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On line UKLA Survey PART I 
Please, please, please take the time to complete the survey by clicking the above link. It will take less than 5 minutes total to complete both parts and your answers will be used to shape the future of the UKLA.

On line UKLA Survey PART II 
Please, please, please take the time to complete the survey by clicking the above link. It will take less than 5 minutes total to complete both parts and your answers will be used to shape the future of the UKLA.

Laser Radial Youth Training 
Weekend 1 - WPNSA

This weekend will be set for sailors both new to the boat and fleet and also the seasoned Radial sailor. The group will be filtered into groups and coaching plans and objectives will be set from this. A parent chat will be held on Saturday evening where I (Tim Hulse) will look to explain the different options for sailors new to the fleet, which events are key and what to expect in the coming years from both the RYA and UKLA.

Other weekends

Weekend 2 - 29/30 September - venue tbc
Weekend 3 - 17/18 November - venue WPNSA
Weekend 4 - 15/16 December - venue WPNSA
Weekend 5 - 12/13 January - venue WPNSA
Weekend 6 - 9/10 February - venue WPNSA

Laser 4.7 Ladder Series 
Ladder 1 is now open for entry and the NOR for the series has been posted


Laser Standard Sailors Preparing for the Autumn Qualifiers 
Would you be interested in a weekend of training to help you prepare for this autumn’s qualifier events? We need to gauge interest and need a minimum of 10 sailors to put the training together. Venue will be south coast, either the second or third weekend of September, cost somewhere between £85 & £100, all TBC.
Send your name and phone number to express your interest to Sam Acton either by email or text 07985 281120 by 17th August,
Thanks in advance.
Sam Acton and Jon Emmett

Laser Radial Youth Training - September 
Online entry is open for Laser Radial Youth Training mid and end of September.

Laser Nationals - Event Pictures 

Day six of the Laser Nationals 
After no racing on Thursday, Friday was the last day of competition at the Nationals in Plymouth.

Day four of the Laser Nationals 
Three races for all fleets on Wednesday.

Day three of the Laser Nationals 
Three races on day three.

Day two of the Laser Nationals 
Report from the second day of the Nationals.

Day one of the Laser Nationals 
Report from the first day's racing at the Nationals.

Deadline for booking is now Thursday 19th July. There are a few tickets still available.

Although the web site for the Nationals is now closed we would still be delighted to accept your entry. Just telephone Dot Beadsworth on 01299 832970 or email her and make arrangements with her to enter on the day without a late fee charge..

Congratulations to Alex Hughes a youth sailor and a member of Sutton SC, who has won the June draw prize of a Harken block set. Alex is almost our latest new member only joining in May, so hope he now thinks it worthwhile to be a member of UKLA! Many thanks to LPE for their generous sponsorship.

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the Andrew Cokayne trophy awarded to Ellie Maynard at Abersoch Nationals last year. Ellie did not attend the prize giving and someone picked it up for her. The trophy is a large caved wood trophy. Can you help? Can anyone remember who picked it up? Please contact Dot on

UKLA Nationals - Gala Dinner 
Last few places available. These will be allocated in the order of payment.

Hunts Laser Open 15th July. 
The Hunts Laser Open will be postponed till late September or early October.
Current climate conditions has accelerated weed growth. For more details
and register interest email

Check out the Nationals social programme; early entry closes 8th July ... 
Have you booked up to come to the Laser Nationals yet? There's definitely a buzz about it! Late entre fee kicks in on July 8th, so not long now!
There are socials planned for every night.
For a full summary, See link, plus regular updates on the UKLA Facebook page UK Laser Class Association (UKLA)
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Full Y&Y report from the Masters Nationals 

Masters Europeans 
If you want your Laser delivered to Vigo, please contact Sailboat deliveries ASAP.

Masters Nationals: Standard Results from a fantastic long weekend 
In the Standards, Mark Lyttle of Queen Mary SC finished with six race wins and 14 points ahead of Tim Law of Salcombe SC, with Nick Harrison of Stokes Bay SC third.

Full report to follow...

Masters Nationals: Radial Results from a fantastic long weekend 
In the Radial class, Ben Elvin of Stokes Bay SC managed seven race wins to finish 13 points ahead of Ian Jones of Dovestone SC. In third place was Roberta Hartley of Parkstone YC.

Full reports to follow ...

Some absolutely cracking photos from HISC 

The weekend 9th and 10th February will be the RYA Profiling Weekend. (Most of the testing will be done on Saturday 9th February.) Testing will be offered around the country and home countries. Sailors looking for inclusion in the RYA Youth Squads should plan to attend this weekend. The RYA will send out further details of how this will work with selections and details of how the sailors can meet the physical demands necessary for the squads. They would expect to have the outlined details to the classes and coaches within two weeks.

Masters Gather for Nationals at Hayling 
Over 100 laser Masters from 10 nations have pre-entered for the UK Laser Masters Nationals at Hayling Island this Fri - Sun. Masters will compete in 8 races over 3 days for what promises to be an excellent event on & off the water. The weather is set to be warm & sunny with light winds, although there is a reasonable chance of a solid sea breeze all weekend. Rumour has it that the legendary resident Masters band - The Jazz Folkers - will be staging a glorious comeback gig! Accom is still available onsite at Hayling Island SC. The sun is going to shine and the beer is going to flow, What are you waiting for? Pack up your laser and see you there.

We are very pleased that Wildwind will be sponsoring the Grand Prix and Master's series this year. Please click on the title to read more.

Please note that the Grand Prix this weekend, 16th / 17th June has been cancelled.

2018 ILCA RULE CHANGES - Vote by 7th September 
To all UKLA current members, as of 7 June, we are halfway through the voting period on this year's ILCA rule changes. Voting is open to ALL active members - one vote per member. The six-month voting period ends FRIDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2018. The results will be announced later in the autumn.
If you have already voted, thank you. If you have not yet voted, please take a moment to click on the link to the voting survey on the ILCA web site, and answer a quick, 7-question online survey. . To be counted, you must vote by 7 September 2018.
Please vote on this year's rule changes. In this way ILCA can be certain the rules reflect the opinion of members around the world.

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