Aus Laser Nats wraps up.

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The Australian Laser Championships at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club concluded on 4th January. With 195 entries from 12 countries and every state and territory in Australia the event was hotly contested.

Winds were lighter than normal and mostly in the range of 9 to 12 knots from the ESE to ENE. 11 of the scheduled 12 races were completed with one race lost to light and variable winds on Day 5.

The Laser Standard winner was Tom Burton (NSW) who is the ISAF number one ranked Laser Sailor and now five times winner of the National cube. Tom was pushed by ISAF number two ranked Mathew Wearn (WA). Third was Luke Elliott also from WA. These three dominated the Standard fleet and the results were finalised before the last two races. Full results for the Standards are HERE.

The results in the Radials went down to wire with World Youth Radial Champion Conor Nicholas (WA) just edging out Finn Alexander (NSW) with a win in the final race of the series. Finn, who held a small lead going into the last day, had a costly Rule 42 penalty 100 metres from the finish of race 10 leaving the result open to last race which Conor won. Brody Riley (VIC) was a comfortable 3rd followed by Manami Doi from Japan. Manami was the first woman just one point ahead of Ashley Stoddart (QLD). The full Radial Gold Fleet results are HERE.

The 4.7’s were dominated all week by young WA sailor Rome Featherstone. Rome had the series wrapped up before the last day and won from fellow WA sailor Hayden Coote and Jack Littlechild from NSW. The final results of the 4.7’s are HERE.

The library of photos of the event are linked HERE. All documents and information is at the dedicated event web site HERE.

The next Laser Australian Championship will be held from the Adelaide Sailing Club between 27th December 2016 and 4th January 2017. There is a Vimeo video on the South Australia 2017 titlesHERE.

Aus Laser Nationals update.

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There was some great close racing on day 2 of the Australian Championship . The wind was 11 knots from the SSE with some big shifts providing opportunity for the wary.


The Radials led the start sequence today and Finn Alexander DBSC continued his good form finishing the day with a first and a second place. Other race winners were Manami Doi from Japan, Zac Littlewood RFC/RFBYC  and Stuart Plenderleith MHASC. Finn retains the lead in the Radial series  from Manami  Doi with Ashley Stoddart third.

Tom Burton had two first places in the Standard including a win by a big margin in Race 4. He has a handy lead in the series from fellow Australian Sailing Team member Mathew Wearn with Mark Spearman RFC/RFBYC third.

In the 4.7’s Rome Featherstone had a win in Race 3 and leads the series overall from Hayden Coote SoPYC/FSC who won Race 4. Third is Tom Needham from RQYS.

The results of the Laser Australian Championship  to Race 6 are linked below;

Next race will be at 1300 hours on 2nd January 2016.

The Radial Gold Fleet for the Final Series (Races 7-12) will comprise boats placed 1-46 in the Qualifying Series (Races 1-6). The Silver Radial Fleet will comprise boats placed 47th and lower.





Merry Christmas from the team at PSA

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

PSA will be closed from the 23rd December and re opening on the 11th January 2016.

All online orders placed after Monday 21st December will be processed on our return.

We will be at the Laser Nationals with full regatta support so pop in and see us if you are at the event.

Japan and Denmark lead the Laser Radial Women’s World Championship going into Final Series

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The 2015 Laser Women's Radial World Championship. Mussanah. Oman. November 18-26 November. Day 3 of racing - Manami Doi (JPN) Image licensed to Lloyd Images

The 2015 Laser Women’s Radial World Championship. Mussanah. Oman. November 18-26 November. Day 3 of racing – Manami Doi (JPN)
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On the concluding day of the Qualifying Series at the Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Oman, the top sailors have emerged and gold and silver fleets are now established for the Final Series.

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