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May 29, 2020 1 min read

Why We Love the Laser Bug

Here at Sailing Chandlery we are big fans of the Laser Bug sailing dinghy.

My kids have one that they love sailing in, although we are in the boat with them at the moment when they do take the helm they find it easy to steer and comfortable. At the time of writing they are 5 and 4 but we've had it for a year and had lots of successful sailing trips last year.

The Bug comes in a two different versions:

It's the same platform for both but the Bug Race comes with a different top mast and sail with battens. This provides an extra level of performance on the already fantastic standard Bug.

What we love about the Bug

  • It's a stable platform
  • It's bullet proof with a hard wearing hull and aluminium board and rudder
  • It's easy to sail
  • The boat can be set up in 5 minutes
  • Self bailing cockpit
  • High boom
  • The 'wheelbarrow' launching option which means you don't need a trolley, you simply fit the handles to the back and add the integrated wheel
  • The hull shape cuts through the water
  • Enough power to get through the tide
  • Can fit 2 kids and 1 adult in

Laser Bug Video


If you have any questions about the Laser Bug we would be more than happy to answer them. Bugs are usually available with around a 1-2 week lead time.