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Laser Pico – Biggest Small Sailboat

Ben ainsle PicoMy brother Darren and I love the look of the Laser Pico. Designed by Olympic medallist Jo Richards, the Pico gives a nod to traditional sailboat lines. The boat can handle two teenagers or a large adult with ease.

Although a child could master sailing the Pico in a day, to say it is just a beginner’s boat is a serious underestimate of this fun, durable, and confidence inspiring single-hander from Laser Performance. This roto-moulded sailboat that can be sailed by everyone, is quite simply the most versatile and most fun sailboat in it’s class.

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Adults will find it has a big-boat feel and gets up and goes in a slight breeze. While easy to rig and impervious to beginner bang-ups, this is by no means a beginners-only boat. Experienced sailors will find the Pico responsive, with well-balanced steering. Olympic and America’s Cup veteran Ben Ainslie commented on the Pico, “During a Laser 5000 regatta, racing was ‘blown off’ – so we spent the day match racing Laser Picos! I loved every minute.”

Reviews of Pico:

From Laser Pico – We Love Her   (The Daily Sail is a leading site for original sailing content.)
From Pico – The Indestructible Import
From Steve Maguire’s Blog – Laser Pico Review – A Delightful Dinghy Sailboat

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Built for family fun.

With its simple reefing system, spacious cockpit, and high boom the Pico continues to be a popular sailboat for all ages and abilities. A roto-molded hull provides a strong, buoyant structure that is superbly stiff and stable. Both the jib and reefing mainsail are removable. The high boom provides ample head room and highlights its spacious, self-draining cockpit. Easy to handle, a snap to rig, the Pico provides a rapid learning curve for single-handed sailing.



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