West Coast Sailing Blog

Laser Class Announces New Composite Top Mast

The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) is pleased to announce the release of a class-legal composite top mast section that is expected to be available for purchase in early 2017. West Coast Sailing will be ordering a large number of top sections - place a pre-order now for availability in the first shipment.

Cold Weather Sailing Guide: Sailing Wetsuits

The classic neoprene wetsuit has long be a staple for the active dinghy sailor. Thanks to apparel manufacturers like Gill, Zhik, and others, sailors have great options available. Check out this helpful guide to understanding how a wetsuit works, why you might want to consider one, and how to select one for your specific sailing needs.

Product Spotlight: C-Vane PRO Laser Bow Wind Indicator

C-Vane, the sailing accessory company owned by top Laser sailor and coach Ryan Minth, is well known for the popular yellow vane on their wind indicators for Laser, Sunfish, and other small dinghy sailboats. Always seeking to innovate and offer new solutions, We're pleased to introduce a new wind indicator from C-Vane, the C-Vane PRO Laser Bow Wind Indicator.

Top Laser Sailboat Racing Upgrades

Go faster with these upgrades for your Laser sailboat, including wind indicators, carbon tillers and extensions, clew straps, blocks, quick-pins, and more. In this post we provide an update to the popular upgrades video we posted last Summer, featuring our very own George Yioulos explaining the benefits of these accessories.