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UKLA Stokes Bay Qualifer survey RESULTS 

UKLA Stokes Bay Qualifier Standard report 

UKLA Stokes Bay Qualifier Radial report 

UKLA Q Plymouth 23-24 March 2019 - Entry Deadline. 
Please note that the entry deadline for the UKLA Q at Plymouth on 23-24 March is this coming Wednesday 20th March at 23:59hrs.

https://www.kbsuk.com/laser/events/index.asp?EventID=112

UKLA SUPER GRAND PRIX Blithfield 12-13 May 

Super Grand Prix, the ultimate Grand Prix featuring both a days training (Saturday), a days racing (Sunday) and a social.

UKLA Masters Pevensey Bay SC 18-19 May. 
Details of the UKLA Masters Event at Pevensey Bay SC on the 18-19 May can now be found using the following link or via the UKLA calendar page. You may now entry/

https://www.kbsuk.com/laser/masters/index.asp?EventID=25

UKLA Masters National Championships Royal Torbay YC 5-7 July 
The Notice of Race and entry details can be found using the following link or via the UKLA calendar page.

https://www.kbsuk.com/laser/masters/index.asp?EventID=26

Check out the results of the recent WPNSA survey 

2019 MEMBERSHIPS - Don't forget to renew. 
Thank you to all members who have already renewed their UKLA membership. If you haven't, don't forget to renew, especially if you are attending an UKLA event in the near future.

Race Report - Noble Marine Laser Spring Qualifier, WPNSA, 9–10 March 
The first Laser Qualifier of the season, being held at WPNSA this weekend, had a fresh forecast. Racing was likely on Saturday, but with a forecast of gusts over 50 knots for Sunday, it wasn’t looking great for the second day. Since last year, there have been a few changes in the Class Association. One of the better ones meant the Race Officer was able to schedule four races on Saturday; a big day out for all....

UKLA 2019 Nationals - Largs Sailing Club. NOR published and Entries Now Accepted. 
The UKLA 2019 Laser Nationals, 27th July - 2nd August, Notice of Race is now published and entries now being accepted. The event page has lots of details of the event, venue and plans for the championships ashore and afloat.
Details can be found via the UKLA website calendar page and Nationals event.
https://www.kbsuk.com/laser/events/index.asp?EventID=109

RYA UK Squad applications 
The British Youth Sailing – RYA UK Youth Squad Applications for the summer 2019 entry are now open and will remain open until Tuesday 16th April 2019 (23:59hrs). If you wish to consider to apply for either a place in the Laser Radial, Laser Standard.

Laser Standard and Radial Worlds Qualification Documents. 
The revised Qualification documents have now been re-issued for the 2019 European and World Championships, excluding Masters.

A new Qualification document has been issued for the 2020 World Championship events, excluding Masters, taking place during February 2020.

Thank you for the feedback and comments. The documents can be found on the UKLA website under the relevant category. The relevant Ladders for Qualifications are being updated accordingly.

March 2-3 Dinghy Show: Come and see us and get involved 

The first weekend of March is the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace and the UKLA would love to have some active volunteers to come and spend just 30 minutes on the stand. We already have a full complement from Junior to Masters to cover the stand but the more the merrier.

You may even be able to pick up some absolute bargains from one of our many sponsors or at least have the chance to window shop, for what you may want to purchase later in the year! We are here to help you and if you would like to join us on the stand. If you can help in any way please do give Jon Emmett a call on 07748 902679 or email training@laser.org.uk We would love to hear from you.

LASER RACE COACH / BOSUN VACANCY 
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, one of the oldest sailing and rowing clubs in Hong Kong, is looking for a talented and youthful dinghy sailor to fill the post of Race Coach / Bosun.

This is a full-time contract based in Hong Kong commencing May or June 2019. e-mail hrm@rhkyc.org.hk for more details

Plymouth Standard and Radial Qualifier 23-24 March 
Event details for Plymouth are now live for our 3rd Standard and Radial Qualifier event this year.

Notts County SC Masters Qualifier 23-24 March 
Maters sailors - The online entry is now open for Masters Notts County SC Qualifier 23-24 March.

LPE MONTHLY DRAW - JANUARY 
Congratulations to Barney Procter - a master sailor of Cardiff Bay YC who has won the Laser top section in the January draw. Many thanks to Laser Performance for their continuous sponsorship

Laser 4.7 Sailors - Just a thought.... 
Feedback from the weekend at the Rutland SC Qualifier suggests that some of the sailors may wish to consider the following points that may help safety boats assisting capsized boats.
1. Having a 6mm diameter polypropylene bow line, approx 2.5m long, attached to the mast.
2, Ensuring that the dagger-board elastic is sufficient to hold the foil in the dagger-board case when the boat is capsized.
3. Ensure that the friction pad is also adjusted regularly to help prevent the dagger-board moving when the boat is capsized.

ILCA Laser World Championships 
Information about all ILCA Laser World Championships and access to applications is available through the ILCA events page

https://sailing.laserinternational.org/

Please note the application opening and closing dates for three ILCA Laser World Championships hosted in Japan in 2019.

Applications for entry for the following World Championships will be accepted beginning Tuesday, 29 January 2019:

2019 ILCA Laser Standard Men's World Championship
2019 ILCA Laser Radial Women's World Championship
2019 ILCA Laser Radial Men's World Championship

For all three of the above events, the deadline for receiving PAID applications for initial allocation of places is 9 March 2019 at 23:59 Central US Time.

You are encouraged to complete an entry application as soon as possible after it becomes available. Please be aware that if you do not apply by the 9 March 2019 deadline, you may have little chance of receiving an entry offer.

2019 Radial Youth and 4.7 Youth World Championships 
Applications for entry for the following World Championships will be accepted beginning Thursday, 31 January 2019:

2019 ILCA Laser Radial Youth World Championships
2019 ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships

For both of the above events, the deadline for receiving PAID applications for initial allocation of places is 20 March 2019 at 23:59 Central US Time.

You are encouraged to complete an entry application as soon as possible after it becomes available. Please be aware that if you do not apply by the 20 March 2019 deadline, you may have little chance of receiving an entry offer.

Information about all ILCA Laser World Championships and access to applications is available through the ILCA events page
https://sailing.laserinternational.org/

Change of contact details 
If you wish to contact us please note the new contact details

UK Laser Association
PO Box 2176
Seaford
BN25 9EQ
Email: office@laser.org.uk
Tel: 0208 0586808

JEFF MARTIN'S FUNERAL 
A private committal will be held followed by a celebration of Jeff's life at All Saints Church, Falmouth at 12 noon on Friday 15th February. Friends and colleagues and all that knew Jeff are invited. Angie and Charlie also invite friends and colleagues to refreshments at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club following the service. A memorial service will be held in the early summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations are invited for the RCYC Sailing Trust, and for the Nankersey Choir.

2019 Laser class rules 

Dinghy Show 
Are you under 17 and would like to represent the UKLA at the Dinghy Show, if so please contact Jon Emmett at training@laser.org.uk

Masters "Rolling Thunder" Ranking 2019 
Details are now posted for this years Masters Events and the "Rolling Thunder Ranking"....

Service for Martin Boatman. 
Monday 28th January at Our Blessed Lady’s, Ne38 7hs, at 12:00. Then burial at Washington Ceremony at 1:00pm. Celebration continues after.

No flowers, donations to

St. Benedict’s Hospice
Sunderland
SR2 0NY

Today is Dot Beadsworth's last day as UKLA secretary, you can watch her interview and many other UKLA interviews through this link... 

The UKLA are deeply sadden to learn of the Death of Martin Boatman 
A coach who touched so many Laser sailors lives, the out pouring of emotion has been tremendous, a huge loss not only to the sport of sailing. A truly special man.

EIGHT BELLS - Jeff Martin 
All the Laser family is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Jeff Martin on 11 January 2019 while on a ski holiday with family and friends.

Jeff's dedication to the sport of sailing was unparalleled, having served as the Executive Secretary of the International Laser Class Association for 40 years. Jeff was a cornerstone of Laser events, having worked at every Laser Open World Championship except the first one in 1974 where he was a competitor.

The loss of Jeff Martin will be keenly felt throughout the sailing world and our deepest condolences go out to Jeff's family and friends.
I meet myself Jeff Martin for the first time at the 1980 Laser Worlds in Kingston.
He was the key man of the Laser developpement and he is one of the father of the Laser. .
I had the chance to work t with him for the Laser class in many championships and for the developpement of the Laser class.
We all learned a lot from him and he will grandely missed in the Laser family.
Jeff was still on the deck at the last Sailing conference in order to support the Laser class to be at the 2024 Olympics

Condoleances to his wife, son.and family

Au revoir mon ami !

Jean-Luc Michon
EurILCA Chairman

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