The RC Laser Class

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Nicholas Mortgu
501 Main Street
Riverton, NJ 08077
609 820-0509


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The Remote Control (R/C) Laser Model is a scale version of the famous "one design" Laser, the most popular "real boat" sailing class in the world.    The R/C Laser, however, does not require a trailer, life jackets, or hours and hours of set-up time before you can be in the water and sailing.

The R/C Laser was designed to be up and sailing out of the box in under 7 minutes. There is no need to learn about epoxy glues, Kevlar and Fiberglass construction, or sail design. All you need is 2 feet of water, a desire to sail, and some wind. Just snap in the keel, mast, and rudder assemblies...slip in the batteries...clip on the sails and you are ready to go. It IS that simple.

The R/C Laser is destined to bring a whole new group of people to the R/C sailing world, those interested in competition without the worry of  design. The full sized Laser is the design of world famous sailor/yacht designer Bruce Kirby, who represented Canada in three Olympics and designed two America's Cup Defenders. Of all his creations, the Laser is the best known. Over 155,00 have been built to date, making the Laser the most popular racing class of all time. It recently became an Olympic class. The R/C Laser was developed by Jon Elmaleh, who has captured more than 30 national R/C racing championships, and who has been one of the top R/C yacht designers since 1982. He brings an unparalleled combination of practical R/C racing experience and high-tech design skill to the task of designing a radio-controlled yacht. The result is destined to revolutionize the sport.

Laser Rules

  1. All boats and parts shall be manufactured by Out There Technologies and distributed through their distribution system. All design changes to boat hull, sails, and rigging shall be made by Out There Technologies.
  2. Out of box (bag)
    Sailed out of the box with no changes to hull, sails, spars, and rigging. Including sanding or painting of hull, rudder, and keel
  3. Replacement parts
    1. The following parts may be replaced due to wear or owners discretion. Radio transmitter, receiver, batteries, servos, running rigging and sails
      1. Batteries: the boat shall be powered by either 4 over the counter AA cells 1.5 volt, or 5 NiCad or Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable AA cells 1.2 volt. Battery packs must remain on cockpit floor.
      2. Servos must meet manufacture.s original equipment specifications.
        1. sail servo: in and out speed of no less than 3.9 seconds.
        2. steering servo: side to side speed of no more than 0.15 seconds.
      3. Sails: all sails shall be manufactured by Out There Technologies and purchased through its distribution system.
      4. Running rigging may be of any material that replicates its original function.
  4. Hull and Deck
    1. Self-adhesive letters, tape, or decals may be fitted to deck and hull. Felt tip markers may also be used for decoration. Hull decoration shall not extend more than 3" below the gunwale.
  5. Underwater appendages
    1. Lead ballasts must be completely covered in original soft plastic dip, or the newer hard plastic cover.
  6. Sails
    1. Four sail sizes, A, B, C, and D are authorized for racing.

      1. Sails may be decorated using decals, tape or markers. Decorations shall not interfere with easy identification of sail numbers, Laser logo, or manufacturer.s logo.

    2. Sail damage may be repaired as long as the repair does not stiffen or alter the size or shape of the sail.
    3. A standard boom may be shortened to no less than 17" (inches) in length for use with the C and D sail.
    4. All boats shall display two digit class assigned sail numbers on sail. These numbers shall be 4" Arial Rounded MT bold in Black. Optional country designator shall be 2 " with same font as sail numbers. See attached sail plan for placement.
  7. Anything not specifically permitted by these rules is prohibited.