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 Kiwi 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"

14 October 2017:

We would like to welcome 3 new boats into the NZ RC Laser Fleet.
Kerry Whittle, Dusty and Bill Trethewey have all bought boats in the last 6 weeks.
Kerry is in Auckland and a Campervan man.
Bill adds to the Northland fleet being based in Mangawhai and a good keen racing man. 
Bill is originally from Christchurch and has come to live in the winterless (but wet and windy) North.

DustyDusty lives in Rotorua.
Dustys new boat was kindly brought down from Auckland recently by Mark - "Shakey"

Dusty is an extremely enthusiastic RC yachtsman and the photos were taken in his "ManCave"on a very wet day. (possibly one of the best mancaves in NZ I am told)
The following 2 days, the weather cleared, and 2 Lasers (Tim & Dustys) sailed in mixed fleets on Lake Rotorua & Lake Rotoiti.

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/

26 October 2017:

The Dunedin Boys enjoying some close racing on the Southern Reservoir on Thursday. A Rig may have been the wrong choice NZL06?

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.

15 November 2017 - Kiwis Invited to Aussie National 2018:

An invitation was extended to the Kiwis at the CON 2017 to attend the Australian National Champs at Mawson Lakes in Adelaide. Contest runs from Sept 28 to 1 October 2018 and all the hot talent in Aus will be there.

See details on FB Here.    Or on the Mawson Lakes website Here.

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