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Family, Friends and Fiji

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Family, friends and Fiji!

Inquiries are flying in for the inaugural Oceania Laser Masters Championship which will see the fleet take over the Denarau region of Fiji’s main island from the 13th to 26th of October this year.

So far eight countries are set to be represented for the two event regatta which includes the standard and radial rigs. Sailors from Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Hawaii, Thailand, Singapore and of course Fiji, are on the entry list to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and epic racing. Continue reading

FIJI – Oceania Laser Masters Championships

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Laser Masters Sailors get excited, the 2018 Oceania Laser Masters Championships are being held at the luxurious Sofitel Resort and Spa in Denaraua Island, Fiji.

Warm water, perfect breeze, absolute paradise !

Brand new Laser charter boats will be supplied for the event, limited to 100 boats.

Charter bookings are now open & will be on a first come first served basis, book early so you don’t miss out.

Entries are now being taken along with special Fly and Stay deals from Fiji Airways and Sofitel.

Check out the website for all details…………

https://www.oceanialaserchamps.com/

Report: Oceania and Australian Open Laser Championships 2018

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Report: Oceania and Australian Open Laser Championships 2018

The Open Laser Championships for 2018 were held in Brisbane and hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. A total of 175 Lasers competed across 4.7, Radial and Standard rigs in breezes ranging from 6 knots up to 20 knots gusts on windward – leeward courses. The days were hot with mostly good afternoon sea breezes and occasionally the threat of an afternoon thunderstorm. Although sailing was cancelled on one day due to a lack of breeze, eleven of the scheduled twelve races were completed. Continue reading

Bruce Kirby appointed to Order of Canada

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Bruce Kirby appointed to Order of Canada

    Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, has made 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list includes 4 Companions (C.C.), 35 Officers (O.C.) and 86 Members (C.M.). Among the honorees was Bruce Kirby, C.M. (Ottawa, Ont. and Rowayton, Ct.) for his contributions to the world of sailing, notably for his internationally acclaimed sailboat designs.

    Kirby has previously been inducted into the US National Sailing Hall of Fame (2012) and Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame (2014).

    Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

    Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”).

    Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

    http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018/01/02/bruce-kirby-appointed-order-canada/