A total of 15 boat took part in the inaugural Laser Stratos national family weekend at Queen Mary SC

The inaugural Laser Stratos national family weekend took place on 29-30 September and was hosted by Queen Mary SC. A total of 15 boats took to the water for a weekend which combined training, racing and fun for the crews of mixed ages and levels of ability.

Saturday was dedicated to a comprehensive training programme which included asymmetric spinnaker rigging, launching and racing. On-the-water action was captured on video for on-shore analysis and further individual advice and the stimulating day was rounded off with a family BBQ.

The Force 5 on Sunday provided some with an interesting experience for their first ever race while others savoured their first opportunity to race against other Laser Stratos. Testing conditions led to several capsizes and one or two course variations but Jon and Juliet Sallis, racing with their sons, enjoyed a clear victory. Not far behind, the Rivers family (Doug, Christine, Chris and Michael) secured second place with Jim Thomas and Trevor Brown finishing third.

Overall Results

1st Jon and Juliet Sallis and sons

2nd Doug, Christine, Chris and Michael Rivers

3rd Jim Thomas and Trevor Brown