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2016 Masters World Championships entries open

Luke Parker

Masters Sailors,

Following is the ILCA invitation to enter the World Masters in Mexico. The arrangements for the championships are described and details and entry links are on the web site.

The entries have just opened.


Kevin Phillips 
Chair NSW/ACT Laser Association

From: International Laser Class [
Sent: Monday, 26 October 2015 3:03 PM
To: IL CA <>
Subject: 2016 Laser Masters World Championships Announcement

Dear Laser Masters Sailor,

The ILCA will begin accepting applications to compete at the 2016 Laser Masters World Championships on 26 October 2015.

For information about the Championships and to fill out an application, please Click Here to access the ILCA events page.

The Venue:
The 2016 Laser Masters World Championships will take place on the Pacific Coast of Mexico on the waters of Banderas Bay. Sailing will be less than one kilometer off the beaches and will be based out of the Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC). VYC offers a full bar and dining facilities as well as a hot tub, bathrooms, shower and locker rooms and a private swimming pool. 

Accommodations: Paradise Village Beach Resort and Spa in Nuevo Vallarta.
Paradise Village occupies a 12-acre private peninsula amidst a 440-acre beachfront community with a world-class marina, a European-style spa, a conference center, a tropical gardens, championship golf and beautiful white-sand beaches.

Each suite accommodation includes a fully equipped kitchen, marble bath and designer decor. 

With nine casual to formal restaurants to choose from, Paradise Village guests can dine somewhere new each day, whether it is lunch at Kaybal Ocean Terrace, with seafood specialties in a beach setting, or Mayapan Garden Restaurant, serving fine Mexican cuisine each evening in the garden.

Paradise Plaza shopping center includes over 100 different stores.

Within the Paradise Village Beach Resort, you can easily walk between the Vallarta Yacht Club, local restaurants, the shopping center and your accommodations, avoiding the need for a car.

Local Transportation
Vallarta Yacht Club and Paradise Village is a short 14 minute trip by road from the airport in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Before and after the event, travel to VYC and Paradise Village is available by taxi, bus and in some cases a Paradise Village shuttle. During the event, special Laser World Championships shuttles will be available for travel to and from the venue.

Why are there TWO Masters Championships?

Because there are limits to the number of charter boats that can be made available, a combined Standard and Radial Masters would mean that we could accommodate half as many sailors than if we made them separate events. Our goal is to give as many sailors as possible an opportunity to compete on the water and enjoy the venue.

Why are the two Masters Championships not scheduled back to back?

ILCA needed to schedule the Olympic class World Championships around various ISAF events. The host also has scheduling issues that needed to be addressed, and this was the best schedule that could accommodate all the needs and constraints we were having to consider. In the future, if we choose to have separate Masters regattas for Standard and Radial classes, we would aim to schedule them back to back when possible.

Can I compete at both the Radial and Standard Championship events?

Yes, you may submit application to each of the events and if there is space available you may compete at both events.

We hope to see you in Mexico!

The ILCA Team