What size are Laser sail numbers?
Is there a space to respect between the characters of the country code or the sail numbers? Yes, for the Radial and Standard the minimum is 50mm so use 60mm to be sure the numbers and letters are not too close. For the 4.7, the minimum is 30mm so use 40mm. Numbers and letters should be regularly spaced.
What size is a Laser Radial sail?
The Laser Radial sail is 5.76m2 in size and is aimed at sailors with a weight between 60 and 65kgs. This size makes it around 19% smaller than a full rig. The sail uses the same top mast section but requires a smaller bottom section specifically designed for the Radial sail.
What do the numbers on sails mean?
The numbers themselves usually don’t mean anything. Usually, the number is essentially “how many sails of this model have been produced before this one”. So, the first boat will have sail number 1, the 1000th will have sail 1000. Not all boats will come with numbered sails.
How do you put numbers on a Laser sail?
You must use the full 6 digit number of the boat shown on the plaque on the aft end of the cockpit. The numbers must all be the same style and size and be clearly visible by a Race Official from a distance. The last 4 numbers must be a dark color or black and any preceding numbers in a different contrasting color.
How do I find my sail number?
Your sail number should be your hull number. With the older boats, the hull number is on the inside of the hull on the starboard side. I’ve seen them on the transom or the side of the hull up fairly high.
What do Laser sail numbers mean?
Note: The first 2 numbers on all laser sails are red, the last 4 numbers are black. Spread the sail out on a clean, dry and flat surface with the starboard side (right side facing forward) facing up. Repeat step 5 and 6, if you make a mistake don’t worry you can carefully peel the numbers back off and fix any mistakes.
How big should a sail be?
The ideal sailboat size to sail around the world is between 35 and 45 feet long. This length will ensure a high enough maximum hull speed, good handling in high waves, and enough cargo capacity to carry multiple weeks of food and water. Longer boats will perform as well, but are more expensive too.
How do I choose a sail number?
Sail numbers are generally assigned in consecutive order. They are assigned by either the builder, class association (for inland competitive racing), or national authority (required for offshore racing yachts). It isn’t mandatory to register an official number. If you don’t compete you may assign your own number.
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How do you put sail numbers on a sail?
Place the number within the pencil outline and press down to stick the peeled back area . Lift the remainder of the number and slowly peel off the backing as you smooth the number onto the sail, taking care to remove air bubbles and creases as you go .
What are the numbers on sailboat sails?
There are four types of sail numbers, and they all get issued by different parties:
- Factory numbers – issued by the builder.
- Class numbers – issued by the class association.
- International numbers – issued by the national authority.
- Creative numbers – issued by you.
What is the size of a standard sail on a laser?
It features a 7.06 square meter sail (about 76 square feet). In 2018, the Laser Class approved a new ‘Standard’ sail, which is referred to as the ‘MKII’ or ‘Mark 2’ to distinguish it from the first version. The difference, among other things, is in the panels. The original ‘Standard’ sail featured horizontal cut panels.
Are the numbers and Letters on a sail the same size?
The numbers and letters on a sail shall have the same dimensions. The numbers and letters for the Standard and Radial sails (min height 300mm) are larger than those on the Laser 4.7 sail (min height 220mm).
What is a Mk2 sail size?
Laser Standard / MK2 / ILCA 7 This is the most common Laser rig size, and the original rig on the boat when it was designed. It features a 7.06 square meter sail (about 76 square feet). In 2018, the Laser Class approved a new ‘Standard’ sail, which is referred to as the ‘MKII’ or ‘Mark 2’ to distinguish it from the first version.
How many Laser sailboats have been built?
Over 200,000 Laser sailboats have been built over the last 40 years, more than most other small dinghy sailboats. In this article we are going to answer one of the most common questions we get: What size rig do I have?