2019 Asian Open Laser Championships

Photo | Beau Outteridge

The first independent Asian Laser Championship will be held 2—9 March 2019 in Singapore. The inaugural event, organized by Singapore Sailing Federation in conjunction with ILCA, will be held at the National Sailing Centre (NSC).

The NSC is located on the southeastern tip of Singapore and is a choice venue for many World Sailing technical training programs, including the Emerging Nations Program. The NSC has also hosted several sailing events such as the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, the 2011 IODA Asian Optimist Championships, the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. Its annual Youth Championships attract hundreds of regional and international sailors to compete.

The Laser Championships will incorporate Asian titles for Women’s Laser Radial, Men’s Laser Standard (including Masters), U19 Laser Radial (Boys and Girls), and Laser 4.7 (Boys and Girls).

To register for the event, see here. Early registration is offered until January 21, when general registration opens.

Charter boats are available for the event from Constant Wind Pte Ltd., the authorized Laser dealer for Southeast Asia. To charter a boat, email reception@constantwind.com.

For more information about the event, contact Chung Pei Ming, general manager of Singapore Sailing Federation at peiming@singaporesailing.org or Aileen Loo, Chairperson of ILCA Asian Region at ladyhelm@hotmail.com.

The ILCA Asian Region was approved by the ILCA World Council in November 2017. The Asian Region is currently led by a small group of volunteers appointed by the World Council: Chairperson Aileen Loo, Vice Chair Kato Shigeo, Vice Chair Iwan Ngantung, and Vice Chair Zhang Yong Qiang.