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Full GBR results from the 4.7 Europeans 
Here is the full list of GBR results from the 4.7 Europeans recently held in France.

4.7 Nationals @ WPNSA 
Following discussions, it has been decided that the 4.7 National Championship programme will not be shortened, but that racing will commence on Sunday 7th, as the other fleets.

2017 Laser Masters Nationals - Hayling Island SC Jun 30 to Jul 2 
After the recent successful Masters Nationals at Hayling Island SC, Laser Masters will be heading back there again in 2017 for the Rooster & Wildwind UK Masters Nationals. The event will take place Friday June 30 - Sunday July 2nd. Spread the word!

Report from 4.7 Europeans 
Report from the 4.7 Europeans held in Morgat, France, by Fiona Fry and Ben Nicholls.

Matilda Nicholls finished 3rd in the final race to win the Under 16 4.7 Europeans 

Laser Spares Discount offer for Nationals entrants 
Pre order your Laser spares for the Nationals before the 29th July and collect everything from the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre in Weymouth and receive 15% off your order total. This special offer is just for sailors that have entered into the regatta and paid the entry fee in full.

If you are interested in this offer contact Jack on jack@andrewsimpsonsailing.org or 01305 457400.

Winners America's Cup Draws 
Congratulations to the following four sailors who have won entry tickets to the America's Cup event at Portsmouth: Christopher Spencer, Paul Powell, Chole Collenette and David Goddard.

Congartulations also to James Russ and Zac West who have won entry to the Youth Engagement Day at the America's Cup Village.

Many congratulations to Nick Thompson and Olivia Jagger on their recent engagement. 

2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DATES AND VENUES 
16th to 24th July - 4.7 Worlds, Nieuwpoort, Belgium
26th July to 2nd August - Radial Women under 21, Nieuwpoort, Belgium
26th July to 2nd August - Standard Men under 21, Nieuwpoort, Belgium
11th to 18th August - Radial Youth Worlds, Medemblik, Netherlands
19th to 26th August - Radial Women Worlds , Medemblik, Netherlands
19th to 26th August - Radial Senior Men, Medemblik, Netherlands
5th to 12th September - Standard Men Worlds, Split, Croatia
14th to 23rd September - Masters Worlds .Split Croatia

Mk2 SAIL UPDATE 
The Mk 2 sail is now compliant at all UKLA events.

Masters Spring Qualifier Race Report 
Jeff Loosemore of Australia storms to victory in the Radial class on day 2 of the Rooster Masters Spring Qualifier at Felpham SC. Meanwhile Alan Davis remains on course for an unprecedented quadruple in the standard fleet...read more

ILCA Error 
On page 6 of the ILCA handbook under " ILCA Age Policy and Useful Information" the suggested age limits for prizes at youth events should read "Under 16" for Laser 4.7 (NOT Under 15) and include birth years from 2001 to 2004. The ILCA web site has been updated.

Laser Masters Worlds Qualifier, Felpham SC 
Breezy conditions and big waves on the final day at the Laser Masters Worlds qualifier saw Jeff Loosemore of Australia taking the Radial title from Andy Byrne after posting 3 spectacular bullets in Sunday's racing. In the standard fleet, Alan Davies was in imperious form once again, taking the title from Tony Woods of QMSC. Like Novak Djokovic, Davies remains ON for the unprecedented Grand Slam quadruple. Can anyone stop him? Full results here:

STANDARD: http://felphamsailingclub.co.uk/racing/results/files/laser-masters-open-full.htm

RADIAL: http://felphamsailingclub.co.uk/racing/results/files/laser-masters-open-radial.htm

Peter Raymer funeral 
Peter’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday 17th June at 2.30pm at Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Lane, Blue Bell Hill, Chatham, ME5 9QU. The wake will be held at Whitstable Yacht Club after the service.
The family have asked In lieu of flowers, donations to Demelza a children’s hospice, this was Peter's wish .
Our Sympathy goes out to Peter’s family and friends.
Peter Gowing
Laser Class Captain
Whitstable Yacht Club
Tel:078385 49774
Email: Laser@WYC.org.uk

Peter Raymer 1927 - 2016 
We are very sad to announce that our oldest member, Peter Raymer, from Whitstable Yacht Club has died. He has been a member of the association almost from its inception and a keen supporter of the class, sailing well into his 80's, even competing in a Qualifier at Whitstable a few years ago. He was a good sailor, and competed in many Master's Worlds. A very active, cheerful and kind man, who will be greatly missed. His son John, would love to hear from any of you with memories of Peter, please send correspondence to 1 Dean Close, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 4JW. His funeral is not yet arranged but the wake will be at Whitstable Yacht Club.

Masters Spring Qualifiers & Nationals - Entry Now Open 
Online entry is now OPEN for the upcoming Masters Events at Felpham (June 11 & 12) and the season highlight, Rooster & Wildwind Laser Masters Nationals at Hayling Island (June 24-26). You can enter now through the regatta website, and pay on the day to avoid late registration fees.

Nick Thompson 2016 Standard World Champion 

Ali Young 2016 Radial World Champion 

Wildwind/Rooster South Coast Grand Prix - Arun 
The first of the 2016 Rooster South Coast and South East Grand Prix series took place at Arun Yacht Club. Twenty-six competitors arrived in Littlehampton for some close class racing on the sea. The weather was pleasant force 3 southerly, building to a 4 south-easterly.

In the standard rigs, after a general recall, Craig Williamson (Hayling Island) won from Alan Davis (Oxford) in second and Nik Froud (Royal Lymington) third. The top three competitors were separated by a tie-breaker.

Alex Bulter (Hayling Island) won all three races in the Radial fleet, with Will Birdhall (also from Hayling Island) second and Sue Ritchie (Newport) third.

Ami Jewell (Chipstead) was the 1st 4.7 and learnt a valuable lesson about black flags, but still collected a prize for her two first places.

RYA Youth Nationals - Laser Standard Report 

RYA Youth Nationals - Laser Radial Boys Report 

RYA Youth Nationals - Laser Radial Girls Report 

Masters Inlands - Race Report & Photos 
- Record turnout of 82 boats
- Alan Davis wins standards by huge margin
- Steve Smith records maiden Radial victory
- Mk1 v Mk2 - The Big Debate

Access Photos from This Link
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.576339655867842.1073741830.355520797949730&type=3

Great start at Masters Inland Championships 
An excellent turnout of almost 80 boats at the Masters Inlands at Queen Mary saw the masters series 2016 kick off in fine style. Steve Smith recorded his maiden series victory in the Radial, while Alan Davis was unstoppable in the 54 strong standard fleet. Racing wrapped up in 20 knot breeze and sunshine. Results on the link, report to follow...
http://www.queenmary.org.uk/SailResults/Open%20Racing%202016/20160904_2016%20Laser%20Master%20Inlands.htm

2016 Wildwind/Rooster Midland Grand Prix Round 4 - Barnt Green 
Ed Higson (Bartley) won a very windy Barnt Green Wildwind/Rooster Grand Prix Open, Dan Wigmore (Grafham) was 2nd and first Radial and John Ling (Bartley) was third.

Stokes Bay Standard Qualifier 3 report 

Stokes Bay Radial Qualifier 3 report 

'NEW LASER FOR OLD' DRAW 
The winner of the draw taken from all members who had renewed or joined by midnight 13th March, is Malcolm Lee, a master sailor from Keyhaven SC who has been a member since 2011. He is delighted with his win; we would like to thank LaserPerformance very much for their generous sponsorship of this draw.

Plymouth Laser Qualifer 

Plymouth Radial Qualifier 

Weymouth Qualifier Standard report 

Weymouth Qualifier Radial report 

Wildwind to sponsor the 2016 Grand Prix Series 
Wildwind Sailing Holidays are to once again sponsor the UKLA Grand Prix series for 2016. Wildwind are giving an all expenses paid holiday including flights to their sailing centre based in Vasilliki on the Greek island of Lefkas. The holiday will be raffled at the end of the season to UKLA members entering the 2016 series.

Wildwind confirmed as Masters Nationals Sponsor 
Great news! Wildwind Sailing Holidays have been confirmed as a regatta sponsor for the 2016 UK Laser Masters Nationals at Hayling Island, alongside Rooster Sailing. One lucky competitor will win an all expenses paid sailing holiday (incl flights) to Vasiliki, Greece courtesy of Wildwind (www.wildwind.co.uk)

Gul Laser 4.7 Ladder series 6 2016 
Click on title to view video taken at the event.

OBITUARY - Nigel Blake - Laser master 
It is with great sadness I have to tell you Nigel Blake died 30th September 2015.
When I started the Laser Masters in Britain Nigel was one of the very first to participate and carried on successfully competing until recently.
He was well known in the Eastern Region and clubs such as Stewartby, Grafham and on the Norfolk coast where he last sailed at Rollesby Broad Sailing Club.
For many decades he attended the Dutch and other European Championships. Nigel, his bicycle and the van he slept in were a familiar sight. He will be much missed.
Nigel’s Sister was my informant and she knew nothing of his sailing life. She contacted me in January after opening my Christmas card to him. She would love to hear from Nigel’s sailing friends near and far. She is Mrs Pamela Murphy (pamjohn123@hotmail.com). If you would like her address please ask me - Hilary Thomas (hilaryamthomas@btinternet.com

Daniel Whiteley takes bronze at ISAF Youth Worlds 

Happy New Year to all Laser sailors! 

MEMBERSHIP NEW AND RENEWALS 
For anyone joining or renewing their membership for 2016, the new 2016 membership cards will be sent out in early January.

YACHTS & YACHTING AWARDS 
Ken Fowler has been nominated for an award in 'Achievement of the Year' category for his round the Isle of Wight trip in his second hand Laser starting from Highcliffe SC. To vote for him the link is
http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/awards2016/

ISAF YOUTH WORLDS 
UKLA would like to congratulate Daniel Whiteley and Hanna Brant who have been selected to represent GBR in the Radial Class at the ISAF Youth World Championships, Langkawi, Malaysia 27th December to 3rd January 2016, and wish them every success

From the Jury: 
Rule 42 Penalties

Please note that for next season at UKLA events the penalties for a yellow flag following a breach of Rule 42 will be as per the full requirements of Appendix P. For further details see the 'View from the Jury boat' article in the next edition of Gybe.

Changes of Sail Numbers

The Race Committee will only grant permission for a change of sail number at a UKLA event in exceptional circumstances for one event only. Even where permission is granted such permission has no authority to amend or nullify the requirements of the Laser Class Rules. As a result a boat could be disqualified for failing to comply with the Laser Class Rules. For further details see the briefing note in the Technical Section and the 'View from the Jury boat' article in the next edition of Gybe.

WINNER OF WILDWIND HOLIDAY 
We would like to congratulate David Killey,who qualified from the Thames Valley region of the Grand Prix series, and has won the draw for a Wildwind Holiday, kindly donated by Simon Morgan of Wildwind Holidays. David is a long time member of UKLA and master sailor from Miadenhead Sailing Club. Many thanks to Wildwind for the generous sponsorship.

Noble Marine Laser Inlands 2015 

Noble Marine Radial Inlands 2015 
Report from a very frustrating weekend.

Noble Marine Laser Standard Autumn Qualifier at Hayling Island Sailing Club 

Noble Marine Laser Radial Autumn Qualifier at Hayling Island Sailing Club 

Noble Marine Laser Standard Autumn Qualifier at Paignton Sailing Club, 10–11 October 
Click title to read the report :)

Noble Marine Laser Radial Autumn Qualifier at Paignton Sailing Club, 10–11 October 
Click title to read the report :)

Standard results from the Paignton Qualifier 

Radial Gold results from Paignton Qualifier 

Radial Silver results from Paignton Qualifier 

Noble Marine Laser Radial Autumn Qualifier at Sunderland Yacht Club, 26–27 September 
Report from the 1st Autumn Qualifier

Lasers at Barts Bash 
Lasers were the most popular class at Bart’s Bash for the second year running. The Laser Standard topping the rankings with 517 entrants, Radials 4th with 311 and 4.7s 7th with 101. Congratulations to Radial sailor Verity Hopkins from Weir Wood Sailing Club who has won the draw for a new sail provided by the UKLA and Laser Performance. The draw took place at Staunton Harold Sailing club from all UKLA members who pre-entered with either a Standard, Radial or 4.7 rig.

Lorenzo Chiavarini wins China World cup 
by nearly 20 points!!!

STANDARD WORLD & EUROPEAN QUALIFICTION PUBLISHED 

RADIAL WORLD & EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION PUBLISHED 

Laser Mark II sail announced 

FINAL RADIAL MASTERS SERIES LADDER 
Jon Emmet finishes top of the 78 fleet Radial Masters ladder in 2015, ahead of Steve Cockerill and Ian Jones.

FINAL STANDARD MASTERS SERIES LADDER 
Alan Davis finishes 2015 as the top ranked Standard Laser Master, ahead of arch rival Orlando Gledhill. A total of 98 Standard Masters took part in the series.

First Athletes Selected to Team GB for Rio 2016 Olympic Games 
The British Olympic Association (BOA) today announced the names of the very first athletes to officially join Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

London 2012 Olympian Alison Young returns in the Laser Radial while 2015 Laser World Champion Nick Thompson earns his first Olympic appearance to round off the first wave of sailing selections for Rio.

British sailors have established a proud tradition of excellence in Olympic competition, having won 55 medals – including 26 golds – since sailing made its debut at Paris 1900 with Team GB topping the overall Olympic sailing medal table.

The UKLA wish to congratulate Nick and Alison on their selection to the Olympic Squad for 2016.

Results from the final Masters Super Series regatta at Arun SC 

Masters Radial Europeans 
Jon Emmett 1st Apprentice
Ian Jones 1st Master
Ian Escritt 1st Grand Master

Laser Masters Autumn Qualifier: Arun YC 5 & 6 Sept 
Attention Laser Masters: Online Entry is now open for the final series event at Arun SC, West Sussex on 5th & 6th Sept. Last chance to earn series ranking points. See you there!

PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT NATIONALS 
the images from the week are all online and catalogued now
Lee Whitehead
07887 573135

FOUND AT MOUNTS BAY SC 
Did you leave a starting watch at the Nationals? Contact Dot Beadsworth office@laser.org.uk

RYA YOUTH SQUAD SELECTION 
Physical Profiling to confirm Laser Radial and Laser Standard Youth Squad selection will be held on the morning of Saturday 17th October 2015 at Osprey Leisure Centre in Portland. If you are intending on applying for Youth squads in these classes please keep this date free in case you meet the racing criteria. Details of minimum benchmarks can be found in the Youth selection policy. Further details including timings and how to prepare will be sent out after provisional places have been collated.

Laser National Championships 2015 Radial Gold Results 
Due to the computer crashing radial race 12 results were not published. These are now on the web site. Many apologies to those it affected.

Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships 
(click on title for day 6 report)

Sailing exchange 
Anyone interested in doing a couple of weeks sailing exchange with a Spanish 4.7 sailor, please contact the UK:A office.

Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships 
(click on title for day five report)

Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships 
(Click on title for day four report)

Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships 
(Click on title for day three report)

Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships 
(Click on title for day two report)

Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships 
(Click on title for day one report)

Radial Youth European Championship 2015 
Congratulations to Jamie Calder for becoming the Radial Youth European Champion 2015, and with a 16 point lead over silver, in Portugal. Congratulations also to Jack Cookson for joining Jamie on the podium with third place

STANDARD Masters Ladder updated 
Alan Davis and Orlando Gledhiill are TIED at the top of the STD Masters Ladder after 5 events. The final category A event at ARUN SC in September will decide the winner...

RADIAL Masters Ladder Updated 
Jon Emmet leads the updated RADIAL Masters ladder by 2 points from Steve Cockerill, after his win at the Masters Nationals at Pevensey

Nick Thompson WINS Laser Worlds and Lorenzo Brando Chiavarini wins 3 races and finishes 10th overall. 
2015 Laser World Championship - British sailing star Nick Thompson admitted he was 'over the moon' to have finally sealed World Championship gold, winning with a race to spare as the seven-day regatta drew to a close in Kingston, Canada.

Thompson becomes the first British Laser World Champion since Paul Goodison (2009) to claim the coveted world crown in the highly competitive men's single-handed class, having won two silvers and two bronze medals from previous editions (2009, 2014 bronze; 2010, 2011 silver).

The 29-year-old Lymington sailor was determined to complete the medal set, and claimed victory in style, counting nine results inside the top seven from the 13 races staged at the site of the 1976 Olympic sailing regatta.

Photos & Videos from UK Laser Masters Nationals 
Photos, videos and comments from the biggest and best Laser Masters Nationals in recent years from the Pevensey Bay SC Facebook site

Radial Masters Nationals Report 

Laser Masters Nationals report 

Laser 4.7 ladder online entry closes 24th june 

Davis and Emmett win 'the best Masters event ever' 
Alan Davis (Oxford) and Jon Emmet (Weir Wood) are the new Standard and Radial Laser Masters National Champions after an epic event at Pevensey Bay. A record entry of 142 sailors from 11 countries battled it out over 3 days. Results here http://www.pbsc.eu/opens/laser-masters-2015/

Hype building for Rooster & Wildwind Laser Masters Nationals... 
More than 120 past Masters will be competing for the National Laser Masters Champion title at Pevensey Bay Sailing Club today on Friday, June 19.

With many of the athletes electing to stay in the camping village on site this promises to be one of the most competitive and fun events of the year, in the Masters Laser calendar...more

Scullion and Bartlett win Masters Series at Beer SC. East Lothian regatta blown out. 
Paul Scullion of Restronguet took line honours at round 4 of the Masters Super series at Beer SC, ahead of Dave Stockton of Wimbleball. In the Radial class, Greg Bartlett won from Neil Dunkley. Report attached. Meanwhile no sailing was possible at the Scottish regional Masters event at East Lothian SC due to strong winds all weekend.

ROOSTER MASTERS SUPER SERIES STANDARD LADDER 
Orlando Gledhill has a 10 point lead over Neil Peters after scoring maximum points after 3 events. Dave Freeman of Queen Mary SC lies third.

ROOSTER MASTERS SUPER SERIES RADIAL LADDER 
Steve Cockerill leads the RADIAL Master Super Series after 3 events by 2 points from Ian Jones.

Epic in Essex! Rooster Masters Series Round 3 Report 
Orlando Gledhill and Steve Cockerill kick the doors down at the Rooster Masters Super Series! Event sailed in epic conditions off the Essex coast. Race report by Peter Young.

UKLA Chairman on round UK sail 
Wonder what our chairman is doing in the upcoming weeks. Well, he is planning to sail around the UK, but in something slightly larger than a Laser. Click on the tile to follow his blog and view his realtime tracking. We are certainly hoping to have him back before our next Major events ...

STOP PRESS: UK Laser Masters Dominate French Masters Nationals 
British Laser Masters dominated the recent French Euro Masters event at Fousenant SC in Brittany, posting 1-2-3 in the Standard Fleet. Peter Young is the new French Laser Masters National Champion, beating his friend and rival Neil Peters into silver position, followed by Charles Campion in 3rd. Are they still speaking? Read full report here.

Online Entry now open for Brightlingsea Masters Series Event - May 16&17 
Register your entry now at event website to avoid late payment fees

Nick Thomson takes silver in Hyeres. 

Ali Young tops World rankings 

Close of initial places for Men's Worlds April 26th 

How it Happened: Laser Masters Inlands Report 
The 2015 Masters Super Series kicked off in dramatic style at Grafham Water. Report by Dave Freeman.

Youth Nationals report: Standard rig 

Youth Nationals report: Radial boys 

Youth Nationals report: Radial girls 

Masters Inlands Overall results 

Radial Youth Ladders after RYA Youth Nationals posted under Youth 

Ali Young takes Silver at the Princess Sofia 

Radial Qualifier at Weymouth 
A difficult weekend for some...

Standard Qualifier at Weymouth 
A difficult weekend for some...

Radial Qualifier at Stokes Bay 
Report by Georgina Povall

Standard Qualifier at Stokes Bay 
Report by Martin Evans

General 4.7 information 
Useful stuff for those new to the class!

Radial Qualifier at Torbay 
A windy weekend in the British Rivera

Standard Qualifier at Torbay 
A windy weekend in the British Rivera

Delta Lloyd Regatta 2015 
The 31st edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta at Medemblik kicks off on May 24th and registration is well under way. Races will start from May 26th until the 30th, Medemblik will be the international gathering of superb sailing.

Eurilca Logo European Championships 2015 : Applications are open 

ISAF World rankings 
The latest World rankings (February 2nd) sees Nick Thompson climb to 2nd, whilst top British girl is Chloe Martin in 12th.

Gul Laser 4.7 Ladder 5 and World and European Qualifier 1 
Ben WHALEY (GBR 204122) wins Ladder 5 event at Queen Mary and leads the World and European Qualifier event on 8 pts ahead of Milo GILL-TAYLOR (GBR 192619)on 10pts and Arthur BROWN (GBR 179741) in third on 25 pts. First lady is Anna STURROCK (GBR 171902) in 7th on 36 pts.

The second qualifier event will be held as part of the the Gul Ladder 6 event at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on the 28th February/1st March 2015. (Online entry is now open).

Miami - the results are in! 

Laser 4.7 Worlds and European Qualifier 1 
Milo Gill-Taylor leads overnight with 3 wins ahead of Ben Whaley on 9 pts and Jack Elsby-Hartman on 17 pts. First lady in fourth on 21 pts is Mila Monaghan.

3 races are scheduled for Sunday.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 5 
It's a straight showdown between Nick Thompson and Germany's Philipp Buhl for the Laser gold. With neither sailor able to finish worse than second and with Thompson just one point ahead going into the double-point race, whoever finishes in front on the water will take the title on Saturday.
Alison Young is in the Laser Radial finals in fifth position.

2015 Laser international calendar (last updated 9/2/15) 

Are you on Facebook? 
Keep up to date with the latest Laser Masters news by searching for 'UK Laser Masters Sailing' and liking the page.

New Masters European Website 

Letter to all Laser 4.7 Sailors 

UK Masters Nationals joins the European Masters Series 
After 10 years the UK has rejoined the European Masters Series (EMS). The Rooster UK Masters Nationals at Pevensey Bay will form part of the series and the event has been promoted across the European Masters database. With the convenient location of Pevensey for European sailors, it is hoped that record numbers of international sailors will attend the event this year.

Notice of race of all the Cat A masters events may now be found in the events calendar 

The making of a Laser 

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