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The Early bird Fee for the South Pacific Laser Masters Regatta finishes this Friday (6th July) so don't forget to enter to take advantage of the special price.  

The Forum Speaker for this year is Mark Hipgraves. He did the Trans Alantic single handed yacht race last year and has just completed the Melbourne to Osaka 2 handed race in a Jeanneua Sunfast 3600.  It will be a very interesting forum so make sure you attend!

Are you sailing this Summer?  Let us know what your plans are via the QLA Summer of Sailing Survey.  Responses close this Friday - 6th July at 8pm.


The 2018 Queensland Sailing Awards are being held at Southport Yacht Club on Saturday 28th July.  Please support the achievements of our Queensland sailing community. The event will include acknowledgement of all finalists and a three course dinner with live entertainment. 
Click here to purchase tickets $69 Adult & $25 Children.

There is a shortage of volunteers for Qld Youth week hosted by RQYS which starts next Friday  If anyone has the time, Qld Youth week sailing would appreciate any of you (or friends) offering their time to assist in the running of sailing at Qld Youth week. You do not have to volunteer for the whole event. If available, then please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Susie Jones on 3396 8666 or email:
Australia has 27 Entries for the Laser Masters World Championships 7th to 15th September 2018 - 8 Standard Rigs and 19 Radial Rigs and two competitors over the magic age of 75.  The QLA wishes all our Aussie Sailors fair winds for this regatta.
Annie Eastgate is a member of the Queensland Academy of Sport is part of the Laser Radial Female National Performance squad.  She is currently in Houston, Texas for the US Laser Nationals, which started yesterday. The has been training on the warm waters of Galveston Bay prior to the regatta, which she said "Felt just like a summer’s day at home"! 

Following the US Nationals she is heading to California for the North American Laser Championships which are being held at Long Beach from July 12-15th.

Annie is a passionate sailor and gives back to the sport by sitting on the Yachting Queensland Women and Girls in Sailing Committee and the Queensland Laser Association.  Annie also coaches the laser squad at RQ and is a fantastic mentor for all the girls sailing lasers in Queensland.
Oceania Masters
The 2018 Oceania Laser Master Championships will be held on the beautiful Denarau Island, Fiji, hosted by The Denarau Yacht Club. 
Warm waters and perfect breeze will greet you on your arrival at the event venue, the luxurious Sofitel Resort and Spa. 
Luxury suites, sparkling swimming pools, world-class cuisine, shopping, adventure options and best of all world class sailing conditions. 
A fleet of 100 brand new PSA Lasers will be allocated for the event, just turn up and sail in paradise! 

STD rigs from the 13th – 19th October 2018 
Radials rigs from 20th – 26th October 2018

Charters, accommodation packages and entries are now open, visit the website for all details.

The Oceania and Australian Laser Championships will be held from 1st to 8th January. On belhalf of the Tasmanian Laser Association the event will be hosted by the Mersey Yacht Club in Devonport.

The Notice of Race for the event is HERE

The regatta web site which has information about the location and charters and will be the go to location for further information, notices and results is

The QLA is supportive of our members attending regattas and wishes to encourage our members to compete in higher level regattas by providing monetary support where the sailors meet the criteria set out in the QLA Travel Support Policy. QLA members are encouraged to apply for The Grant.

Sail 27 Discount Code
As a QLA Member you have access to an exclusive discount* of 6.5% on all Laser
and Zhik gear with our chandlery partner sail27.   

This offer is only available to current financial members of the QLA registered
on the QLA sail27 promotion mailing list.  For your convenience you have been
pre-registered.  If you do not want to receive the promotional email with the
periodical discount code please advise QLA or sail27 and you will be taken off.
Each time the discount code is updated, you will receive an email with the new
code.  To access the discount go to the sail27 website at  and
enter the discount code during the purchasing/check-out process.  The current
discount code is QLA1805MWT.
*Terms and Conditions Apply

Upcoming Events?

If your club is having a special event that QLA members might be interested in, please let us know so we can let everyone else know.
Click on the  calendar icon to email us.  

The more lasers on the water the better!

Got any news you want to share with your QLA members?  We'd love to hear all about your sailing adventures accompanied by some photo's.  
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