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Latest News Items

Ali Young takes the lead at the end of day 3 in Palma. 

RYA 4.7 Junior squad selection policy 

Laser 4.7 Events Updates 
Click on title to read document about Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds and European Laser 4.7 Youth Championship & Trophy 2015

Vanuatu Sailing Association - Cyclone Pam 
One week ago both Vanuatu and the Vanuatu Sailing Association development sailing program was devastated by cyclone Pam.

The attached letter of appeal relates to this. (click on title to read)

Application deadline for several Laser World Championships is approaching 
The Application Closing Date is quickly approaching for the following ILCA World Championship regattas:

2015 Laser 4.7 Youth – World Championships
2015 Laser Under 21 – World Championships
2015 Laser Radial Youth – World Championships

For all three events, The deadline for receiving entry applications for initial allocation of places is 30 March 2015 at 23:59 Central US Time.

Laser Youth Training 
Training dates for UKLA Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 Youth training in May, June and July have been posted on the calendar. Venues are still to be confirmed.

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

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

Neil Pryde UKLA Laser Nationals 
The event website is now live and includes details about accommodation. Please note that their is an overall entry limit for this event, so prompt entry from the 15th April would be advisable.

Laser 4.7 Ladder 
The Laser 4.7 ladder after 6 events is now available under CATEGORIES --> Laser 4.7

Radial Qualifier at Stokes Bay 
Report by Georgina Povall

Standard Qualifier at Stokes Bay 
Report by Martin Evans

Entries for Italian Europa cup now open. 

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

Entries from 7 Nations for UK Masters Nationals! 
Canada too expensive? Poland too far? The real international Masters action is here, with entries from 7 nations already in for the UK Masters Nationals at Pevensey! Laser Masters from Holland to Australia are coming to our shores in June. Visit to view entries and register your place on the start line.

Radial Qualifier at Torbay 
A windy weekend in the British Rivera

Standard Qualifier at Torbay 
A windy weekend in the British Rivera

Launch of 2015 Masters Super Series! 
Just over 1 month to go to the launch of the revamped Laser Masters Super Series at Grafham Water on April 11&12. This Category A event carries full series points and promises to be a great event to get the new series underway. Six races scheduled and entry fee just £30. Get your online entry in now at the regatta website:

Boats Deliveries to Laser Masters Europeans in Poland 
Sailboat Deliveries will be able to offer this delivery at the price of £425
per boat, provided that we get a minimum of 14 boats. £250 deposit due on
booking, with the balance due one month before the event. Our drivers are
CPC trained, as required by law, our vehicles are TACHO fitted, we have an
HGV operator's licence, we are members of the RHA and we have goods in
transit and public liability insurance. Please phone 01243 377633 for a
booking form.

Laser 4.7 results now available 
The laser 4.7 Ladder 5 (modified), laser 4.7 ladder 6 and the Laser 4.7 World and European Qualification series results are now available.

Trailer for the youth Europeans 
Book your space early for Portugal!

You download your booking form here 

Spring Qualifiers start on 28th February 
The Laser Radial and Standard spring qualifiers are starting on the 28th of February at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. If you have not done so yet, do not forget to sign up online to the three spring qualifiers.

2015 Laser World Championships – Opening for Applications 
Applications for entry for several 2015 Laser World Championships will open Monday, 16 February:

Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships
Laser Under-21 World Championships
Laser Radial Youth World Championships

Laser 4.7 additional training places 
We have pleased to be able to increase the entry limit to 30 sailors as we have been able to organise an additional coach for the training weekend of 21/22 February at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Online entry has been extended until Wednesday 11th February.

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 

UK Masters Nationals Entry Offer - 20% Sail Discount 
Launch your campaign with a new sail, with our 20:20 offer. Enter the Masters Nationals Online by 20 Feb and get 20% off the price of a Standard or Radial sail, for collection at the event. Payment for sail at registration. Enter online now at and place your sail order with Neil Peters, email Payment for nationals entry can be made anytime before June 15 but online registration must be complete before 20 Feb to avail of offer.
Prices (Std & Radial): £315 (Folded), £370 rolled. Sail numbers not included. Must be collected from Pevensey SC.

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

Online entry now open for Laser 4.7 Ladder events 6 and 7 
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy confirmed as venue for Ladder 7.

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).

ILCA World Championships application information 
Applications for entry will open Wednesday, 21 January 2015 for the following ILCA World Championship regattas:

2015 Laser Standard Men – World Championship
2015 Laser Masters – World Championships

For both events, The deadline for receiving entry applications for initial allocation of places is 4 March 2015 at 23:59 Central Daylight Time.

You are encouraged to complete an entry application as soon as possible once it becomes available. Please be aware that if you do not apply by 4 March 2015, you may have little chance of receiving an entry offer.

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 Masters Worlds Entry Open 
Entry is now open for the 2015 Laser Masters Worlds in Canada, via the regatta website:
First round entries close March 4th.
There are 160 charter boats available which will be allocated based on country applications. If UK applications are over-subscribed, the 2014 Masters Ranking ladder will be used to determine allocations. However, worth noting charter boat hire is very expensive at US$ 1,250 or US$ 1,500 (with foils). If you're interested in transporting your boat, contact Denzil May ( who is investigating container transport.

Laser Radial and Standard Spring Qualifiers 
Online entry will be available from the 22nd January. The event website also contains qualification documents for this year's ILCA Championships.

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

Masters UK Nationals: Online Entry is OPEN 
Online entry is now OPEN for the 2015 UK Masters National Championships at Pevensey Bay, 19-21 June. Competitors must pre-enter online for this event and can register intent to sail now. Payment of £75 entry fee can be made through the site (via CLUBHOUSE facility) before 15th June, when late fees apply (+£10). Reserve your place on the start line for 2015 now!

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 

Membership Renewals: (2015 membership) 
The Secretary thanks everyone who has sent their renewals in early, and would inform you that you will receive your membership card early in January 2015. The UKLA membership year runs from the 1st January - 31st December.

The making of a Laser 

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