Sailboats

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OPTIMIST: Is a 8 foot sailboat that is easy to set up and navigate, ideal for children up to age 15. This sailboat is not limited to beginner sailors because it allows for a great development potential and it is very exciting sailboat to compete in. It is the most popular youth sailing boat in the world with over 150,000 registered worldwide. Annually held regional Championship such as the North Americans, South Americans, and World Championships where more than 50 countries and +300 sailors compete. In 2008, Puerto Rico was the number 1 ranked team in the world when the team capture all three major championship that same year, led by Raul Rio, reigning 2015 Pan American Gold Medalist.
LASER: Sailboat from a person, similar to the Optimist but a little bigger, 13 feet long. It is ideal for students that weigh more than 130 pounds. Depending on the weight of the student, the Laser allows to use up to three different models: 4.7, Radial, and Standard. Similar to the Optimist, it is one of the small sailing boats, or "dinghys", most popular in the world. The male standard Laser and women Laser Radial are part of the Olympic classes.
420: Sailboat 14 feet long that is sailed by two people. The sailboat is composed of two sails: a mainsail and a jib. It is the fastest sailing boat within the fleet of the sailing Academy.
HOBBIE WAVE: A catamaran (two pontoons sailboat), 15 ft perfect to train students in the concepts and basic skills of sailing. It is one of the faster and more stable sail boats.
IC24: 24-foot with a fixed keel sailboat. It is a version of the 420 largest. The sailboat is a modification of the J24, creating a more comfortable and ideal sailboat to teach and carry out excursions. At least 6 people adults fit onto the IC24. Its simplicity allows an accelerated learning of the basics of sailing and developing key skills. The IC24 class is currently the most competitive in Puerto Rico with 10 teams competing regularly throughout the year.