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Laser Masters racing on Dublin Bay
The Irish Laser Class Association Committee has postponed all events until August. It means that the Munsters at Baltimore Sailing Club in April, the Leinsters in Howth Yacht Club in May, the Masters at the Royal St. George YC in…
Laser racing at Baltimore in West Cork
Irish Laser Association and Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork have decided that it will not be possible to hold the Munster's in compliance with current advice issued from HSE. It is not possible to run an event of this…
The National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy leads the Irish Radial Olympic Trials that will now be rescheduled following the cancellation of Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta
Qualification events that lead to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are being greatly affected this week by the world Coronavirus crisis. The second of three Irish Olympic Laser Radial trials due to be sailed as part of the 2020 Trofeo Princesa…
Sean Craig of the Royal St George will compete in Australia
Irish Laser dinghy action from Australia is not over yet this springtime. Following the successful completion of the first Olympic trial in the Radial in February, two Irish men are entered for the Laser Masters World Championships that runs from March…
Dan McGaughey
Preparations are well underway for the Laser Radial Youth European Championships to be held at Ballyholme Yacht Club this summer from 5th to 11th July 2020. Over 200 applications have been received from across the world already - although this…
Annalise Murphy takes Sonia O’Sullivan for a spin in her Laser Radial in the waters off Melbourne
In her latest column for The Irish Times, athletics great Sonia O’Sullivan meets the four women in contention for Ireland’s sole Laser Radial spot at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. After frustrations in her attempt to qualify in…
Three of the six sailors that braved the storm. Left to right- Article author Chris Bateman, Arthur O'Connor, Robin Bateman. Out of picture- Barry O'Connor, James Long, Ronan Kenneally.
On Saturday 8th of February, a handful of Cork sailing fanatics converged on the Sandquay, to race the fourth day of the 2020 Monkstown Laser Frostbite league in Cork Harbour. The morning dawned with a black, rainy sky blanketing the…
Junior sailing at the National Yacht Club
Only a handful of spots remain for youth sailors in spring training programmes for Optimist, Topper and RS Feva sailors organised by the National Yacht Club for the 2020 season. Spring training for Oppys runs for five Sunday afternoons beginning on…
Sailors in shot (left to right) Chris Bateman, James Long, Paul O'Sullivan, Brendan Dwyer, Fionn Lyden
It was February 1st, and the hardy band of Cork Harbour Laser sailors regrouped for day three of the Monkstown Laser Frostbite League, in beautiful racing conditions.  A low sun arose over Cork Harbour in the early hours of the…
Aisling Keller on her way to qualifying Ireland in the Women’s Laser Radial for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Lough Derg Yacht Club’s Laser Radial contender Aisling Keller has been named in the shortlist for Her Sport’s Young Athlete Of The Year gong, voted on by the website’s readers. She joins a list with nine other remarkable Irish sportswomen…
Tide dragging Lasers over the MBSC line
On Saturday 25th of January, the Monkstown Bay Laser Frostbite league rolled around for day two of the month-long Cork Harbour series. A mixed bag of weather conditions was in store for the competitors, with a dull sky and black…
International Laser Class Association Announces List Of New Builder Applicants
The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) has announced its provisional list of new builder applicants for Laser class boats amid a process that began last autumn. Manufacturers that have been approved to move forward in the application process are, in alphabetical…
Monkstown Bay Laser sailors - (from left to right)  Alan Fehily, Philip Doherty, Ronan Kenneally, William O'Brien, Paul O'Sullivan, Chris Bateman, James Long, Charles Dwyer, Luke Fehily and Richie Harrington
Saturday, January 18th marked the first day of the 2020 Monkstown Laser Frostbite League, with a fleet of Laser sailors gathering to race on the waters of Cork Harbour. A misty-eyed winters morning dawned. The sun shone low in a…
Dun Laoghaire Frostbiting Radials fan out downwind
Laser Radials competing in the DMYC Frostbites are now the largest club Laser fleet in Ireland and look likely to surpass last winter’s 37 boat entry, with weekly turnouts in the mid-20s. Not bad, given there were just one or…
Monkstown Bay Laser racing
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour will start its Winter Laser League on Saturday of next week, January 11 and run it on six Saturday mornings until February 15. Organiser Charles Dwyer who puts a lot of effort into…
Paul O'Sullivan (with trophy) is congratulated by competitors at today 's St. Stephen's Day race in Cork Harbour
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser sailors were afloat again today for the annual St. Stephens Day Race in Cork Harbour. In light winds, Paul O’Sullivan was the winner of the Dr Magner Cup. The St Stephen's Day fixture race precedes…

At A Glance – Laser Dinghy Specifications

Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

Year 1969

Crew 1
Draft 0.787 m (2 ft 7.0 in)
Hull weight 58.97 kg (130.0 lb)
LOA 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
LWL 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in)
Mainsail area 7.06 m2 (76.0 sq ft)

Racing D-PN 91.1 RYA PN 1088 PHRF 217

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