Intro to Laser Sailing


Do you want more sailing experience beyond our sailing lessons? One answer is to sail with the SWYC Laser sailors. We are now offering a weekend introduction to Laser sailing. Sailing in a sporty boat like the Laser will improve your sailing skills immensely. The Laser is a 13-foot, single person, relatively high-performance sailing dinghy. The Laser group races on Holmes Harbor at Freeland Park and plan to have several non-racing sailing sessions this year.

Qualifications: You must have taken our adult beginning sailing class or present a sailing resume’ that shows you have a basic understanding of sailing fundamentals.  You should be a competent swimmer and comfortable in the water with or without a life jacket.  You must bring clothing that will prevent hypothermia from cold water immersion, i.e. a wetsuit or a drysuit.  You must be 18 years old or older by June 8, 2024.

Bring: Clothing that will prevent hypothermia from cold water immersion, i.e. a wetsuit or drysuit.

Location: Lone Lake**, detailed location TBA.

**Location will be at Lone Lake unless conditions close the lake.

Instructors: South Whidbey Yacht Club’s Head Instructors are U.S. Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors. Sufficient staff will be on hand to ensure each participant receives personal attention.

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9*, 10:00am–4:30pm, Fee $275*

*$50 discount for SWYC members.

Note: When registering online, fee will be posted as $225, then non-members will be charged an additional $50.