Entries open for Invited Classes at Sailing World Cup Final

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Invited and Youth class sailors planning to take part in the 2016 Sailing World Cup Final can enter online today via www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com.

Online entry and Notice of Race for the Invited Classes went live today, Thursday 1st July 2016, for the final stop of the 2016 Sailing World Cup Series that will run from December 4 – 11 at the St Kilda Sailing Precinct. This will be the second year the event will be held here but the first time in history the final has been held in the Southern Hemisphere.

Racing for the 14 classes begin on Thursday 8th December, except for the 2.4mR non- classified class who will begin on Tuesday 6th. This year, event organisers have catered for sailors who would usually compete in the Laser Standard, Laser Radial and 49er FX Olympic Classes but were unable to make a top 20 position. These sailor will have an opportunity to be part of the Sailing World Cup scene and compete in close proximity to the highest rated sailors in their class. Lesley Fasala, Australian Sailing manager for regattas and events, said they needed an option for local sailors who wanted to be a part of the action:

Full details and entry instructions here:

2017 World Masters Games

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Are you competing at the 2017 World Masters Games and need a Laser charter boat ?

PSA will have a limited number of Lasers available for the event in Auckland, New Zealand for $1350 AUD each + damage deposit.

The charter boat will be available for pick up 2 days before the regatta begins at the event site.

If you prefer more training/setup time before the regatta there is an early pre-charter option available for $125 AUD per day.

The charter comes complete with fitted hull, spars, foils and beach dolly.

Contact PSA today to book your charter boat, be quick as boats are limited.

Check out the full event schedule and all details at the event website: www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz

Notice of Race for 2017 Australian Laser Championships Released

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Notice of Race for 2017 Australian Laser Championships Released

The competition begins on 27th December 2016 and runs until 4th January 2017 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Based out of the Adelaide Sailing Club with sailing taking place in the waters of Golf St Vincent, the South Australian Laser Association expects around 200 competitors from all states and territories to participate in the championship which will also incorporate the Australian Masters Laser Championships.

The championship attracts some of the best Laser sailors from around the world and competition is notoriously tough as competitors vie to see who will be crowned National Champion in possibly the best Laser sailing country in the world.

Click here to view the Notice of Race.

The Notice of Race states the key conditions for the Australian Laser Championships and includes details on the rules, regulations, entry guidelines, format, scoring, schedule, venue and courses.

Please note that the earlybird entry deadline for 2017 Australian Laser Championships is 1st December 2016. Enter and pay by 1st December 2016 and the entry fee is $330 AUD (incl GST). Enter and pay after 1st December 2017 and the late entry fee increases to $430 AUD (incl GST).


Mark Bethwaite – Winning the Great Grand Master Worlds

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markMark Bethwaite – Winning the Great Grand Master Worlds – story by Improper Course

I first met Mark in 1971 soon after arriving in Sydney as a 20-year-old out to see the world. I watched him and his crew, Tim Alexander, work on their superb FD before the 1972 Olympics but was soon after transferred by HP to Melbourne. Four years later I returned to Sydney and sailed Lasers with a terrific fleet off Balmoral Beach. And yes, I sailed with Mark in his first Laser race – a long-distance race to the Opera House and back. Continue reading

2016 South Pacific Laser Masters

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The South Pacific Laser Masters are on again at RQYS!

Pencil in 22-25 July right now for great competition and champagne sailing. Early bird discount entry is only $190including the Regatta Dinner on Sunday July 24. Why not enter online now at tinyurl.com/SPLM2016entry

PSA have charter boats available for the event and will be there with regatta support.

Full details here: http://www.lasersailing.com.au/event/2016-south-pacific-laser-masters/

Look forward to seeing you there.

New Victorian Technical / Sales rep for PSA

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PSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas and Paul Vincent as their Victorian Representatives, providing advice and assistance with New boat packages, delivery, rig set up and ongoing support, at a personal level.

Having almost a decade of involvement in Laser Sailing, on a National and International level, they bring a wealth of knowledge in 4.7, Radial and Standard Rig and are ready to help you with all aspects of Laser Sailing.

Whether you are looking to get into Laser Sailing, the most popular single handed dinghy in the world, or looking to upgrade your existing boat, they will be pleased to help.

 Phone 0407586208, or email  laservic@psasailing.com.au  for sales, assistance or advice.