Please select your home edition
Edition
Henri-Lloyd - For the Obsessed
Product Feature
Harken 40mm T2 Loop - 2148
Harken 40mm T2 Loop - 2148

Action packed summer ahead for the Laser 5000 fleet

by Tom Hill 30 Apr 2011 17:01 BST

The Laser 5000 fleet have an action packed summer ahead of them, with 4 events spanning the UK.

This year kicked off with the association's first appearance at the dinghy show in a number of years. Many new faces came to see us, offering boats and spares, and some offering enthusiasm looking for a boat to sail.

The first event of the season was training at Grafham Water Sailing Club. 4 boats made it to the weekend and, as in years before, much was learnt from one another from sharing tips and sometimes even crews! A few new faces showed themselves adding to the growing fleet sizes.

The next event is our Open at Poole next weekend (7th and 8th of May), with a good turnout predicted, it will be a good run up to the Nationals at Filey (25th and 26th of June) to see who are this year's National Champion contenders. A special event is being held at Loch Lomond in Scotland (3rd and 4th of September) to bring the fleet to the home of the European Champions. The final event of the year is the Inlands (15th and 16th October) to round off the year and complete the 2011 circuit.

Many new boats have joined the association this year, and with others for sale, now is a great time to join the fleet. Any question please contact

Related Articles

Remembering the early days of sailing races on TV
Finding old episodes on Youtube, starting with the Ultra 30s Do you remember when certain classes managed to make the breakthrough into television coverage, and have a whole series filmed, not just appear briefly on a single show? Posted on 17 Mar
The wisest Wise Man
Cliff Norbury's influence still extends across much of our sport today Cliff Norbury was a man whose influence still extends across much of our sport today and with the sad news of his passing, the time is right to look at the life and sailing career of a man who really does deserve the title of the 'Wisest Wise Man'. Posted on 26 Jan
10th Great North Asymmetric Challenge preview
A firm favourite for those who like to gybe, this September Sponsored by Cumbrian Legendary Ales, this year's Great North Asymmetric Challenge (known as the GNAC) at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club will be held on 25th and 26th September. A firm favourite for those who like to gybe. Posted on 27 Aug 2021
5000 reasons to celebrate 25 years
Twin-wire skiff sailing's early pioneers are set to meet at Hayling Island Join in with the fun at Hayling Island Sailing Club on Saturday 30 November, when a gathering of legends will be swinging the lantern about the good old days of the Five Tonner, the Laser 5000... Posted on 26 Oct 2019
Sailing's Mr Nice Guy
We interview Dave Hall of Hyde Sails We spoke to Dave Hall about his sailing, his on-off relationship with the Fireball, his life in the marine industry including his role introducing the 29er to Europe, and his times at Hyde Sails. Posted on 17 Jan 2017
Radical Thinking
A huge change in the sport over the last 25 years Few from within the world of dinghy sailing in the UK would argue that there has not been a huge change in the sport over the last 25 years. Posted on 18 Dec 2014
Lymington Dinghy Regatta preview
Clubs combine for July event On 13th & 14th July, the Lymington Dinghy Regatta welcomes visiting boats including RS classes, Lasers, Fireflies, D-Ones, Laser 5000s, Wayfarers and any dinghy with PY of 1500 or less. Posted on 20 Jun 2013
Great North Asymmetric Challenge preview
Dont be bound in shallows and in miseries Everything is ready to rock for this years running of GNAC – dont miss it. The format for the event will be much the same as in recent years – why change a winning formula? Posted on 4 Apr 2013
Laser 5000s at Grafham Water
During the Laser multi-class regatta What a fantastic weekend for the Grafham Water, Laser Multi Class Event, both days in the upper 20s, brilliant sunshine and winds of F$ and the odd F5 gust on Saturday, and slightly less on the Sunday. Posted on 1 Jun 2012
Laser 5000 Training at Grafham
First event of a busy season The 5000s gathered at Grafham for the first event of what is going to be a busy season. The training weekend brought together 8 boats, experienced and new crews. Posted on 25 Apr 2012