Laser Masters Nationals

Port Stephens Sailing & AQuatic Club 2016

Event Photos

There is a large collection of photos from the Laser Masters  by Alison Meech and Kath Herrmann HERE

Nicole Douglas has posted some nice event photos on her website HERE.

 

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Just click the thumbnail to see a larger image which you can download. If you want the full size image just identify the file name and send Kevin Phillips an email.

Australian Laser Masters Golf Tournament

13 keen players turned up on a beautiful Thursday afternoon for the inaugural golfsailor at Nelson Bay.  The winning team was Geoff Lucas, Peter Craig, Martin Wilson and Gary Ratcliffe with just 3 shots above par.  Peter also got the longest drive and Gary won the prize for the drive nearest to the pin.

SI Change & Notice to Competitors on Fleet Assignments

A Notice to Competitors has been posted on the Fleet Assignments.

The Divisions will be allocated in Fleets as follows:

Fleet Class Flag
Radial Apprentice Masters and RadialGrand Masters Green flag with a red Laser emblem over Numeral Pennant One
Radial Masters and Radial Great Grand Masters Green flag with a red Laser emblem over Numeral Pennant Two
Standard Apprentice Masters andStandard Masters White flag with a red Laser emblem over Numeral Pennant One
Standard Grand Masters, Standard Great Grand Masters and 4.7 White flag with a red Laser emblem over Numeral Pennant Two

In addition a Change to Sailing Instructions Number 1 has been posted. This is to correct an original typo and to vary the protest time limit which is now 60 minutes after the last boat finishes on the day.

Event SIs and Arrangements

Event_LogoV4_SThis is shaping up to be a cracker event with over 190 entries so far. The list of entries to date is on the web site HERE.

Sailing Arrangements

The Sailing Instructions are now available for download HERE. Copies will be available at Registration but if you would like to help save the planet feel free to read the SIs on the screen of your choice.

We intend to have inner and outer courses and to have separate start and finish boats. We plan to have four starts with age divisions grouped into fleets with numbers in each around 50 as follows;

  • Standard Apprentices and Masters – Standard Fleet 1
  • Standard Grand Masters, Great Grand Masters and 4.7 – Standard Fleet 2
  • Radial Apprentices and Grand Masters – Radial Fleet 1
  • Radial Masters and Great Grand Masters – Radial Fleet 2

Colour mast bands will be issued at Registration and should be displayed as follows;

  • Apprentices – Red
  • Masters – White
  • Grand Masters – Blue
  • Great Grand Masters – Yellow
  • 4.7s – Orange

Wrist bands will be issued at Registration and are to be used to sign on and off. Alternative sign on and off by SMS is available for the convenience of sailors rigging away from the club. To use SMS sign on please advise at Registration and then each day send an SMS to 0477 647 537 with the words ‘sign on’ or ‘sign off’ and then the sail number or numbers.

Functions

Functions for the event are listed HERE.

The Welcome and Presentation will be in the Alfresco area lower level at the Salamander Shores. These will be finger food events.

The Masters Dinner will be three courses and will be held on Sunday from 1900 hrs in the Driftwood Room at Salamander Shores. At Registration we would like to know the number of people who will be coming to the Sunday Dinner.

Admission to the functions is free for competitors and volunteers and $50 (covering all events) for coaches and supporters. Tickets for the functions will be available at Registration.

The very first Australian Masters Golf Tournament will precede the regatta on Thursday 11 February at the magnificent 27 hole Nelson Bay Golf Club. Golfers will meet at the clubhouse for a bite to eat at noon with first tee time 1:00pm. If you are intending to play, and have not done so already, please advise Rob Lowndes (text 0419 266 257 or lowndesr@bigpond.net.au) straight away so we can ensure we have enough tee times.

Registration

Registration will be at the PSSAC Club House between 0900 and 1230 hrs on Friday 12th February. We will not be measuring boats for this event but may carry out spot checks for compliance with the Class Rules.

Competitor Briefing

A Competitor Briefing will be held at the Club at 1100 hrs on Friday 12 February.

Australian (Laser) Masters Golf Tournament

golfsailorThe very first Australian Masters Golf Tournament will precede the regatta on Thursday 11 February at the magnificent 27 hole Nelson Bay Golf Club.

But don’t be put off, we will only play 18 holes and in Ambrose format making it a fun team event with no Gold Jacket or individual prizes other than nearest the pin and longest drive.  So whatever your skill level, you are welcome to join us provided you wear a collared  shirt and running or golf shoes (and other apparel!).

We will meet at the clubhouse for a bite to eat at noon with first tee time 1:00pm.  Cost is green fee ($33 pay directly to the proshop) plus $10 (to kitty for prizes).  Carts for two cost $39 and to guarantee availability you should book directly with the proshop in advance and they will require a deposit – phone 02 4981 1132.

Please advise Rob Lowndes (text 0419 266 257 or lowndesr@bigpond.net.au) by 8 Feb if you will be playing so we can ensure we have enough tee times.

Nelson Bay Golf Club is at 57 Dowling Street, Nelson Bay.

Support from Port Stephens Council

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We have been given generous support for this event from the Port Stephens Council.

The Council have been supportive of many sporting events and especially sailing in the past and we thank them for their help to us for our event.

2016 Australian Laser Masters Championship Entries Now Open

NSW&ACT_Logo_FullEntries are now open for the 2016 Australian Masters Championship at Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club. The event will run from 12th to 15th February 2016 and the schedule is here.

The Notice of Race is here.

Entry fee is $150 up until 1st February 2016. Entry after 1st February 2016 is $200.

Entries can be placed online on this web site under the Entries tab or by clicking here.

You can see who has already entered here.

Australian Laser Masters Championship

PSSAC_LogoThis is a web site dedicated to the Laser Masters National Championships to be held at Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club between 12th and 15th February 2016.

On this site we will post all you need to know about the venue and the event including race documents and results.

This will be a great sailing event held on the fabulous open sailing waters of Port Stephens around Salamander Bay and Soldiers Point. If you are a Laser sailor over 35 years of age this is a must do event – don’t miss it.

The Open Laser National Championship will be held at Belmont 16′s Sailing Club between 27th December 2015 and 4th December 2016. If you want to enter or get information about the Open Nationals then click here to go to the dedicated site for this event.