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Halftide Rocks


Laser Fleet

Spirited competition on the beautiful Merrimack River, Newburyport, MA

About the Laser

To many sailors, this is the ultimate racing machine. The Laser is a challenging boat that rewards athleticism, subtle steering, and trimming techniques as well as tactical excellence. It's no wonder the International Sailing Federation awarded the Laser Olympic status!

Originally designed as a car topper, the laser is durable and easy to rig, steer, and transport. It's a perfect sailboat for the beginner.

If it's racing you want, there are top-flight racing events for sailors of all ages and skill levels from the local club level to the national level and even on to the World and Olympic level. There are more than 1000 Laser events to choose from each year.

The class magazine Laser Sailor will keep you up to date on future events, scores from past events, and helpful racing tips.


LOA: 13'10"
Beam: 4'6"
Draft: 2'7"
Sail Area: 76 sq. ft.
Hull Weight: 130 lbs.

Lasers Weekend Series

Date Time Type
Tuesday April 18 12:00:00 PM TBD

Lasers Evening Series

Date Time

These are one-class races. If you have a Laser and would like to participate, please contact Amy Sison at amysison@gmail.com

Times listed are on-the-water race start times.

Safety Requirements: Each boat will carry 15 ft tow line, whistle, and appropriate life jacket
Format: 4 to 6 Races per Race Day. Throw-outs are 33% of races sailed (rounded down). 3 trophies per series.
Start Sequence: The start sequence will be 5minutes total.
Penalty: If you have fouled someone, you can be exonerated by doing a 720.
Scoring: DNS, DNF & DSQ = race starters plus 1. NS = race starters +2. DSQ can't be thrown out.

This page was updated 2017-04-17 15:41:05 by Amy Sison, Regatta Chairman