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WALA 4.7 Rig Hire Contract Agreement


DOWNLOAD LATEST FORM AND AGREEMENT by clicking HEREfileadmin/user_upload/files/WALA_rig_hire_form_and_agreement_2016.doc

What will I get?

You will get a 4.7 sail and a mast bottom section.

How much will it cost to hire?   

New Sail Rental - $400

One Season Old Rental - $300

Second Hand Sail Only Purchase - $200

Second hand Bottom Section - $100

Rental Period is 12 months starting approx. (end of Winter Series) 1st of October  

Will I get a boat, spars and mast top section?

No, not as part of this agreement. The first stop when looking for a Laser should always be the WALA website under the classifieds section. Also contact your club reps or the WALA 4.7 Coordinator who are all happy to assist in any way to get you on the water.

What am I expected to do in return

We do expect you to make a commitment to sailing at WALA events. We want you to commit to attend as many WALA events as possible as well as the State Championships if you have hired the rig for the summer season. This way you will be sailing with a large number of 4.7 sailors, and will have more fun!

If you can't sail in the States we will expect you to provide the rig for another sailor if needed, so that there is a full fleet.

When there aren't any WALA events on we want you to commit to sail as much as you can at your home club and help spread the word about what a fantastic boat the Laser is!

What if I don't sail as often as I said I would?

We're pretty sure that won't happen, but there are others on the waiting list who will be disappointed if they can't have a go. We reserve the right to terminate the hiring arrangement if the rig is not being used or is being abused.

What happens if the gear gets damaged or broken?

You must insure the rig with the boat you are using. In fact it is compulsory for all boats participating in official races to be fully insured.
If the hired property is damaged, WALA should be notified, and then the damage repaired or parts replaced to enable its continued use. The rig should be returned in good condition at the end of the hire period. Sail repairs should be done by a reputable sailmaker.

Will I get any training?

Yes, lots. WALA runs training days, and we will run special clinics for the 4.7ers. There is lots of world class experience among the WA laser fleet including numerous World Champions such as Tristan Brown, Mark Spearman and Colin Dibb. We want you to enjoy this class and it will give you lots of opportunity to develop your sailing skills. BUT ITíS UP TO YOU PUT IN THE EFFORT AND GET THE REWARDS.

What do I have to do?

You have to do a few things: look after the gear (we'll make sure you know how), keep it in good repair, sail regularly at WALA events (Summer Metro series, States), sail regularly at your club races.

What will WALA do for me?

Here are some things WALA will do: we'll give you moral support; we'll help find hulls and other parts; you'll get training, and that's just for starters!

What happens at the end of the hire period?

We want you to buy a boat and rig and join the WA Laser fleet as a fully fledged boat owner. The 4.7 hire rig isn't available for sale, but will be put out for hire to the next applicant. If the rig is still available it may be possible for you to continue with the hire for another season.


List of Events we would expect you to make every effort to attend


WALA Laser 4.7 coaching / training camps

Sail Fremantle (FSC)

Royal Perth Mini Series (RPYC)

International Classes Regatta (RFBYC)

Pot of Gold (HYC)

Mandurah Easter Regatta (MOFSC)

Laser State Championships

WALA Metro Series

+ Advertised Training events and regattas e.g. Lasersail and all home club events




Any Questions???


Contact: WALA 4.7 Coordinator John Porter M: 0419895342


OR  your Club Laser Representative