2016 VLA AGM

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The Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Laser Association Inc will be held at the State Titles at Somers YC

Agenda will be posted prior to meeting, Saturday 12th March 1100hrs



Used Lasers available now !

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Are you in the market for a used Laser, PSA have a great selection at the moment from older boats right through to late model ex charters.

Click the link to see what we have available.


Email for any extra info & images or to arrange to check them out.

PSA will be attending the 2016 Vic States and will be offering free delivery on any new or used boats to the event.



Activate days planned for February 2016

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The VLA has two more of the very successful Laser Activate Days planned for February. The first is at Parkdale on the 6th February and the second at Indented Head on the 28th February.

For bookings for Activate Day Parkdale please use one of these linkshttp://www.trybooking.com/JSDZ OR http://www.trybooking.com/170455

For bookings Activate Day Indented Head, please use one of these linkshttp://www.trybooking.com/KCAX OR http://www.trybooking.com/177135

Coming up in January….

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The ZHIK VLA Australia Day regatta is being held at McCrae Yacht Club on Saturday and Sunday 23/24 January. This is a great warm up regatta for Masters heading to the Nationals and for younger sailors transitioning into the Laser. There are some great Zhik prizes.

There is a BBQ dinner at the Yacht Club on Saturday night at a cost of $15.00 per head for adults and $10.00 for children 15 and under.

Please enter the regatta $50.00, and book your dinner using the links below.

Booking URL links are: http://www.trybooking.com/JZZW andhttp://www.trybooking.com/175756


On Saturday and Sunday 30/31 January Sarah Ogilvie will be holding a Laser Masters training weekend (all levels of masters sailors are welcome) at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron commencing at 9am. This is great opportunity to learn from Sarah and a number of other masters sailors.

You can register for the whole weekend or for a single day.

On Saturday night there is a BBQ in the new clubhouse, and a guest speaker. Partners are welcome to attend the dinner. There is also breakfast available on the Sunday morning.

Please book for the training and the meals athttp://www.trybooking.com/KBOX so we can ensure sufficient coaches and for catering purposes.

The feedback from the last training session at Sail Country was fantastic so we look forward to seeing you on the water.


VLA Calendar 2015/16

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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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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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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.


Laser Class Development

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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