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Come and meet the UKLA at the Dinghy Show..
(just visit stand F16)
*URGENT NEWS !!! * Wessex Grand Prix event 08/03/2014 - Frampton SC
This is to advise you that the Wessex GP event scheduled for 8th March at Frampton Sc has been cancelled due to severe flooding in the area which has resulted in many sand bags being used to contain the lake. Additionally the access road to the sailing club, launching and rigging area are now all in a condition that would make it unwise to hold the event.
We will advise you as soon as we can with an alternative date for this venue.
Top performance by Laser sailor in SailJuice series
Congratulations to CRAIG WILLIAMSON for finishing 5th out of 835 in the SailJuice Winter Series
Invitation to attend 2014 Japan Friendship Regatta
We have received an invitation for one under 16 years old Laser 4.7 UKLA sailor to attend the International Friendship All Japan Junior Yacht Club Regatta 2014 which will be held in Tokyo, and sailed in the area to be used for the 2020 Olympic sailing. The racing is scheduled for just two days.
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Applications Open for all Laser European Championships and Trophies 2014
EurILCA has now published details including the Allocated places and Notice of Race for 2014 European Laser Championships listed below.
Application for entry opened Monday, 24th February 2014 for all European Championships and Trophies.
Sailors who may be interested in attending any of these championships must complete the relevant application form on the EurILCA website. Completing an application form does not commit a sailor to attend the championship, it simply registers their interest to attend. Sailors who not complete an application form will not be able to attend the championship.
Please select the link to access allocations, application form and Notice of Race about each championship. These links are available on the EurILCA home page (http://europeanlaserclassassociation.eu).
European Laser 4.7 Women’s 18 and over Championship & Trophy 2014
European Laser Radial Men’s Championship & Trophy 2014
European Laser Radial Women’s Championship & Trophy 2014
European Laser Standard Senior Championship & Trophy 2014
Laser Radial Youth European Championships & Trophy 2014
Laser Radial Women’s Under 21 European Championship & Trophy 2014
Laser Standard Men’s Under 21 European Championship & Trophy 2014
Laser 4.7 Youth European Championships & Trophy 2014
European Master Championship 2014 - The European Master Championship is a separate event. You have to register directly by the organizing club not through EurILCA.
Something a bit different
We would like to invite you to our " Improve your Starting Technique online seminar.
This webinar will take place next Thursday 27/2/14 at 17:00 New York / Eastern Time.
Laser Training Center head coach Rulo Borojovich will provide you all the tips and tricks necessaries to master your starts.
In addition to Rulo's slides, and Videos, three times Laser worlds medal winner, Nick Thomson (GBR) will be the guest expert in this webinar, and will answer sailors questions.
More info at: www.rulosailing.com
I hope to see you there!
Masters Nationals - Date Change
To avoid a clash with the Masters Europeans the dates for this have been changed. Pwhlleli SC have very helpfully agreed to move the event to Friday 18th July - Sunday 20th July. Notice of race will be published soon in the events section. (J.Elwood)
Wildwind Laser Grand Prix Series
All the regional grandprix event dates are listed under CATEGORIES / GRANDPRIX SERIES. You can download list of dates and venues for your region here. (All events are also being added to the UKLA calendar).
The first events start mid March, so add them into this year's event sailing calendar.
Laser 4.7 Ladder events 6 and 7
Events are now open for entry,
Laser 4.7 World and European Championships 2014 – Qualification UPDATE
In line with the earlier notice, and due to the cancellation of last weekend’s Ladder 5 event at GWSC, qualification for the Laser 4.7 Worlds in Japan (8-15 August 2014) and the Laser 4.7 Europeans in Norway (25 July – 1 August) will use the ranking provided by the results of the Ladder 4 event at Datchet on January 18-19.
Information for both international events, including the number of places allocated to GBR sailors, has yet to be published by the international class associations but as soon as it is, UKLA will formally publish a Notice of Qualification, which will be posted on the UKLA website.
RYA announces IOC Youth Olympic Sailor selection for phase 2
IOC Youth Olympic Games 2014 - Selection Announcement
In accordance with the published selection policy, the following sailors have been invited to join phase 2 of the selection process for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games:
Boy 1 & 2:
Girl 1 & 2:
The following sailors are reserves if any of the invited sailors decline the invitation:
We expect to confirm the names of the sailors in phase 2 by 14th February 2014
Laser 4.7 Ladder 5 and Radial Youth Open Cancelled
Based on current weather forecasts and following discussions this afternoon (Thursday) between Grafham Water Sailing Club, the Race Officer and representatives of UKLA, we do not think we will be able to hold reasonable racing for the Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 classes this weekend 8/9 February 2014 at Grafham Water Sailing Club.
Therefore we have decided to cancel :
1. The Laser Radial Youth Open event.
2. The Laser 4.7 Ladder 5, Worlds & European Qualifier 2 and IOC Youth Olympic Games Qualifier 2 event.
A separate announcement will be made by UKLA relating to qualification for Worlds & European events and a separate announcement will be made by the RYA relating to qualification for the Youth Olympic Games.
Peter Saxton - Commodore - Grafham Water Sailing Club
Simon Dabson - Race Officer
The RYA supports the decision made by the UKLA and Grafham Water Sailing Club to cancel the Laser 4.7 ladder event due to be held on 8/9 February 2014. This is due to extreme weather across the country and being highly unlikely to be able to race safely as well as the risk involved in travelling.
The RYA is aware that this event formed the second and final event in a series to select sailors for the IOC Youth Olympic Games.
It is the selector’s intention that the results from the first event (Datchet on 18/19 January 2014) will be used to select sailors to phase 2 as per the selection policy. There is no intention to extend the series further.
Confirmation of the sailors selected will be announced on Monday 10th February 2014.
Laser 4.7 Ladder 5 - Weather Watch
We continue to monitor weather forecasts for this weekend at Grafham Water SC and will publish a decision on whether the Laser 4.7 Qualifier and Radial Youth Open events go ahead as planned at or soon after 7pm today, Thursday 6 February. Please check your Email and the event microsites on the UKLA website for updates.
Boat missing from WPNSA - Laser Radial No. 195847 with grey cover, foils bag, spars and sail no. 202461 inside, has gone missing from WPNSA compound but trolley with orange tape on was left behind. Has probably gone missing in the last two weeks. Please does anyone know its wherebouts? Please contact Dot beadsworth at UKLA.
Esso Laser 4.7 Winter Championship
Ben Whaley wins Essos Winter Championship on count back from George Ford with William Heritage in third. First lady in fourth was Sophie Opielok.
The Laser 4.7 World and European Championship qualification series and the RYA Youth Olympic selection series conclude at the Laser 4.7 Open at Grafham Water Sailing Club on the 8th/9th February 2014.
Laser 4.7 Ladder Event at Datchet
Full results are available on the event website and the updated ladder is now under CATEGORIES --> 4.7.
The selection/qualification for the Laser 4.7 World and European Championships and the RYA Olympic Youth Selection Series currently are identical t the results for Ladder 4 (Datchet Open)
Laser fleet do very well at Bloody Mary
First Lady helm was Karyna Manuel, Grafham Water, Laser Radial
7. Craig Williamson – Staunton Harold – Laser
8. Rob Cape – Thames SC – Laser
2013 Laser Radial Youth World Championships at Oman Sail - Overall
Karyna Manuel from Great Britain wins the girls U17 girls title at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Oman
Laser Radial Youth Open
The Laser Radial Youth Open will be run alongside the Gul Laser 4.7 Ladder 5 event at Grafham Water Sailing Club on the 8/9 February 2014. Online entry is now open.
Laser 4.7 World and European Championships 2014 – Qualification
UKLA intends to use the Ladder 4 and 5 events as a qualification series for the Laser 4.7 Worlds in Japan (8-15 August 2014) and the Laser 4.7 Europeans in Norway (25 July – 1 August). Information for both of these championships, including the number of places allocated to GBR sailors, has yet to be published by ILCA and Eurilca respectively.
As soon as it is, UKLA will formally publish a Notice of Qualification, which will be posted on the event mini-sites and on the UKLA website. Until then, any Laser 4.7 sailors seeking to qualify for the Worlds and Europeans in 2014 should plan on competing at the Ladder 4 (Datchet January 18-19) and Ladder 5 (Grafham February 8-9) events, from which a ranking will be produced to select sailors for the international events.
IOC Youth Olympic Selection Events
The Laser 4.7 Ladder events 4 and 5 (Datchet Water SC and Grafham Water SC) are also being used as the selection events for the British event in the Byte CII class. For full details visit the website.
ONLINE ENTRY opens Monday 9th December
2014 ISAF Combined Sailing World Championships
In accordance with the recent notification from ISAF, GBR have been allocated 3 Additional Entries for the Laser Radial and Laser Standard at the 2014 ISAF Combined Sailing World Championships in Santander (8-21 September 2014), These Additional Entries are in addition to the one Priority Entry place which GBR is also entitled to in each Class.
The RYA is required to pay for any entries allocated to GBR and which it wishes to take up, by 1st February 2014, so if you are interested in attending the Event please send an email to email@example.com as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.
Online entries open for 2014 RYA Youth National Championships
Entries are now open online for the 2014 RYA Youth National Championships; the premier event on the RYA Youth Racing calendar.
The event will take place from 12-18 April 2014 at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and is guaranteed to attract the best Youth racers from across the country to do battle on the same waters used for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Competition will be highly charged as selection for RYA Team GBR – the team which will represent Great Britain at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal – will also be up for grabs along with the opportunity to earn selection to the RYA UK Youth Squads and to win a host of international travel grants.
Success for GBR Masters Sailors
Jon Emmett wins the Apprentice Radial title adding to Ian Jones success in the Radial Masters fleet. Keith Wilkins is second in the Radial Great Grand Masters, Terry Scutcher second in the Standard Great Grand Masters and Mike Pridham third in the Radial Grand Masters.
Winter GYBE in time for Christmas
The current winter Gybe is with the postal system on its way to you.
RYA QUALIFICATION for ISAF SAILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - 8-21 September 2014, Santander, SPAIN
Click on link for the RYA document.
Noble Marine Laser Inland Championships at Grafham Water Sailing Club
This year's finale to the UK Laser season was not for the faint-hearted. The forecast was not the best but that didn't stop 187 assorted Lasers from arriving at Grafham Water on Saturday, 2nd November for the Noble Marine UK Laser Inland Championships ...
Record numbers qualify for Wildwind Sailing Holiday Draw
With all the Grand Prix Regional Series completed, 88 UK Laser Association members have qualified for the Wildwind sponsored sailing holiday draw that will be held this coming Sunday at the Noble Marine Inland Laser Championships.
The lucky winner will get a one week, all expenses paid (terms & conditions apply), sailing holiday at Wildwind's sailing centre at Vassiliki on the lovely Grek island of Lefkas.
Laser Qualifier 6 - what happens next
The UKLA have a committee meeting tonight and we hope to update you by the end of the week regarding your entry fees.
Sail Laser Weymouth to close on December 1st