Applications for entry are open for the following ILCA World Championship regattas:
- 2015 Laser and Radial World Championships
- 2015 Laser Masters World Championships
- 2015 Laser 4.7 Youth – World Championships
- 2015 Laser Under 21 – World Championships
- 2015 Laser Radial Youth – World Championships
Applications close starting March 4 so get your applications in soon.
Details for each event and the specific application process can be found at: https://sailing.laserinternational.org/site/event-list
Three District-11 area sailors traveled to San Francisco to compete with 218 Laser Masters sailors in the Worlds event which concluded on August 13.
Mike Schmidt (MRSA), James Jacob (FBYC) and Jacques Kerrest (PRSA) all made the trip.
Results can be found here with daily recaps here.
ILCA-NA has announced the qualification system for the 2012 Worlds. Sailors can qualify for the Standard, Radial, Women’s Radial, Junior Radial, 4.7 and Master’s Worlds through their participation at 2011 events.
The Complete 2012 Worlds Qualification System is posted here. Check out the 2012 planning grid to see where the various World Championships will be held in 2012.
Of most interest will likely be the 2012 Masters Worlds Qualification requirements. The basic gist of it is that Masters Sailors who have finished well at a major event or participated in Worlds before get first priority, then it moves down to sailors who finished in the top 20% of their fleet at a qualifying regatta. As of 2011 the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship is now one of the qualifying regattas so finishing in the top 20% in your age bracket could help qualify you for Worlds.
Questions or thinking about going? Let me know.
Four District 11 sailors just finished competing in Laser Masters Worlds in Hayling Island Great Britain. I made a few mistakes in my post last week so this should set the record straight –
Alden Shattuck from Severn Sailing Association was the top finisher from District 11. Alden sailed in the 31-boat Grand Master fleet and finished 2nd.
John Bertrand from Annapolis Yacht club was the 2nd best finisher from D11 finishing in 3rd in the Standard Master Gold fleet. John’s blog on the regatta can be found here: http://johnbertrand.blogspot.com/
Nicholas Place from Corsica River Yacht Club finished 30th in the Master Silver Fleet.
David Sliom from Severn Sailing Association finished 36th in the Master Silver Fleet. Dave’s blog from the regatta can be found here: http://dancingbearsailing.blogspot.com/
Event website with complete results: http://www.laserworlds2010.co.uk/masters
The Laser Masters Worlds is currently underway at Largs Sailing Club in Scotland. Three sailors from District 11 are currently competing: David Sliom (SSA), Alden Shattuck (SSA), John Bertrand (AYC), Nicholas Place (CRYC). Racing over the past few days has been pretty rough with high winds, tall seas and heavy currents. The last two days of racing have been blow out because of the conditions.
Two of our sailors are keeping blogs updated on their event.
David Sliom: http://dancingbearsailing.blogspot.com/
John Bertrand: http://johnbertrand.blogspot.com/
Event website with results, etc: http://www.laserworlds2010.co.uk/masters
Good Luck guys!
Today (January 5th) is the end of the initial application for entry for entrance to the 2010 Laser Radial, Laser Standard and Laser Master World Championships. After today the current applications will be ranked and given priority over entry to these events, and if any become oversubscribed then late applications will not be able to enter. Get signed up today!
Laser Masters Worlds is halfway over and our District 11 sailors are there having a great time. Yesterday was a rest day and today they start the second half of the regatta to get in the last 6 races.
Check out the current results
Photos have been posted here
After a quick run through some of the galleries, here’s are a few photos of the sailors I was able to pick out.