Laser ARC1 rig
*IMPROVED RIG CONTROL
*IMPROVED LIGHT AIR PERFORMANCE
*FASTER OFF WIND PERFORMANCE
Put your Laser in turbo-drive with the LaserPerformance ARC Rigs. With spars designed by Scott Ferguson and sails by Robbie Doyle, the ARC rigs are alternatives to the Laser Standard and Laser Radial rigs that is compatible to the Laser hulls. The ARC rigs are designed to accommodate a wider range of sailors, allowing more people to get involved in Laser sailing. The ARC1 has a weight range 165lbs – 195lbs vs. 175lbs – 183lbs for the standard Laser
PRE-ORDER lead time 4 weeks
ARC SET INCLUDES
- The ARC1’s sail is 8.933 square meters, 16.5% greater than Laser MKII sail.
- Fully battened and custom designed fill-oriented polyester/film laminate sails.
2-PIECE CARBON SPARS
- The ARC1 carbon spar is 200mm longer and 60% of the weight of the MKII spar.
- Both sails have carbon booms that feature a bonded mask track, internal outhaul, T-fitting gooseneck, and no riveted eye straps.
|Points of Interest||Detail||Comments|
||200mm Longer||The flex of the rigs have been designed to be softer in the bottom than the aluminium, 2x's as stiff as the aluminium in the middle quickly tapering to only 20% as stiff as the aluminium in the top section. This design allows a simple increase in mainsheet tension for a firmer leech.|
|ARC1 Spars||Tapered 2 piece carbon spars||The weight of the composite spars is 60% of the weight of the aluminium spars|
|Bonded mast track|
|"T" Fitting gooseneck|
|No riveted eye straps|
|ARC1 and ARC2 Spars Employ:||Existing boomvang/kicker|
|Mainsheet blocks and traveler|
|ARC1 Sail||Area Mᴧ2 8.933 vs MKII Mᴧ2 7.666||This is an increase in sail area of 16.5%|
|Battens||Full length battens with adjustable tension||Bonus - improves longevity|
|Sail Cloth||Custom designed fill oriented polyster/film laminate|
|Shapes||Computer molded sail shapes||Square tops, higher aspect ratios|
|Sailor Weight Range||Radial = 145-155lbs vs ARC2 = 135-165lbs|
|Advantages||Lower centre of effort|
|Reduced righting moment|
|Vastly improved rig control|
|Improved light air performance|
|Improved off the wind performance|
|Easier to sail in all conditions|
|Designers||Spars: Scott Ferguson|
|Sails: Robbie Doyle, Jud Smith, Richard Bouzaid|