My 13 year old is going to informally sail a Laser this summer, he has outgrown his Opti. When I was his age, I really enjoyed Laser Sailing for the 1990's by Dick Tillman. I still have my dog-eared copy. I would totally give him my copy, but there is so much that has changed since that book came out. I know there are a lot of youtube videos, the older boat whisperer videos, but am not sure if there is anything in the book market for sailors. I am open to other resources suggestions. He had a good feel for sailboats and loves the aspects of racing.