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Irish Laser Sailing Dinghy News & Regatta Results
Annamarie Fegan, Vice Admiral Royal Cork YC,  Johnathan O'Shaughnessy, Winner of the Pyewacket Trophy and Admiral of the Royal Cork YC, Kieran O'Connell
The national and international achievements afloat of Irish Laser dinghy star Jonathan O'Shaughnessy were recognised ashore this weekend at Royal Cork Yacht Club when the Irish champion was presented with its perpetual Pyewacket Trophy. As regular Afloat readers will recall, O'Shaughnessy qualified as…
Light winds prevail at MBSC for the Laser League
Local helmsman Chris Bateman leads the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser League after a light air seventh race was sailed in Cork Harbour on Saturday. The single race sailed brings the lead to its half way stage. A race win for Bateman…
Laser Winter racing at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club
Saturday, January 15th, was day two of Monkstown Bay Sailing Club’s Laser Winter League in Cork Harbour. A windless morning was in store for the competitors. The bay was calm and clear, and the air had a cold bite. Nonetheless,…
The Icebreaker winter series is a big draw for dinghies on Belfast Lough
With the end of the first half of Ballyholme’s Icebreaker Sunday series in Belfast Lough finishing on 19th December it would be nearly impossible to forecast winners when the discards come into play. The Icebreaker winter series has always been…
Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins achieved a personal best outcome at the women's Laser Radial (ILCA6) World Championships in Mussanah, Oman today after winning the tenth race of the series. The Irish solo sailor had gone into the final day…
Howth's Aoife Hopkins competing in Oman at the Laser Radial (ILCA6) Worlds
After three races sailed (under Irish Race Officer Con Murphy) at the Laser Radial (ILCA6) World Championships in Mussanah, Oman, Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins is in 28th place overall. Hopkins is the only Irish sailor competing in the women's…
The opening race of the women's Laser Radial (ILCA6) World Championships in Mussanah, Oman has been postponed
The opening race of the women's Laser Radial (ILCA6) World Championships in Mussanah, Oman has been postponed due to lack of wind at the venue. A fresh attempt to start the series will be made on Thursday to begin the…
Hannah Snellgrove, Daisy Collingridge and Matilda Nicholls - supported by British Sailing Team lead pathway coach James Gray
As Afloat reported earlier, Ireland has two entries at the 2021 ILCA 6/Laser Radial World Championship while the British Sailing Team is fielding three – Hannah Snellgrove, Daisy Collingridge and Matilda Nicholls - supported by British Sailing Team lead pathway coach…
Paris 2024 campaigner Aoife Hopkins is one of two Howth sailors competing at the ILCA 6 Worlds in Oman
Two Howth Yacht Club sailors are preparing for the ILCA 6/Laser Radial World Championships in Oman this morning. Dubliners Aoife Hopkins and Sienna Wright are both on the entry list for the championship which takes place from November 29 to…
Royal St. George's Sean Craig (right) in fourth place overall at the ILCA 6 Grand Masters prizegiving in Barcelona
Ireland took two top five overall results at the Laser (ILCA) World Championship results yesterday in the 'Master' categories at Barcelona, Spain. Royal St. George's Sean Craig moved up to fourth overall in the 47-boat ILCA 6 (Radial) Grand Master fleet while…
Starting line action on the penultimate day of the ILCA Master Worlds in Barcelona
Ireland is on the cusp of further top international Laser (ILCA) World Championship results today, this time in the 'Master' categories at Barcelona with two races left to sail. Royal St. George's Sean Craig is lying fifth overall - and just…
George Kingston (IRL 210150) comes off the line in the ILCA 7 Apprentice Worlds in Barcelona
Ireland stays close to the top of the leaderboards in both the ILCA 7 (Laser Standard) Apprentice and ILCA 6 (Radial) Grand Master 2021 World Championships at Barcelona with four races left to sail by Saturday. Royal St. George's Sean…
George Kingston is fourth overall in the 13-boat  ILCA 7 (Laser Standard) Apprentice
Ireland is close to the top of the leaderboards in both the ILCA 7 (Laser Standard) Apprentice and ILCA 6 (Radial) Grand Master 2021 World Championships thanks to the efforts of two Irish sailors competing in Barcelona Royal St. George's Sean…
Laser Worlds runner-up Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club, star of our most recent Sailing on Saturday blog, has featured in an in-depth interview on Newstalk’s sports programme Off the Ball.  Check out the programme below: 
Three Irish Laser Master Sailors are competing at the ILCA Masters in Barcelona Sailing Centre
Finn Lynch's silver medal last week in the ILCA 7 World Championships is an inspiration for anyone embarking on a Laser campaign but could there be more silver - or even gold - in Barcelona waters for Irish sailors this month?…
Even at Barcelona, the best of the summer is long gone in November, but it still provided “an energetic variety of conditions” for the Laser Worlds 2021, and Finn Lynch (centre) emerged from melees like this to record a great scoreline
While everyone in Irish sailing and beyond shares in the joy of seeing Finn Lynch emerge so spectacularly from a performance drought to take Silver at this week’s Laser Worlds in Barcelona, it is really only those who have fully…
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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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