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Laser Vago

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The Laser Vago is a versatile and exciting sailing dinghy designed for both recreational and competitive sailors. It's ideal for sailors looking for a boat that offers performance without the complexity of more high-tech dinghies. The Vago is suitable for a wide range of sailors, from beginners who want to learn and develop their skills to more experienced sailors seeking an exhilarating ride. Its design includes an asymmetric spinnaker, trapeze, and an easily reefed main sail, making it adaptable to various wind conditions and skill levels.

Performance and Sailing Experience

The Laser Vago typically sails with a crew of two, although it can also be managed single-handedly, especially by more experienced sailors. Its Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) number is around 1064, which positions it as a relatively fast dinghy, providing a good balance between speed and manageability. This PY number allows it to compete effectively in mixed-fleet racing, where its performance can be benchmarked against a wide variety of other dinghies.

Vago Popularity in the UK

In the UK, the Laser Vago is popular in several sailing clubs, particularly those with active dinghy racing communities. It is often seen in clubs located in coastal areas and large inland lakes where the conditions can vary, allowing sailors to fully utilize the boat's versatility. Clubs such as Rutland Sailing Club, Queen Mary Sailing Club, and Hayling Island Sailing Club are known to have active fleets of Laser Vagos, reflecting its popularity among both casual sailors and racers.

Alternatives to the Laser Vago

Similar boats in terms of performance and crew size include the RS Vision, the Topper Topaz and the 2000 (formerly Laser 2000). All these boats offer a range of options for sailors looking for performance dinghies that can be sailed with two people, providing varied features that cater to different preferences and skill levels.

RS Vision

The RS Vision is another two-person dinghy, the RS Vision is designed for training and recreational sailing. It's stable and versatile, often used by sailing schools and families. Its performance is slightly below the Vago, but it's still a popular choice for those looking for a reliable and fun boat.

Topper Topaz Uno Plus

The Topper Topaz Uno Plus is a flexible and durable dinghy suitable for both single-handed and double-handed sailing. It's designed to be user-friendly, making it a great choice for beginners and youth sailors. The Topaz Uno Plus has a slightly lower performance compared to the Vago but is a strong competitor in the training and recreational market.

Laser 2000 (previously Laser 2k)

Similar in size and crew capacity, the Laser 2000 is a robust and versatile dinghy ideal for training, club racing, and recreational sailing. Its performance is comparable to the Vago, with a similar PY number, making it a favourite in many sailing clubs for both teaching and competitive sailing.

Useful link

UK Class Association (*external link - Facebook Group)

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