Laser Controls & Fittings

Before you hit the water, you should know what all the controls and fittings are and how they work. This will give you the confidence and knowledge to allow you to head out and return safely.

Check out the following pages for some tips on the different parts of your Laser.

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  1. greg corney on January 11, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Hi I too like some other readers are looking into buying a Laser for the first time and have found your site very usefull as it now arms me with laser knowlege for when I check out some rigs
    Thanks again

    • admin on January 13, 2013 at 3:44 am

      Thanks Greg.
      I know that it can be a bit difficult to know where to start when you are first stating out, so I am really glad that you have found the site useful. Good luck with your laser sailing journey 🙂

  2. John O'Sullivan on June 6, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Thanks for putting up this information on the Laser. I have recently started sailing a laser standard old style rig, being a beginner at sailing and I found your site had easy to follow instructions and was well laid out.

    • admin on June 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Hi John
      Thanks so much for your comments. I’m glad that you have found it useful. Good luck with your laser sailing.

  3. Trevor on September 2, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Hi,for the past year or so I have completed rya level 1-2, I have also spent time practicing in both the solo and laser. At the age of 63 I’m been advised that the solo would be best for me, as the laser is a young man’s boat? Although my preference is edging towards the laser which I find,is fun to sail. Any thoughts on this?

    • Admin on September 6, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Hi Trevor
      Thanks for your question.
      I guess it depends on a few different things. I am not an expert in the Solo dinghy, but if you are used to them and are happy, then you may want to stay with them.
      The lasers have different sail sizes, so this may be something to think about if you are struggling with the Solo larger sail size.
      Maybe there are some other readers that have a bit more experience with the Solo and can share their thoughts on a comparison between them and the Laser.

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