This month's 2017 national Laser championships at Lake Taupo promise close competition across all open, masters and youth fleets.
Winds were light for day two of the 2014 European Laser Standard and Laser Radial Championships being held in Split, Croatia and all fleets added just one race to their results before the diminishing sea breeze saw the second scheduled race cancelled.
Next week New Zealand’s best Olympic single-handed sailors will line up to contest the 2014 European Laser Standard and Laser Radial Championships.
The regatta, being held in Split, Croatia, is expected to attract large fleets including a full complement of the world’s best in the Olympic single-handed dinghy disciplines for both men and women.
Sailors and officials were fortunate to enjoy another stunning blue sky day with a great sea breeze for the final day of the National Laser Champs in Nelson.
Racing again started as soon as the sea breeze filled in just after midday, with 4 races being completed for the Open divisions and 3 for Masters, meaning that all divisions were only one race short of the programmed number despite the loss of races at the beginning of the contest.
I have just returned home from Oman, where I have been training and competing in the 2013 Laser World Championships for the past three weeks. Having been to Oman earlier in the year we knew what to expect on arrival as far as the accommodation, layout and sailing conditions at the venue… so we thought.
After an arduous seven day series including twelve races for the gold fleet sailors the 2013 Laser World Championships have come to a close at Musannah Beach, Oman.
Just one race was possible on the final day of competition the start gun firing only a few minutes prior to the 3pm final cut off time giving competitors just one more crack on the race track to determine their final fate.
It was light and shifty again in Oman for the penultimate day of the 2013 Laser World Championships where kiwi campaigners Sam Meech, Andy Maloney and Thomas Saunders are all fighting it out in the gold fleet.
After solid wind through the opening half of the 2013 Laser World Championships in Oman, day four provided sailors a new challenge with light and very shifty conditions at Mussanah Beach.
The 2013 Laser World Championships is proving to be an almighty battle as day three concludes and the six day regatta reaches the half way point in Muscat, Oman.
Just one race counted on day two of the 2013 Laser World Championships on now in Muscat, Oman where a handful of New Zealand’s best Olympic class sailors are competing for the world title.