RC Laser Class
RC Laser is a one make, no modifications class and is available as a ready to sail package.
It is hugely popular throughout the UK and Poole Radio Yacht Club.
There are over forty registered Lasers in the Club and over a third of them race on a regular basis.
Laser Class Captain
A word from the Class Captain
Covid-19 Keeping us informed - 21st September 2020
As you may have heard one of our members has gone into self isolation whilst awaiting a relative’s test result for Covid-19. Hopefully this will be negative but we will keep you informed of developments.
This and the recent guidance released from the MYA means that we have to have a document in place which guides us through a procedure if this occurs again.
If a member feels unwell he should keep away from club activities.
It is imperative, as happened in this case, that the club is informed and until tests have shown there is no need for concern those involved do not come down to the club.
If a club member has been in contact with someone showing symptoms they should be in self isolation for 14 days and be tested if they develop any symptoms.
If a club member has symptoms he should immediately inform one of the committee so that we can alert other members who may have had very recent contact with that person.
If any of the above are relevant to you please keep the committee informed of all developments both positive and negative.
Please remember that we are trying to protect our members who almost exclusively fit in the “At Risk Group” due to age alone if not a myriad of underlying health conditions. You may feel that you can “Weather the Storm” so nothing to worry about, but others are far more vulnerable.
Part of this protection is that all 6 people attending a club racing session must make sure that they or the safety officer has them “signed in” (please print clearly) and a contact phone number, preferably mobile, left. We can be asked to produce this track and trace information in the event of a suspected outbreak.
Class Captain Update - 12th September 2020
6 boats turned out on a sunny light breeze day
Safety officer Chris J
Set a course of a triangle sausage course in a tricky breeze
The first race was won by Mike Pusey sailing, well sailed Mike.
The next 3 races were won by Eric sailing 39, who showed the way up a tricky beat, Race 5 showed that old sailing if your going well don’t touch Eric made a slight change to his sail which caused him to go into irons Costing home dearly, giving Ollie and Peter L a chance to grab there wins, during the sail change to B sail , Peter L commented my boats not working, Ollie pointed out Peter that’s my boat, ah that will be why my boat is not working then said Peter . The final race saw Ollie miss the mark giving Eric the lead, which gave Eric the win, and first on the day, well sailed Eric.
1st 39 Eric
2nd 699 Ollie
3rd 23 Peter L
Remember from Monday 14th September
Only 5 people plus the safety officer can sail so book early
Lake Flushing Programme - 6th August 2020
The Lake will be flushed on the following occasions:
20th August sluice open at 23.12 Sluice closed 21st August 11.44
This may affect sailing of IOM’s the Friday Morning. Classics should be
ok in the afternoon.
20th September sluice open at 16.17 Sluice closed 21st September 12.40
This may affect sailing of 8m’s on the Monday Morning depending on
how quickly the lake fills.
30th October sluice opens at 19.51 Sluice closed 31st October 8.12
Should not affect sailing.
29th November sluice opens at 22.09 Sluice closed 30th November 8.11
Should not affect sailing.
28th December sluice opens at 19.48 Sluice closed 29th December 7.19
Socially Distanced Social Sailing - 12th July 2020
Members please see Safety Officer and Participants List on Members Page
See also detailed Participants Instructions and important safety instructions
RC Laser Class
The RC Laser is a well established one design boat, modelled on its big sister the Laser dinghy, sailed at various Clubs through out the UK and the World wide, There is a National Laser association which organises TT (open meetings) at various clubs through out the UK ,and a National Championship held yearly. Its ready to sail out of the box, with strict class rules, only allowing sails and spares from the class manufacturer to be used, and sailing under normal sailing racing rules,there are 4 sails A, B, C, and D, used for different wind strengths, There are only 2 controls on the transmitter that a helms needs to master, the main sheet and rudder making it, a great level entry boat, for new comers and established sailors to sail in close fleet racing.
At Poole Radio Yacht Club, we have a established fleet, we race the Lasers on Wednesday morning and Saturday morning start time 10.30 with 8 races on each morning, 4 races then we stop for coffee and a further 4 races after coffee.
The fleet has seen a number of new members join and is getting a good turn out of boats,
We enjoy some close racing in our friendly fleet, if your looking to get into RC boat racing why not come down and see the fun, you can have a chat over a coffee, you can purchase a second hand boat for as little as £300 getting you on the water.
Contact me with any questions
Laser Fleet Captain
Some Useful RC Laser Links
RC Laser Association