Thanks to the generosity of the Courageous Community, we acquired a fleet of 12 brand-new Lasers in 2010, complete with Full, Radial, and 4.7 Rigs. The International Laser Class sailboat, is a popular single-handed, one-design class of small sailing dinghy. The design, by Bruce Kirby, emphasizes simplicity and performance. Now manufactured by Laser Performance, the Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. As of 2011, there are more than 250,000 boats worldwide. A commonly cited reason for its popularity is that it is robust, simple to rig and sail. The Laser also provides very competitive racing due to the very tight class association controls which eliminate differences in hull, sails and equipment.
|Overall length||13.78 ft (4.2 m)|
|Beam||4.56 ft (1.39 m)|
|Draft||2.62 ft (0.80 m)|
|Full Rig Sail Area||75.99 ft2 (7.06m2)|
|Optimal Weight Range||160-190 lb (73-86 kg)|
|Radial Rig Sail Area||62 ft2 (5.76 m2)|
|Optimal Weight Range||121-159 lb (55-72 kg)|
|4.7 Rig Sail Area||50.59 ft2 (4.7 m2)|
|Optimal Weight Range||100-120 lb (45-54 kg)|
|Hull Weight||130 lb (58.97 kg)|
|Overall length||22'6" (6.98 m)|
|Waterline length||19' (5.8 m)|
|Beam||8' (2.45 m)|
|Draft||3'10" (1.18 m)|
|Upwind Sail Area||223 ft2 (22m2)|
|Spinnaker area||345 ft2 (34 m2)|
|Displacement||1790 lb (812 kg)|
|Lead keel||700 lb (318 kg)|
The J/22 is a 22 foot keel sailboat designed by J boats. It is actively raced in yacht clubs in the United States and Europe. The J/22 has a comfortable self-bailing cockpit with 7 ft. long seats and room for 4 people in the cabin to escape the rain or cold. J/22 is built for safety with buoyancy tanks and offshore hatches. Her 700 lb. lead keel lowers the center of gravity, creating nearly 1700 foot pounds of righting moment at 90 degrees of heel.
|Upwind Sail Area||175 ft2|
The Rhodes 19 is a 19 foot (6 m) long sailboat, designed by Philip Rhodes and originally manufactured by O'Day. Currently, the Rhodes 19 is built by Stuart Marine Corp. To date, approximately 3500 of the boats have been built. Available with either a fixed keel or with a retractable centerboard, it is used primarily as a day sailer or for one-design racing. All of the Courageous Rhodes 19s are fixed keel. The Rhodes 19 is still actively raced throughout the United States, with active fleets in many Massachusetts locations.
Chris Roper - Assistant Fleet Manager
Chris is an English teacher of 30 years and comes from a family rich with sailors. He helps Dan with managing the fleet whilst keeping us up to date with our Yeats.
Dan Keenan - Fleet Manager