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.
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.
A more detailed description of the Opti.
A more detailed description of the RS Feva
A bit more detailed information about the Laser Radial
A brief description of the Sonar in our program.
A brief description of the big boat program in our club.
Jr Sailing Parents and Sailors
HYC Jr Sailing Committee appreciates all the hard work and perseverance of the sailors, parents, and coaches through the Summer of 2021; This Summer we plan hope to "accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, spread joy up to the maximum, and bring gloom down to the minimum." (paraphrasing Bing Crosby).
The first Open House for registration will be Sunday, January 31st, 2022, from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be discounts for all who register by February 1st.
The second Open House for registration will be Sunday, February 27th, 2022, from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be somewhat smaller discounts for all who register by February 28th.
We look forward to seeing you all again next Summer.
HYC Jr. Sail Committee