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Laser - Intro Class

Mon 21-Aug-201717:30-19:45
Registration Start: 18-August-2017 at 00:00
Registration End:21-August-2017 at midnight

Description

NOTE: Class limit 3-4 people, pre-registration mandatory, you must be a MITNA member with a Provisional Rating!

The class will be about 2-3 hours long and concentrate on rigging the Laser and general boat handling.

You must have a provisional rating in order to join this class, no exceptions. The Laser is a tough boat to handle, 
it flips very easily, and you do not have as many indicators as a Tech Dinghy. Therefore, you will be expected to be fully proficient with:

  • Using the tiller extension.
  • Good tacking and jibing technique.
  • Perfect understanding of going upwind and downwind.
  • Know the major parts of the rig: Main sheet, downhaul, outhaul, boom vang.
  • Be proficient at sail trim going upwind and downwind.
  • Be very comfortable getting wet: It is practically guaranteed that you will go swimming during this class!

Regardless of wind conditions the class will start with the rigging and general boat handling demo. As much as possible the students will go out,
two at a time, each on their own Laser. Note that we only have two Lasers available for the class, so we'll have to "share" the boats during the class.

Organizers

Questions about this event should be directed to the organizer(s): Javier Estrada, Eric Gibber


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Updated: 2014/05/04 19:06:46
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Updated: 2014/05/04 19:06:46