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As the days tick down to Christmas 2018, CH Marine Chandlery still has some special deals on Laser dinghies — but act fast as these offers are only available till Monday 24 December.

For just €6,950 (£6,185.50) including VAT you could have a standard Laser, Radial or 4.7 with XD rig and composite upper.

And that’s not all, as the price includes a trolley, top cover and foil bag, with sails fully numbered.

These popular packages have been selling fast and as of this morning (Thursday 20 December) there is only one Laser 4.7 deal remaining. If it’s what you’ve been looking for, don’t be disappointed this Christmas!

Be sure also to check out CH Marine’s daily deals on Facebook in the run-up to Santa’s arrival. Today you could save €70 on a Crewsaver Ergolift Offshore Lifejacket Auto 190N with light and hood.

Shop online at or in store in Skibbereen, Cork and Newtownards — open from 9am to 2pm on Christmas Eve for any last-minute stocking-stuffers!

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More than 40 Lasers have been registered thus far for the DMYC Frostbites, with entries still open online ahead of the series kickoff this Sunday 4 November.

The tally of 46 pledged for the latest Dublin Bay winter series is already way up on last year’s total — and even more interesting is that 24 of them are Laser Radials, showing a boost of interest among women, older and youth sailors.

In particular, the Dun Laoghaire Combined Clubs’ youth training programme is sending as many as eight Radials to this year’s Frostbites, along with a group of 4.7s.

It’s being hailed as a positive sign for the class which has long experienced difficulty in persuading parents and coaches to encourage their children to compete in local racing rather than training.

The impact of the recent Laser Master Worlds in Dun Laoghaire will also be felt with a strong contingent of older sailors in the Radial class this year.

With the final numbers looking to be a field that’s one-third Laser Radials, it could be marking the resurgence of the class often thought of as only a youth boat as one for all ages.

Published in DMYC

#Laser - Fionn Conway, Chris Bateman and Atlee Kohl top the tables of their respective fleets in the final Laser class national rankings for 2018.

In the standard rig, the National Yacht Club’s Conway stormed ahead of names very familiar to readers, from Liam Glynn (3rd) to Ewan McMahon (11th) and Johnny Durcan (14th), to list but a few.

In the Laser Radial, Royal Cork sailor Chris Bateman’s strong results at this year’s regionals put him clear of a strong youth fleet — Jamie McMahon (5th), Aisling Keller (7th), Michael Carroll and Michael O’Suilleabhain (2nd and 9th) included.

And in the Laser 4.7, Bateman’s 29er partner Atlee Kohl ends the year eight points ahead of class newcomer Alana Coakley.

Published in Laser

Three of the five youth sailors named by Irish Sailing for its 2018 Laser 4.7 team are from the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. 

Royal St. George's Alana Coakley, Charlie Cullen (also National Yacht Club) and Finn Walker all make the team that will have its first training camp on the 12th of May.

The full team announced is:

Alana Coakley - Royal St George Yacht Club

Charlie Cullen - National Yacht Club & Royal St George Yacht Club

Ellie Cunnane- Dingle Sailing Club

Conor Horgan - Royal Cork Yacht Club & Baltimore Sailing Club

Joseph Karauzum - County Antrim Yacht Club

Finn Walker- Royal St George Yacht Club

This year the Laser 4.7 team will compete in the class World Championships in Gdynia, Poland.

The aim of the Laser 4.7 squad is to introduce team members to the skills needed to be part of a team preparing for an international regatta.

Domestic training weekends will build towards the World Championships, working with coach Debbie Hannah the team will focus on event preparation, building their tactical and technical knowledge prior to departure.

In July the team will travel to Poland to proudly represent Ireland following the hard work they have put in at home.

With Gydina being Poland’s premier sailing venue it is likely that these sailors will return here again in another class, so everything learned on this trip will be valuable in the future.

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#laser4.7 – At the Laser 4.7 European Championships in Norway, two National Yacht Club (NYC) sailors scored impressive results in both the boys and girls under 18 fleets. While 2013 Irish champion, Daniel Raymond was 22nd in his 60–boat Gold fleet it was the performance of his clubmate Nicole Hemeryck that stole the show. The former Topper girl posted results of 4 4 3 (16) 6 2 4 (12) 7 6 7 9 to finish fourth overall after 12 races and two discards in her 48–boat fleet.

The National Yacht Club pair were part of an Irish team racing from the city of Moss, located in the south-eastern part of Norway, approximately 65 kilometers south of Norway's capitol, Oslo. The championships enjoyed fine sailing conditions, sunny and 25 degrees with winds up to 20–knots, just like Dublin Bay!

Full results are here

Published in Youth Sailing

#laser – The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has announced 2014 regional Squads for the Laser 4.7 & Radial.

Leinster Radial Squad: Sandy Aplin, Mark Bolger, Patrick Cahill, Chloe Eggers, Ciaran Finnegan, Jack Higgins, Aoife Hopkins, Luke Murphy & Dougie Power

Munster Radial Squad: Eva Donworth, Thomas McGrath, Dara O'Shea, Scott O'Sullivan & Richard Thompson

Leinster 4.7 Squad: Evie Byrne, Nicole Hemeryck, Richard Hogan, Conor Kneafsey & Conor Sherriff

Munster 4.7 Squad: Jack Carroll, Billy Duane, Johnny Durcan, Luke Horgan, Florence Lyden, Luke McGrath & Jamie Tingle

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