US Laser National Championships

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.

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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

Venue Location:     
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- 1200-1800 hrs.
Pomin Field
Practice Race- 1600 hrs.
Welcome Reception- 1900 hrs.
Tahoe Yacht Club

Thursday, July 20:
Late Registration and Measurement- 0900-1200 hrs.
Pomin Field
Coaches Meeting- 1130 hrs.
Pomin Field
Competitors Meeting- 1200 hrs.
Pomin Field
First Scheduled Warning- 1400 hrs.
Social- After Racing
Tahoe Yacht Club

Friday, July 21:
First Warning- 1400 hrs.
Regatta Banquet- After Racing
Tahoe Yacht Club

Saturday, July 22:
First Scheduled Warning- 1400 hrs.
Social- After Racing
Tahoe Yacht Club

Sunday, July 23:   
First Warning- 1400 hrs.
No Warning Signal After- 1700 hrs.

Trophy Ceremony- 1800 hrs.
Pomin Field

Venue Conditions:     
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 is camping available at the event site.  12 spots are available which can accommodate 2 cars and 4 tents.  Cost for camping is $100 from Tuesday July 18 through Monday July 24.   Please contact Erica Mattson at 415-279-1210 to reserve a campsite.

Vacation Rentals: 
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:  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.

Charter Boats
There are 15 charter boats available through Vela LA
Please contact
Michael: (562) 243-8820

Also contact:
Nick Pullen: (530) 412-1101
4 boats available @ $650 apiece
5 boats will also be for sale after the event @ $5,900 apiece

Steve Aguilar: (916) 968-3554

Closest Airports
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!