McLaughlin Advanced Racer
For sailors competing at the top!
The McLaughlin Advanced Racer enjoys the distinction
of being the most envied and copied racing Optimist in the world. This
is probably due to our attention toward minute details that can affect
speed and durability (durability, AKA stiffness, equals speed over the
years!) to create the ultimate racing package. This is the exact
package that has won the Worlds!
Everything you need to win at the highest levels of
competition. If you are looking for the best value without sacrificing
performance, this is your boat. This package is the standard for
excelling at the national and world level of racing. It features a
choice of sails and four booms in the BlackGold series of spars to
perfectly fit a wide range of sailors.
Advanced Racer includes:
· McLaughlin "WORLD CHAMPION" HULL -
The Advanced Racer comes with a time-tested hull that has won the US
Nationals (many times over) and never been beaten in World Championship
competition! The Advanced Racer has the important features top sailors
demand; the strongest mast step attachment - so you'll never have to worry
about it, precision appendage alignment, "High Float" airbags - a
McLaughlin innovation, and wall to wall non-skid.
· Optiparts BlackGold Spars EX975 - This is
the ultimate racing spar set in the world - bar none! It is extruded from
7075 aerospace alloys, which is hard coated, black anodized with Teflon
impregnation. Stiffest on the market and the choice of all sail
manufacturers for testing and development. Choose from four booms that are
compatible with different skipper weight ranges and sailing conditions. Guide
to Spars. Other spar sets are optional.
· WinDesign High Performance Race Sails EX1057 or
EX1058 - Modeled off the "winningest" race sail in history,
Olimpic, with proven speed and a wide, forgiving groove for maintaining
speed and pointing ability. These sails are cut from Polyant 140B sailcloth,
used the World over by major sail makers. The sail retains its
shape and is adjustable for varying wind conditions. It comes with: window,
numbers installed, Class fees button, Vectran sail ties, tapered race
battens, and sail bag. Available in specific weigh range cuts. Guide
to Sails. We represent the most popular sail lofts and can substitute
· WinDesign Competition "New Rule"
Racing Blades EX11156T - These blades are built of epoxy to the latest
class specifications. They are the same design as those required at the
World Championships. They have a perfected, race ready
"Pro-Finish" wet sanded for ultimate water adhesion and minimum
drag coefficient. The shape and stiffness are the same as more expensive
name brands. Included upgrades are a Deluxe Black Tiller and Extension with
releasable universal for quick replacement on the water. Guide
to Blades. Other blade sets are available.
· What else is included: Your Advanced Racer
comes completely rigged with floating, high-vis bowline & bow loop; dual
red and green bailers; ball bearing Harken blocks including the "Carbo
Ratchet" main sheet 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; daggerboard protection kit;
non-skid surfacing in cockpit; owners manual and rigging guide; IYRU plaque
and USODA measurement book.