Menu
Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

AfloatDigi 2018 CHMarine LaserSection

Irish Laser/ILCA Sailing Dinghy News & Regatta Results
Aoife Hopkins
Howth Yacht Club’s Aoife Hopkins has announced her retirement from Olympic campaigning. The ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) sailor and former U21 European Champion had been readying for the Paris 2024 qualifying campaign, following the disappointment of missing out on Ireland’s…
RStGYC's Kate Flood (208735) and Malahide Yacht Club's Glenda Gallagher (191325) compete in the 4.7 Fleet Under 30 racing at the Royal St. George's ILCA/Laser End of Season Championship on Dublin Bay
The Royal St George Yacht Club hosted the last of this season's ILCA/Laser championship events, the aptly named ‘2022 End of Season’, this past weekend. This event had previously been hosted in Kinsale Yacht Club for the last two years.…
Daniel Mallon Overall Winner of the ILCA6 Tri Series, & Isabel Mc Carthy Overall winner in ILCA4 with Rear admiral Dinghies, Maurice Collins and ILCA Class Captain Tim Mc Carthy
The final event of the Cork ILCA/Laser Tri Series Sprints took place on Sunday in Royal Cork Yacht Club at Crosshaven. The Cork Harbour regatta was the conclusion of the series following sprint events in Bantry and Inniscarra over the…
This Sunday, the final event in the Cork ILCA (Laser) Tri Series Sprint Regatta is being held in the Royal Cork Yacht Club. There will be five short (Sprint) races with entry still open to all here for both ILCA 4…
The second event in the Cork Laser/ILCA sprint Tri-series was held at Iniscarra Sailing and Kayaking Club
The second event in the Cork Laser/ILCA sprint Tri-series was held at Iniscarra Sailing and Kayaking Club, on Sunday, September 4th. Summer had truly finished and a fresh South Easterly wind was sweeping along with heavy showers up the lake…
RStGYC are hosting an End of Season Laser/ILCA Regatta
Laser/ILCA Ireland has announced that their End of Season 2022 regatta will be hosted by the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire this September 24-25. The two-day end-of-season event is the final Laser class ranking event in the…
The tops. Fiachra McDonnell with Tralee Bay SC Commodore Anthony Clifford at the conclusion of a successful ILCA/Laser Nationals 2022
The most numerous and widespread dinghy class in Ireland is the ever-young ILCA/Laser. Yet even though a large fleet turned up for their Nationals in August at Tralee Bay, the fact that several sub-divisions took part with the class’s different…
Eve McMahon won a silver medal at the U21 ILCA Youth World Championships in Portugal
Eve McMahon narrowly missed her fourth international title this summer in Portugal this afternoon but takes a silver medal at the U21 Laser/ILCA Youth World Championships. The Irish Sailor of the Year's achievement marks the best U21 world championship result…
Eve McMahon is chasing her fourth international title this summer at the U21 ILCA Championships in Villamoura, Portugal
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon is chasing her fourth international title this summer, the 18-year-old is six points off the lead at the 2022 ILCA/Laser U21 World Championships at Vilamoura in Portugal going into the final races on Sunday. Two races were…
Eve McMahon at July’s ILCA 6 Youth Worlds in Texas
Tuesday’s first day of racing saw Eve McMahon take third in the overall ILCA 6 standings — and first among U19s — at the ILCA U21 World Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal this week. The Howth Yacht Club prospect is part…
The new ILCA 4 Youth World Champions Nicilo Cossitta and Ginerva Caracciolo both representing Italy celebrate their respective wins in Villamoura
With racing cancelled on Day 4 at the 2022  Laser/ ILCA 4 Youth World Championship in Villamoura, Portugal and Day 5 being sailed in very tricky conditions, it was always going to be a tense finish in both the Girls' and…
Irish Laser/ILCA National Championship prizewinners from left Hannah Dudley Young, Aoife Hopkins, Fiachra MacDonnell, Anthony Clifford Commodore TBSC and Dan O’Connell (Missing is Stephen Cunnane)
The final day of the Irish Laser/ILCA National Championships on Tralee Bay dawned with glorious sunshine but no wind. PRO John Leech sent the fleet afloat for an earlier than planned start, but there was little action for nearly three…
Finn Lynch is now ranked second in the world
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch's superb results have been reflected in the latest World Rankings, issued this week by World Sailing. Lynch is now ranked second in the world – up from 20th – and by far the highest…
Gusts of 30-knots are reported at Tralee Bay
The Tralee Bay ILCA/Laser National Championship race committee has cancelled racing for the day after recording gusts of 30-knots locally. Met Éireann also advised that conditions would deteriorate as the day went on. Racing is scheduled to continue on Saturday.
Royal Cork's Nick Walsh tops the ILCA 7 fleet in Tralee
The first day of the ILCA/Laser Irish National Championships at Tralee Bay Sailing Club in County Kerry was almost perfect; the only thing lacking was a little sunshine! Race Officer John Leech ran three races for all fleets in winds…
The 2022 ILCA 4 Youth World Championships in Villamoura
The Italian team were once again dominant at the Laser/ILCA 4 World championships in Villamoura, Portugal, on the final day of qualification. In both the boys' and the girls' fleets, they occupy first and second places, with Nicolas Cassitta leading…

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

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Associations

ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Events 2022

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
https://afloat.ie/resources/marine-industry-news/viking-marine

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
wavelengths sidebutton
 

Please show your support for Afloat by donating