VLA Calendar 2015/16

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Published on: 24 August, 2015

Your VLA Committee has given the program for 2015/16 a good deal of thought to bring you a good mix of competitive regatta at attractive locations for our various demographics.Noted below are the venues and dates. All have been locked in with the various Clubs.

Notices of Race will be issued gradually over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on the web-site and Facebook page.


 

Port Phillip Regatta

Sprint series over three on-water sessions. Ideal to get your season off to great start.

10th & 11th October, Saturday 13:00 hrs & Sunday 10:00 hrs and an early afternoon session.

Sorrento Sailing & Couta Boat Club


 

Victorian Masters Regatta

Premier event for Masters’ sailors combining a competitive regatta with a relaxed, social on-shore atmosphere.

This year we have brought the regatta before Christmas to join the Sail Country Regatta at Albury Wodonga Yacht Club on the Melbourne Cup weekend. The Club is providing camping on-site with evening catering including a food fired pizza available on the Friday evening for those choosing to arrive that evening.

1st & 2nd November, Saturday 13:00 hrs & Sunday 09:00 hrs

Albury Wodonga Yacht Club


 

Sailing World Cup incorporating Invited Classes

An opportunity to sail alongside some of the most inspirational sailors in the world.

10th -> 13th December, Thursday -> Sunday.

ISAF, Yachting Victoria & Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron


 

Laser Australia Day Weekend Regatta

Not going to NSW for the Nationals or simply cannot get enough Laser sailing? Come along to the Australia Day Weekend Regatta.

23rd & 24th January, Saturday 13:30 hrs and Sunday 13:30 hrs.

McCrae Yacht Club


 

Victorian Open Championships

Premium event for competitive Laser sailing in Victoria. This year we have moved to the March long weekend as YV club protected weekends made other options very difficult. Enjoy the challenge of Western Port while your shore crew can enjoy the Mornington Peninsula.

12th & 13th March, Saturday 14:00 hrs and Sunday 10:30 hrs.

Somers Yacht Club

Laser Class Development – August & September

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Published on: 8 August, 2015

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The Laser Class Development program for 2015/16 is being managed by Sarah Ogilvie in conjunction with the Victorian Laser Association.

Laser Class Development Coaching is open to all Laser sailors of any age group, who are members of the association, and wish to develop/improve their Laser sailing with a view to competing in State and National regattas.

To assist Sarah we will use specialist Laser coaches when Sarah is unavailable, or where the sailor coach ratio warrants additional on water support.

Masters sailors are encouraged to join the Class Development Sessions, but it is also recognised that the Masters would like their own training camp, and planning is underway for this to be conducted prior to the Laser Masters Australian Championships at Port Stephens, NSW 12-15 February 2016.

The Laser Class Development program commences at Mordialloc Sailing Club with the start of the Mordialloc winter series. Coaching commences at 9am. There will be a break for lunch and the participants can then join the Mordialloc race in the afternoon which starts at 1pm.

The dates for the Mordialloc Winter Series when coaching will be provided are:

Sunday August 2nd

Sunday August 9th

Sunday August 16th

Sunday August 23rd

Sunday September 6th

Sunday September 13th

The Mordialloc winter series has been extended this year by two weeks and now clashes on Sunday September 20th with Super Sail so coaching on this date will depend upon demand.

In addition to the coaching during the Winter Series, Sarah will also be on the water for Sail Mordy on the 29th and 30th of August. As this is a regatta coaching during the event will consist of pre-race briefings, on water support between races, and a post-race briefing.

The cost for individual sessions is $60.00 per day or book for 8 sessions including Sail Mordy for $450.00. The costs do not include the race entry fee at Mordialloc.

Bookings can be made through Trybooking http://www.trybooking.com/IHLJ OR http://www.trybooking.com/145635 on a pay as you go basis or for all the sessions.

We would appreciate it if sailors would book early so that we can manage the sailor/coach ratio and ensure there are sufficient RIBS.

Laser Activate

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Published on: 28 June, 2015

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Want to increase your Laser fleet numbers?

Increase your active sailing numbers in your club?

Increase and attract new members to your club?

Improve your Laser sailing skills?

OR just have more fun??

You need to contact the VLA now to book a place for your yacht club this coming season to “Activate” those stale lasers sitting around the yard or to re-invigorate your Laser fleet!

Basically it’s a day of going through everything Laser with our expert coach, from rig set up and tuning to getting onto the water “for a hands” on coaching session. This is then followed with the club race in the afternoon and a de-brief afterwards. It is a session designed for beginners to club racers to improve and share some quality time with like-minded people.

Attached is the club “flyer” that gives a more detailed overview of the program, so feel free to get your Laser club representative, or just do it yourself, and get your club to consider applying for a date to put in their seasons program.

Any questions please contact David Porritt via VLA email.

HOW TO ACTIVATE 2015

Laser Class Development

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Published on: 28 June, 2015

Laser Class DevelopmentOn Saturday 1 August, the VLA will be holding the second of the 2015/16 Women/Girls Laser Class Development training sessions at Mordialloc Sailing Club, with coaching provided by Sarah Ogilvie.

This is the Saturday before the commencement of the Mordialloc SC Winter Series on Sunday 2nd August.  Sarah will be providing Class Development coaching for all Laser sailors on the Sunday, but Saturday is restricted to female sailors.

The Women/Girls training sessions are very popular and female Laser sailors of all standards are encouraged to join in, either in 4.7s or Radials.

The cost for the session is $60.00 and bookings can be made at http://www.trybooking.com/144019

For more information, please contact Joby Graves: joby@adprint.com.au

 

 

 

Entries open for Australian Open Laser and Australian Laser Masters Championships

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Published on: 30 May, 2015

Entries are now open for both the 2016 Australian Open Laser Championship 27 December 2015 to 4 January 2016 at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club and the 2016 Australian Laser Masters Championship 12 to 15 February 2016 at Port Stephens Sailing & Aquatic Club.

You can get the Notices of Race and information as well as place entries on the dedicated event web sites:

2016 Australian Open Laser Championship

2016 Australian Laser Masters Championship

Laser Class Development

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Published on: 30 May, 2015

Laser Class Development

 

The Victorian Laser Association is thrilled to announce that Sarah Ogilvie (nee Blanck) will be coordinating Laser Class Development Coaching for 2015/16.

Laser Class Development Coaching is open to all Laser sailors of any age group, who are members of the association, and wish to develop/improve their Laser sailing with a view to competing in State and National regattas.

To assist Sarah we will use specialist Laser coaches when Sarah is unavailable, or where the sailor coach ratio warrants additional on water support.

In addition to the Laser Class Development coaching Sarah will run four separate Women/Girls only sessions during the year in addition to the coaching available at the Sarah Blanck Perpetual Regatta on the 7-8 November.

Masters sailors are encouraged to join the Class Development Sessions, but it is also recognised that the Masters would like their own training camp, and planning is underway for this to be conducted prior to the Laser Masters Australian Championships at Port Stephens, NSW 12-15 February 2016.

Much of the Class Development activity occurs prior to Christmas. It is the VLA’s Intention to conduct additional Class Development and Laser Activate days at active Laser Clubs after Christmas with the specialist Laser coaches.

Bookings for Class Development are made through Trybooking on a pay as you go basis, but we would appreciate it if sailors would book early so that we can manage the sailor/coach ratio and ensure there are sufficient RIBS.  

 

A tentative program can be downloaded here

 

2015/16 VIC Sailing Team Announced

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Published on: 30 May, 2015

The VIC SAILING TEAM aims to provide the best possible support, encouragement and opportunities for aspirational Junior and Youth sailors in Victoria, and to offer young athletes direction, in line with the Yachting Australia Youth Development and High Performance Pathway.

The VLA is pleased to recognise the sailors who have qualified for the 2015/16 VIC Sailing Team, in partnership with Yachting Victoria.
Laser Radial:
Will Fox
Lachlan Dare
Brody Riley
Alex Jurovic

Laser Radial:
William Townson
Laura Thomson
Jack Lewis
Hamish Fleetwood
Casey Imeneo

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