Catalyst Sponsors the 2021 Laser National Championship

by Chloe Gunn

Catalyst was proud to sponsor the Laser Nationals that took place from Friday 22nd until Monday 25th, January 2021. With 94 entrants coming from all over New Zealand– from Bluff to the Bay of Islands.


Sam Meech - Mens National Champion

Sam Meech - Mens National Champion - photo by Chris Coad photography

It was an exciting windy whirlwind, with one day being blown out due to winds reaching 40 knots on the course!

The sole international visitor, who happened to be here from Sweden to launch a satellite via Rocket Lab in Mahia, was astounded by the winds but loved every moment of it. 

As for the National results, Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sam Meech won the Mens National Championship, showing us all that hard work and determination pay off. 

As a business that enjoys working with the open source community, we also like to give back by supporting people’s passions, whether in the software world or in other parts of the community. Gaining sponsorship for these types of events isn’t always smooth sailing, but Catalyst is always keen to help you get the wind in your sails.

Olivia Christie - Womens National Champion

Olivia Christie - Womens National Champion-  photo by Chris Coad photography


You can check out the fantastic coverage here. You can also watch all the races here.


*Photographs by Chris Coad photography - view all photos from the event  or Chris Coad photography website