Laser Training Cabarete
Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
October 2017
In this issue:
  • New classroom and chill lounge.
  • The quickest way to improve your results- Nick Thompson clinics.
  • Pre race clinic by coach Rulo January 15th -18th, 2018.
  • 16th Caribbean Laser Midwinter January 19th-21st, 2018.
  • Hide from the committee boat on the start-line, the legal way.

Major upgrade at the center.

The picture on top of this newsletter was taken from the 2nd floor level of our new beach "shack".
This second level will be used as a classroom, and a chill lounge were family members can read a book, and just rest right on the beach in the shade while we are out sailing.
There is still some work to be done, but we are so excited with the upgrade, and could not wait to share the news.

The quickest way to improve your performance.
2 time World champion Nick Thompson clinics in Cabarete.
Many sailors who come to train with us share the same frustration. What they say is: I train a lot, I race but I still can't get over the "bump" and I seem to always end up more or less where I was before this extra effort. 
Nick Thompson knows better than most what it takes to make the Laser sail fast in any condition and what it takes to win a race.
He has an exceptional capacity to explain each point, and achieving it in manageable steps. No topic seems to complicated for him to explain in detail and patience, assuring it was understood.  We really feel that the days with Nick is a real short cut to improving your results. 
Feeling the boat. January 4th-8th, 2018. 
Limited to just 10 sailors. Although this clinic is open to any experienced sailor so far younger sailors seem to find these dates suitable for them.  Fees including coaching and  Laser charter $1,700.00 per person. We are offering partial grants to sailors 22 years and younger. For more details
Race, race, race. January 10th-14th, 2018.
Limited to just 10 sailors, but only 5 spots are left. Fees including coaching and  Laser charter $1,700.00 per person. For more details.

More January 2018 programs.
Coach Rulo Pre-race clinic. January 15th-18th, 2018
Coach Rulo is among the world’s most known Laser coaches. One of his most recent coaching success is Henry Marshall victory at the Laser Radial Youth World Championship, and top 10 finish of Erika Reineke in a recent World Cup event.
If you want to get a feel of how the world’s top sailors practice , join Rulo’s Pre-race clinic, January 15th -18th, 2018. Limited to just 12 sailors, fees are: $990.00 and includes, Laser charter, and coaching. For more information.
16th Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta. January 19-21, 2018
NOR a serios but fun regatta. Great way to keep racing alertness during the winter.
Coach Judith Master’s clinic. January 23rd-26th, 2018
Judith has coached here before and always got praise for offering highly personalized analysis and goal setting applied to all aspects of Laser sailing. Her ability to communicate boat handling in comprehensible steps in order to target areas of improvement and enhance each sailor’s understanding of the sailor-boat relationship. Employing highly focused skills-drills for effective practice and increased knowledge of critical connections between boat-handling manoeuvres. Limited to just 8 sailors, fees are: $760.00 and includes, Laser charter, and coaching. For more information.

Hide from the committee on the start-line, with a shorter number.
The Laser class rules require us to use our hull number as the sail number. Unless we are chartering a boat, or sailing in an event that boats are supplied by the organizers. 
The legal width of each digit is 200 mm. Except the digit one that can be just 45 mm wide. In the two pictures below one can see how sail number 211921 is 465 mm (18.3") shorter compared than 209376.  The shorter sail number allows this boat to be at least 10" ahead on the start-line without being seen.  ILCA can correct this advantage by changing the rule so the measurements will start from the luff (mast sleeve) instead of the leach as it is now.
Laser Training Center, Cabarete. Tel. + 1 (809) 571-0640.  Reservations