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Laser Fleet

The Laser Fleet at La Crosse Sailing Club races every Tuesday night during the season. Laser Results 2016


Laser Facts

The Laser is an Olympic class sailboat sailed competitively across the globe. Competitive Laser sailing is governed by the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) based out of Falmouth England. To see what is going on in the Laser Class on 6 of the 7 continents throughout the world, visit!

The Laser Class is a layered organization with the various racing Fleets being organized into Districts which are then organized into Regions which then make up the International Laser Class.

LaCrosse is on the border of District 20 (Wisconsin/Illinois) in District 21 (Minnesota).  Besides for our fleet racing every Tuesday evening, and our annual regatta in September (the Border Challenge) there are about 20 other regattas per year within short driving range.  And if you're ambitious there are National, North American, world championships along with numerous events in California and Florida during the winter.  But most of us do the majority of our sailing on Tuesday evenings.

Want to see what kind of racing exists in and around our surrounding districts and the North American Region? Check out the Calendar section in Laser North America website:! Looking for a specific type of sailing? With the Laser and Radial both Olympic Classes, you will find racing at all levels in North America, from fun evening beer can races all the way up to ISAF Grade 1 events with all the Olympic campaign opportunities.

For more information on racing lasers in La Crosse please contact one of the two fleet founders: Mark Kastel, 608-625-2042, or Kurt Schroeder, 608-796-1974,


See a short demonstration of setting up a Laser with Mark Kastel for new Laser sailor Liz.
Video by Liz's Dad Joe.