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For the first time in ULO history, a Tanzanian national has taken the coveted Uganda Laser Open Trophy. The 19 year old Vedastus Alphonce put in an excellent series of races, staying with his radial sail on the water ahead of many standard sails. He ended up with 15 points out of 7 races (2 discards), just one point clear of Daniel Francis from Kenya, who like last year, got the second place. The third place was for Hamisi Muhidin, another Tanzanian youth of 17 years, who got the maximum out of his 4.7 sail, but lost out in the two light wind races. 

First lady was, again, Annabel Bowerman, and first VNSC handicap winner was Irene Carlos. 

 

First Name Surname Country Age Cat Sex Prizes Overall BPoints Overall BRank
Vedastus Alphonce Tanzania Y M 1st Overall 15 1
Daniel Francis Kenya S M 2nd Overall 16 2
Reint Bakema Uganda S M 1st Senior 20 3
Hamisi Muhidin Tanzania Y M 3rd Overall 20 3
Kim Bowerman Uganda S M 1st Saturday 27 5
Stephen Lugemwa Luswata Uganda S M 1st Sunday 41 6
Roland van der Ven Tanzania A M 1st Apprentice 41 6
James Nokes Kenya S M 1st Friday 56 8
Philip Betts Uganda S M 57 9
Tom Morton Kenya A M 64 10
John Ayre Uganda Y M 1st Youth 72 11
George Greer Tanzania S M 81 12
Annabel Bowerman Uganda S F 1st Lady 87 13
Bart Kalksma Uganda A M 90 14
Ibrahim Ssebudde Uganda Y M 91 15
Erik Sorel Uganda S M 97 16
Camilla Betts Uganda Y F 104 17
Rosa Rafanomezana  Uganda Y F 108 18
Erik Kok Tanzania S M 109 19
Jenny Rafanomezana  Uganda A F 109 19
Irene Carlos uganda S F I1st Handicap 119 21
Ingrid Sinnige Netherlands Y F 128 22
Harriet Fowler Uganda S F 154 23
Jane Lowicki-Zucca Uganda S F 156 24
Beatrice Nassanga Uganda Y F 168 25
Matthew Parr Uganda A M 169 26
Richard Sekajja Uganda A M 170 27
Charlotte Horremans Uganda Y F 184 28
Timo Beentjes Uganda A M 188 29
Frieda Hamster Netherlands A F 190 30
Bart Horremans Uganda A M 208 31
Klaus Nuesse Uganda S M 222 32
Pierre ?? Uganda S M 227 33

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For the first time in ULO history a Tanzanian National has won the Uganda Laser Open. Click here for full article.

The Uganda Laser Open is the most prestegious event on the VNSC sailing calendar. It has been sailed since 1985, and has brought sailors from all over the world to the VNSC on the shores of Lake Victoria.  The event is sailed during the last weekend of February or the first weekend of March. The average number of participating sailors is around 35, the largest fleet ever assemblied for an ULO was in 2002, when 51 boats reported at the start. The current format, since 2010, consists of 9 or 10 races of around 45 minutes over 3 days with 2 or 3 discards. 

Year

Winner

2019 Vedastus Alphonce
2018 Al Bush
2017 Dave Carrol

2016

David Carroll

2015

Al Bush

2014

Al Bush

2013

Gordon Bell

2012

Al Bush

2011

Tom Vanneste

2010

Roel Ballieux

2009

Don White

2008

Reint Bakema

2007

Al Bush

2006

Al Bush

2005

Al Bush

2004

Al Bush

2003

Don White

2002

Al Bush

2001

Keith Flowers

2000

Simon Woods

1999

Gordon Bell

1998

Gordon Bell

1997

Gordon Bell

1996

Keith Flowers

1995

Keith Flowers

1994

Gordon Bell

1993

Gordon Bell/G Bush

1992

Gordon Bell

1991

Gordon Bell

1990

Mark Henstridge

1989

Peter Hime

1988

Gray Bush

1987

Gray Bush

1986

John Wyles

1985

Peter Gudgeon

Al Bush from Kenya reaffirmed his hold on East African Laser sailing to claim the Uganda Laser Open 2018 overall trophy after two years of absence. Poor weather conditions with lots of rain and low and shifting winds made the ULO an exercise in patience: only 5 of the 10 scheduled races could be sailed. But this did not stop Al to win 3 of the 5 races and score seconds in the other 2. With one discard he ended up with 5 points. Second was Daniel Francis with 8 points and well ahead of second runner up Reint Bakema with 15 points. Annabel Bowerman prolongated her women's title of last year, and Vedastus Buhahala from Tanzania took home the Youth prize. The VNSC handicap prize went to Odoardo Girardi. 

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First Name

Surname

Country

Age Cat

O Points

O Rank

H Points

H Rank

Prize

Al

Bush

Kenya

A

5

1

   

1st Overall

Daniel

Francis

Kenya

S

8

2

   

2nd Overall

Reint

Bakema

Uganda

S

15

3

39

13

3rd Overall

Gordon

Bell

UK

S

15.5

4

35

9

1st Senior

David

Carroll

Kenya

A

20

5

   

1st Apprentice

Stephen

Lugemwa Luswata

Uganda

S

23.5

6

38

12

1st Saturday

Kim

Bowerman

Uganda

S

24

7

27

6

 

Tom

Morton

Kenya

A

28

8

   

1st Friday

Chris

Shaw

Kenya

S

34

9

     

Hamisi

Muhidini

Tanzania

Y

35

10

   

1st Youth

Vedastus

Buhahala

Tanzania

Y

38

11

     

Mwambao

Helef

Tanzania

A

43

12

     

Mussa

Ngahama

Tanzania

Y

47

13

     

Annabel

Bowerman

Uganda

S

50

14

12

3

1st Female

Andrew

Sawka

Uganda

A

58

15

30

7

 

Erik

Sorel

Uganda

S

59

16

37

11

 

Igor

Markov

Uganda

A

60

17

23

4

 

Rosa

Rafanomezana

Uganda

Y

66

18

10

2

 

Beatrice

Nassanga

Uganda

Y

71

19

24

5

 

Maarten

Hermus

Uganda

Y

79

20

32

8

 

Taco

Hoekstra

Uganda

A

81

21

     

Margaret

Bell

UK

S

86

22

45

15

 

Harriet

Fowler

Uganda

S

90

23

35

9

 

Odoardo

Girardi

Uganda

A

90

23

5

1

1st Handicap

Jenny

Rafanomezana

Uganda

A

91

25

61

16

 

Christian

Schniepper

Uganda

A

97

26

 

18

 

Herman

Dijkslag

Uganda

Y

100

27

 

14

 

Ibrahim

Ssebudde

Uganda

Y

114

28

 

17

 

Download a summary or the detailed results of the ULO 2018. 

 

 

Kenya took the 3 top places in the Uganda Laser Open 2017 editions, while the best host, Stephen Luswata ended in 7th position. He had to give way to three young Tanzanians who over the last few years steadily moved up in the tables to grab the 4th and equal 5th positions this year. Annabel Bowerman was the best lady and Rosa Rafanomezana the best on VNSC club handicap. The annual regatta consisted of 10 races over three days and was sailed in excellent conditions. 

First Name Surname Country Age Cat Sex Prize Overall Points Overall Rank
David Carroll Kenya A M 1st Overall 7 1
Don White Kenya A M 2nd Overall 16 2
Daniel Francis Kenya A M 3rd Overall 23 3
Nganzi Mustafa Tanzania Y M 1st Saturday 23 3
Vedastus Buhahala Tanzania Y M 1st Friday 34 5
Saidi Mkomba Tanzania Y M 1st Youth 34 5
Stephen Luswata Uganda S M 1st Senior 35 7
Gordon Bell UK S M 1st Sunday 41 8
Kim Bowerman Uganda S M   46 9
Chris Shaw Kenya S M   57 10
Tom Edom Uganda S M   71 11
Annabel Bowerman Uganda S F 1st Lady 76 12
Erik Sorel Uganda A M 1st Apprentice 91 13
Rosa Rafanomezana Uganda Y F 1st Handicap 98 14
Soren Larsen Uganda A M   101 15
Harriet Fowler Uganda S F   110 16
Jenny Rafanomezana Uganda A F   110 16
Diarmuid O'Briain Uganda A M   125 18
Tom Smith Uganda S M   125 18
Beatrice Nassanga Uganda Y F   129 20
Jane Lowicki-Zucca Uganda A F   130 21
Alastair Taylor Uganda A M   135 22

 

Click here to download the final results

Dave Carroll from the Naivasha Yacht Club in Kenya won the Uganda Laser Open 2016 regatta in a mixed Standard, Radial and 4.7 fleet of 32 boats. He got 16 points out of 10 races with 2 discards. Reint Bakema of the VNSC was 2nd with 25 point and Imamu Said claimed the 3rd position with 29 points. Best Lady was Pat Knox from the Dar es Salaam Yacht Club. The races were sailed in moderate winds, with strong competetion in all section of the fleet. 

Download all results from here

Gallery

First Name

Surname

Country

Age Cat

Rig

Sex

Prizes

Overall Points

Overall Rank

David

Carroll

Kenya

A

Std

M

1st Overall

16

1

Reint

Bakema

Uganda

S

Std

M

2nd Overall

25

2

Imamu 

Said

Tanzania

Y

Rad

M

3rd Overall

29

3

Stephen

Lugemwa Luswata

Uganda

S

Std

M

1st Senior

31

4

Phillip

Betts

Uganda

S

Std

M

1st Saturday

32

5

Nganzi

Mustafa

Tanzania

Y

4.7

M

1st Youth

35

6

Gordon

Bell

UK

S

Std

M

1st Friday

37

7

Kim

Bowerman

Uganda

S

Std

M

1st Sunday

39

8

Robert

Moodie

Uganda

S

Std

M

 

72

9

Vedastus

Alphonce

Tanzania

Y

4.7

M

 

74

10

Chris

Shaw

Kenya

S

Std

M

 

85

11

Tom

Edom

Uganda

S

Std

M

 

93

12

Alex

Rhys-Hurn

Kenya

A

Std

M

1st Apprentice

95

13

Thomas

Smith

Uganda

S

Std

M

 

105

14

Patricia

Knox

UK

S

4.7

F

1st Lady

114

15

John

van Vredendaal

Uganda

A

Std

F

 

114

15

Sean

Mpungu

Kenya

Y

Std

M

 

130

17

Alain

Chanet

Uganda

A

Std

M

 

133

18

Margaret 

Bell

UK

S

Rad

F

 

149

19

Christian

Schniepper

Uganda

Y

Std

M

 

157

20

Erik

Sorel

Uganda

A

Rad

M

 

171

21

Beatrice

Nassanga

Uganda

Y

Rad

F

1st Handicap

178

22

Lars 

Fjord Garvey

Denmark

Y

Std

M

 

183

23

Jenny

Rafanomezana 

Uganda

A

Rad

F

 

185

24

Paul 

Kagwa

Uganda

A

Std

M

 

187

25

Harriet

Fowler

Uganda

S

Rad

F

 

191

26

Jane

Lowicki-Zucca

Uganda

A

Rad

F

 

205

27

Soren Hogsbro

Larsen

Uganda

Y

Std

M

 

217

28

Diarmuid

O'Briain

Uganda

A

Std

M

 

224

29

Alastair

Taylor

Uganda

A

Std

M

 

234

30

Petra

Schaefer

Uganda

A

Rad

F

 

238

31

Phillip

Gozel

Uganda

S

Rad

M

 

255

32

Al Bush from the Dar es Salaam Yacht Club convincingly won the 2015 Uganda Laser Open. This is his 8th win in 13 or 14 participations. He came first in 6 out of 10 races and finished the regatta with 12 points (2 discards).

Gordon Bell won for the 8th time in his sailing career the Uganda Laser Open. In the last of ten races Gordon clinched victory by beating Phillip Betts, who started the race at equal points.  First Lady was Annabel Bowerman.

Result 2013 ULO

Gordon

Bell

17

1

Phillip

Betts

18

2

Jelmer

van Lieshout

23

3

Steven

Luswata

27

4

Kim

Bowerman

28

5

René

van Lieshout

44

6

Rob

Moodie

50

7

Ali

 Berkay

57

8

John

van Vredendaal

58

9

Annabel

Bowerman

73

10

Rob

Whitwam

77

11

Tom

Smith

84

12

Margaret

Bell

101

13

Sarah

Vuylstecke

105

14

Emma

Robinson

124

15

Christian

Schniepper

124

15

Robert

Baigner

125

17

Oliver

Woodruff

126

18

Harriet

Fowler

138

19

Ans

de Jager

140

20

Helen

Kinmonth

153

21

 

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