When the 2020 Laser Masters World Championships were postponed indefinitely owing to the Coronavirus, it wasn’t just the sailors who were affected. The Victorian Laser Association, which has won praise for its staging of a massive summer of Laser sailing at Sandringham prior to the Masters events in Geelong, is facing financial losses from the cancellation.
The VLA executive was therefore very pleased to be informed that the International Sailing Academy was transferring its sponsorship from the Worlds to the Oceanic and Australian Laser Masters Championship, which at time of writing is going ahead.
“The International Sailing Academy knows how much work goes into planning and running world class events,” an Academy spokesperson wrote in an email.
“With the postponement of the 2020 Masters Worlds we are happy to support the Victorian Laser Association and the Oceania and Australian Masters being held at Royal Geelong Yacht Club where 170 sailors are competing.
“We hope the sailors have a fantastic regatta and hope to see you at the ISA in the near future.”
The International Sailing Academy runs residential Laser coaching clinics in La Cruz (Mexico) The Gorge (USA) and Vilamoura (Portugal) and numbers among its coaches Australian Brett Beyer, who has won 13 World Laser Masters titles and Nick Thompson from Great Britain, a two-time Laser Standard World Champion and double Olympian.
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