McLaughlin Club Racer
The Standard of the US Optimist Class!
Easy and fun to sail! the McLaughlin Club Racer was designed to
maximize the fun factor for first time and beginning sailors while
minimizing expense. This is the perfect combo for a timid seven year
old as well as your young "Olympic aspiring" adventurer. No
other package will get your sailor on the water quicker and in command
of their very own boat.
Everything you need to get sailing at the entry level
...and at an outstanding value! The simplicity and utility of the Club
Racer makes it the best selling Optimist among programs as well as
individuals in the USA for over 15 years. Easily
upgradeable as your sailor(s) progress.
The clear favorite of yacht clubs and learn-to-sail
programs, the McLaughlin Club Racer is chosen for its durability and
The Club Racer includes:
· McLaughlin "WORLD CHAMPION" HULL -
The Club Racer comes with a time-tested hull that has won the US Nationals
and the WORLDS. It's fast out of the box and ready to accept advanced racing
equipment as your sailor's skills grow. The Club Racer has a high resale
value and appeals to the largest number of club members after your sailor
moves on. That's why there are more McLaughlin Club Racers sold in the US
than any other Optimist!
· Optiparts UPGRADED Club Spars (EX1051S) -
This spar set was specially designed to eliminate loose parts and complexity
of rigging. It is the ideal for beginner sailors. The spars (mast, boom and
sprit) are made of anodized 6000 series aluminum. The cleats are clam cleats
for greater holding power while not cutting control lines, 2:1 sprit
adjustment with Harken ball bearing block is standard and the end fittings
are the strongest and most durable on the market.
· Optiparts "Upgraded" (Class legal)
Club Sail (EX1059) - We could offer a cheap Club Sail to save some
money, but we added long lasting cloth, a vision window, class insignia and
class royalty fees button (so you won't have to!). This is the most durable
sail available, easy to adjust, but with a fast shape. The set includes:
Sail ties, battens and a spar bag large enough to store and protect the
spars with the sail still attached.
· Optiparts "New Rule" Blades (EX11155T)
- These blades are built of clear epoxy and fiberglass over foam to the
latest class specifications. They are the same design as those required at
the World Championships. Included is a maintenance free aluminum tiller and
extension. (They float for safety).
· What else is included: Your Club Racer comes
completely rigged with floating, high-vis bowline & bow loop; bailer
& lanyard; ball bearing Harken kit including "Carbo Ratchet"
block; floating lightweight mainsheet, 3 EZ-fill heavy duty airbags and
straps, adjustable black wide-padded hiking straps; delrin mast collar w/
mast safety tie-in; stainless steel adjustable mast step; daggerboard
adjustment system w/ handle; non-skid surfacing in cockpit; owners manual
and rigging guide; IYRU plaque and USODA measurement book.