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The Laser standard rig, which could soon be available for class-legal racing from a range of builders internationally in the wake of new ILCA rule changes
With the selection of the Laser class for the Olympic men’s and women’s single-handed dinghy events from Paris 2024 comes significant change to align with new class requirements, as Scuttlebutt Sailing News reports. Previously restricted to a handful of licensed…
At the official announcement of CH Marine continued sponsorship of the Irish Laser Association were (from left) Ed Rice, event coordinator, Nick Bendon of CH Marine and class treasurer, Nick Walsh
At the recent Dinghy Fest Regatta at Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) earlier this month, leading Irish Chandlery CH Marine announced its continued support for the Irish Laser Association (ILA). The ILA currently has over two hundred active members ranging in…
The CH Marine sponsored 'Final Fling' Dinghy Regatta takes place on September 28th
The CH Marine sponsored 'Final Fling' Dinghy Regatta takes place for the 3rd consecutive year, this Sept 28th in Dun Laoghaire writes Gavan Murphy, Dublin Bay Laser Class Captain This year, the regatta will offer a very innovative format in…
(from left) Evan Dargan Hayes, Alana Coakley and Hugh-O'Connor at the Laser 4.7 Worlds in Canada
Three sailors from Ireland Alanna Coakley (Royal St. George Yacht Club), Hugh O’Connor (National Yacht Club) and Evan Dargan Hayes (Greystones Sailing Club) competed in the Laser 4.7 World Youth Championships in Kingston Canada from 18th - 24th August. The…
Laser racing at Ballyholme Yacht Club for the National Title
Over 100 sailors competed across 4 days for the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club from 22nd to 25th August 2019.  Nine races were completed in the first 3 days of the championship in moderate to fresh southerly breezes…
Rounding a mark at the Irish Laser Nationals on Belfast Lough
The final day has arrived for the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough. After six of 11 scheduled races were completed on Day 2 yesterday (Saturday 24 August), sailors awoke to sunny skies but little wind…
Laser sailors round a mark at the National Championships on Belfast Lough
Sailors have completed 6 of the scheduled 11 races at the end of Day two at the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough.  Conditions have been tricky for sailors and Race Officer Sheila Lewis and her…
Finn Lynch is lying 11th
The National Yacht Club's Olympic Laser sailor Finn Lynch continues to sail consistently at the midway point of Ready Steady Tokyo, the official test event for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games hosted by the Japanese capital and is 11th overall,…
Ballyholme's first major Laser event since 2014 will be staged this month when the Belfast Lough Club hosts the Irish Laser Nationals
Last week Ballyholme’s Dan McGaughey won the youth title and second overall in the Laser Radial UK Nationals at Largs, Scotland. This followed Howth Yacht Club’s Eve McMahon who won the Under 17 Laser Radial Youth Worlds title the week…
Conor Gorman
Conor Gorman was the winner of the Laser 4.7 division of the JLL sponsored Royal Irish Yacht Club Junior Regatta yesterday. The National Yacht Club sailor, who took third at the Laser Connaughts on Lough Derg at the weekend, emerged…
Laser Master winners at Lough Derg Yacht Club
Fifty-five Lasers took to the water this past weekend on Lough Derg for the Laser Connaught Championships, hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club. Understandably, the atmosphere and excitement around the club was palpable following the fantastic achievement of Aisling Keller…
Ballyholme Yacht Club hosts the 2019 Irish Laser National Championships
Ballyholme Yacht Club will host the 2019 Irish Laser National Championships from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August 2019. All eyes have been on Japan this week and the Laser Radial World Championships where Aoife Hopkins and Aisling Keller are…
Ireland's Eve McMahon competing in the Laser Radial Class at the Youth World Championships
Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club is back in the hunt after his disappointing start and counted 28,17, 7 yesterday to be 20th overall in the boy's Laser Radial fleet from 57 in Gdynia, Poland. The Boy’s and Girl’s Laser Radial fleets only completed…
Jamie McMahon (IRL) in a crowded start line in the boys Laser class at the Youth Sailing Worlds in Poland
There was an inauspicious start for Ireland's Jamie McMahon at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland today when the Howth Yacht Club youth was disqualified from the first race following a premature start. McMahon was one of 11 in the 47-boat Laser Radial…
George Kingston in winning form on Dublin Bay
George Kingston has won the Laser Standard division of the prestigious 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta by seven clear points overall. The Cork native led the 11-boat series from Thursday's first race and counts five race wins from seven sailed.…
Laser Master Ross O'Leary stays in contention for VLDR honours with two second places and a third
Trading a few years of experience on your rivals isn’t a major problem when you’re on a run of form like George Kingston. The Royal St George sailor gave a masterclass in race management and consistency last weekend when he…

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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