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Laser 4.7 Squad 

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Class: Laser 4.7

Type: Single-hander

Recommended max Age: 16

Weight range: 47-63 kgs

Head Coach: Sue Monson 

  • Build upon skills learnt at Junior level and focus on Long Term Sailor Development principles of Train to Train for U16 sailors;
  • Develop individual sailors who show most potential to progress to GBR or IRL National Squads and ultimately win medals in the future;
  • Develop principles of fitness, posture, core stability and injury prevention;
  • Build upon sailor independence and responsibility;
  • Increase experiences at UK/ International Championships for development.

Squad Format

  • 6 weekends Training with Squad Coaches from October to August with Squad Coaches;
  • Squad orientation day and fitness testing to learn about the format and build on skills to become a performance sailor;
  •  Advice and feedback provided and Squad Reviews to allow sailors to Plan and Review training and competition;
  • Event Support provided at named overseas events to progress skills and performances;
  • In the event of low numbers, the Laser 4.7s Squad may be combined with the Laser Radial and Standard Squad.

How to Apply

  • Read the Squad Selection policy
  • Compete at the outlined Squad Indicator Series
  • Fill out an online application form to register your interest
  • Squad selections are normally made in October of each year

Selection Policy

Youth Squad Selection Policy

 Indicator  Event  Date Venue

Indicator 1

ILCA IRL National Ranking*


Indicator 2

RYANI Youth Championships

24th & 25th September

 Strangford Lough Yacht Club
Indicator 3

  ILCA Irish National Championships

18th - 21st August

Galway Bay Sailing Club

Indicator 4

  Training and Selection weekend

 15th & 16th October

Carrickfergus Sailing Club

Online Application

*NOTE: Due to the transition nature from junior classes, previous results from other classes will be considered but attendance to the remaining Indicator Events is compulsory. RYANI reserve the right to add further indicator events if the selectors deem it necessary. Racing may be held on the training and selection weekend to help finalise places. Online Application Online Application will be available from 5th September 2016 Training Programme (provisional and subject to change)

Squad Schedule (provisional and subject to change)

Squad Session Dates   Venue
 Laser 4.7 Squad Orientation  5th  November Bangor Grammar School

 Laser 4.7 Squad Orientation   6th November  Carrickfergus SC
Laser 4.7 Squad 1 19th & 20th November

Carrickfergus SC
Laser 4.7 squad 2
3rd & 4th December
Carrickfergus SC
Laser 4.7 Squad 3

Early Spring 2017

4.7 Squad Fitness 2 January

Laser 4.7 Squad 4             Early Spring 2017

 Laser 4.7 Squad 5  Early Spring 2017  
 Laser 4.7 Squad 6  July 2017  

Laser 4.7 Squad

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Further Links

Code of Conduct for children & young people

Irish Laser Association

UK Laser Assocation

International Laser Class Association

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