Club Boats

The Club owns various dinghies that may be used by members, subject to certain conditions (primarily safety related) being met - see below. Club members will be happy to show newcomers how to rig these boats, though close to the start time of races the owners of participating boats tend to be busy with their own boats, so come down early.

The dinghies are:


RS Feva

  • Training sails, race sails and spinnaker


Laser Pico

  •  One adult or two youngsters



  • Standard, radial & 4.7 rigs
  • Different rigs to suit all crew weights


RS Vision

  • Good for two (or more) adults



  • Good for two (or more) adults
1 Laser Vortex
  • One adult, trapezing dinghy
2 Kinsman
  • Keelboat, kept afloat in the harbour
  • 2 or more adults
  • 2 stroke engine - takes a mixed fuel.


Faults and Issues - Bosuns Group

If you find anything beyond your capability to fix that needs doing on a Club boat, please report it to the Bosuns Group by emailing . Simon Talbot leads the Bosuns Group and can order replacement parts and fittings.


Conditions of Use

  1. Dinghies may only be used in the immediate vicinity of Fisherrow Harbour, unless permission has been granted by the Sailing Secretary.
  2. Junior members, including under-18 family members, must be authorised before using club boats. A disclaimer must be signed by parent or guardian.
  3. It is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the individual member to assess his/her ability and that of any other persons involved for the sailing contemplated, given due regard to the weather conditions.
  4. The member must assess the condition of the dinghy prior to sailing, correctly rig the dinghy and ensure that the required safety equipment is in place.
  5. Buoyancy aids must be worn at all times.
  6. Appropriate clothing, e.g. a wetsuit or a drysuit, must be worn
  7. The Club shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, personal injury or death to members or their crew howsoever caused.
  8. Members are responsible for making good any damage caused and the value put on any damage will be decided at the sole discretion of the Committee.
  9. Club boats may only be used when there is a safety boat in attendance.


Laser Rigging

(Rigging Lasers and Picos is very similar.)
  • Laser masts come in two parts, for the radial set up you need to use the smaller radial bottom mast section, marked "radial" in sharpie. Fit the mast sections together.
  • Slide the sail (standard or radial as appropriate) over the mast assembly, ensuring thaqt the sail lines up with the direction of the gooseneck (the bit that holds the boom).
  • Llift the mast into the hole on deck. 
  • Fit the downhaul - this is important as it also stops the mast floating away if you capsize.
  • Put the boom onto the goosneck
  • Attach the outhaul, connecting the clew (rear corner) of the sail to the end of the boom. Attach a strap to keep the sail close to the boom at the end.
  • Fit the kicker.
  • Check the mainsheets is rigged right and running freely.
  • Remove the bung in the transom to drain any water out of the hull and reinsert the bung.
  • Attach the rudder.
  • Attach the shockcord which tensions the centreboard.
  • Go sailing.