by The PSA Team
Congratulations on showing interest in the world’s most popular sailing dinghy!
2009 Laser Worlds - another start line
Success Story: The Laser’s simplicity makes it an ideal learn to sail boat suitable for clubs, sailing schools and holidays. With its three different sized rigs, it makes an ideal family boat with a rig to cater for the kids, mum & dad. Its vast global distribution makes it a fantastic fleet racing craft, from club, right up to Olympic level.
A Laser is for life, from Junior’s learning to sail with the smallest rig, called the Laser 4.7 to youth boys and girls aiming to win the prestigious Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Youth World Championship, Masters racing for world titles and ladies aspiring to win the Olympics in the Laser Radial and finally, the largest rig, the Laser Standard in which Masters compete for world titles and men compete for the Olympics.
Three boats in one: The Laser Standard is the largest of three Laser rigs and is completely interchangeable with the Laser Radial and the Laser 4.7, as only the sail and lower mast are different. That means on windy or cruising days or when you bring a friend along, you can just switch rigs. You get three boats for little more than the price of one. You get more for your money when you buy a Laser.
Tom Slingsby (AUS) competing in the Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser event at the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships held in Cascais, Portugal
Good Choice! Making the move into a Laser would be the best choice you could make for your future sailing career, proven by many of the world’s best sailors who all credit their success to time spent in the Laser Class. You can stay in the Laser for life, depending on your size and goals.
Sail for fun, play games with your friends, explore, discover and learn in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. It is advisable to get some instruction to set you sailing in the right direction. PSA offers Laser Coaching, contact; email@example.com for further details.
Weight: Ideally suited to weights of above 70kgs, at Olympic level the mean weight range is from 76-84kgs.
Getting started is easy, buy a boat from your local dealer, join your local club and have fun learning to sail and race. Racing is a great way to meet people, make friends and to travel.
Buy a boat: PSA is offering assistance in the arrangements of purchasing your new or second hand boat through your local dealer. Contact us on; +61 (0) 2 4389 1088 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other useful links:
Performance Sailcraft Australasia www.lasersailing.com.au
Australian Laser Class Association: www.lasersdownunder.com
International Laser Class Association: www.laserinternational.org