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McLaughlin Pro Racer Optimist

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McLaughlin Pro Racer Optimist

The Pro Racer Hull includes:

McLaughlin Pro Racer Hull Construction: The hull is built on a Thursday allowing 4 days cure time in the mold assuring a totally rigid shape. We further refine the bottom, edges, centerboard slot and rig it to the most modern systems and hardware available. This is your boat so you can specify special: hardware, rigging, non skid aggressiveness and cosmetics. Your boat can be white or decorated using: metal flake, custom colors, clear transoms, even a photograph can be added. Examples can be seen in the Photo Gallery. The hull is simply maxed out and breakdown free.

Specific Hull Upgrades:
  • Every hull, mast, rudder and centerboard is alignment checked using a laser beam
  • Custom wall to wall racing non-skid surfacing in cockpit and bow area
  • 2 4.2litre big gulp the largest bailers available plus a praddel paddle
  • HARKEN ball bearing blocks including the “Carbo Ratchamatic” main sheet block (adjustable free wheeling normally and ratchet block under load)
  • Double tapered mainsheet, soft on hands, with small friction free line through the blocks
  • Custom sewn boom pendant extender block means less line to pull in
  • Three 48litre EZ-fill heavy duty airbags and straps. The largest allowed
  • Custom double padded non-slip adjustable hiking straps, with lifting loops back & front
  • Delrin mast collar w/ mast safety tie-in and mast lock prevents costly repairs
  • Locking mast step mechanism holds your settings even in rough seas
  • Daggerboard one hand lift adjustment system w/ handle
  • Low turbulence daggerboard slot inserts

Spars - Your choice of top-level Racing Spars – Although the Blackgold EX975 spar set, with 4 boom choices, is consider the standard and best in the world., We do offer others spar sets, which sport their own unique features. Giulietti Blacktop or the Optimax MK4 spar set. Guide to Spars.

Sails - Your choice of the best racing sails in the World. McLaughlin stocks all the major racing sails: Olimpic, North, WinDesign, J-Sails, etc. Guide to Sails.

Blades - Your choice of top level "New Rule" Epoxy Foils: N1 Blades of Spain has designed a foil set specifically for the Pro Racer (Color green with exclusive deluxe gold anodized tiller and removable tiller extension) Its entry and exit shape compliment the low turbulence spacers in the centerboard slot. Tebbertmann or WinDesign Pro Race foils are also available. These three manufacturers dominate the field of racing blades and are seen on the majority of Optimists at World and Continental Championships. Guide to Blades.

Questions about a new boat? Need a shipping quote?
Contact John Maloney at JohnM@apsltd.com or 800.729.9767, ext. 114.


MGLOPTIPR Opti - Pro Racer - No Sail Price: $3,775.00 - $3,860.00 MGLOPTIPR2 Opti - Pro Racer- North Sail Price: $4,250.00 - $4,335.00
MGLOPTIPR3 Opti - Pro Racer-Olympic Sail Price: $4,149.00 - $4,234.00


McLaughlin Advanced Racer Optimist

McLaughlin Advanced Racer Optimist

The 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.

Spars - 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.

Sails - 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 sails.

Blades - 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.

Questions about a new boat? Need a shipping quote?
Contact John Maloney at JohnM@apsltd.com or 800.729.9767, ext. 114.


MGLOPTIADR Optimist - Advance Racer Price: $3,685.00 - $3,770.00


McLaughlin Intermediate Racer Optimist

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McLaughlin Intermediate Racer Optimist

The Intermediate Racer includes:

McLaughlin "WORLD CHAMPION" HULL - The Intermediate Racer comes with a time-tested hull that has won the US Nationals and the WORLDS. It's fast out of the box and ready to accept premium racing equipment as your sailor's skills grow. The Intermediate Racer has the important features you will want on a racing Opti; features that are designed to keep your young sailor competitive for as long as you own it. And you'll find it's the stiffest hull available (especially after years of aggressive use!).

Spars - Optiparts Quicksilver Spars EX1048 - The key to this set is the "sail slide off system" designed to allow racing quality sails to slide quickly from the mast without untying each sail tie. The sail can then be stored around the boom preventing creases in the material while taking up little space. This spar set was custom engineered and built by Optiparts especially for the McLaughlin Intermediate package. We designed the set with a stiff 40mm boom for better sail shape, "no stretch" Vectran line package to replace wire and Dacron, and upgraded heel plug, among other improvements. The spars are made of anodized 6082 tempered aluminum. The aluminum clam cleats offer great holding power while not cutting control lines, 2:1 sprit adjustment w/ removable hook-in block, wind indicator, high quality fiberglass reinforced end fittings that perform better than any on the market.

Sails - WinDesign High Performance Race Sails EX1057A or EX1058A - Modeled off of the famous Olimpic Race Sails. The DuraRace has a slightly heavier, but much more durable cloth to outlast leading race sails by more than two to three times! Comes complete with: Window, Class fees button, tapered battens, Vectran sail ties, tell-tales and National numbers installed

Blades - WinDesign Competition "New Rule" Racing Blades EX11155T - These blades are built of clear epoxy and fiberglass over foam to the latest class specifications. They are the same design as those required at the World Championships. Included is a maintenance free aluminum tiller and extension. (They float for safety).

What else is included: Your Intermediate Racer comes completely rigged with floating, high-vis bowline & bow loop; bailer & lanyard; ball bearing HARKEN kit including "Carbo Ratchet" 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; non-skid surfacing in cockpit; owners manual and rigging guide; IYRU plaque and USODA measurement book.

Questions about a new boat? Need a shipping quote?
Contact John Maloney at JohnM@apsltd.com or 800.729.9767, ext. 114.


MGLOPTIIR Optimist- Intermediate Racer Price: $3,335.00 - $3,420.00


McLaughlin Club Racer Optimist

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McLaughlin Club Racer Optimist

The Advanced Racer includes:

McLaughlin "WORLD CHAMPION" HULL - McLaughlin "WORLD CHAMPION" HULL - The Club Racer comes with a time-tested hull that has won the US Nationals and the WORLDS. It's fast out of the box and ready to accept advanced racing equipment as your sailor's skills grow. The Club Racer has a high resale value and appeals to the largest number of club members after your sailor moves on. That's why there are more McLaughlin Club Racers sold in the US than any other Optimist!

Spars - Optiparts UPGRADED Spars (EX1059) - This spar set was specially designed to eliminate loose parts and complexity of rigging. It is the ideal for beginner sailors. The spars (mast, boom and sprit) are made of anodized 6000 series aluminum. The cleats are clam cleats for greater holding power while not cutting control lines, 2:1 sprit adjustment with Harken ball bearing block is standard and the end fittings are the strongest and most durable on the market.

Sails - Optiparts "Upgraded" (Class legal) Club Sail (EX1059) - We could offer a cheap Club Sail to save some money, but we added long lasting cloth, a vision window, class insignia and class royalty fees button (so you won't have to!). This is the most durable sail available, easy to adjust, but with a fast shape. The set includes: Sail ties, battens and a spar bag large enough to store and protect the spars with the sail still attached.

Blades - WinDesign Competition "New Rule" Racing Blades EX11155T - These blades are built of clear epoxy and fiberglass over foam to the latest class specifications. They are the same design as those required at the World Championships. Included is a maintenance free aluminum tiller and extension. (They float for safety).

What else is included: Your Club Racer comes completely rigged with floating, high-vis bowline & bow loop; bailer & lanyard; ball bearing HARKEN kit including "Carbo Ratchet" 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; non-skid surfacing in cockpit; owners manual and rigging guide; IYRU plaque and USODA measurement book.

Questions about a new boat? Need a shipping quote?
Contact John Maloney at JohnM@apsltd.com or 800.729.9767, ext. 114.


MGLOPTICR Opti - Club Racer Price: $3,115.00 - $3,200.00



McLaughlin Charter Optimist

McLaughlin Charter Optimist Chartered McLaughlin Club Racer Optimist
McLaughlin charters about 150 hulls every year to families that fly into a regatta some distance from their home region. These hulls are used at two events and then returned to the factory. Each hull is thoroughly cleaned, buffed and inspected. We offer these "like-new" boats at a $200 discount. Only the hull and sometimes the blades come used. The spars and sail are brand new. These boats come with a full factory warranty. Subject to availability.
  • McLaughlin IOD95 hull
  • Optiparts upgraded school spars
  • Optiparts New Rule epoxy race blades
  • Optiparts club race sail with window
  • Does not include APS upgrades

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    Questions about a new boat?
    Need a shipping quote?
    Contact John Maloney at JohnM@apsltd.com or 800.729.9767, ext. 114.




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