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Michael Beckett, 26, from Solva in Pembrokeshire has become the third Brit in as many years to claim the ILCA 7/Laser class European title
Michael Beckett has become the third Brit in as many years to claim the ILCA 7/Laser class European title. Beckett, who has twice come runner up at the Euros, in 2018 and 2020, led the week-long regatta in Varna, Bulgaria,…
Laser dinghy sailors prepare for a race start at the Grant Thornton Sprint  2021 in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Laser dinghy class ended their summer season with a bang, hosting over 80-boats in a five-race one-day regatta where some exciting new talent emerged. 80 Lasers racing in Dublin Bay on a sunny Saturday afternoon in October…
Seventh heaven - Finn Lynch sails into the top ten at the Laser Europeans
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch got his Laser/ILCA 7 campaign for Paris 2024 off to a flying start in Bulgaria this week by taking seventh overall – a personal best – at the European Championships in Varna today. Lynch's rivals…
Finn Lynch powered up the overall rankings at the Laser European Championships in Bulgaria today to lie eighth overall going into the final day
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch moved up to eighth overall at the 2021 Laser European Championships in Bulgaria today, having scored two vital fifth places in final races three and four. After six races sailed in the gold fleet and…
Powering to a race win - Howth youth Eve McMahon takes her first ever race win at a Laser European Championships in Bulgaria today
Irish youth sailor Eve McMahon from Howth took a well-earned win in a breezy race eight of the 2021 Women's ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy in Varna, Bulgaria today. After nine races sailed, McMahon, who…
The Laser End of Season regatta sponsored by Matthews of Cork at Kinsale Yacht Club
The Laser End of Season regatta sponsored by Matthews of Cork concluded at Kinsale Yacht Club yesterday with Munster sailors taking the prizes in each of the three rig divisions after four races sailed in the 63-boat fleet.  The PRO,…
Lasers in action off the Sovereign Rocks, Kinsale
As many other fleets have put their boats to bed for the winter, Kinsale Yacht Club is gearing up to host the Laser Class for an end of season event this coming weekend. The event is proudly sponsored by James…
Laser stalwart Bill O'Hara at Balyholme's Laser 50th anniversary event
Some of the 'old hands' mixed it with the Laser sailors who had come on the scene since the birth of the Laser class at Ballyholme in 1974. The 39-strong fleet on Saturday (18th September) had a memorable day's racing…
Trevor Millar's Laser bottom' up in Ballyholme Bay
Their names will be forever associated with Ballyholme Yacht Club's Laser class. Instrumental in getting the class going in 1974 were Ron Hutchieson and Trevor Millar. Ron persuaded Trevor to leave Newtownards SC and come to Ballyholme. And Ron bought…
Royal Cork sailors Oisin MacSweeney (4.7) (left), Ed Walsh (standard) and Johnathan O'Shaughnessy (Radial) received the team prize from RCYC Admiral Colin Morehead (right) at the AIB Irish Laser Championships prizegiving
Despite a big effort to complete a full schedule of races completed at the AIB Irish Laser Championships at Royal Cork, only very light winds meant no races were held yesterday bringing to two of four days of racing lost…
Royal Cork's Jonathan O'Shaughnessy is the new leader in the Laser Radial National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Friday's fleet leaders continue at the top in two of three divisions of the AIB sponsored Laser National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club, going into the final day of competition in Cork Harbour. After eight races sailed, 99 boats compete across the…
Tom Coulter racing at Plymouth in the ILCA RYA Youth Nationals
It has been a busy August for several young Laser sailors from Northern Ireland clubs who have competed at a high level in the RYA Youth Nationals at Plymouth, the UK Laser Association Nationals at Weymouth and the World Laser…
The 99-boat AIB Laser Nationals is underway at Royal Cork Yacht Club
27 knots of wind on day two of the AIB Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club led to the abandonment of racing in all three fleets yesterday. The combined 99-boat fleet is, however, preparing to go afloat this morning…
Leaders have made perfect starts to the AIB sponsored Laser National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club recording four straight wins in all three divisions. 99 boats are competing across the three fleets at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour with locals leading…
After the Laser 4.7 (ILCA 4) Youth World Championships on Dublin Bay last week (above), the Irish Laser fleet is back on the water this week racing for National honours at Royal Cork Yacht Club
A strong fleet of over 100 boats is expected to contest the 2021 Laser National championships which start on Thursday, 19th August at Royal Cork Yacht Club. The ILCA 6 (Radial) fleet has attracted over 50 registrations, with 35 signed…
Latvian and Italian sailors were crowned ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships at Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday following a week-long competition on Dublin Bay. More than 230 competitors representing 31 countries competed in the largest international sporting event taking…

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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