3. Northern District Events 2017

RC Laser confirmed Northern District Events Summer series 2017  

  Sunday 2nd April   WEST LANCS YC  Northern District  and TT

  Sunday 30th April   FLEETWOOD  Northern District

  Sunday 14th May Blackpool & Fylde Fairhaven Northern District and TT

  Sunday 4th June Burwain Sailing Club   Northern District

  Sunday 2nd July Burwain Sailing Club   Northern District and TT     

   Reminder National Championships at West Lancs YC this year  8th-9th July 

  This is not a Northern District Scoring event . Sunday results will count as though a TT event.

  Notice of Race will be on the  Click here  www.RClaser.org.uk If not already on.   

  Sunday 23th July   FLEETWOOD  Northern District and TT 

  Sunday 13th August Burwain Sailing Club Northern District

  September event currently being planned at another club.

  Note Dual event Northern District , Northern District Championship and 

  Prizegiving for the series and the one day Championship result

  Sunday 8th October  FLEETWOOD  Final 2017 Northern District 

  Sunday 8th October  FLEETWOOD  2017 Northern District Championship

Autumn Series 2017 first event to at West Lancs YC Sunday 15th October

The last event at Fleetwood, also doubles up as the last Northern event Summer 2017 and will be the Northern Series prize giving event, along with the Northern Championship.

For 2017 Burwain SC near Colne a  great venue and not too far to travel  with excellent facilities are holding three events this year including a TT. We should all be supporting there thriving new RC Laser fleet. 

There will be a mini (six race day )2017 Autumn ND series Oct - Dec 2017 there is a cup/shield for this series currently held by Sean Holbeche provisional dates are already sorted.

Sailing Instruction Notes

Competitors must have sailed one event (using the result) away from their own club to qualify for the Northern Series

N.B. All Northern District RC Laser races are now run to Standard Sailing Instructions, see UKRCLA site for a full listing.

The races that are specifically for the Northern District have an additional caveat - This is, in effect, an encouragement to persuade you to lend your boat. 

If you lend your boat while a race is taking place, whether to race or simply to introduce a spectator to RC Laser sailing, so long as you tell the Race Officer, you will receive either the actual score for that race if the borrowing skipper is good,  or an average points score of your races up to that point in the proceedings, WHICHEVER IS THE BETTER. In other words, you do not lose out.

And no, you have to be reasonable, you can't win the first race and lend your boat for all the others!


In the past event venues have been tried at :- Glasson Dock (Weed), Preston Dock (poor 


If you know of a potential NW venue good sailing water, central for travelling 

Please contact Robert on 07977 302696.

Northern Series and TTs how to qualify.

Where events are marked as  Northern District (TT) Event and TT then the results are also fed into the National RC Laser series called the TTs.  

Association membership is required for a TT result to be entered into the National Series, where 3 TT results need to be recorded to qualify, but we are fortunate that in the North West we have four (plus the Sunday of the Nationals if you have entered the Nationals) TTs so we can qualify locally. 

If you are not a member of the RC Laser Association then your Northern Series results are not affected and your results count towards the ND series result.