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Laser Fleet

Welcome to the Laser Fleet at Rutland Sailing Club.  We are the largest fleet in the club with over 70 members.  Whether you are new or experienced sailor, thinking of buying a laser, sail for pleasure or enjoy competitive sailing, the Laser fleet might be what you are looking for. Read below to find out more about the fleet:

Our Approach

We believe we are a welcoming lot and have established a friendly and relaxed approach for our members.  This has helped by a ‘collective’ approach to running the fleet and ensuring the responsibility for developing, planning and organising the annual programme is shared between a committee of willing (if not slightly mad) volunteers! 

The Fleet

The Laser fleet consist of sailors of all different experience and ages (the youngest being X and oldest 79).  The fleet boast some fantastic experience sailors (some ex Olympians) of all ages and there is always someone you can ask for help and advice about rigging, sailing and racing. 

Our current fleet captain is Damon Westwood who also sails a Laser 2000, Dart 16, and sometimes can be spotted sailing a Pico too with his son!  You will probably also see other committee members around the dinghy park too, so please make yourself known!

Get racing

If you want to do something more challenging why not join in with club racing.  It’s a great way to improve your skills, knowledge, and enjoyment of sailing.  

Every week there is club racing on Sundays (am and pm) and from April through to September there is an additional club racing series on Thursday evenings.  You can always guarantee that there will be plenty of Lasers out in all weathers so you will always have company!

Get social

There is also a great social side to the being part of the Laser fleet.  Enjoy wonderful sunsets in the bar over a pint laughing about the evening’s exploits and disasters with your co-sailors (not to mention some good hearty nosh too!)  It’s not all about racing – we organise some fun events on the water too and BBQs.

Get sailing

At the start and during summer season we organise special Laser training days whatever your level, to help brush-up tuning, sailing and racing skills in a informal and fun way. 


If you would like to find out more please contact: Damon Westwood – email:

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