Racing to Fiji with a Laser Strapped to the Deck


Nearing the halfway stage of the inaugural Limeburners Point Laser Sailing Club Australia to Fiji shorthanded yacht race Anaconda Australia, a Beneteau First 44.7 with Laser Anaconda 208323 strapped to the deck, as sole entrant, is set for line honours and impressive race record.

Skipper Frant Bucek said, “We have punched out a few 200 nm days in pretty trying close-reaching conditions to set ourselves up for some fast motor sailing when the breeze drops out and swings onto the nose.”

The race, coinciding with the inaugural Fiji Oceania Laser Masters Championship, is open to all yachts carrying a Laser on deck and is a handicap event factoring the elapsed time divided by distance from port of departure plus the Laser’s result in the Oceania championships. There may also be a cycling leg incorporated provided the bike is carried on board with the Laser.

Trophies of recycled “old school” Laser cubes will be awarded.