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Laser - Intro Class

Sun 01-Oct-202316:00-18:30
Registration Start: 26-September-2023 at 00:00
Registration End:01-October-2023 at midnight


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

The class will be about 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

each on their own Laser. We should have several Lasers available for the class, but otherwise we'll have to "share" the boats during the class.


Questions about this event should be directed to the organizer(s): Eric Gibber, CELINE ALDENHOVEN, JOSE DEL AGUILA FERRANDIS

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