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Laser racing at Strangford Sailing Club
Strangford Sailing Club enjoys a stunning location on the northern shore of Strangford Lough Narrows in the Castleward Estate and has occupied that site for about 40 years. After the long layoff due to COVID 19, members have been back…
“I only do it to keep fit, y’know”. Bus-pass sailor Frank Larkin with his latest Laser at Killaloe
Senior sailor and noted offshore veteran Frank Larkin of Limerick claims he only got his latest Laser a year or so ago as a present for himself for his 73rd birthday, and for “just the occasional sail to keep in…
The DBSC Laser 4.7 fleet race past Dun Laoghaire's East Pier
Tuesday evening Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) dinghy racing got off to a great start in Dun Laoghaire Harbour tonight with a bumper Laser fleet competing. As Laser Class Captain Gavan Murphy predicted on Afloat a fortnight ago, there was a…
Tom Higgins has received a prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarship from UCD
Irish Sailing has congratulated its Academy athlete Tom Higgins, who has received one of the prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarships from UCD. Nearly 400 school-leavers applied for the 15 Ad Astra Scholarship programme places. The programme looks for “exceptional,…
DBSC Laser dinghy racing moves inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour this season
As was announced today, the Dublin Bay Sailing Club has taken the extraordinary decision to shift dinghy racing to inside Dun Laoghaire harbour DBSC writes Laser Class Captain Gavan Murphy. However, these are extraordinary times we live in and require…
Meet in the middle of the Harbour for Prof O'Connell's Dun Laoghaire Laser Clinics
Olympic and International coach Maurice "Prof" O'Connell will be running Laser racing coaching sessions in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this week starting on Tuesday, May 26th. The format will be some short sharp boat handling sessions, in four boat groups, followed…
The Irish RS Aero Open will clash with the Laser Masters at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this September
Two solo dinghy events look set to clash at Dun Laoghaire Harbour in a revised Irish sailing fixture list that is taking shape as the sport plots a return to sailing after COVID-19. The RS Aero Open Championships that has been…
Annalise Murphy after winning silver at Rio 2016
“In my head I was going, ‘If I give up here, they’re going to be saying that Annalise The Olympian has just quit’. So I couldn’t quit.” That’s how Annalise Murphy explains her motivation to keep up her fitness and…
Dave Quinn crossing the final finish line to take the title at last year’s Irish Laser Masters in Howth
Dun Laoghaire’s dinghy fleet reports that the Irish Laser Masters will now take place on the weekend of 19-20 September at the Royal St George Yacht Club. The Laser Masters was one of a number of events that fell to…
Howth's Eve McMahon shows off her sailing Laser Radial technique in the video below
A new sailing video of youth Laser Radial star Eve McMahon gives a clear understanding of why the Howth Yacht Club ace was awarded the 2019 Irish Youth Sailor of the Year Award in February. The video below prepared for HYC…
Laser sailing at the Ulster Championships - the European Radial Championships to be sailed on Belfast Lough has been cancelled
Ballyholme Yacht Club was to have been the venue in early July for the huge Laser Radial European Championships but the Iatest news from the EurILCA team is that due to the COVID-19 situation and expected restrictions on travel during…
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…

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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