There    are moments

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that are so pure they keep us coming back to the water again and again. When the wind, the rig, our confidence, our ability and the camaraderie of like-minded athletes all come together to form a perfect point in time.

This is when we look down at the rail just inches above the water line, pull the main sheet a little tighter and hike out a little farther still — just to see what she’ll really do. These are the experiences that keep us all coming back, again and again, carefully counting out the days until the weekend, each time going faster and farther and better, and bringing more people with us. We are sunburned, our hands are calloused, there is a pile of wet neoprene in the back of our car. We sail. We are LaserPerformance – the brand new fusion of Vanguard Sailboats and Performance Sailcraft Europe – two of the great names in sailing. Together we are the World’s largest small boat builders and we’re here to provide you with the best of everything that we do.

• SPEEd iS rElativE •

Every boat we build and every service we offer is backed by decades of on-the-water experience and lifetimes of design and engineering expertise. Whether you’re headed to the olympics or trying sailing for the very first time, we’ve been there, we’ve done that, and we’re happy you’re here. From the best boats for all skill levels to the best service and support to the best instructors and training programs, we can make your sailing experience the best in the world. That’s what we do. We’re LaserPerformance. See you on the water.

We’re    sailors first

OUR NEWEST ADDITION WITH 4 SAIL OPTIONS

THREE NEW SPECS OPTIONS FOR LASER

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sb3

ultimate racing boat

laser  race  xd
LASER LASER 4.7

LASER LASER RADIAL

LASER 4.7 PICO

  specs

laser radial  race  xd
BUG LASER RADIAL SUNFISH PICO BUG

LASER SB3

SUNFISH

LASER

49er

  specs 4.2 1.4 0.8 7.1 59.0 1–2 people beginner–expert club–olympic 160/190 72/86 cartoppable 13.1 4.6 2.7 76.0 130.0

laser 4.7  race  xd
LASER 4.7 SB3 LASER Club FJ RADIAL LASER LASER

49er

LASER Club 420 4.7 PICO

LASER RADIAL Club FJ BUG

V15

SUNFISH

  specs

pico  race
PICO LASER Club 420 VAGO

BUG

LASER 4.7 LASER SB3

V15

VAGO XD

SUNFISH

LASER RADIAL

VAGO

49er

LASER 2000 LASER SB3 PICO

LASER XD VAGO

  specs 4.2 1.4 0.8 4.7 59.0 1–2 people beginner–expert club–olympic 110/120 45/54 cartoppable 13.1 4.6 2.7 50.0 130.0

bug  race
Club FJ DART 16 BUG LASER 4.7 49er

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SUNFISH LASER 2000 Club 420

LASER RADIAL

DART 18

Club FJ

DART 16 SB3 LASER

V15 PICO

Club 420 BAHIA BUG

VAGO DART 18 49er

  specs bug 3.5 1.4 0.8 5.1 1.1 60.0 1–3 people beginner–advanced club 132/176 60/80 cartoppable 11.6 4.8 2.9 64.0 11.8 154.0

sunfish  race
SUNFISH V15 VAGO XD STRATOS Club FJ

BAHIA

VAGO SB3 LASER

LASER 2000 KEEL 420 STRATOS Club

VAGO XD

STRATOS

49er FUNBOAT DART 16

V15

LA

  specs sunfish 2.6 1.3 0.8 3.8 46.0 1 person beginner– advanced club– international 66/154 30/70 cartoppable 8.5 4.3 2.6 32.3 101.0

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport

4.2 1.4 0.8 5.8 59.0 1–2 people beginner–expert club–olympic 121/159 55/ 72 cartoppable

13.1 4.6 2.7 62.0 130.0

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport

Every Laser in the world is identical. Strict one-design class rules ensures that remains true, making it the sailor that wins the race, not the boat. A challenging boat that rewards athleticism, subtle steering and trimming techniques as well as tactical excellence. Men’s singlehanded Olympic class. Club, National and International Class racing. spec options explained laser Classic rope set, gorilla tiller, Holt ratchet block, padded toe-strap, self bailer, silver spars

The world’s most popular adult racing class.

New Olympic class for 2008. Based upon the same hull and equipment as the regular Laser. The combination of a 19% smaller sail and a shorter, more flexible mast create an excellent medium sized rig. Everything else is unchanged. Club, National and International racing.

Popular racing class for small adults, women and youth.

Features the same hull as the Laser and Laser Radial, but with a smaller sail plan it is more manageable for lighter sailors. The next step into competitive sailing after the Bug or Optimist.

The next step after Bug, Optimist or Pico.

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² jib area  ft ²/m ² hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport specs bug race sail area  ft ²/m ² Built for family fun.

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport specs bug race

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport

4.2 1.2 0.6 7.0 54.4 1–2 people beginner– expert club– international 140/190 63/86 cartoppable

13.9 4.1 2.1 75.0 120.0

69.0

6.44

sail area  ft ²/m ² Confidence-inspiring junior training/racing boat.

40.9

5.3

Fun, durable, confidence inspiring, roto-molded boat that can be sailed by everyone. Ideal for entry-level sailing. Removable jib and reefing main sail for easy rigging. laser xd New xd Harken vang system, xd Harken powerpack system, xd carbon tiller, Carbon tiller extensions, xd Liros Majic light mainsheet, rolled sail, xd padded toe-strap, Fredericksen ratchet block w/ Harken Mega spring, Vectran v12 traveller, Mega bolt, Vectran v12 rudder downhaul, self bailer. pico race Upgraded with hi-tech materials and larger mylar mainsail. Includes kicker with 4:1 purchase system and low. Friction race blocks, twist resistant mainsheet with. Less stretch and mainsheet ratchet race block.

laser race Holt XD powerpack, Holt XD vang, gorilla tiller and extension, rolled sail, Holt performance ratchet, padded toe strap.

The newest addition to the LaserPerformance family. Excellent hydrodynamics push the Bug into the future with outstanding up wind performance and ultimate off-the-breeze sailing. Unique hull is a combination of performance and style in a stable platform. Superior down wind planing control. bug Trainer rig with furling Dacron sail. bug race Performance rig with mylar sail and prebent top mast.

The Sunfish is the most popular recreational sailboat in history. It is so enjoyed due to its classic design, unmatched stability, and sailing ease. Sunfisher’s appreciate the lightweight hull that two people can easily load on top of a car. The ultra-durable construction ensures years of maintenance free enjoyment. Makes sailing trips a breeze. Just load on the car and go for it. sunfish race Includes component upgrades such as an outhaul, cunningham, race-sail with window, and quick release gooseneck. The International Sunfish Class has a full time staff that sanctions more than 1000 racing events each year.

Most popular sailboat ever built.

PICO

sb3
  specs

LASER SB3 LASER 4.7

BUG

SUNFISH LASER RADIAL

49er

LASER PICO

LASER SB3

Club FJLASER 4.7 BUG

49er
49er SUNFISH Club 420 LASER RADIAL

LASER

Club PICO LASER SB3 V15 FJ

LASER 4.7

BUG

Club VAGO420 LASER 49er LASER RADIAL SUNFISH

LASER 4.7XD VAGO

  specs

club f j
V15 PICO Club LASER SB3 FJ

LASER RADIALBUG

VAGO LASER 2000

Club 420

SUNFISH PICO

49er

VAGO XD DART 16

BUG V15

LASER SB3Club FJ

LASER SUNFISH 2000

VAGO 18 DART

  specs 4.8 2.4 1.4 19.9 5.0 49.9 79.8 2 people advanced–expert national–olympic 300/360 136/163 trailer 16.0 8.0 4.9 215.0 54.0 538.0 176.0

club 420
Club 420 49er DART VAGO XD 16 LASER SB3

BAHIA

V15

Club FJ

DART 18 LASER 2000 49er

VAGO

Club 420 STRATOS

DART 16 Club FJ

BAHIA VAGO XD

  specs 4.1 1.3 1.0 5.9 3.4 7.4 95.3 1–2 people beginner–advanced club–national 240/280 108/127 trailer 13.3 5.4 3.0 80.0 30.0 95.0 230.0

v15
  specs

STRATOS KEEL V15

Club 420

STRATOS DART 18 LASER 2000 FUNBOAT VAGO

V15

STRATOS KEEL DART 16 BAHIA VAGO XD

VAGO

FUNBOAT LASER DART 18 2000

vago  race
STRATOS VAGO XD

DART 16

STRATOS KEEL LASER 2000 BAHIA

FUNBOAT 18 DART

DART 16

STRATOS

  specs vago 4.6 1.7 1.0 7.2 4.6 86.2 1–2 people beginner–advanced club–national 270/340 122/154 trailer 15.2 5.6 3.2 78.0 49.0 190.0

length  ft/m 20.2 6.2 beam  ft/m 7.0 2.1 draft  ft/m 4.9 1.5 sail area  ft ²/m ² 193.0 18.0 jib area  ft ²/m ² 100.0 9.3 spinnaker  ft ²/m ²  495.0 46.0 hull weight  lb/kg 1309.0 630.0 capacity 3–4 people skill level intermediate–advanced race level club–international optimal weight  lb/kg 594 270 transport trailer Ultimate racing boat built.
An exhilarating and fast three man sport boat. Modern powerful rig for one-design and sport boat racing. Keel boat stiffness picks up a great ride down wind in a heavy breeze. Dinghy-like performance offers tactical and close racing as well. Perks include high tech x-ply mylar mainsail and jib, “sit-in” cockpit promotes on board communication and a level playing field and adjustable rig with fixed forestay.

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² jib area  ft ²/m ² spinnaker  ft ²/m ²  hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² jib area  ft ²/m ² spinnaker  ft ²/m ²  hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² jib area  ft ²/m ² spinnaker  ft ²/m ²  hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport

4.21 1.65 0.91 7.43 2.79 8.83 104.33 1–2 people beginner–advanced club–national 220/300 99/136 trailer

13.80 5.40 3.00 80.00 30.00 95.00 230.00

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² jib area  ft ²/m ² hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport

Julian Bethwaite’s brainchild combines strict onedesign and lightweight, high-tech construction. Premier Olympic class sailing skiff, built for extreme speed, is now available to all. Expect to pick-up serious knots for an incredible sailing experience. With a strong International class organization in place, the 49er is a regular at events around the world.

The world’s most exciting sailboat.

A tough, agile performer that is available with or without a spinnaker package. Fantastic choice for clubs, schools, and universities looking to introduce young sailors to double-handed sailing. More collegiate sailing teams sail the Club FJ than any other double-handed sailboat.

Introduces youths to double-handed sailing.

Enables young sailors to learn teamwork, trapeze and spinnaker techniques that simply can’t be learned in single-handed boats. Safe for beginning sailors. Quick enough to keep collegiate All-Americans interested. Get a step ahead in team and fleet racing: Progressive sailing associations are developing team racing and fleet racing events around their double-handed trainers.

Young sailors get schooled. Top sailors get challenged.

Bob Ames double-handed one-design excites with high speed fun in a simple, durable, lightweight package. Ideal boat for your local yacht club fleet, international caliber team racing, or family leisure. Lighter, tougher, easier to transport, and more fun than any other boat in its class.

Double-handed one-design boat of the future.

length  ft/m 13.9 4.2 beam  ft/m 5.1 1.6 draft  ft/m 3.8 1.2 sail area  ft ²/m ² 86.0 7.6 jib area  ft ²/m ² 29.9 2.8 spinnaker  ft ²/m ²  122.0 10.9 hull weight  lb/kg 193.0 106.0 capacity 1–2 people skill level intermediate–advanced race level club–national optimal weight  lb/kg 275/352 125/150 transport trailer specs vago race sail area  ft ²/m ² spinnaker  ft ²/m ²  100.0 140.0 9.3 12.1

Unique modern design for single handed trapezeing up wind and down. vago  Interchangeable horsepower allows sailors to be graceful in a breeze. Sail Combinations for leisure and performance sailing. vago race Sail area and genneker make downwind sailing a breeze. Single trapeze for single or double handed sailing. Single line launch and retrieval genneker.

One of the most versatile and stylish boats of its kind on the market.

BUG Club FJ

laser 2000
PICO LASER 2000 SUNFISH VAGO 49er BUG Club 420

LASER Club FJ V15 SB3 DART 16VAGO XDSUNFISH

LASER Club LASER 2000SB3420 DART 18 VAGO

49er

  specs

dart 16  race
DART 16 XD VAGO V15 49er BAHIA Club FJ

VAGO LASER DART 18 Club FJ 2000 Club 420

STRATOS

VAGO XD

V15 DART 16 Club 420

BAHIA STRATOS KEEL

LASER 2000

  specs dart 16 4.4 1.8 1.2 10.1 3.0 10.1 140.0 1–3 people beginner–advanced club–national 308/396 150/180 trailer 14.6 5.9 3.9 109.0 32.7 108.9 308.6

dart 18
VAGO DART FUNBOAT V15 18

STRATOS

DART 16VAGO XD VAGO

BAHIA STRATOS KEEL

VAGO XD

LASER 2000 DART 18

FUNBOAT

STRATOS

LASER 2000 DART 16

  specs 4.8 2.3 0.5 10.4 2.7 11.5 44.6 1–3 people beginner–advanced club–national 176/385 80/175 trailer 15.7 7.5 1.5 111.9 29.1 124.1 98.4

bahia  race
BAHIA STRATOS KEEL

DART 16

DART 18

STRATOS FUNBOAT

DART 18

BAHIA STRATOS KEEL

  specs bahia 

stratos  keel
BAHIA FUNBOAT STRATOS

STRATOS KEEL STRATOS

STRATOS KEEL FUNBOAT

  specs stratos 4.6 1.8 1.2 10.0 3.8 14.0 155.0 1–6 people beginner/advanced club 600/1000 150/225 trailer 15.1 5.1 3.7 108.0 41.0 151.0 286.0

funboat
FUNBOAT

  specs 4.9 2.1 1.2 11.1 3.4 12.5 180.0 1–6 people beginner–advanced club 330/496 150/225 trailer 16.2 6.9 3.9 122.0 37.8 157.8 396.8

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² jib area  ft ²/m ² spinnaker  ft ²/m ²  hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² jib area  ft ²/m ² spinnaker  ft ²/m ²  hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport specs dart 16 race sail area  ft ²/m ²

length  ft/m 18.0 5.5 beam  ft/m 7.5 2.3 draft  ft/m 1.5 0.5 sail area  ft ²/m ² 139.1 12.9 jib area  ft ²/m ² 34.0 3.2 hull weight  lb/kg 88.2 40.0 capacity 2–3 people skill level intermediate–advanced race level club–national optimal weight  lb/kg 308/352 140/160 transport trailer
Design phenomenon that has set new standards in sailing performance. Established class with a loyal following. Sailors love the smooth racing stability of two hulls. It’s a strict one-design with a busy European racing circuit. Seriously high-tech components including hand crafted grp hull and silver anodized aluminum mast.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Laser 2000 has proved itself as both a club racer and family cruiser. It’s a lovely and forgiving boat to sail whilst also providing exhilarating gennaker sailing that is manageable for less experienced sailors. Its easy to reef mainsail, furling jib and storage boxes make for an ideal cruising boat for the family, whilst the easy to hoist and drop gennaker, and easy to adjust kicker and Cunningham make this a great boat to start racing in too. This boat truly provides the best of both worlds.

Active gennaker racing series for all.

High–performance racing skeg cat.

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² jib area  ft ²/m ² spinnaker  ft ²/m ²  hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport specs bahia race sail area  ft ²/m ² optimal weight  lb/kg

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² jib area  ft ²/m ² spinnaker  ft ²/m ²  hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport specs stratos keel

length  ft/m beam  ft/m draft  ft/m sail area  ft ²/m ² hull weight  lb/kg capacity skill level race level optimal weight  lb/kg transport

12.80 4.10 1.21 51.67 171.96

3.90 1.25 0.37 4.80 78.00 1–2 people beginner 75/150 trailer

165/330

118.4

11.0

Exciting performance for kids, youth, and adults. Similar responsiveness to that found on a racing dinghy, yet is exceptionally stable and forgiving. Fun to teach on and has a simple robust construction. uk’s best selling catamaran.

A skeg cat that performs for the whole family.

113.0 600/700

10.5 150/225

dart 16 race More canvas in the main, double trapeze and gennaker, includes and carbon tiller extension.

Created for leisure and ease of use, but not at the expense of performance. Stability and sturdy design of the hull make it easy to motor or row. standard Single line reefable main sail for added sailing comfort in a breeze. race Features a mylar sail and spacious clutter-free cockpit.

Ultimate versatile daysailer for leisure or race. Row, sail, or motor.

draft  ft/m hull weight  lb/kg keel weight  lb/kg Ultimate family day sailor.

3.3 352.7 220.5

1.0 160.0 100.0

The most versatile family boat on the market can be reefed in under a minute. Maintenance-free and lightweight. Maxaerofoil rudder provides light and precise steering. Combi-Tec mainsail with unique Laser reef system stratos keel Same outstanding features of the Stratos with the added stability of a lifting keel.

Now sailing is for everyone who wants to enjoy playing on the water. This is truly leisure sailing at its best. For millions of people, the Funboat is their first introduction to sailing, often when they are on vacation at worldwide resorts. It’s so durable, stable, easy to rig, and easy to sail. No centerboard means no hassle in leaving and returning to the beach it’s as easy as get in, push off, sail away.

If you can ride a bike, you can sail a funboat.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN The Most Popular Raceboat Ever When two Canadians, Bruce Kirby and Ian Bruce, got together for a couple of drinks in 1969, they knocked around some ideas about how to build the best raceboat ever. On a bar napkin they rendered drawings of boats with only one instruction: make it cartoppable. They fooled around with weight displacement, sail area, and waterline length. What came out of trial and error is a design formula that revolutionized sailing and produced the world’s most popular sailboat – the Laser. As sailors, Kirby and Bruce knew that if a boat was to become popular it would have to challenge and teach all skill levels. That’s when they decided to keep the hull, but vary the sail sizes of the Laser to make racing available to men, smaller adults, women and youth. By making every Laser identical and accessible, the sailor always won the race, not the boat. This has become an important distinction for Olympic teams. Starting with one version of the Laser, the design eventually became three The Radial came at a time when the Laser was becoming popular in countries outside of North America and Europe. Around this time sailors started to notice that the Laser had become a big deal on the race circuit. The Radial quickly became an adult racing class boat and for small adult, women and youth. Following the success of the Radial, the 4.7 rig was developed in England in 1989. Once kids figured out they could master the 4.7, like top adult sailors master the Laser, the boat took off. The 4.7 was popular in Europe and Asia in the 90’s, but didn’t catch on in North America until later. It is fast becoming popular with ambitious youth and Olympic hopefuls in North America. NOW THERE IS A BOAT FOR EVERYONE Since the growth and popularity of the Laser trio, sailors have helped to design the growing LaserPerformance family of sailboats. Yes, the Laser is super fast and ultra-popular, but also check out these boats we have developed over the years. Julian Bethwaite designed the super fast skiff 49er and Jo Richards designed the revolutionary Vago that continues to push the boundaries of dinghy sailing. As the LaserPerformance community grows we will continue to call upon sailors and experts to bring you the best boats in the world. We’ll admit we’re a bit demanding, expect the best and view top performance as a standard feature. We wouldn’t sail on anything less than a LaserPerformance sailboat and we wouldn’t expect you to either. Thanks for continuing to hit the water with us. We’re happy to sail with you.
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