Saving Sailing in the Olympics
by Eric Faust, ILCA Executive Secretary
The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) is surprised and disappointed by the announcement that the World Sailing Board has recommended to select new equipment to replace the Laser and Laser Radial Classes for the one-person dinghy events in the 2024 Olympic Games.
The announcement comes as part of the equipment reevaluation process that has been ongoing since May of this year. According to the published reevaluation procedure, the board’s recommendation is now meant to be presented to the World Sailing Council for acceptance or rejection at the upcoming World Sailing Conference later this month in Sarasota, Florida.
PSA Masters Laser Coaching Clinic by Brett Beyer
Masters Sailors, another great reason to get organised and enter the upcoming Oceania Laser Masters event in Fiji.
A 3 day Masters Laser coaching clinic in paradise !
Brett Beyer will be in Fiji prior to the event running the first PSA Masters Laser Coaching Clinic, passing on his immense knowledge both on and off the water.
Sofitel Resort and Spa, Denarau Island Fiji
11-13 October 2018 (preceding the 2018 Oceania Laser Masters, Fiji)
Cost – $600 per sailor for the 3 day coaching clinic
Charter boat – $600 for the 3 day clinic (if you are chartering for the event there is no charge, you can use your PSA charter boat) or bring your own boat.
Includes 3 day coaching clinic, on and off water coaching.
Link to sign up here
The Victorian Laser Association (VLA) a non for profit organisation has been awarded the rights to host the Men’s Laser World Championships, the Women’s Laser World Championships, the Men’s Radial World Championships, the Laser Master’s World Championships, the Oceania Laser Championships, the Australian Laser National Championship and Australian Laser Master’s Championship in 2020.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Australian sailors to compete with the best in world in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics in Japan, and to sail in a World Championships, an experience than many sailors never get to enjoy. Continue reading
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 19th 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
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…………
Laser Training program for 2018/19
Have a whole lot more fun in your Laser;
get stronger, go faster, race smarter!
Meet new people, develop great training and traveling friendships, jump up the results table at club, state, national and world’s regattas.
The Victorian Laser Association training plan for 2018/19 is designed to cater for Laser sailors wanting to join with others to share and collaborate to develop knowledge and skills faster. Continue reading