The class secretary’s job is to interpret the class rules to ensure the RC Laser Class remains an entry level radio control sailboat. The question is on rule 6 a. 1. Sails may be decorated using decals, tape or markers. Decorations shall not interfere with easy identification of sail numbers, Laser logo, or ... More


Our class is growing fast, and we want to thank all the RC Laser boat owners for the support of the North American RC Laser Group and a special thank you for those skippers who have joined the American Model Yachting Association. With your support we have been able to improve our web site and give better support to all ... More

Sail Number Specifications And Placement

Each new RC Laser is shipped with a piece of paper that lists the 4-digit hull number. The sail number for that boat hull would be the last two digits of the hull number. So, for instance, if your hull number is 3068 then your sail number would be 68. If you are an AMYA member and you don’t know what your boat number is ... More

Improving Your Fleet: Workshops and On the Water

I'm sure many of you are sailing in a fleet where the same guys win and another group doesn't win.  If RC Laser racing is your hobby and you want your fleet to stay interested and interesting here's an idea to lift the spirits and improve the performance of the gang who always shows up, but has a frustrating time ... More

Battery Parenting

Where I went to college, we had no electives. We all took the same courses - and had to pass them all. In simple terms, that meant that my classmates where in serious jeopardy of bodily harm if they had to work "juice" (electrical engineering) labs with me. There was something ominous about standing on a steel plate and ... More

409 Is So Fine!

Al Robinson, a boat owner in MS, provided these instructions and photos. Al has used this technique many times over the years, to painlessly apply vinyl decals. Thanks Al! Hanging on to a slippery boat We have all found that holding the RC Laser on its side is a really squirrelly proposition. Al's BOX holder is ... More

Boat In A Bag 101

Yes, there is a right, and a "not so right", way to pack your boat in your handy carry bag. To pack and unpack the bag, lay it logo side down, and unzip the bag. Sails Pack the sails first since the weight of the other items packed in the center flap makes it difficult to insert the sails. Flip the center flap up ... More

First On, Last Off

There is a proper way to turn on your electrical equipment. Even though you may do it incorrectly a few times and get away with it, a day will come when you will be sorry you didn't pay better attention. Simply put, turn ON your radio (transmitter) first and then your boat (receiver). Reverse the procedure by turning ... More