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LASER training

LASER clinics

To take out one of our lasers, you will need to be a club member and to pass a laser clinic.

To enroll in a laser clinic, you will need to have obtained your CANSail 1&2. 

There is a registration fee of $30 for the laser clinic.

Training is conducted on our lasers dinghies. Laser Clinics last 5 sessions (2.5 days) and are held generally over two weekends. Here is a typical program:

  • Thursday, from 6 pm to 9 pm (No sailing): Rigging class on lasers
  • Saturday, from 10am to 3pm: Docking, casting off (leaving the dock), basic sailing techniques, capsize recovery.
  • Sunday, from 10 am to 3 pm: Advanced techniques and intro to racing.

To pass the clinic, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Basic sailboat and sailing knowledge
  • Departing and returning to our docks
  • Tacking and gybing
  • Good sail trim on all points of sail
  • Capsize recovery

 It is possible to old salt your laser clinic if you have substantive experience sailing lasers.

Watch for announcements to learn when laser clinics are set.