2014 RYA PYs are Published – Vago XD Remains at 1064

The RYA have just published their revised Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap numbers today in preparation for the weekends Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace in London. The Laser Vago XD remains unchanged (along with 30 other classes) at 1064. This number was based on 536 race results being submitted by clubs up and down the country through the PYS and paper returns system.

It is worth noting that the Vago yardstick will only change if clubs who use their own local yardstick numbers start using variations on 1064.

The biggest movers and shakers are as follows:

KESTREL 1025 -15
PHANTOM 1002 -10
NATIONAL 12 1068 -9
49ER 732 -8
RS 700 852 -8
STREAKER 1146 -7
BLAZE 1026 -6
OK 1100 -6
ROOSTER 8.1 1044 -6
ALBACORE 1050 -5
RS 300 990 -5
RS 100 10.2 988 -4
FINN 1050 -3
RS 200 1051 -2
SCORPION 1042 -2
SOLO 1146 -2
ISO 923 -1
RS 400 946 -1
LASER 1088 1
CADET 1435 3
GP14 1130 3
BUZZ 1007 4
BYTE CII 1150 4
LASER 4.7 1185 5
COMET 1196 6
LIGHTNING 368 1160 6
505 910 8
TOPPER 1322 9
2000 1100 10
OPTIMIST 1658 10
WANDERER 1160 10
LASER 3000 1058 11
LASER 4000/ 4000 922 11
WAYFARER 1112 11
RS FEVA XL 1222 12
LASER PICO 1318 18
RS VAREO 1071 19
LASER II 1055 20
RS VISION 1116 20

Are you a 2014 member of the Vago Class Association?

Becoming a member of the Vago Class Association couldn’t be easier; simply following the link below, enter your sail number in the box at the bottom of the page and click ‘Buy Now’.


You don’t even have to have a PayPal account, as we accept all major debit and credit cards via our PayPal portal.

Membership of the Vago Class Association is only £15 for the year and comes with a wealth of benefits including:

  • Meet fun, friendly, like minded Vago sailors Share your experiences both online and at events. Pick up tips from those at the front of the fleet and have a good bit of banter with those around you!
  • Annual training events – Access to top, professional coaching at our annual training events, which in recent years have been held at Hunts SC and Yorkshire Dales SC. We often have class members run informal training events on the Friday of 2 day opens.
  • Being a class association member is not necessary for most open meetings, although the association will only award prizes to fully paid up members.
  • Full access to our online forum – Get instant advice from other Vago sailors. You’ll be able to chat to some of our most experienced members who will be able to solve problems and offer tips! You’ll also be able to get inside information about up and coming events both on and off the Vago circuit.
  • Discount Dinghy Offers from our chosen partners. From dinghy insurance to discounted boat spares. To qualify for the discount you must be a current, paid up member and quote your Vago Class Association membership number.

SailingFast Vago Dinghy Show Deals

Sailingfast are delighted to announce the Dinghy Show Deals which will be running from 1st to 3rd March 2014. In a nutshell, if you are ordering a new boat you qualify for a 20% discount on all spares ordered at the same time.

If you already have a boat and are considering a part exchange, please let us know so we can give you a part exchange value.

To qualify for the deals and discounts, an order must be placed by close of business son Monday 3rd March and a £100 deposit paid to Sailingfast. To discuss delivery options, please call the office on 01324 861 756, or email emma .

Laser Vago
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Offer includes complete boat, trolley and top cover
Plus 20% off all spares ordered with the boat.

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GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series Results

Congratulations to the Vago Sailors who competed in the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series over the last few months. The sailors had some seriously challenging conditions to deal with during the series; especially if Ed’s video of the Saturday at the Tiger Trophy is anything to go by! You can tell how scary it was by the squeaks emanating from Ed’s crew Felicity! Here’s is a link to the video for those who missed it: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152065499731743

Final results for the series are now published on the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series website and can be viewed by clicking here

Here is how our Vago sailors got on:

88th – Laser Vago – Dave BAXTER

123rd – Laser Vago – Ed DEACON

586th – Laser Vago – John DAVIES

628th – Laser Vago – Lee CARTER

649th – Laser Vago – Tim LAMPER

826th – Laser Vago – Jacqui FORBES

Great effort guys.

ASSF Bart’s Bash Official Launch Document

Bart’s Bash is looking to be a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of Sailing and raise some money for a great cause. Let’s get as many Vago’s on the water as possible for this fantastic event!


If you have not seen the launch video yet then head over to YouTube to watch it now

If you would like to download the ASSF Bart’s Bash Official Launch Document please click on the image to the left.