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New Laser League for Dublin Bay

3rd March 2012
New Laser League for Dublin Bay

#LASER – The single handed Laser dinghy made a welcome return to Dublin Bay racing last year with up to 20 boats racing on a Tuesday evening as part of the regular Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) season.

And for 2012 it looks like the renewed interest is set to continue with the introduction of the the '2012 Dublin Bay Regatta League' for Lasers.

To encourage participation and bigger fleets Local sailors Paul Keane and Richard Tate have organised the league and participation in the league is free and the winner will have their class Nationals entry fee paid.

The league will work on the ranking system used by the Laser Class with each regatta result counting towards the overall placing.

This year the regatta season runs over 6 consecutive weeks starting with the regatta in the DMYC on the 2nd June, the RAYC on the 16th June, the NYC on 23rd June, the RIYC on the 30th June and finally the RStGYC on the 7th of July.

After an absence of 8 years The Laser Nationals return to Dublin Bay in August 2012. The event will be hosted by the NYC and with strong local fleets a big turnout can be expected.

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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