Fleet Captain: Paul LaBossiere
The Laser is one of the most popular one design fleets in the world. It was introduced at the New York boat show in 1971 and has become more each year. It has been an Olympic class boat since the 1996 summer games. It is one of the few boats that is enjoyed by so many types of sailors including Juniors, Masters, Olympians, and recreational sailors. We have the largest junior laser fleet in Long Island Sound and have a very strong adult program on the weekends.
We had over 20 Lasers in the 2015 and 2016 junior programs and the adult fleet bring our laser numbers on campus to just under 50 boats.
The Laser hull is 13’10.5” feet and allows for three sail configurations. At AYC we primarily have Standard and Radial sailors, although several of our more competitive sailors have two sail sizes that they choose between for training days. The smaller sailors switch between the 4.7 and the Radial, and the larger sailors switch between the Radial and Standard rig.