PSA’s Victorian Rep Paul Vincent has just returned from the PSA factory with a batch of brand new Lasers ready for the summer. He has a range of rakes and rigs available aswell as a full stock of spare parts including carbon top sections, sails, alloy beach dollies…..
Get in contact with Paul direct on 0407 586 208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A great interview with Tom Slingsby on his return to dinghy sailing and explaining his training and strategy during his time at the top.
Interview by the guys at internationalsailingacademy.com
Hi, Tom. It’s Colin Gowland phoning from ISA.
How are you?
Good thank you.
Okay. Awesome. Hey, thanks a lot for having a chat here.
Everyone’s been really excited since you made that announcement on Facebook about coming back into dinghies. Continue reading
Racing on the final day of the Laser Masters World Championships was brought forward an hour to increase the possibility of all fleets sailing at least one final race. In hindsight, it was a wise move as the wind pattern of previous days was repeated. An offshore land breeze from the North eventually shifted to build from the South West after a two-hour wait afloat. Continue reading
Pavlos Kontides wins Laser Worlds
Split, Croatia (September 19, 2017) – The second electrical storm of the week at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships passed by today while the fleet were held on shore. Although it was not directly overhead, it was strong enough to destroy the gradient wind. After passing, it left behind a rare, unstable, and light easterly wind.
The islands around Split were reporting various wind directions after the storm and significantly, the forecasted north westerly had not developed by the 14:00, the latest launching time to achieve a start before the final warning signal cut off. At the final start time, there was zero wind, and the championship was called.
After his strong performance yesterday, 27-year-old Pavlos Kontides from Cyprus claims the 2017 title. Winning by 15 clear points in a star-studded fleet, through mixed sailing conditions, is an amazing victory respected by all of his competitors. In 2012, he became the first Olympic sailing medalist from Cyprus and now he has become the first Olympic class World Champion from Cyprus. Olympic Gold in 2020 is well within his sights.
With no races completed, the leaderboard remains unchanged and Australians Tom Burton and Matt Wearn take home silver and bronze, only one point apart.
Event website https://laserworlds2017.com/