Laser Radial / ILCA 6

Apr 28, 2020 -- Posted by : Bill

We do not offer Laser Radial sailboats for club charter; however, we will help put you in touch with third parties offering private charters and local sales dealers.  All privately owned and chartered boats must be checked-in and inspected before use.  


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For older and more advanced sailors, we offer the Laser for single-handed sailing. Laser sailors must be 14 years old and weigh 110 lbs to compete in regattas. They can, however, start with a smaller sail. The Laser – an Olympic Class dinghy – is sailed by youths and adults and is one of the world's most popular sailboats.

The Laser Radial is the single-handed option for sailors who are too big or too old to sail the Optimist. The Laser can be rigged with three different sail plans, providing great versatility across a wide range of sizes. Lasers are best suited to sailors 13 years of age or older, over 125 pounds, and focused on racing. All participants in HYC’s Laser Radial program must supply their own boat.

The Laser Radial is generally sailed and raced by lighter weight sailors and is unquestionably the best training boat for Laser Olympic aspirants who are still growing.  Most larger regattas for the Laser class will generally include separate races for the Laser Radial and Laser 4.7.

The Laser Radial sail itself is 62 square feet.  The Radial sail and mast was created in the 1980s. The Laser Radial is a platform start learning to sail a Laser; some sailors progress to become professional Radial sailors.

Additional information about the Laser Class Association is at or


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Boats in Our Program

Optimist Dinghy

A more detailed description of the Opti.

RS Feva

A more detailed description of the RS Feva

Laser Radial / ILCA 6

A bit more detailed information about the Laser Radial / ILCA 6

Club 420

A bit more detailed information about the Club 420


A brief description of the Sonar in our program.

Big Boat Program

A brief description of the big boat program in our club.

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