International one design class

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Easy to Sail - A Challenge to Race

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PURPOSE

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.

  • AFFORDABLE
  • STRICT ONE DESIGN
  • HIGH QUALITY PARTS
  • BAG TO SAILING IN UNDER 7 MINUTES
  • PORTABLE / EASILY TRANSPORTABLE
  • COMPETITIVE RACING
  • NO EXCUSE TO LOSE
  • INTERNATIONAL CLASS RULES
  • MINIMAL MAINTENANCE
  • NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL REGATTAS
  • GREAT COMARADERIE AND SERIOUS FUN

BENEFITS

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)

  • Boat Stand

  • Radio Transmitter and Receiver

  • Carry Bag

This should be all you would need to get sailing at any regatta.

Other Options:

  • Leave out the Radio Gear and source your own

  • Any combination 

For more information on whats available go to;

www.radiosail.com.au/store

 

 

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.

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Latest News :

If you have news and /or pics to share we would love to hear from you. Please send to graham@crewmate.co.nz or Post to our Facebook Page "RC Laser Sailing NZ"

Laser Tips and Tricks: Here's a very handy few pages for sailing and maintaining your RC Laser.

http://rclaser.org/category/tips-n-tricks/

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.

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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, golfview@outlook.co.nz  021 259 6370

or
Graham Watson, graham@crewmate.co.nz, 021-366010
We usually have spare boats available on race days so call us if you want to join in.

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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.

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28 Sept - 1 October Mawson Lakes Adelaide

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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

8th          September2019

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.