Do you need sail numbers for you new RC Laser? Here’s the “how-to” article for options on where to buy them, fonts and sizes, and how they need to be placed on the sails.
Each RC Laser is shipped with a piece of paper that lists the 4-digit hull number. The sail number for that boat hull would be the last two digits of the hull number. For instance, if you hull number is 3068 then your sail number would be 68.
Hull numbers for RC Lasers aren’t officially recorded anywhere so if you don’t know your hull number, or you don’t like the numbers on the piece of paper that shipped with your boat, then just pick two numbers you like for your sails.
If you are planning on racing your RC Laser regularly, you might want to look at the sail numbers of the current members and pick a number that isn’t in use or use the last 3 numbers of your hull number instead of the last two numbers. (We have 3 hulls with the last two digits of 72 already in the Canandaigua fleet so we have a #72, #172 and #272 already!)
There are several options to put numbers on your RC Laser sails. You can use a stencil and black markers to color in the numbers on your sails or you can order stickers from a graphics shop and peel and stick them on your sails. If you use markers, be careful near the edges because the black markers occasionally will bleed beyond the stencil.
Download the document at the end of this article for the proper sizes and font for the sail numbers and also for the country designation.
Mobile Graphics in Victor, NY has the proper font and size for the numbers and country designations for the RC Laser sails on file. This company cuts out all of the numbers on one piece of backing – no crooked placement! Call them on the phone at 585-742-3370 and ask them to look up the order details on file for the Canandaigua RC Laser Fleet. They can use that information to make your numbers to the correct class specifications. If you need proofs, they can email those to you and with your approval, you can pay over the phone and then they can mail the finished stickers to you after they are cut.
Here is the link to download the document showing the correct placement of the country designation and sail numbers for the RC Laser sails.