International one design class
Easy to Sail - A Challenge to Race
For the promotion and support of the RC Laser throughout New Zealand.
Bringing people together with a view to building RC Laser fleets and regular Regattas Nationally.
- BAG TO SAILING IN UNDER 7 MINUTES
- PORTABLE / EASILY TRANSPORTABLE
- INTERNATIONAL CLASS RULES
- NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL REGATTAS
- GREAT COMARADERIE AND SERIOUS FUN
What's in the Bag:
We reccommend that you get a "The Works" kit from the Radiosail.com.au Store. This includes:
Boat, rudder and keel
4 Rigs - A,B, C and D (This includes 4 Sails, 2 masts and a long and short boom)
Radio Transmitter and Receiver
This should be all you would need to get sailing at any regatta.
Leave out the Radio Gear and source your own
For more information on whats available go to;
Feel free to contact us to disuss the right options for you.
Boats for NZ are bought through Australia and a "The Works" Kit delivered with all taxes paid should cost about $1,450 NZD.
This is very competitive when you consider the only other One Design RC yacht option is the Electron coming in at over $7,000 NZD
We are happy to arrange delivery of your boat and manage the payment to Australia on your behalf.
Just contact us to arrange this.
Latest News :
If you have news and /or pics to share we would love to hear from you. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or Post to our Facebook Page "RC Laser Sailing NZ"
19 November 2017 - Championship of Nations 2017 - Result:
What an outstanding event the CON 2017 turned out to be. The location was fantastic and with 54 boats racing it was no mean feat to run a smooth contest. Thanks to all the volunteers that made the event such a success.
The NZL contingent, made up of Graham Watson (NZL02) and Mark Shakeshaft "Shakey" (NZL25), had a great comp with some pleasing results. NZL02 picked up the Master Trophy for first in 50-59 with a 6th place overall and NZL25 ended up 29th, some good performances but consistency is the key. Mark has only been sailing RC Lasers for 3 months and his baptism into fleet racing was one of fire. Having only ever raced in a fleet of four before, a steep learning curve indeed to race in a full fleet. Graham credits his high placing to having gone to Sydney prior to the event to race in some larger fleets.
Congratulations to Scott Fleming (AUS38) who won the contest convincingly)
Full blow by blow account Here.
Videos of racing Here. NZL02 in "A" Fleet. NZL25 in everywhere but some time in "B" Fleet.
16 January 2018 - Fleet growth in the North
The North has enjoyed some spectacular growth in the lead up to Christmas. We had 9 boats sailing at a new venue, Lake View in Mangawhai. We now have 7 boats in Waipu / Mangawhai area and 5 boats in Auckland with more in the pipeline for both areas.
Here is a video from Saturdays racing.
Easter Racing a Great Success:
What a fantastic days racing with perfect weather and 11 boats on the water. Full gallery here.
Regular Racing - See our FACEBOOK page for regular racing Events "RC Laser Sailing NZ"
OR Contact either;
Linton Little, email@example.com 021 259 6370
Graham Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 021-366010
We usually have spare boats available on race days so call us if you want to join in.
Near New RC Laser for Sale:
NZL 19. Excellent condition with A, B and C rigs. Additional B / C mast and B boom. rechargeable batteries and Dyneema running gear. Radio gear is not included. Asking $700. Contact Graham 021366010.
28 Sept - 1 October Mawson Lakes Adelaide
Racing Calendar for Dunedin
Just received a copy of the Otago Radio Sailing Club’s sailing program for the next 12 months.
It is great to see they will be having designated monthly weekend sailing days for RC Laser’s at Dunedin’s Southern Reservoir from 10.00am on the following dates:
11th November 2018
9th December 2018
13th January 2019
10th February 2019
10th March 2019
14th April 2019
12th May 2019
9th June 2019
14th July 2019
11th August 2019
20th October 2019
We hope all of our Southern RC Laser owners will support as many of these days as possible. (And get some photos and reports to Graham for publishing on our Facebook page and Website)
And for us Northerner’s keep an eye out for Air New Zealand domestic air fare specials and maybe consider a visit to Dunedin.
I feel sure some Southern Hospitality would be offered in the way of accommodation and transport should you decide to make the trip South.