The Doris Colgate Inaugural Junior Women’s Laser Clinic & Cup


Doris Colgate’s name is synonymous with women’s sailing. Her passion for sailing has created women’s sailing associations and mentoring programs for at-risk girls. She has also developed team building programs for middle school youth. Author, entrepreneur, program developer, and sailor,


The Laser is a single-handed racing dinghy. A big factor for the Laser dinghy’s popularity is protection by strict one-design class rules. No changes are allowed to the boat unless they are specifically permitted in the rules.

The result is that all Laser boats are virtually identical whether they are brand new or 10 years old, making it the sailor that wins the race, not the boat.


The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy that is internationally the most popular boat for children to learn to sail in.

They are great for beginners and small kids, and sailors usually continue to race them up to 15 years of age.

The Optimist is recognized as an International Class by the International Sailing Federation.

420 Class

The Club 420 Class is a double-handed (2 crew) monohull planing dinghy with centerboard, Bermuda rig and center sheeting. The name describes the overall length of the boat in centimeters (the boat is exactly 4.2 meters long). The hull is fiberglass with internal buoyancy tanks.

The 420 is equipped with spinnaker and optional trapeze, making teamwork necessary to sail it well.

2015 Junior Olympic Sailing Schedule

April 11-12USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival – Sarasota SailfestSarasota Youth Sailing, FL May 16-17 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival – South AtlanticAtlanta YC, Acworth, GA

2014-2015 summary

Here are some of Edison Sailing Center’s achievements of 2014-2015 ESC Welcomed 38 new and returning sailors to its school year programs ESC Hosted its 15th U.S. Junior Olympic Youth Regatta & festival in October ESC Enjoyed its continuing partnership with Sea Scout troops #362 and #840 ESC Welcomed students from the quality of life […]