PSA factory Easter Shutdown

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The PSA factory will be closed for the Easter break.
We will be closed from Monday 10th April through to Monday 17th April.
We will return on Tuesday 18th April.
All online / email orders will be dispatched on our return.

Happy easter !

Tasmanian Laser State Championships

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The Tasmanian Laser State Championships were sailed in Hobart at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania on the 18th and 19th March

The weekend saw an eight race series and a mixture of wind strengths – being lighter on the Saturday and strengthening on the Sunday to produce some well earnt results for sailors who kept their eyes out of the boat (for wind shifts) and those who had a good understanding of the current/tide. Continue reading

2017 WA Laser States

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The First day of the 2017 WALA States at Fremantle Sailing Club.
By Rick Steuart, Perth Sailing Photography

The first three races of the states were conducted under trying conditions with the PRO Robin Olsen having to deal with changing circumstances throughout the day. The advertised temperature of 38 degrees probably happened in the city or the eastern suburbs, but at least on the water we were a little cooler. Continue reading

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