Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Melanin Lenses

2012 New Zealand National Laser Championship – Update after Day 2

by Edmund Tam on 23 Jan 2012
Andrew Murdoch Leading Race One in the Open Fleet - 2012 New Zealand Laser National Championships Chris Coad Photography© http://www.chriscoad.co.nz/

On Day 1 of the New Zealand Laser National Championships competitors were greeted with a light and lingering southerly breeze and a forecasted northerly change.

This resulted in a delay while the light southerly died away and immediately made way for spectacular Wellington day with the sun shining and an enjoyable but challenging northerly of 18 to 22 knots and a building sea state.

After the completion of the first two races the New Zealand Olympic representatives are leading their respective classes. Andrew Murdoch leads to Laser Open class with a first, and second while Sara Winther has dominated the first day by winning both races. Both sailors were showing their class with reported excellent starts at the favoured boat end of the line.

The international competitors are also showing their class in the Laser Open Class with Rutger van Schnaardenburg of the Netherlands in second overall, and Kristan Ruth of Norway in third. Additionally, Jee Min Ha of Korea is in fourth place after winning race two.


In the Radial fleet Matthew Kempkers representing Wakatere Boating club is in second place overall and is also leads the youth division. He is 5 poinst adrift of Winther. In third place is Logan Dunning Beck also representing Wakatere.

In the masters full rig fleet former world masters world champion Murray Thom completed the first day with a perfect score of two wins. Another former Masters World champion and defending national champion Mark Page is in second after scoring a second in each of the days races. Two local Worser Bay sailors, Andrew Dellabarca and Rob Woodward occupy third and fourth.

In the Masters Radial fleet, Wakatere Boating Club team mates Pete Thomas and Mike Keeton have been the most consistent performers and share the lead. Worser Bay Sailor Edmund Tam rounds out the top three. Other leading competitors, Scott Leith and Mark Orams (both former Masters world champions) suffered gear damage in separate races which has pushed them down the points table but will be expected to be back in contention later in the competition


In the 4.7s Charlotte Corston is leading after scoring 2 firsts followed by Emma Sullivan and Jacob Miller. It looks like Charlotte will be one to watch in the future.

Day two of the regatta was subsequently blown out with a strong northerly followed by a strong southerly front and torrential rain leaving no option but to delay proceedings with the intention of catching up on the missed races in the remaining two days of the regatta.

We look forward to great sailing on Monday and Tuesday.




Full results can be obtained by
http://www.nzlaser.org/content/2012-nz-laser-champs-results-reports-photos!clicking_here

You can follow the event live via the on the water blog from the regatta website by
http://nzlasernationals2012.blogspot.com!clicking_here

For further information check the New Zealand Laser Association Website
http://www.nzlaser.org/!click_here

To check out some of the action out on the water captured by the official regatta photographer – Chris Coad go to the following website www.chriscoad.co.nz


We are pleased to have the support of some generous sponsors in Find Recruitment; Opus International Limited; Ricoh; Catalyst IT Limited; Wellington City Council; John Deere; and Agriturf Limited.

Wildwind 2016 660x82T Clewring One DesignInSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

Gladwell's Line - Oh, and by the way we won a million dollars
Sailing history has been made by a New Zealand crew in winning the richest prize ever offered in sailing July 11, 2016 - Sailing history has been made by the New Zealand crew of Phil Robertson, Stu Dodson, Will Tiller and James Wierzbowski in winning the richest prize ever offered in sailing - $US1million (NZD $1.37m), with their nail-biting win in the World Match Racing Championships in Sweden.
Posted on 14 Jul
Rio 2016 - Yachting New Zealand defends Olympic selection practices
Yachting New Zealand has responded to wide-spread international criticism of its selection practices Yachting New Zealand has responded to wide-spread international criticism of its selection practices and criticism by the Chairman of the NZ Sports Disputes Tribunal, Sir Bruce Robertson of the way it treated two Olympic sailors after they had qualified New Zealand for the 2016 Olympic sailing regatta at the ISAF World Sailing Championships in santander in September 2014.
Posted on 9 Jun
Gladwell's Line - Olympic Appeal over in NZ but hotting up in Oz
The 2016 New Zealand Olympic selection process came to an end on Monday night in Auckland The 2016 New Zealand Olympic selection process came to an end on Monday night in Auckland with the announcement at the end of a Mediation Hearing by the Chairman of the Sports Disputes Tribunal, Sir Bruce Robertson, that he would not overturn the two non-selection decisions by Yachting New Zealand.
Posted on 2 Jun
Rio 2016 - Murdoch confirms that he won't Appeal tight selection call
Double Olympian Andrew Murdoch has confirmed that he will not Appeal the decision of the Yachting New Zealand selectors Double Olympian Andrew Murdoch has confirmed that he will not Appeal the decision of the Yachting New Zealand selectors who gave the nod for Rio 2016 to Josh Junior, who will be on his first Olympic regatta. 'I don't think I would get a result in my favour out of the back end of it,' Murdoch told Radio Sport. ït would also hinder Josh's preparation as well.'
Posted on 12 May
Olympic board sailor lashes out as Spanish hope for Olympic windfall
2012 Olympian JP Tobin has hit out at Yachting New Zealand's selection policy for Rio 2012 Olympian JP Tobin has hit out at Yachting New Zealand's selection policy for Rio that has left the boardsailing classes vacant for August's Games, according to a story published on the stuff.co.nz website. The online news arm of Fairfax media has picked up comments from Tobin's Facebook page.
Posted on 12 May
Rio 2016 - Yachting NZ fails to nominate in three Qualified Classes
Yachting NZ have only nominated two sailors in a second tranche of 2016 Olympic selections for five qualified places. Yachting New Zealand have only nominated two sailors in a second tranche of 2016 Olympic selections for five qualified places. Two singlehanded sailors have been added to the Kiwi Olympic team in the two Mens singlehanded classes - the Finn and Laser. Appeals are being lodged today by two sailors in the Womens events.
Posted on 10 May
Will NZ's most successful Olympic Sailing event cop the Selection axe?
New Zealand qualified in all ten of the 2016 Olympic events at the first round of Qualifying in Santander Spain New Zealand qualified in all ten of the 2016 Olympic events at the first round of Qualifying in Santander Spain in September 2014. In two of those the RS:X Windsurfing event, New Zealand is unlikely to be represented in the Men's event, and in the Women's event, Natalia Kosinska would appear to be a borderline selection.
Posted on 2 May
Sailing World Cup Hyeres - First leg lottery dictates RSX leaderboard
2016 Olympic aspirant Natalia Kosinska had another trying day at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2016 Olympic aspirant Natalia Kosinska (NZL) had another character-testing day at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres in the Women's RSX Windsurfer. However, she moved up the leader board to lie 28th overall in the 40 strong fleet and placed ninth in the first race of Day 2.
Posted on 29 Apr
Gladwell's Line - Strong team but is Yachting's policy too extreme?
On Monday morning the New Zealand Olympic Committee announced a team of ten sailors to compete in five double-handers On Monday morning the New Zealand Olympic Committee announced a team of ten sailors to compete in five events at the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta. However despite qualifying in all ten Olympic classes, will only seven be sent?
Posted on 14 Mar
NZL Sailing Team - Three World Champions named in five events for Rio
The NZ Olympic Committee have announced a team of ten sailors to contest five events The NZ Olympic Committee have announced a team of ten sailors to contest five events, this morning at Wakatere Boating Club on Auckland's North Shore. Three of the crews named have won world championships in the current Olympic cycle in their respective classes.
Posted on 13 Mar