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About the Boat

ILCA (the Laser)

The Laser is a single-handed, strict one-design and Olympic class that is sailed enthusiastically all over the world by young and old, novice and expert alike. The Laser offers the unique combination of exciting sailing, simple rig, portability, and highly competitive fleets. It offers three configurations to accommodate varying conditions, sailor weight and sailor ability. Each rig only requires a different lower mast section and sail. A great boat you can learn in as a kid or adult, and never outgrow.


Fleet Captain

The laser fleet at West River covers all ages and experience levels. We sail every Friday May through September give or take, depending on interest as the weather warms and gets colder.  We also participate at the annual regattas, Sunday Series, and regattas elsewhere on the bay. We are proud to be a boat in our shared boat program and also pride ourselves in getting the junior laser sailors involved in our fleet. This constant influx of new sailors keeps our racing interesting and fun.

The West River Laser fleet is a living example of the Laser's enduring appeal. We welcome sailors of any age, skill or experience level. Please join us! We have plenty of boats in the shared boat program, so it's easy to join our fleet. If you have any questions or would just like to chat, please contact me at  


Ned Cabot

Fleet Communication


The laser fleet uses a google group like many other fleets at West River, it's easy for anybody to join! This is how the fleet captain, the fleet, and others at WRSC communicate specifically to each other! All important fleet specific information is sent through this group.

Email to get added to this list (GoogleGroups no longer allow joining links).



Friday nights start on May 1st. They will run through August 21st. First start at 6.


Dave Irey Regatta       5/30-31       WRSC Full weekend.

Laser Clinic/Funday        6/21           WRSC 930am-1pm

Sunday Series #1          6/21           WRSC 1-4pm

Sunday Series #2          7/19           WRSC 1-4pm

Sunday Series #3          8/16           WRSC 1-4pm

Annapolis to Galesville     9/4               SSA to WRSC

91st Annual Regatta     9/5-6          WRSC Full weekend. 

Sunday Series #4        9/20           WRSC 1-4pm


Other District 11 (Chesapeake Bay) Regattas…

Please look at the other events going on around the Chesapeake this summer at other sailing clubs! All of these are great events, some may be pretty easy for us to attend (like in Annapolis at SSA). Let me know of any interest in any of these events, I’d love to see a group of us go elsewhere this year!


These are times to come hang out and work on our tuning or just general tactics. The goal of these days is to bridge the gap between the top and bottom of our fleet through some fun activities! They’ll be very low-key days, we’ll come in and have a bit of lunch before the Sunday Series and then go have fun in those races… Juniors are encouraged to come.

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