Gosford Sailing Club host Coast Championship for Lasers
ICLA NSW-ACT Championships 2023
International Class Laser Association NSW-ACT ICLA 7, ICLA 6 & ICLA 4 Championship
Approximately 60 boats will competing from around NSW and ACT.
The action starts on Saturday at 1300 hours and 1130hours on Sunday. The rigging area in the park beside the Sailing Club will be busy with ILCA dinghies from about 1000 both days as sailors prepare and rig their boats for each day. There are six races scheduled over the two days.
International competitor from New Caledonia is competing as a lead up to the Pacific Games to be held in Honiara, Soloman Islands from November 19, 2023. Local Belmont 16s sailor Tom Farley who is also competing in the Pacific Games is expected to be competing over the weekend.
Pre-race action can be viewed from the restaurant area upstairs in the club. On the water action can be viewed from Pioneer Park at Point Frederick.
2023 is a big year for most Olympic sports including sailing, as countries try to qualify to compete in 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Sailing will be held in Marseilles and Australia has already qualified in the ILCA Class for both men and women.
Australia will be hosting Olympic qualifying events for Oceania in Sydney in November and the World Men’s ILCA 7 Championship in Adelaide in January 2024.
This ILCA event at Gosford is one of several lead up championships to these Olympic qualification events.
For more information go to the Gosford Sailing Club website