Hi silly question, I’ve been given a Lazer 2 but would like to sail it single handed. Is this possible and if so what do I need to watch out for?
Thanks Riv. I just got an old Laser 2 and intend to sail it both single-handed and with a crew. I have the go for it attitude, although I'm quite a few decades older than your 16 year olds!Ok, I've gone into this before. Check out Laser 2.
It all come down to attitude. We have 14/16yr olds who find single handing an L2 from the trapeze a good laugh. They have a go for it crash and burn attitude. If you have a similar attitude then single handing will be great fun.
Things to watch out for?
1) Is the water deep enough to turtle it? If not, fit a mast head float. They were designed to invert for safety.
2) Mainsail only or both sails? You have to make a few simple and cost free changes if mainsail only.
With mainsail only from the trapeze they are a real pocket rocket. A poor man's Contender. If you don't know what a Contender is, check them out. You'll get the idea. Awesome boats.
Yup, that's pretty much what I was doing with my 470 when sailing it single handed. Here's the sequence of getting going as I remember them when you are by yourself.Have a look at this to inspire you, if you are on open water nice steady breeze you will get on fine