Laser Race Team

About Laser Race Team

The Laser Racing Program gives sailors using all three different size Laser sails (Full Rig, Radial and 4.7) instruction in tactics, boat handling and proper sail trim. Building on the skills learned in other racing classes, laser sailors work on improving their sail trim and boat speed while working on the best ways to make the boat move in different conditions. Sailors receive on-shore chalk talks in preparation for on-the-water drills to show how to improve technique.

Regattas are outlined within the Parent Handbook and the required regattas are highlighted, with all other regattas being optional. A minimum of five sailors/boats is required for SYS to sponsor the regatta with coach support. Some sailors choose to attend all events, others only choose to attend the required regattas.

All SYS participants and families are required to fulfill 8 volunteer hours, maintain current financial accounts, and adhere to SYS’s Code of Conduct and all Race Team policies and procedures as outlined in the Parent Handbook.

Private boat ownership is REQUIRED for the team and if a sailor decides to travel to events parental support is mandatory.

Prerequisite:

Private ownership of Laser, SSS membership required

Practice Times:

Wednesdays; Rigged and Ready 3:30 PM-6:30 PM (or as daylight permits);
Saturday Rigged and Ready by 10:00 AM, practice 10:00-4:00 PM

Gear:

Team shirt, PFD with whistle, closed toe water shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, and water clothes.

Cost:

$685/season $30 regatta fees are charged to each sailor per day for all sponsored regattas.

Season Dates:

Fall: August 24 – December 14
Spring: January 25-May 9

Become a Race Team Sponsor

 

Contact Mary P. Trichter
Executive Director

sarasotayouthsailing@gmail.com