FAQs

How do I set up my account?

Above is a step by step video tutorial on how to register/set up an account with the Irish Laser Association.  It is best viewed in full screen via you tube.  Should you have difficulties not covered in the guide please contact Alex our webmaster at laserirelandwebmaster@gmail.com.

Is My Equipment ILCA Class Compliant?

 

 

 

How do I Get started in an ILCA?

This topic was discussed as part of  the ILA virtual training program on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Watch this interactive and fun session featuring junior and adult sailors from across Ireland sharing how to get started individually or starting a Laser fleet in your club plus the pathway to competitive racing both nationally and internationally.

WATCH RECORDING

 

What are the basic strategies and tactics when racing an ILCA?

This topic was discussed as part of  the ILA virtual training program with Toby Hudson-Fowler on Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Dun Laoghaire sailor and top coach, Toby,  delivered a high-tech and engaging training program on race strategy and tactics applied specifically to Lasers.

WATCH RECORDING

 

How do I keep fit for ILCA sailing?

This topic was discussed as part of  the ILA virtual training program with Aisling Keller on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

 The session features advice on how to get in shape for the upcoming season. 

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How can I perfect my Tacks & Gybes?

This topic was discussed as part of  the ILA virtual training program with  Jack Fahy on Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Learn how to avoid unnecessary capsizes and even go faster coming out of key maneuvers with unique insights from Dun Laoghaire’s Jack Fahy.

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What’s the best technique for going fast downwind?

Brett Beyer – 14-time World Champion on the Laser Masters circuit tells how to drive the ILCA fast downwind … watch HERE  

 

How do I prepare for big events?

This topic was discussed as part of  the ILA virtual training program with Aisling Keller on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Aisling Keller will share her top tips on getting ready for big events

WATCH RECORDING

 

How do I transition to an ILCA 7?

This topic was discussed as part of  the ILA virtual training program with  Johnny Durcan on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Cork’s Johnny Durcan talks to those considering switching to the full rig 

WATCH RECORDING

 

Tips for Advanced Laser Sailing?

This topic was discussed as part of  the ILA virtual training program with Aisling Keller on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

 Aisling explains what it takes to compete at the highest levels and answers questions from sailors looking to compete nationally and internationally.

WATCH RECORDING

 

What are the Rules of  ILCA Racing?

This topic was discussed in 3 parts as part of  the ILA virtual training program with Cxema Pico in April/May 2021

World Sailing International Judge and Umpire, Cxema Pico presents a three-part racing rules series 

Racing Rules I – The Basics and More – WATCH RECORDING

Racing Rules II – Windward & Leeward Marks – WATCH RECORDING

Racing Rules III – Rules 15, 16, 17, 42 – WATCH RECORDING

 

Is there a different way to tie my toe strap?

Here is an alternative way to tie your hiking strap …

 

How do I tie my Painter/ Towline Properly?

Step-By-Step photos here

 

Silver Fleet Explained

At the beginning of the 2018 season the Committee examined the current prizes structure at events and decided to create a “silver fleet” category in the 4.7 and radial fleets.  This was used to encourage sailors who travel and support events but may not be in the prizes currently.

At a two day event, after racing on day two the fleet was split by half the number of sailors and silver prizes were awarded.  If a sailor wins a silver prize they are moved up to gold fleet and will not be awarded another silver prize.

Now that all regional events have been held for 2018, it is hoped to breakdown the fleets using the ranking system prior to the Irish Nationals so that the fleet divisions are visible to all sailors.

How to Download The EurILCA App

In order for you to get it running, you need to download Team App onto your smartphone on Google Play or Apple Store.

Once downloaded you must launch Team App from your mobile phone.
Then:
1. Sign-up to Team App. You’ll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
2. Log in. Then search for EurILCA and request access to group(s) that apply to you.

Rules And Regulations

ILCA Constitution – International Laser Class Association (laserinternational.org)

Laser Class Rules – International Laser Class Association (laserinternational.org) 

Policies – International Laser Class Association (laserinternational.org)

Laser Sail Numbers and Letters – International Laser Class Association (laserinternational.org) 

Illegal Equipment – International Laser Class Association (laserinternational.org)