LASA NEWSLETTER National Classes and planning which classes are to be
included in major National regattas. The number of paid
August 2009 up members is one of the key deciding factors so
please help us achieve number one spot as the most
popular and strongest class in the country. Of course it
NATIONAL NEWS is easy to cheat and not be a Laser Class member, but
who really wants to do that?
This year’s Nationals are just around the corner and
Pam Millar and her team tell me that the organization is NEWS
going well and everything is lined up for a great event.
September provides some of the best sailing on the
Two of our top sailors have just returned from the
Vaal dam and the Northvaal hospitality is legendary.
ISAF Youth World Championships in Brazil. By all
Notice of Race and entry forms enclosed.
accounts it was a great event and a great learning
experience for our sailors. Congratulations to Clair
For those that don’t feel like trailing boats to the
Walker and Mathew Shaw.
venue there is the possibility of charter boats being
available, depending on demand. If you are interested
One of the points brought out by the coach after the
contact Colin Schwegman at +27828017934 or e-mail at
event was the criticality of sailors being at the ideal
firstname.lastname@example.org. The rates are very reasonable – about
weight to compete at world class level. Both our sailors
half of what is charged overseas for charter boats.
were well below the norm for the Radial class which is
in the region of 75 -80 kg.
For more info go to
http://home.metroweb.co.za/~jkmtech/2009lasernats The selection system for next year’s event has already
been published by SAS who are responsible for
Or to our National website
choosing the team. These details are also published on
our website http://www.laser.org.za/index.htm . For all
And follow the links
those up and coming youngsters who are thinking of
competing, please take a look right away as there is a
Please note that the AGM will be held at the Nationals
lot of information to absorb.
and the agenda is detailed below.
Our hard working Chairman, Steve Martin, had no
Everyone is looking for a bargain these days, so now is
sooner finished with helping to organise and run the
the time to get your money’s worth out of your class
Optimist African Championships at Richards Bay than I
membership subscriptions. Membership subscriptions
was onto him to update the rankings which he promptly
became due on the 1st July so if you pay now you will get
did. With over 100 sailors results from five different
the benefits of membership for the whole year. You
regattas to assemble it is a mammoth task. Thanks
need to be a paid up member to be allowed to sail in
Steve. If we published it all in this newsletter it would
ANY Laser event (Class rule) and membership is usually
fill up the entire envelop so just the top few of each
checked at all Provincial, National and World events.
category are included here. Full results are on the
SAS is presently going through a phase of thinning out
If you spot any mistakes please let us know at
Laser 4.7 Fleet
Sailed:3, Discards:0, To count:3, Entries:46,
EC WC KZN
Rank HelmName CategoryGender Club Nett Dates – 24 to 27 September 2009
08 09 09
Venue – LDYC, Vaaldam.
1st Youth Male ABYC 1 1 DNC 15
THOMPSON EC PROVINCIAL
2nd Youth Male PYC 6 2 DNC 21
3rd FINN Rosey Youth Female KYC 5 6 DNC 24 Unfortunately this clashes with our Nationals but
McNIELL there are only so many long weekends in the year!
4th Youth Male PYC DNCDNC 1 27
Michael Dates – 25 to 27 September 2009
STEPHENS Venue - Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club
5th Youth Male PYC 7 7 DNC 27
Contact Rob at email@example.com for further
Laser Radial Fleet details.
Sailed:4, Discards:1, To count:3, Entries:53,
Gen NAT EC WC KZN NORTHVAAL MASTERS
Rank Name Cat Club Nett
der 08 08 09 09
SHAW Dates – 22, 23rd August 2009
1st Y M ZVYC 4 2 1 DNC 7
Matthew Venue – Benoni SC.
2nd Y F HMYC 14 5 9 1 20
3rd Y M ZVYC 2 DNCDNCDNC 36
4th Y M HMYC 6 DNCDNCDNC 40
5th Y M ZVYC 8 DNCDNCDNC 42
Laser Std Fleet
Sailed:5, Discards:2, To count:3, Entries:101
Rank HelmName Cat Gen Club Nett
08 08 08 09 09
1st KEEN Alan GM M ZVYC 6 1 D 7 D 14
2nd O M ZVYC 2 D D 1 D 24
3rd McNIELL Rudy Yth M PYC 4 D D D 1 26
4th M M PYC 10 D D D 4 35
5th SHAW Pete M PYC D 2 D 3 D 41
South African Laser Class Association
The Annual General Meeting of the Laser
Class will be held in the LDYC Clubhouse
during the SA Laser Class National
Championships at a suitable time between 24th
and 27th September 2009.
Notice confirming the meeting and
Minutes of the last AGM held at
Richards Bay, June 2008.
Financial Statements for the year
ended 31st December 2008.
o Worlds Selection Trials
(Standard, Radial, 4.7)
o Time and Venue of next National
o National rankings
Election of Committee
o Wes Cape Rep
o Northvaal Rep
o Kwa Zulu Natal Rep
o Eastern Cape Rep
o Central Rep
o Youth Rep
o Ladies Rep
Any other business
SOUTH AFRICAN LASER CLASS ASSOCIATION
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AT 31st December 2008
EXPENDITURE 2008 2007 INCOME 2008 2007
International Subscriptions 0 9273 Subs rec'd 22809 14025
Newsletters,post & print 1656 900 Interest rec'd 3560 0
SA Sailing Admin fees 2330 0 Regattas -528 90
RSA Team vests 0 1000 4.7 Worlds Hermanus 10000
Website 200 0
Surplus/(Loss) 31655 2942
R 35 841.00 R 14 115.00 R 35 841.00 R 14 115.00
Funds with SA Sailing R 19 403
Funds with SA Sailing 31st Dec 2008 R 51 058
Post Year End Transactions
Funds with SA Sailing 31st Dec 2008 R 51 058
Subs rec,d 2850
International subs pd -11474
Newsletter costs -378
Funds with SA Sailing 30th June 2009 R 42 056
TREASURER REPORT FOR YEAR ENDED 31st DECEMBER 2009
The Association is in good financial condition, and although the surplus of R31655 may seem excessive, there
are special reasons for this, namely the receipt of R10000 from the 4.7 World Championships held at Hermanus,
and also the late receipt of the International Subscription invoice and hence its payment fell outside the financial
reporting period. With these items taken into account the surplus would have been R10181, which would have
also been very satisfactory.
I do not propose the increase of any subscription by you the members.
If elected I would be happy to stay on as Treasurer
18th July 2009