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Laser 2000

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Laser 2000 Open Meeting 2005

Laser 2000

The Laser 2000 first established itself as a fleet within the Medium Handicap Fleet during 2005, and the boats have continued to be raced regularly since then on a Sunday and Wednesday evening.

The Laser 2000 is a great family boat, designed to be sailed with a variety of crew ability, and combines exciting performance whilst staying manageable for the less experienced sailors. This makes the class one of the most popular within the club, with most owners choosing to sail them for fun and enjoyment on a Saturday within the Admirals Club, rather than participating in the races on a Sunday. However, with the move to a Fast Asymetric fleet for 2008, it is hoped and expected that more Laser 2000's will appear for racing on a Sunday in the future.

For more details on the Laser 2000 visit the class association website or contact or the Fast Asymmetric Fleet Captain,


We held our first Open meeting in 2005 and this was supported by an “introduction to racing” training day. This training aspect will be continued in the future to help Laser 2000 owners get the most out of their boats.

Open Meeting 2006

Burghfield's Jonathan Phillips and Chris Proctor were just pipped at the post in the Laser 2000 open meeting on 2nd July by visitors Dave Smith and David Whatley from Great Moor SC in challenging conditions. Winds were mostly 2-5 knots, with the direction varying from South East to West, via North, and everything in between! The three races saw three different courses set...triangle, windward leeward, figure of eight...each managing to produce good racing in the conditions, even if the beat was not necessarily on the intended leg! Both boats counted a first and second place but Jonathan and Chris lost out in the final race. Jay Dear also counted a race victory but ended up 3rd at the end of the day

The Laser 3000 event was dominated by visiting sailors with Matthew and William Archer from Carsington winning two races to finish top.

The open meetings were proceeded by a training day on Saturday. This was enjoyed by all with significant improvements in starting, buoy rounding and boat handling over the day that were put to good effect on Sunday. If only England players had been as good at replicating what they had practiced in training!


Created on 04/12/2005 07:46 AM by Burghfield Admin
Updated on 07/12/2007 06:32 PM by Chris Jordan
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