Naples Sabot -
The Naples Sabot is the standard junior training
boat in the Southern California area. Many world-class sailors started in the Sabot. The
Sabot provides a stable, simple, yet capable boat for new and young sailors. Used boats to
purchase are available at low cost and they hold their value very well. The International
Naples Sabot Class Association (INSA) is the one-design association for the Naples
Sabot. It is responsible for the administration of the class, and sanctions the National
Championship Regatta. INSA membership is suggested for all Sabot sailors and required for
all Sabot racers. INSA membership is $15 annually per skipper. Applications are available
in the Junior Office. A $6 late fee will apply to renewals after March 31. Completed
applications should be forwarded directly to the INSA secretary.
INSA Secretary Naples Sabot
Overall Length 710"
Beam (width) 4
Weight 95 lbs. min
Sail Area 38 sq. ft.
Laser & Laser Radial - www.laser.org
The Laser and Laser Radial represent the next step for
single-handed sailors who are outgrowing the Sabot. With the inclusion in the Summer
Olympics, the full rig Laser (male) and radial (female) has solidified its already strong
position as one of the most competitive fleets in the world. On a more local level, the
Laser benefits from its fast, economical, competitive, and fun racing. The boat places
added emphasis on the physical side of the sport in addition to the common strategic and
tactical elements. The Radial rig differs from the full rig because of a shorter mast and
slightly smaller sail that accommodates lighter sailors. Recommended sailing weight for
Laser Radials is 100 150 pounds. Those above 150 pounds are best suited for full
The International Laser Class Association
(ILCA) is the one-design class
association for all Laser activities. The ILCA is responsible for the administration of
the class rules, registration of boats and sanctions all the national championship
regattas. All Laser skippers who race must be a member of the class association. As
a member, you will receive direct regatta mailing, The Laser Sailor newsletter,
stickers and decals, and an official class rulebook. Fees should be sent directly to:
LASER CLASS Laser & Laser Radial
27 East 63rd Street Length 13 10"
New York, NY 10021 Beam 4 6"
Ph: (212) 292-7245 Sail area full rig 76 sq. ft.
Fax: (309) 412-7756 Sail area radial 62 sq. ft.
420 - www.club420.org
The 420 dinghy is very similar to an FJ. The primary difference is the
"trapeze" wire that allows the crew to stand out on the side of the boat to help
balance it. The 420 is the primary double-handed boat for youth events nationally and
(Flying Junior) - www.cfjclass.org
The Flying Junior is very similar to the 420.
CYC offers only a couple of FJ classes and does not send coaches to FJ regattas, instead
focusing on the 420. High School Sailing and Collegiate Sailing both use the FJ without
the spinnaker. The CFJ Class Association is the one-design class association for the
Flying Junior (FJ). FJ Class membership is required of at least one member of each two
person FJ team. Fees are $15 and should be sent directly to the class secretary.