After a small delay while the wind settled in the morning we enjoyed a full days racing with a fresh NW all day gusting up to the high 20’s and a steep chop providing a solid test for everyone. Racing was again right out the front of the club, with the bottom mark only 100m off the wharf providing fantastic viewing for the spectators on shore. With 4 races completed for the Open fleets and 3 for the Masters the program is back on track with one day remaining. Continue reading
After Phillipp Buhl’s great success at the World Championship 2013, CarbonParts developed in cooperation with him the CarbonParts Compass for Laser Dinghies.
The result was a much lighter (260g), smaller (14x9x10,5 cm) and more practical Compass, than ever before. Continue reading
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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 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.
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.
Finn Alexander on his way to a win in race 2.
The almost 200 Laser sailors enjoyed fabulous sailing conditions for the first two races of the Laser Australian Championships being held at the picturesque Belmont 16’s Sailing Club. Continue reading
2015 Sail Sydney Regatta – Woollahra Sailing Club has rolled the welcome mat out for more than 400 competitors representing 11 nations at the annual regatta, Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 December, 2015. Continue reading
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.
St Kilda’s usual foreshore and beach buzz on a warm summer Sunday grew louder when the Sailing World Cup Melbourne reached its peak. Eight Olympic classes peeled off their Medal Race one by one straight off the main beach, St Kilda Baths and pier, to the delight of visitors and sailors whose competition had already concluded. Continue reading