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Calling all Laser Masters Sailors

9th February 2011
Calling all Laser Masters Sailors
Frostbite Interclub Masters Challenge / Howth Round the Island Race - March 12th

All Laser sailors are invited to join the Howth Winter Laser fleet for our End of Season race and party. The event is intended to be a friendly end of season get together for the Masters sailors in the three main frostbite fleets - Dun Laoghaire, Ballyholme and Howth. Other clubs are also welcome, and we have extended invites to Skerries and Rush who have new frostbite fleets this year.

- First Gun at 10:55 on Saturday 12th March
- 3 Races planned - 2 Windward Leeward races (40 mins. in length) and the traditional Howth Round the Island Race (usually takes about 35-40mins)
- Enter on the day with €10 entry fee, and additional €20 to join us for our end of season prizegiving lunch (3 courses). Lunch is planned for 3pm, with the Rugby international at 5pm on big screens in the club.
- Prizes for the following:

- Overall prize for the best Club Masters team. The results over all 3 races of the best 3 Masters (Over 35) are counted from each club with no discards, with overall prize and bragging rights going to best club.
- Round the Island Race Trophy, as a standalone race
- Excellent spot prizes provided by Dinghy Supplies

The event is focused around the Masters sailors interclub challenge, but all Laser sailors are welcome on the day. Please confirm interest to David Quinn by Friday 4th March for lunch numbers in particular. Notice of race will be published on the Howth website shortly.

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About the ILCA/Laser Dinghy

The ILCA, formerly known as the Laser, is the most produced boat in the world, with 220,000 units built since 1971.

It's easy to see why the single-handed dinghy has won the title of the most widely distributed boat of all time.

The Laser is a one-design dinghy, the hulls being identical but three rigs that can be used according to the size and weight of the sailor.

The class is international, with sailors from 120 countries. The boat has also been an Olympic class since 1996, being both the men's and women's singlehanded dinghy.

Three rigs are recognised by the International Laser Class Association (ILCA):

  • ILCA 4: sail of 4.70m2
  • ILCA 6: sail of 5.76 m2
  • ILCA 7: sail of 7.06 m2

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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