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The Club Sailor survey is now LIVE! 
We want to hear from all the weekend warriors about what they want from their class association. Simply click on the title to go to the survey which will take less than 2 minutes to complete.

See the results of the Masters Inlands survey 
Please remember to complete a survey for every event you attend :)

Congratulations to Mike Mahy a member of Swanage SC, who has won the November draw prize of a Laser boom. He has been a UKLA member since 2004. Many thanks to LPE for their generous sponsorship

Sign up for the 2019 RYA British Youth Sailing Physical Profiling is now open! 
The sessions will take place over the weekend of the 9th & 10th February 2019. Profiling in Scotland will take place on the 2nd February 2019.
Please note that profiling sessions have had to be spread over several dates due to venue availability.
For further information and the link for the sign up, please visit the following RYA webpage:

Laser 149414 hull, spars and trolley has gone missing from the dinghy park at Kind George SC. If anyone has information please contact Dudley Jones []

Congratulations to Peter McChrystal 
who won the sponsored Minorca Sailing holiday at the Laser Masters Inlands at the weekend!
Peter’s name got drawn during the sat evening ‘Mark Little’ presentation. The prize is a holiday to Minorca Sailing, where Peter can enjoy a weeks sailing holiday at The Best Equipped Sailing Centre in the Mediterranean.
For more details about Minorca Sailing… or call their team 020 8948 2106

Minorca Sailing are proud to be sponsoring the Laser Masters Inlands 2018. Special prize: one week holiday including tuition, flights & equipment 
To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is enter the Laser Masters Inlands at Grafham this weekend (24th/25th Nov) – further details at the event.
Minorca Sailing – The Ultimate Sailing Holiday, have been operating for over 35 years, and pride themselves of having the highest standard of sailing and windsurfing equipment. Minorca have whole fleets of boats from leading manufactures including a fleet of over 60 Lasers. Days are structured providing you with group tuition in the mornings and continued instruction in the afternoons with the opportunity to race daily. All our accommodation in located close to the sailing centre and is available either in self-catering villas, villa apartments or in a small family-run hotel.

Last chance to enter Laser 4.7 Youth Training at Datchet 

The effect of parenting on Youth sailors 
Kirstie Urwin is doing her dissertation on exploring the relationship between perceived parenting style on the resilience of Youth sailors. If you are aged 15-21 and are racing and training at National level and would like to take part in the questionnaire please email

UK Laser needs a new Class Secretary/Administrator. UKLA Class Sec, Dot Beadsworth, has decided to retire and we have to find a replacement, Dot has for many years been the face of the Class Association so finding a replacement won’t be easy – but here goes…
The Class Administrator is a part-time time paid role,.Hours to be agreed and needs to be flexible, but probably about 15-20 per week. The job is to organize the Class and the Committee and administer the activities of the Class.
Key Skills required;
Highly organized, possibly previously from role where organizational skills where paramount.
Strong with IT, able to lead the Committee in this area and ensure our IT functions well to the advantage of our members
Advantageous if the candidate has some knowledge of the sailing world.If you would like to know more about this role please contact;
Rob Cage –

Congratulations to Maggie Sutton a member of Oxford SC, who has won the October draw prize of a £150 LPE on-line voucher. Many thanks to LPE for their generous sponsorship

Race report from the Inlands 
Reports from all three fleets at Rutland.

PLEASE take 2 minutes to complete the Inlands survey 

Race report from WPNSA Qualifier 
Race reports for the Standard and Radial fleets from the final Autumn Qualifier.

Link for 4.7 Ladder 4 / Poole YC Youth open 

Masters Europeans 2019 
Anyone thinking about doing Roses next year and wanting their boats taken there by Sailboat deliveries please get in touch with Jubby (title links to Sailboat deliveries)

Arrival Instructions for Laser Qualifier 6 
Document now live on event website.

Race report from Lowestoft 
Race reports for both fleets from the second Autumn Qualifier.

Congratulations to Verity Hopkins a member of Weir Wood SC SC, who has won the September draw prize of a Laser race vang. Many thanks to LPE for their generous sponsorship.

I hope those of you coming for the Qualifier weekend this weekend are looking forward to it; let's hope the weather gods are kind to us, especially after last weekend!
I am looking for a few volunteers to help with the event this weekend:
Beach Master - both days
Committee boat - both days
Pin end - both days
Safety crew - Sunday only
Please drop me a line if you are interested in helping out:
Many thanks, Sally, WPNSA

Northern Region GP 21 October 
This event will now take place at Pennine Sailing Club rather than Dovestone Sailing Club. This is due to the hot summer and the use of the reservoir’s water for fighting moorland fires, resulting in water levels now being too low for a successful event.

UKLA Inland Championships now open 
The online entry is now open for the UKLA Inlads Champships being held at Rutland Sailing Club on the 27/28 October 2018. This results for the Laser 4.7 Fleet form part of the Laser 4.7 2018-19 Ladder Series.

Winter Youth Training 
The training dates for both the Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 fleets are published on the UKLA calendar. Please bear in mind that the closing date for these events tends to be two weeks prior to the event to ensure that the correct number of coaches and RIBs are available. Viability and coach confirmations are done on the basis of paid entries.

The UKLA survey is now closed 

Please check out our facebook page for the results!

Race report from South Shields 
Race reports for both fleets from the first Autumn Qualifier.

Qualification documents for Radial and Standard are now posted under categories.

Update to NOR for Laser Qualifiers 
Version 2 of the NOR has been posted on the event website for qualifiers 4-6. The main change is the the Youth Ladder.

Laser Qualifiers 
An update to the general UKLA sailing Instructions has been posted on the event sites for the the Qualifieirs 4 - 6.

Laser 4.7 Youth Training Dates 
The dates for the autumn 2018 have been published on the UKLA calendar. Online entry opens on the 13th September.

Laser Grand Prix Lakeland & Far North final event 
This has changed from Coniston Water on 6th October to Derwent Reservoir on 29th September.

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