VLA AGM 2017

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Victorian Laser Association Inc.

Annual General Meeting

Saturday 18th March, 2017

11 am, Royal Brighton Yacht Club

253 Esplanade, Middle Brighton, Vic 3186

Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the Victorian Laser Association will be held at the time & location given above.

Agenda

1. Opening and Welcome by President

2. Apologies

3. Minutes of previous meeting

4. Business arising from previous minutes

5. Correspondence

6. Presidents Report

7. Treasurers Report

8. Membership Report

9. Update on Class Development & Coaching Program.

10. Election of 2014 / 2015 Office Bearers and Committee

11. Other Business

12. Close

The 2017 Victorian Open and Youth Laser State Championships

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The Victorian Open and Youth Laser State Championships will be hosted at Royal Brighton Yacht Club on the weekend following the long weekend, Saturday & Sunday, 18th & 19th March.

Excellent competition is expected with quality sailors already committed to attending.

Get your entries in via the TryBooking at: www.trybooking.com.au/OZQE

Laser sailors always appreciate a discount and its available for 4.7 sailors up till race day and all others for entries before Friday 10th March.

Next week we will be announcing the full details of prizes for all sailors from clubs which have the biggest attendance increase from last year’s States to this year.

Therefore, talk-up the States with all sailors at your club!

Laser States – 2017 – NOR – Final

 

Peter Merritt

VLA Regatta Manager

VLA AGM

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VLA AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Laser Association Inc will be held at the State Titles at Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Agenda will be posted prior to meeting.

Saturday 18th March 1100hrs

 

2017 ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships + 2017 ILCA Laser Under-21 World Championships

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Dear District Members,

  

Applications for entry will open Wednesday, 15 February 2017 for the following ILCA World Championship regattas:

 

     2017 ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships

     2017 ILCA Laser Under-21 World Championships

  

For both events, The deadline for receiving paid applications for initial allocation of places is 28 March 2017 at 23:59 Central US Time. 

  

You are encouraged to complete an entry application as soon as possible after it becomes available. Please be aware that if you do not apply by 28 March 2017, you may have little chance of receiving an entry offer. 

  

The links below will take you to the event information sites with access to applications and additional information about each championship, including the Notice of Race and the district entry allocations.

  

2017 ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships 

Dates: Sunday, 16 July – Monday, 24 July 2017

Venue: Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Click HERE for Laser 4.7 Worlds Information & Application                  

2017 ILCA Laser Under-21 World Championships 

Dates: Wednesday, 26 July – Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Venue: Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Click HERE for Laser Under-21 Worlds Information & Application                 

We look forward to seeing you on the water!

 

Best regards,

The ILCA Team

BREAKING NEWS

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Breaking news

“World Sailing are considering proposal E26-17 on application of Rule 42 to Laser class sailing.

We the ALCA understand that the submission E26-17, has been presented to the board of World Sailing which, if adopted, will have the effect of removing the restrictions of Rule 42 from Laser racing at World Sailing and Olympic events in all but light breezes.”

The Australian Laser Class association are totally opposed to this proposal & are seeking the support of Australian Sailing to have the proposal thrown out (click here to see attached letter from ALCA president Ken Hurling) We believe if adopted, the rule change would inevitably trickle down to National, State championships & even club racing. Body pumping Lasers both up & down wind will lead to serious injury. Young & old sailors will be excluded from the class.

This proposal is driven by the media & WS are once again going down a crazy path by ignoring the interests of the average sailor.

 

 

John d’Helin

VLA President

2017 Aus Laser Nationals Wrap Up

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The final day of the Peter Lehmann Wines Adelaide Laser Nationals had a somewhat relaxed feel to it. With two of the three fleets having their winners secured coming into the final day, everyone was just happy to be at the end of such a challenging event.

With another light forecast for the day, crews went out with the aim of waiting for breeze to ensure there was at least one good race. As Principle Race Officer Ross Wilson said “the last day is like the 18th hole in golf, everyone remembers it, so we would much rather have one good race than two not so good races”. Continue reading