2017 US Laser National Championships
In conjunction with the
2017 US Sailing Singlehanded Championships
Laser Standard, Men’s Radial, Women’s Radial Class
Lake Tahoe - Tahoe City CA July 19 -23
Hosted by the Tahoe Yacht Club
Tahoe City Marina
700 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 530-581-4700
The Tahoe Yacht Club is pleased to welcome the International Laser Class to beautiful Lake Tahoe for the US Sailing Laser National Championships Wednesday July 19 through Sunday July 23, 2017. Anyone with a Laser can participate in the event. Registration is open to everyone regardless of age.
Entry Fees and Deadlines:
$200 prior to July 1st (Please REGISTER EARLY!)
$250 July 2nd to July 19th
Laser Standard, Radial Men, Radial Women
Olympic Trapezoid, Windward Leeward
Pomin Field at the Lake Forest Boat Ramp
2500 Lake Forest Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Schedule of Events
Wednesday July 19:
Registration and Measurement- 10AM to 6PM
Thursday, July 20:
Registration and Measurement- 8AM to 10AM
Skippers Meeting- 10AM
Racing within 11AM to 7PM window
Tahoe Yacht Club Social Afterwards
Friday, July 21:
Racing from 10 AM to 6PM window
Banquet Dinner 7PM at Pomin Field
Saturday, July 22:
Racing from 10 AM to 7PM window
Tahoe Yacht Club Social afterwards
Sunday, July 23:
Racing from 10AM to 3PM window
Prize Ceremony at Pomin Field
Expect light to moderate winds from WSW with light to moderate waves. Water temperature of 62 degrees. Winds often do not fill in until 1 to 2 PM, so be prepared to wait for wind on land and come off the water later than usual. Bring your paddle board, bike, soccer ball or frisbee and be prepared to hang out for a bit while the wind gods play their game. Air temperatures can vary from 70 degrees to 90 degrees in the daytime with an average of 75 degrees. Night time temperatures can drop to 40 degrees. Possible frontal systems can generate winds of 20 to 30kts but this is rare.
Top 3 finishers of the Laser Standard, Women’s Laser Radial, Men’s Laser Radial. Top female competitor in the Laser Standard. Peter Barret Sportsmanship Trophy.
There are many types of lodging and accommodations near the venue which is located in Tahoe City. Book early as July is a busy time of year.
Family billeting is available for youth sailors on a first come first serve basis.
There are many campground options in Tahoe City and the surrounding area on a daily check in first come first serve basis.
Lake Tahoe has many 2nd Home vacation rental options on AirBnB. Please reserve early because July is a peak holiday time for many tourists.
There are many hotel and motel options available in Tahoe City and in the surrounding area. Please be sure to reserve
Information for Coaches
All motorboat launch entry ramps in Lake Tahoe check for tags to ensure that your boat has completed a mussel inspection. Please see: http://tahoeboatinspections.com/ The closest location to complete your coach boat mussel inspection is in Alpine Meadows Deer Park Parking area. Mussels are an invasive species in Lake Tahoe. Make sure your bilge is dry prior to inspection and be prepared to disclose your last body of water.
Parking is not allowed at the venue as space is extremely limited. If you are camping close by, bring your bicycle as there are many bike paths to the venue. (The mountain biking is pretty great too). All trailers except for dollies and Kitty Hawk type trailers must be parked at the North Tahoe High School for the duration of the event. The North Tahoe High School is located at 2945 Polaris Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 located about 5 minutes drive away. Vehicles may be required to park at this location depending upon the number of entries and a shuttle bus may be available to take participants to the venue and back to their vehicles at the end of the day.
A limited number of charter boats are available from Svendsens. See: https://www.svendsens.com/dinghy--trailer-sales
Steve Aguilar: (916) 968-3554
Nick Pullen: (530) 412-1101
Competitors can fly into Reno/Tahoe International Airport in Nevada which is approximately a one hour drive to the venue. Another option is to fly into Sacramento which is an approximate 2 hour drive to the venue.
Welcome to Tahoe!