Travel grants to assist WALA members attending international Laser sailing events funds are usually made available each year. Events considered are World Championship events only.
A successful applicant will generally have met the following:
Participation in all WALA events e.g. Metro Championships and State Championships in the previous season.
Competed at the majority of local WA events in the previous season.
Competed at the majority of YWA events in the previous season (Youth sailors) e.g. Lasersail, Westsail, State Youth Championships.
Held volunteer positions on the WALA committee or their home club committee in the previous season.
The sailor or their direct family have volunteered at WALA level or club level in an official or non official capacity in the previous season on a consistent basis e.g. race day duties, volunteer coaching and other approved tasks assisting the laser class association.
The emphasis is on what has been done in the previous season. As such if a sailor can meet the above criteria on a year to year basis then WALA will be happy to support this individual each year they apply provided their are sufficient funds. Up to $600 is available in a single travel grant request however the actual amount is dependent on the number of applications and the budget set by WALA.
Successful applicants are required to write a short report with some photos or video for publication on the WALA website
Use the link below to download the travel grants application form.
Use the link below to download the broader guidelines.