On Saturday 20th – Monday 22nd July 19 boats (with sail size indicated as Full size,Radial or 4.7) participated in the Kenya Laser Championships held at the Kilifi Bowl
= Gordon (Radial) and Margaret (4.7) Bell came all the way from Uganda.
= Mwambao Jumbe (Full) came all the way from Tanzania.
= David Carroll, Alex Hurn and Chris Shaw (all Full size sails) came from Naivasha Y.C.
= Dave Mackay and Teddy Ndaro (both Full size sails), Evans Simiyu and Ben Outzen (Radials) came from Mombasa Y.C.
= James Nokes and his son Stan (Radials), Wilf Nokes (4.7), Richard Sanders (Radial) and his brother Maxime Sanders (4.7), from the well known Kilifi sailing families.
= Enrico Nora (Radial), Sharif Yaya (4.7) Athman Mtambo (4.7) and Sally Crompton (4.7).
The fleet represented a wide range of ages and reflected how multi-racial our best Laser sailors have become, which is very good news for the sport.
The conditions were somewhat quieter this year, without the howling gales and rain we normally get in July, much to the relief of Chris Soper the Officer of the Day and his guests, who were conducting the races from a small Committee Boat.
If you would like to see the Photos of the event please click on the link VIEW PHOTOS, which were kindly supplied by Phil Jones, or Vice Commodore Sailing. You can also see the results by clicking this link: Results for Kenya Laser Championships 2013.
The photos & results are also available on our Facebook page called Mombasa Yacht Club. A great weekend was had by all & if you would like to attend the Championship next year in July please contact the Commodore at this email address nearer the time.
A day out in the Kilifi bowl in a boat is a truly unforgettable experience. More in a few days about the Fireball Championships which took place immediately after the Laser Championships.