Fleet Captains: Nikki Downing and Steve Taylor.


This single handed boat, can be sailed by all ages and levels from beginner to world class sailors.  It is a great boat to 'grow with' as your sailing develops, as the size of the sail can be changed as your sailing improves. The smallest sail is a 4.7 which is the ideal size for younger sailors advancing from Picos and Toppers. It is also a ‘safer’ sail for those windier days giving more control and fewer capsizes!  The n        ext size up is the Radial sail, which is often used by lady sailors as well as lighter weight youths. The main size of sail used by Laser sailors around the world is the ‘Full Rig’ (also known as the Standard sail).


Chelmarsh sailors use all 3 sails meaning there is always someone of your own level to sail with. There are club Lasers available with each of the different sized rigs available for hire by members.  Sailing takes place throughout the year, and on a variety of days each week. Saturdays are particularly important to ladies, as this is our special ‘Ladies Wot Launch’ event, held on the 2nd Saturday of each month and involves not only sailing, tuition, but a smarter type of lunch!   

Members of the Laser fleet also take part in the annual Sailing Club away event, ‘Aberdovey weekend’ in May as well as the Bala Long Distance race, the RNLI charity race, the Abersoch Dinghy Week.  The fleet also takes part in Laser specific events such as Opens, National and International events throughout the year. The Laser fleet welcomes new members to join in with their activities so why not make contact?

Hiking out in a Laser Radial

To support the Laser fleet we are very lucky to have some excellent coaches to help improve the skills of the rest of the fleet making for some interesting racing.   Our coaches who kindly give up their time include 13 times World Champion and Asian Pacific Champion Keith Wilkins, as well as Pete Townend, Richard Coates and Cameron Smith. Many of the Fleet have benefited from their tips over the last few years and the quality of the racing has noticeably improved.

The third Sunday of the month sees the coaches sharing their knowledge and skills with the fleet prior to the first race encouraging sailors to take part in the racing.



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