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Calling Laser Masters in the North...
The next round of the Laser Masters Super Series takes place at Leigh & Lowton SC near Manchester on Sunday August 16th. This is a great opportunity to get a taste of Masters sailing on a national level and should appeal to all UK Laser Masters based in the north. Online entry here, enter now to avoid late payment: https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/2015-laser-open-llsc
UKLA AGM - Change of DATE
The UKLA AGM is on Monday, 3rd August 2015 at 6.30 p.m. or as soon as possible after sailing and NOT on Sunday, 2nd August as may have been made public elsewhere.
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
Notice of Race for Gul 4.7 Ladder series published
(please download through title link).
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
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
Late Fee Deadline - Rooster & Wildwind Laser Masters Nationals
15th June is the last day before late entry fee of £10 applies for the Laser Masters Nationals. 127 entries have been registered so far. Sailors must enter before midnight June 15 to avoid late payment charge. Online entry at www.kbsuk.com/laser/masters
2015 Laser Radial Women – World Championship Announcement
ILCA is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Laser Radial Women – World Championship regatta, which will serve as a qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Because this event is serving as part of the Olympic qualification process, we want to assure each country that they will be guaranteed at least one entry in this regatta if a sailor from their country completes a paid application prior to the application closing date of 7 July 2015 and is able to complete the entry process in a timely manner.
The deadline to submit a paid entry application for initial allocation of places is 7 July 2015 at 23:59 Central US Time.
Information about the ILCA Laser World Championships can be found through our Events page: http://www.laserinternational.org/
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.
Rooster Masters Series Update
Rounds 4 and 5 of the Masters Super Series take place next weekend at Beer SC (6 June) and East Lothian (6 & 7 June). Great chance to pick up series points for Masters based in South West or Scotland. Meanwhile, online entries for the Masters Nationals at Pevensey have now topped 90...
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.
There is also a trailer for the youth Europeans
Book your space early for Portugal!
The Venue is only 90 mins by train or bus from Porto.
Masters Super Series Round 2: This weekend at Brightlingsea
Light to moderate breeze forecast for this weekend's Masters Super Series event at Brightlingsea SC, Essex. You can register your entry online at the regatta page here http://www.kbsuk.com/laser/masters/index.asp?EventID=7. See you there!
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 ...
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
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.
Laser 4.7 Ladder entries - LAST CHANCE TO ENTER
Online entry to the Ladder 9 event which is run as part of the ET Championship at Rutland closed at 25:59 on Sunday May 3rd. This event is also the second RYA Summer Squad Indicator.
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.
Laser 4.7 Europeans - ENTRY DEADLINE
Sunday evening 26th April is the last opportunity to apply to participate in the Laser 4.7 Europeans. Click on title to take you to the event website.
How it Happened: Laser Masters Inlands Report
The 2015 Masters Super Series kicked off in dramatic style at Grafham Water. Report by Dave Freeman.
Radial Youth Ladders after RYA Youth Nationals posted under Youth
West Riding Open POSTPONED
Sadly we are going to have to postpone West Riding, the first Northern event
on Sunday 19th April. They have over running building work and the area is
too muddy for laying down a load of laser sails. We hope to run the event later in the year - date to be announced.
One week to Laser Masters Inlands at Grafham
This year the Laser Masters Inlands are being held at Grafham Water Sailing Club on the 11th/12th April. If you have not already registered online, then now is a good opportunity as this helps with our event preparation such as entry list, and input for the results programme. Payment can be made by credit card, GoCardless or Online bank transfer.
At £30 for the weekend this event is good value for the first Major Event in the Masters circuit.
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 www.kbsuk.com/laser/masters 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: www.kbsuk.com/laser/masters/index.asp?EventID=6
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.
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.
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 www.kbsuk.com/laser/masters and place your sail order with Neil Peters, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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: https://sailing.laserinternational.org/public/site/event-site/4
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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! www.kbsuk.com/laser/masters
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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.