Laser Clinic - 8:30am


Sun, May 5 2013



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Mike Toms will be conducting this clinic (note changed from 5/4) for beginner and intermediate Laser Sailors. Mike is an experienced sailor and instructor and has experience helping move people forward in sailing, no matter their skill level. Whether you hope to race or play, this clinic can help make Laser sailing more fun and safer.

The clinic will be started at 8:30AM and run for a little over 2 hours.  The clinic will be followed by FBYC's Laser Spring Regatta (first warning at 1200) which will be tailored to have close-in courses suitable for new racers.



  • boat rigging - How to put a basic boat together, how to do some of the 'new' rigging, must-have rigging versus the nice-to-have stuff.
  • Safety - how to launch a boat from the beach, how to recover, how to tow a laser, how to right a capsized boat, etc.
  • sail trim - How to trim the sails for various conditions
  • weight placement upwind, downwind, etc
  • Techniques through maneuvers, tacking, jibing, etc


  • A Laser (if you don't have one, we've got some to borrow)
  • Lunch
  • Life Jacket
  • sailing gloves
  • dinghy boots, water shoes, shoes, or sandals
  • clothes you can get wet in
  • wind/waterproof jacket and wind/waterproof pants
  • Dry change of clothes (there's bathrooms with hot showers for afterward)

If you don't have any of these items like a life jacket or gloves, that's ok and we'll find or borrow what you'll need to go. 

Please use the sign up to let us know you are coming and contact Mike Toms mtoms [at] with any further questions.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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