MBYC Youth Sailing (Laser) - Bellevue, WA 2020
Lasers are 14’ high performance single sail boats that carry one experienced youth sailor weighing more than 100 pounds. The reason for this weight requirement is that Lasers are quick and fast and you can’t keep them from tipping or “heeling“ over if you don’t weigh enough to offset the wind force on the sail. Lasers are Olympic-class boats. Almost every world-class sailor started sailing in a Laser and raced them regularly to maintain top-notch proficiency; just like go-karts are to Formula One drivers. One week sailing in MBYC classes, or the equivalent experience, is all you need to qualify for lessons in these terrific boats. There are over 200,000 Lasers worldwide and young sailors LOVE to sail them, because they are zippy, fun and very competitive. Racing technique will be addressed much more in the Laser classes.