sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Western Australia Laser Dinghy Championship 2013 - Crowded competition
Western Australia Laser Dinghy Championship 2013 - Crowded competition


'Great big fleet racing at the 2012 WA State Laser Championships. - 2013 WA State Laser Championships'    Brad Utting    Click Here to view large photo

Western Australia Laser Dinghy Championship 2013. Most classes go through participation ebbs and flows, in the WA dinghy sailing scene but the Laser class attracts strong numbers year after year. Despite being an old design the boats simplicity, affordability, convenience, accessibility and ability to cater for such a diverse range of ages, and shapes and sizes makes it a modern day classic.

In 2013, the Laser class saw growth at all local events with 45 boats the average number at local regattas. 81 competitors total also competed in the four part metropolitan championship across 2012/ 13 so the association now looks forward to a big turnout for the Laser State championships over the March long weekend on the second , third and fourth of March 2013 at Claremont Yacht Club.

Australian Youth Champion Conor Nicholas will be looking to make it back to back titles at Claremont Yacht Club. - 2013 WA State Laser Championships -  Brad Utting   Click Here to view large photo


The class is pushing for 100 boats at the upcoming State Titles. If it is reached it will be a milestone achievement for the class as well as sailing in Western Australia. The current boom has been partly driven by the availability of Perth 2011 ex world championship charters.

At just one regatta old these boats were sold to many local sailors at a very reasonable price. What’s more Lasers currently being placed for sale on the association website page Western Australia Laser Dinghy Championship are being snapped up in less than a week. With Fremantle Sailing club winning the best club at the 2012/13 Nationals and with many WA sailors filling podium places it is boom time for WA Laser sailing.

World Laser Radial Champion Tristan Brown will be a strong challenger in the Radial fleet. - 2013 WA State Laser Championships -  Brad Utting   Click Here to view large photo


For the States itself there will be some great battles for the title with the Masters titles holding as much prestige as the Open positions. In the Fullrigs the Open division is expected to be fought out between the Olympic campaigners and the more serious weekend warriors. With current WA number one Matt Wearn attending a training camp in Sydney over the March long weekend the title is as open as its been in recent history.

Luke Elliot, Defending Champ Ki- Raphael Sulkowski, Colin Dibb, Brad Utting and Mark Whittington are all likely prospects. As always Colin Dibb will be the one to chase in the Masters division with the likes of Ian Campbell, Justin Rose, Mal Mckercher, Bruce Utting, Andy Whittel, Nigel Paul and David Glover in the mix.

Ki-Raphael Sulkowski will be looking to make it back to back titles. - 2013 WA State Laser Championships -  Brad Utting   Click Here to view large photo



The Radial class shapes up as a battle of the World Champs. World Open Mens champion Tristan Brown will line up against ISAF Youth Worlds Champion Mark Spearman which without a 5 percent lift from other sailors will decide first and second position. Mark Wong and Ben Walkemeyer are the two most likely to upset the top two whilst Youth sailors Arrik Fisk and Lachy Gilham will have a strong fight for the Youth Title. Martina Ciotti shapes up as a strong chance for the Women’s title. The Radial Masters is a much more open event than the fullrigs but expect the likes of Andrew Brockis, Lloyd Lissiman and Allan Benn to feature.

Then 4.7 hot shots consist of a cheeky bunch of talented young sailors. Conor Nicholas and Chris Charlwood are the early favourites but no one will be shocked if Richard Maher, James Stewert and Marcus Fisk push them to the wire. This fleet has been constantly growing and compares alongside 420’s as the most popular Class for young teenage boys and girls.

A resurgent Masters fleet will be racing thanks to the efforts of Masters Rep Bruce Utting - 2013 WA State Laser Championships -  Brad Utting   Click Here to view large photo


One of the beauties of the Laser class is that most Local Yacht Clubs have fleets meaning there is a great diversity in regatta venues. In this case Claremont Yacht Club will host the event and use the majority of Mosman Bay. Claremont has a solid Laser fleet themselves of about 20 boats and their organisation has been superb up to this point.

If anyone has a Laser hiding out in the shed somewhere now is the time to crack it out and get back into some Laser Sailing. Others who are merely interested in observing the biggest Local dinghy States Titles in WA feel free to drop into Claremont YC over the weekend and browse the shore or find a vantage point to watch around Mosman Bay.

The social side of racing is a big part of WA Laser sailing. - 2013 WA State Laser Championships -  Brad Utting   Click Here to view large photo


Western Australia Laser Dinghy Championship


by Brad Utting

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106824

8:40 AM Fri 22 Feb 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World



































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,




















Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT