Laser Fleet

Whatever your level of sailing ability, our Laser fleet are a very welcoming bunch and will be more than happy to have you sailing and racing amongst them. 

Burton Sailing Club has a large fleet of Lasers and there is usually a good turnout for the handicap race on both Sundays and Wednesdays and regular practise throughout the summer on a Friday evening or Saturday morning. All three of the sail sizes are used (4.7, radial and standard) depending upon age, weight and wind strength. Laser dinghies are extremely easy to obtain. There is a very healthy second hand market especially over the internet and also older lasers often come up for sale at the club. Perfect if youre just setting out!. They are very low maintenance and there is a very active race circuit both locally in the area and nationally/internationally.  The boat is also very popular with younger sailors moving up from Toppers or Picos.

Lasers are a very good first dinghy that even beginners find they can start racing competitively in very quickly, without the worry of finding a crew to deal with. Many club members who primarily sail a two hander dinghy have a Laser as a second boat to use when they have no available crew. The Laser is very easy to'right' when capsized, which does happen a lot, especially in a blow! They are very responsive boats and great fun to sail in light and moderate winds.

The Midland Laser Grand Prix is held annually throughout the Midlands with Various clubs including Burton Sailing Club hosting an event. If you would like to get involved in fleet racing, just let one of our Laser sailors know that you are interested and they will be more than happy to help get you started.

Type Singlehander
Length 4.23m
Beam 1.37m
Hull Weight 60 kg
Sails Main 7.06 sq m
Trapeze 0
Year Designed 1970
PN 1078