Fleet Captain: David Manley
Class Website: Laser International
Originally known as the Laser, the ILCA dinghy is a single-handed racing dinghy. The biggest attraction of the ILCA dinghy is that it is protected by strict one-design class rules, which means that no changes are allowed to the boat unless they are specifically permitted in the rules. The ILCA dinghy is a challenging boat that rewards athleticism, subtle steering, and trimming techniques, as well as tactical excellence. It is simple to rig and sail making it appealing to anyone from juniors to masters and club sailors to Olympians. The boat has three different sail sizes allowing anyone to sail the boat in any conditions. It is a single-handed Olympic-class boat for both men and women and is sailed at club, national, and international levels. With over 225,000 boats in 140 countries, it is the worlds most popular adult and youth racing sailboat.
The LNYC Laser fleet is part of District 12 (D12). In addition to Board Bash, fleet members frequently travel to compete in the District series. Highlights of the District calendar are the NC Governor's Cup in June, The Carolina Yacht Club Open in Wilmington in August, and the Columbia Sailing Club Midlands Regatta in the Fall.
(Photo provided by Meredith Williams)
Last updated 10:47am on 17 February 2024