McLaughlin Club Racer
Step up to a true racing package!
If racing their shiny new McLaughlin is or is soon to
be high on your sailor's agenda, the Intermediate Racer is the ideal
combination of "go fast" without "going
overboard". We have optimized this model to offer a
combination of all the features of a true racing Optimist at an
affordable price for the local and regional racer.
When your child starts to get the racing bug, there
are essentials that will help him on the road to success; a lighter
weight, more responsive "race sail", offering a better cut
suitable for his weight and a spar set that allows easy sail removal
so the sail can be kept fast - rolled, not folded. The stiffer boom
will help them with sail control on windier days.
The large number of Intermediate Racers on the water shows that this
package has met with huge success!
The Intermediate Racer includes:
· McLaughlin "WORLD CHAMPION"
HULL - The Intermediate 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 premium racing equipment as your sailor's skills grow. The
Intermediate Racer has the important features you will want on a racing Opti;
features that are designed to keep your young sailor competitive for as long
as you own it. And you'll find it's the stiffest hull available (especially
after years of aggressive use!).
· Optiparts QuickSilver Spars EX1048 - The key
to this set is the "sail slide off system" designed to allow
racing quality sails to slide quickly from the mast without untying each
sail tie. The sail can then be stored around the boom preventing creases in
the material while taking up little space. This spar set was
custom engineered and built by Optiparts especially for the McLaughlin
Intermediate package. We designed the set with a stiff 40mm boom for better
sail shape, "no stretch" Vectran line package to replace wire and
Dacron, and upgraded heel plug, among other improvements. The spars are made
of anodized 6082 tempered aluminum. The aluminum clam cleats offer great
holding power while not cutting control lines, 2:1 sprit adjustment w/
removable hook-in block, wind indicator, high quality fiberglass reinforced
end fittings that perform better than any on the market.
· WinDesign DuraRace Sail EX1057A under
100#, EX1058A over - Modeled off of the famous Olimpic Race Sails. The
DuraRace has a slightly heavier, but much more durable cloth to outlast
leading race sails by more than two to three times! Comes complete with:
Window, Class fees button, tapered battens, Vectran sail ties, tell-tales
and National numbers installed.
· 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 Intermediate
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.