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June 01, 2022 2 min read

Rigging a Laser/ILCA Vang/Kicker System

In this article we are going to run through what you get and how to set up the vang/kicker system in a step by step guide.

What Do you get with the Laser/ILCA Vang/Kicker System?

Included within the system is:

  • 4mm Evo Race Rope
  • 3mm Compact braid dyneema
  • 3mm Shockcord
  • Laser Harken base unit
  • 18mm Double tie on block
  • Vang top block and key
  • 6mm hose for handle

The whole complete kit can be purchased through our website and is called the ILCA XD Vang Pack

Rigging your new laser/ILCA Vang/Kicker System

Here are the steps to rig your Laser Vang system. Where we say front or back this means the front or back of the boat.

Step 1

Unpack all of the parts from the packaging, you should have 7 items in total. 

Step 2

Take the base unit and threat the 4mm race rope through the cleat and round the sheave.

Step 3

Run the rope up to your mid block (18mm double block) round and don to the the bottom roller on the base unit.

Step 4

Repeat step 3 once more and the thread the rope though the centre of the 18mm block.

Step 5

Tie a bowline to secure the rope.

Step 6

Grab your 3mm dyneema begin threading through your double block, in the top though the middle and back out the top.

(To make this easier try a small amount of tape around the end of the rope as a draw cord)

Step 7

Now feed the rope up to the top block and key. Then down to base unit and back up to block.

Step 8

Tie a bowline in the rope and you are done.

You can also thread the plastic handle on or tie a rope handle to make the rope easier to pull on while sailing.


If you have any questions, or if you get stuck at any point please feel free to get in touch. Our team have years of experience of supplying Lasers and parts.