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Laser Grand Prix Report: St Francis Yacht Club 2019 Spring Dinghy Regatta

The following is a Radial fleet report from Walt Spevak from the Spring Dinghy 2019 at St. Francis Yacht Club, the second event of the 2019 Laser Grand Prix series sponsored by West Coast Sailing. Full Results: Grand Prix Website: With high teen west winds forecast for Saturday's racing and minimal breeze, if any, for Sunday, the Race Committee announced at the competitor's brie …
Mar 27th 2019 Philip Krug (Staff)

Laser Grand Prix Report: Richmond Midwinters #4

The first event of the 2019 West Coast Sailing District 24 Laser Grand Prix was held at Richmond Yacht Club on March 3rd and 4th, as part of the fourth and final Richmond Midwinters series. 22 sailors took to the start line for four races in great conditions. Congratulations to the top three finishers, Julian Soto (1st), Emilio Castelli (2nd), and Toshinari Takayanagi (3rd). The following is a regatta report from Toshi that will also appear in the next issue of LaserSail …
Mar 25th 2019 Philip Krug (Staff)

Laser Mk2 Sail Tuning by Fillah Karim

Fillah Karim is a Canadian Laser sailor and member of the West Coast Sailing sponsored sailing team. He was an early adopter to the new Laser Mk2 Sail, class approved by ICLA, and has learned the ins and out and nuances of this new sail. Check out the following Laser Mk2 sail tuning guide along with his notes and observations, which should prove useful for anyone transitioning to this sail or looking for trimming tips.Overall, A Better Sail - The new sail is definitely better than the old one. I …
Mar 28th 2018 West Coast Sailing

Laser Class Announces New Composite Top Mast

The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) is pleased to announce the release of a class-legal composite top mast section that is expected to be available for purchase in early 2017.Because the new mast was designed with the exact same weight and bend characteristics as the existing aluminum upper sections, it will not provide a performance advantage but instead will eliminate the permanent bending problems associated with the aluminum spars.“ILCA’s policy regarding the introduction of new …
Dec 6th 2016 West Coast Sailing

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