Dave Birss, Epsom Rd Studios. Click HERE for more images.

Photos by Dave Birss, Epsom Rd Studios. Click HERE for more images.

This ability to send knowledge and tips and tricks to those less experienced sailors is the main reason the class is as strong and as competitive as it is in Australia.

Not just because the top sailors in Australia are also the top in the world, but because of the large support network and respect each sailor has for one another — this ensures the future of the class every time they hit the water.

For full results CLICK HERE.

Video by Beau Outteridge Productions

2017 Peter Lehmann Wines Australian Laser Championships

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Day one of racing for the 2017 Peter Lehmann Wines Australian Laser Championships was a light wind day. Only one race was ran for all fleets. In this video we caught up with Matthew Wearn (WA) and Elyse Ainsworth (WA) to hear about their day.

Follow the Peter Lehmann Wines Australian Laser Championships 2017 online with the Trac Trac GPS tracking system.

GPS Tracking

Last online orders before Xmas !

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PSA will be shipping out there last orders for 2016 on Monday 19th December. If you are headed to The Laser Nationals, PSA will be there offering regatta support. Aswell as this our SA dealers will be set up at the event with a full Laser shop onsite.

Shop online www.psasailing.com.au 

Laser Nationals – Coach Boats to be Registered & Measuring Times

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screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-8-45-56-amOnly two weeks to go now until Laser Sailors from around the world descend on Adelaide for the Peter Lehmann Wines Australian Laser Championships 2017.

The weather has been hotting up in Adelaide as we prepare for an exciting 9 day period of action starting on 27th December with Measuring and the Welcome Function.

Final preparations are being made, with exciting innovations including GPS tracking, daily professional video updates and daily presentations for the day’s winners with leader’s bibs being carried each day by major division leaders.

Last week we updated you on the announcement of Peter Lehmann Wines as the major sponsor of the event. For those inclined, Peter Lehmann Wines will be on site daily to provide wine tasting and plans are afoot for a Wine Tour to their iconic cellar door in the Barossa Valley on the Rest Day (1st January 2017). More details to follow.

For now – we have a call out to all Coach & Support boats that they need to be registered for the event. Please follow the details below.

We are also planning ahead for Measuring.
With 207 boats to measure, good planning is required and we have decided to get all participants to pre-book a 30 minute window in which to be measured.
Again please follow the details below.
Coach & Support Boat Registration
Please note we have now put online a form to fill out to register your Coach or Support boat that you would like to use during the 2017 Laser Nationals.

The form can be accessed HERE and needs to be completed by any prospective Coach or Support boat to be used during the regatta.

Measuring

We all know its required, but it can often be a hassle queuing up for hours at big regattas.

To try and reduce your wait time and make the Measuring system more efficient, we have decided to assign specific time slots to each entrant.

We require that you head to HERE and choose your time in advance.