Poole Yacht Club Laser/Aero
Welcome to the Laser/Aero fleet page. Fleet sailors cover a wide range of ages and experience, as such, we believe that anyone could feel at home in the fleet.
The fleet participates in sailing across the spectrum from highly competetive racing to gentle cruising.
The Laser/Aero fleet races as a handicap fleet which encompasses all of the available rig configurations (i.e. Laser: 4.7, Radial & Full RS Aero: 5,7 & 9).
Race scoring is accomplished using the Sailwave application under a Local PY system. Local PYs are advocated by the RYA as improving the fairness of the racing and are calculated using the RYA's pys website
Racing takes place on Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the season(April to December). In addition to the evening racing there are Saturday afternoon races at the begining and end of the season. Dotted throughout the season are special one off races(known as Trophy races) which can include racing against dinghies in other classes or going on special courses(e.g. around the harbour islands). A detailed schedule for all races can be found in the Sailing Programme.
There is a strong "social sailing" side to the fleet which is exemplified in the Friendly Friday sailing activity. Members meet up on Friday evenings for a cruise round the harbour accompanied by a safety boat. On their return to the club a barbeque and drinks party is laid on.
For those sailors who don't own a boat, the club has Lasers available for hire via a booking website.
The club provides comprehensive training(including Lasers) for those new to sailing. These training sessions take place on Monday evenings.
Vice Class Captain
The Laser/Aero Class
Many thanks to Mike Millard for taking the vast majority of the photos and videos linked to from this page.
Portsmouth Number:Standard 1097(PY)
Portsmouth Number:Radial 1139(PY)
Portsmouth Number:4.7 1200(PY)
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Weight(min): 130lb 59KG