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The 2012 New Zealand Laser Championships commence Saturday 21 January

by Edmund Tam on 20 Jan 2012
Just another typical Wellington summers day! - Venue for 2012 New Zealand Laser National Championships Edmund Tam

The 2012 New Zealand Laser Championships hosted by Worser Bay Boating Club are set to commence. Racing starts this Saturday 21st January and continues through to the 24th January.

Registration and measuring will commence on Friday 20th January from 11am.

To ensure that the measurement process runs smoothly for everyone involved, please refer to the following details in relation to measurement and registration:
http://www.nzlaser.org/content/getting-your-boat-measured-nz-laser-nationals

In addition please note the following details in relation to parking, road trailer storage and also the launching facilities for non-official spectator/coach boats. Note that the club ramp facilities will be restricted to official boats only – However, the public ramp which is more conducive to launching is located a few hundred metres south of the Worser Bay Boating Club on Marine Parade.

http://nzlasernationals2012.blogspot.com/p/facilities.html

The latest entry list reflects a strong international field and includes competitors from Australia, Cook Islands, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Singapore, and Switzerland. Additionally, our top New Zealand local sailors will also be competing.

Once racing is underway you can follow the event live via the live on the water blog from the regatta website:
http://nzlasernationals2012.blogspot.com


The weather report provides a mixed picture of the expected conditions. However, with the regatta being held in the ‘Cultural Capital of New Zealand’, should the water activities become impacted y the weather then there is certainly no shortage of things to do – to name a few … The City Art Gallery and the Dowse Gallery, The Saturday underground markets, The Summer City Festival, Botanic Gardens, The Wellington Zoo, Weta studios, The Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, Carter Observatory … and enough café’s to enure you can visit one that is not full of laser sailors.

The organising committee are currently finalising preparations for this event and 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.

For further information check into the regatta website: http://nzlasernationals2012.blogspot.com
or the New Zealand Laser association Website: http://www.nzlaser.org/

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