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Lasers competing in this year's HYC Frostbites will use onboard trackers
Olympian Dan O’Grady and Tokyo Olympic campaigner Ewan McMahon are among the entries lined up for next month's 2018-2019 Laser Frostbites at Howth Yacht Club where onboard trackers will be used for the first time in the long-running series. Howth's own Olympic Radial campaigner, Aoife…
Racing for centreboard monohull dinghies will be one design for the Lasers and based on PH handicaps for the mixed dinghy fleet
The DMYC has published the Notice of Race and online entry system here for its long-running Winter Dinghy Frostbite Series on Dublin Bay. In response to feedback from competitors over the past three seasons, gathered from a survey earlier in the…
Over 30 dinghies competed on the water in the 4 race no discard format
DBSC dinghy fleet came out in force for the end of season race on Saturday in the Harbour. Over 30 dinghies competed on the water in the 4 race no discard format. The fleet starts were designed to have plenty of…
Richard Hayes sailing solo on his round-Ireland Laser
#Laser - The Galway Advertiser is reporting that Galway Bay Sailing Club member Richard Hayes has completed a solo circumnavigation of Ireland by Laser dinghy. Hayes sailed 54 days over three-and-a-half months since 27 May to complete the near 2,500km…
World Champion - NYC's Mark Lyttle sails home to Dun Laoghaire and a hero's welcome after the conclusion of the Laser Master Worlds on Dublin Bay
In a tense climax to the Laser Master World Championships in Dun Laoghaire this afternoon, Mark Lyttle won his first World Laser Title when he clinched the 66-boat Grand Master division on Dublin Bay, some 22 years after representing Ireland…
Mark Lyttle leads into the final day of racing at the Laser Grand Master World Championships
The National Yacht Club's Mark Lyttle is within two races of World Grand Masters title on his home waters of Dun Laoghaire after another solid performance at the Laser Master World Championships today. The host nation hopes of a major…
Breezy conditions continue on Dublin Bay for the Laser Master World Championships
Anticipation is quietly building for the host nation as Atlanta1996 veteran Mark Lyttle held his overnight lead of the Grand Masters class Standard rig at the Laser Masters World Championships following a steady day with a third and fourth result on…
Finn Lynch makes his debut on Tokyo 2020 waters
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch was best of the Irish Olympic Sailing Team at the World Cup Series event in Enoshima, Japan yesterday, finishing 28th from 59 boats in the men's Laser class after four races on Tokyo 2020 Olympic waters.…
National Yacht Club's Mark Lyttle scored two firsts in the Grand Master division to become overall leader after six races sailed
The third day of racing saw the National Yacht Club's Mark Lyttle break into the overall lead of the Standard Grand Master class after winning both races today at the Laser Masters World Championships at Dun Laoghaire. Conditions on Dublin…
The scene seconds before the start of a Laser Master Worlds race at Dun Laoghaire
The National Yacht Club's Mark Lyttle discarded a 19th place scored in the fourth race of the series this afternoon to lie sixth overall in the Grand Masters division of the Laser Masters World Championships on Dublin Bay.  Next best…
Lasers face a general recall of a race start at the World Championships on Dublin Bay
1996 Olympian Mark Lyttle of the National Yacht Club had a promising start to the Laser Masters World Championships at Dun Laoghaire today. In the Grand Master event, Lyttle (55) finished seventh overall for the day. In the Master series, Nick…
The Supreme Master – Bruce Kirby designed the hugely popular Laser 48 years ago.
Lasers Masters do not grow old as those who stay ashore or go into keelboats grow old. On the contrary, they’re Tir na nOg afloat. It’s the Land of the Ever-Young out on the sea. And the prospect of the…
Lasers at the Royal St. George slip ahead of Sunday's first race
A star-studded fleet of 301 competitors from 25 countries will begin competition on Dublin Bay tomorrow as the annual Laser Masters World Championships sponsored by DLR gets underway. Olympians, multiple world champions and local talent will contest the seven-day event…
Chris Bateman tops the Laser Radial national rankings for 2018
#Laser - Fionn Conway, Chris Bateman and Atlee Kohl top the tables of their respective fleets in the final Laser class national rankings for 2018. In the standard rig, the National Yacht Club’s Conway stormed ahead of names very familiar…
Get Ready For The Laser Masters With Viking Marine
#VikingMarine - Getting ready for the Laser Masters on Dublin Bay next week from Friday 7-Saturday 15 September? Stay local with Dun Laoghaire’s leading chandlery Viking Marine, who can help with their selection of Windesign Laser products and wide range…
Deals On New & Ex-Charter Lasers At CH Marine
There are some great deals to be had on new and ex-charter Laser dinghies from leading Irish chandlery CH Marine. Right now you could have an ex-charter for €6,490 (£5,776.10) VAT inclusive ahead of the Laser Masters coming to Dun…

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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