Tom Slingsby Interview

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A great interview with Tom Slingsby on his return to dinghy sailing and explaining his training and strategy during his time at the top.
Interview by the guys at internationalsailingacademy.com

TS:
Hello?

CG:
Hi, Tom. It’s Colin Gowland phoning from ISA.

TS:
Yes, hi.

CG:
How are you?

TS:
Good thank you.

CG:
Okay. Awesome. Hey, thanks a lot for having a chat here.

TS:
No problem.

CG:
Everyone’s been really excited since you made that announcement on Facebook about coming back into dinghies. Continue reading

Welcome to the new official Oceania and Australian Laser Nationals website.

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The new official Oceania and Australian Laser Nationals website.
www.auslasernationals.com.au
This website will be the home for all future Oceania and Australian Laser National Championships.
All race documents, online entry, results, videos, race tracking etc will be available on this site before, during and after the event.
This years event is sure to be a big one, being held at the beautiful RQYS in Manly QLD.
Online entries are now open and PSA are taking charter bookings now.
Jump over and like the facebook page and signup to their mailing list to keep up to date on all Nationals info.
Look forward to seeing you there in December !

World Masters Games 2017

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The 2017 World Masters Games finished up over the weekend at Torbay Sailing Club , New Zealand.

Dan Slater on his way to gold at the World Masters Games. Photo / Supplied

Dan Slater on his way to gold at the World Masters Games. Photo / Supplied

Soon after Dan Slater crossed the finish line in the final race of the World Masters Games, someone yelled out that he had finally picked up a Games medal at the fourth time of trying.

The medal might not have been an elusive Olympic one – he is a three-time Olympian – but it was gold and special nonetheless.

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World Cup Series Hyères – Kontides steals gold again

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It was a case of déjà vu on the final day of racing at Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France as Cypriot Laser sailor Pavlos Kontides once again stole gold from underneath the nose of his rival.

Kontides – Sailing World Cup Hyères © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy http://www.sailingenergy.com/

On the second day of live Medal Racing from the south coast of France, it was the turn of the One and Two Person Dinghies to have their day. And the action didn’t disappoint. Continue reading

Indented Head Camp – bookings open now

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Bookings are open for the VLA camp at Indented Head on the 5th and 6th May.

Head coach Mark Tonner-Joyce will supervise both Fundamental & Pure Laser training over the two days.

Indented Head Yacht Club have booked the hall for dinner on Saturday night followed by an evening of entertainment.

The camp site adjacent to the clubhouse will be reopened that weekend for the exclusive use of the VLA sailors. Campsites will be FREE.

Sailors who have joined the Pure Laser program can attend this camp without further charge (apart from Saturday night dinner). Could those sailors participating in the Pure Program please let us know if you will be attending via Marks facebook page.

The cost for other sailors is $100. Bookings via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/272899

This camp is open to all Laser sailors irrespective of age or standard. The VLA guarantee you will have a fun weekend & return a better sailor.

Masters sailors, bring the whole family! This will be a great weekend just like Albury Wodonga.

Please book asap so we can finalise the numbers. “

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