2017 National Championships

West Lanc's Yacht Club

RC Laser Nationals, 8th & 9th  July, 2017.

(NOR) Notice of Race. PDF

WLYC (West Lancashire Yacht Club)

Entry Fee £20 Juniors £10
Sat evening meal Extra, Price to be advised

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Sailing Instructions:

The UK RC Laser Class Association, and UK Standard Sailing Instructions will apply, these can be found at the UK RC Laser Web site Link


The event will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing, 2016 - 2019, & Appendix E, the RC Laser Class Rules, and the UK RC Laser Standard Sailing Instructions 2017. Scoring (if flights required) will be done using Heat Management System (HMS latest version), hereafter referred to as RRS, for the remainder of the Sailing Instructions.

Any changes made to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on the Official Notice Board at Race Control.

Except for any start or finish marks, a boats hull or rigging may touch a mark of the course, provided that the mark has been rounded correctly as described by the course set. This varies RRS 31.

All skippers must be registered members of the UKRCLA, or relevant national bodies of their country, and are expected to comport themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times.

They must, individually, be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per event, or equivalent.

Competitors participate in the Regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, decision to race.

Class Rules

All boats will have to comply with the RC Laser Class Rules - version dated 7th June 2011, with current approved amendments up to August, 2012. All boats can be subject to compliance checks, to the Class Rules. Sail identification shall comply with the diagrams and guidance provided by the UKRCLA. This varies RRS E6.

D rigs, whether factory supplied, or produced by John Tushingham, may be used.

All signals will be made from ashore, from Race Control, which will be located adjacent to the Club House.

Information for competitors regarding Race Areas, Marks, Courses to be sailed etc, will be advised verbally by the Race Officer, and clearly shown on the Official Course Board.


The Heat Management System (HMS ) shall apply. A copy will be available at the Race Office.



Schedule of Event

  • Friday 7th July 2017 (not part of the Nationals but there if you wish to attend FOC )
    • 1300hrs Boat setting up and prep
    • 1400hrs racing and starting practice
    • 1600hrs debrief  and final prep for the nationals


  • Saturday,  8th July 2017
    • 0800hrs Venue opens
    • 0900hrs Registration
    • 1030hrs Boats off the water
    • 1045hrs ROs briefing
    • 1100hrs Race Commencement
    • 1630hrs No race to start later than this time
    • 1900hrs Laser Nationals Meal (pre-booked open to all)


  • Sunday, 9th July 2017
    • 0945hrs ROs briefing
    • 1000hrs Race commencement
    • 1530hrs No race to start later than this time

Information on Sailing Venue:

Catering: There will be opportunity to order lunches, and a meal on the Sat evening further details to follow.


West Lanc’s Yacht Club & nearby Facilities

There is an abundance of accommodation within the area and there is a Premier Inn located within 200 yards of the sailing venue. The only thing to remember is that the locality is a tourist location and if you do plan to stay in the area you'd be well advised to book your accommodation early. There are a few spaces available for onsite for motorhomes and caravan parking, please contact the club steward 07761791733 to book.

Link to accommodation in the area Link 

Entries 17/05/2017

Boat No Name Club
840 Dave Fowler Blackpool & Fylde
985 Tony Wilson Fleetwood
1008 John Armstrong 2 Islands
339 Skip Reasor West lanc's
959 Brian Holland Abersoch
977 Roger Atkins Droitwich
428 John Sharman Burwain
1027 Lawrence Draper Gosport
455 Hugo Chandor Burwain
1076 Iain Lamey Poole
297 Chris Treagust Gosport
71 Alan Tickle West lanc's
60 Robert Wheeler Blackpool & Fylde
999 Tim Long Abersoch