Laser Sailboat

IBS/LTS Summer Racing Series

Laser Racing on Little Traverse Bay




Season Opening Clinic

The season warms up with a free and informal Laser Tune-Up & Clinic on Thursday, June 18. We invite all interested Laser sailors (and those who might be interested in getting started) to come out for an informal boat setup and boat handling discussion. Come learn the secrets of the more “experienced” members of the fleet, and get your boat and gear in shape for the racing season.

Laser District 19 Championship

The racing kicks off in earnest the weekend of June 20 and 21, when we host the International Laser Class Association District 19 Championship, where the top Laser sailors in Michigan compete for a berth in the 2015 World Championship.

Season Series Racing

The regular summer series is on Monday and Thursday evenings (first signal at 6:00pm, typically near the Harbor mark). Our first night is Monday, June 22, and we continue through Thursday, August 11. Each night we’ll do three or four short races in the beautiful protected waters of Harbor Springs.

Who: Open to all ages and abilities with a Laser, Laser Radial, or Sunfish.

Where: In the pristine, protected waters of Harbor Springs on beautiful Little Traverse Bay. Meet between the Harbor mark off Harbor Point and the Weque mark off the Weque dock. Launch and parking are at Josephine Ford Park.

How Much:

  • Racing $75 for both series ($50 for 18 and under)
  • Summer Storage: $100 for adults ($50 for 18 and under)

Storage: Available to paid participants in our new storage rack at Irish Boat Shop. Boats must reserve a spot with Irish Boat Shop, keep their dolly on top of underneath the boat, and be tagged with your name.

WHY? Why not?! It's friendly, it's fun and it's a great way to spend time on the water.

This is a friendly competition for all ages and ability levels. Our race committee is committed and ready to make this a good time for every participant. World class sailing in beautiful Northern Michigan — who could ask for more?


Polk (267) 433-4431
Tom (231) 526-6225

For More Information

Register Here for Racing and Rack Storage