Everything you need to sail at the entry level. 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 Standard of the US
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
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
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.
"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.
"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.