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Laser 4.7 World Championship entry deadline approaching!!


The Laser 4.7 World Championship will be held in Barrington, Rhode Island, this Summer, August 6-13, 2005!!

The entry deadlines are fast approaching:
1) The entry closing date is June 20, less than 12 days away!
2) Late Entries will be accepted up to July 11 (but come with an approximately $75 late fee - 40 pounds).

If you are 12-17 years old then here is the perfect opportunity to sail a Laser World Championship at a venue within North America (and for those of you in the Northeast, within easy driving range!). This is a seriously competitive event, having drawn over 300 boats to the championship last year in Italy. And the sailors at the top of this fleet now are going to be the names you read in all the sailing rags after the next Olympics.

While the event at Barrington will not be as large as last year in Italy, you can bet that the foreign sailors coming to this event represent a very competitive group. This is the perfect regatta to start getting that international experience that separates the very top of the North American Laser fleet from the rest of us...

Finally, as a World Championship with lots of international sailors, this is also the perfect event to meet new people from all over the world. Friendships made in the Laser Class seem to last through life, here is a great chance to meet new friends that you will be sailing with/against for a very long time. While the event is competitive, because of the large group of international sailors, it will also be loads of fun in ways that you can't get at a local or regional event in North America.

The official Laser 4.7 Worlds website is located at: http://www.barringtonyc.com/2005laser4.7worlds.htm where you can get more information and find the links for registering. Don't wait until after June 20 when you have to also pay the late fee!

In addition, don't forget some of the lead up events to the 4.7 Worlds:

1) Atlantic Coast Championship at Brant Beach (a great club and place to sail)
2) Canadian Championships at Trois-Rivieres, QE
3) Laser 4.7 North Americans at Sail Newport

See www.laser.org for more information!


PS Unlike most events in North America, once the July 11 deadline passes you will NOT be able to enter the event. So, you will NOT be able to show up the day before the regatta and enter the event. Running a Laser World Championship is a significant undertaking and they need to know well ahead of time how many boats to expect in order to properly prepare for the event.

So, register now!


Hi Tracy,

Do you know if Vanguard is lending or chartering the lower section for any or all of these events ? I know of a few people who would lend or charter their hulls, but only have full or radial rigs...

El Niño

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Why they limited to 17 years old???? I just went to the Central and South American in 4.7 and it was open.


Only four days left before the end of early registration for the Laser 4.7 Worlds!

As of this morning, entries stand at 59 sailors representing 14 countries from five continents! Only a few ISAF classes can boast this kind of participation, don't miss your chance to be part of it!

Get your entry in by the June 20 early entry deadline and avoid the late fees!