Welcome to the UK Laser Vago Class Association website. We organise events each year with 9 events in 2011. The fun does not just stop there, there are other gatherings of Vago class members for club opens and events. See our events page for details.
About the boat
The Laser Vago was created to stimulate. Unmatched handling and exhilarating performance are harnessed in its uniquely stunning modern design. Vago is a concept that pushes the boundaries of dinghy sailing, for the next generation of sailors worldwide. Every time you are on the water experiencing Vago it will provide extraordinary, memorable sailing. The designer Jo Richards has an outstanding reputation for designing a range of small boats including the world’s most popular roto-moulded boat – The Pico. Jo is known for innovation on his boats and for pushing the design boundaries….the result The Vago incorporates versatility with sail combinations for a range of different sailing environments. The Vago is versatile with a multi-functional concept and interchangeable horsepower. It encompasses many design features found on individual boats. The magic of this Richards design is that Vago carries the majority of them, without compromise.
The Vago comes in two versions – put simply the difference is horsepower – one of them has more sail area and a trapeze. The Gnav Vang system creates more space in the cockpit to assist crew mobility and comfort – it has a “sit in” feel – not usually associated with asymmetric skiff style sailing. The cockpit design also supports hiking and trapeze options with inset steps for easy leverage. The Vago has a high boom giving more crew space and a simple layout with all control lines being easy to locate and use. The mainsail operates on a one line reefing system – pulling on one control line slab reefs the mainsail to 70% of its original size – this feature, coupled with a roller furling jib means a quick increase or decrease in sail power.