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The event this weekend 26th May,at Looe SC has been cancelled. Sorry to disappoint those who intended to go.

Please note that the Mounts Bay event has changed from 30th June to 1st July

Don't forget to book your places for the Gala Dinner at the 2018 LP Laser Nationals! Deadline for booking 22nd June 2018.
Gala Dinner supported by Tideway Investment Partners LLP
Date: Thursday 26th July, Price: £20 (plus £1.00 booking fee)
Dress code: Black tie
*Welcome drink (courtesy of Tideway Investment Partners LLP)
*Starter: soup (vegetarian)
*Main: Chicken breast filled with spinach and wrapped in parma ham or nut roast (vegetarian option)
*Dessert: Chocolate brownie, ice cream and raspberry compote

Brand new Laser XD Boat draw (courtesy of LaserPerformance)
After Dinner talks with top sailors
Deadline: June 22nd
Pre-booking essential!!

Congratulations to David Carter a master sailor from Jersey and a member of St Catherine's SC, who has won the April draw prize of a Laser carbon tiller. Many thanks to LPE for their generous sponsorship

Laser Radial Youth Training 
New dates for June and July have been added to the event calendar.

NEW - Laser Masters's Training 
A fantastic opportunity to sharpen up your skills under the top-flight coach and outstanding Laser sailor Ben Elvin.

We have two training courses for you to come along to:

Stokes Bay event on the Friday before the event
Hayling Island, the Sunday before the Nationals.
Get to know the place and leave your boat there ready for the Masters Nationals

This event has been generously supported by:

Tideway Investment Partners

Flo Nicholls GBR first U16 place and it was also crowned 2018 Laser 4.7 Youth European women’s champion on this category, finishing 9th overall with 92 points. Second U16 place was for Abby Childerley GBR with 103 points and 10th overall. GBR Finlay Dickenson is U16 men's champion with 62 points and 9th overall. Congratulations to them all.

RYA UK Junior Squad - Laser 4.7. 
The RYA originally booked training for the Summer 2018 squad (sailors to be selected after the ET Champs indicator in May) 2-3 June WPNSA and 30 June - 1 July Plas Heli.
The 2nd camp was rescheduled to assist the Class, to 9-10 July. This has since caused concern for parents and their children’s GCSEs. The RYA have listened to parents and have taken the step to re-arrange the two weekend camps to now be one 4 day residential camp at WPNSA 29 May – 1st June 2018.
If you do apply for to the squad and are selected, the RYA will appreciate it if you can accept your squad place online no later than the specified deadline; stipulated on the Sailor Declaration Form, as well as returning the form back to the RYA. The RYA will also require one male and one female house parent for the camp. Please stipulate this on the online acceptance if offered a place.

Race report from the Pwllheli Spring Qualifier 
Combined Radial and Standard race report from the final Spring Qualifier.

Laser race reports from RYA Youth Nationals 
Reports from the three Laser fleets at this year's RYA Youth Nationals held at Largs SC in Scotland.

Congratulations to Peter McCrystal, a master sailor from Lancashire and a member of Blackpool & Fleetwood YC, who has won the March draw prize of a Laser Standard Mark 1 sail. Many thanks to LPE for their generous sponsorship.

WATCH LIVE racing from the Princess Sofia on from 10:00 GMT April 2nd! 
Just 2 days to decide who will make the Gold fleet!

The RYA have now brought forward the closing date for the RYA UK Youth Squad applications.
Applications will now close 23:59hrs on 4th April 2018. You will not be able to apply after this date – please don’t delay and apply now via the RYA Youth Selection webpage:

Laser Masters Series - One month to go! 
The 2018 Laser Masters Super Series kicks off in just 1 Month!

Parkstone Lasers are very excited to be hosting the 1st Laser Masters of 2018 21/22 April

What to expect:
* Great onshore facilities with a brand new club house at its centre.
*Excellent launching into the marina
*A short sail to a relatively tidal free area, which offers superb opportunities for tactical racing on each leg of an Olympic course.
* Meal on Saturday evening (tickets can be purchased along with entry) with entertainment and prize draw.

Online entry is now open, discount for early entries up until Wednesday 18th April.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Following a review of the weather forecasts this morning and from a telephone conversation with WPNSA & the RYA, we have agreed that, on balance and given the long travelling distances of some of our competitors, it would be prudent to cancel the Qualifier at WPNSA.

It leaves me only to thank all those who will have put in so much effort in order to hold the event and hope that they don’t feel that their time has been wasted. UKLA have experienced great events WPNSA & we will be visiting again in October
Ken Falcon

Standard report from Stokes Bay Qualifier 

Radial report from Stokes Bay Qualifier 

Benefits of UKLA membership 
Joining the UKLA if you are a Laser sailor is the right thing to do because the Class Association is always working for you: Click through to see all the great benefits of being a UKLA member.

RYA UK Youth Squad applications for the British Youth Sailing Team have opened today (13th March 2018) and close 23:59hrs on 6th April 2018 (last day of the RYA Youth National Championships 2018). To apply and obtain more information, including the Notice of Selection and details of the relevant indicators: The profiling sign up closes midnight 18th March – to sign up:

Voting is now open for the 2018 ILCA rule changes 

Congratulations to Ant Law, a master sailor from Burnham on Crouch and a member of Royal Corinthian,, who has won the January draw prize of a Laser race power pack. Many thanks to LPE for their generous sponsorship.

UKLA Laser Grand Prix Series 2018 
A poster for each region is now available for download under categories - grand prix

WILDWIND support Laser Masters Nationals with holiday prize draw 
We're delighted to announce that Wildwind Sailing will once again be supporting the Laser Masters Nationals this year at Hayling Island. A prize draw for all entrants will take place at the regatta, for an all expenses holiday to Wildwind Greece, including flights. Massive thanks to Wildwind for their generous sponsorship once again.

The UKLA is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of 20-year-old Olivia Burt. As a popular and committed Laser Radial sailor, Olivia exhibited all the drive, determination and good sportsmanship required to progress as a successful senior competitor.
> Olivia’s passion for sailing always shone through and all those who knew her in the sailing community will miss her tremendously; she was both a likeable and fair competitor. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Olivia’s family and friends at this very sad time.

Congratulations to Mike Adams, a master sailor and a member of Queen Mary SC, who has won the January draw prize of a Laser upper mast.. Many thanks to LPE for their generous sponsorship.

British successes in Miami (Gold and Bronze) 
Alison Young went into the medal race at the top of the Laser Radial rankings on the back of four wins in eight fleet races as the breeze built.

A second place in the medal race handed the Rio 2016 athlete, who recently teamed up with coach and Olympian Penny Clark, the gold medal.

Nick Thompson went into the medal race with a battle on his hands to keep his second place position.

On the first leg Thompson was handed a penalty for infringing New Zealander Thomas Saunders, sending him to the back of the fleet. He clawed back to third place but German rival Philipp Buhl's second denied Thompson the silver and forced him to settle instead for bronze.

Laser Spring Qualifiers 
Online entry is now open for the three spring qualifiers.

Laser 4.7 Ladder 7 
Online entry now open for the above event.

UKLA Membership 2018 now open 
Online application for 2018 UKLA membership is now open.

UKLA Training Guidance 2018 
and other useful documents maybe found in the Technical section

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