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Laser Munsters Blown Out at Baltimore Sailing Club

30th March 2016
Just some of the 120–boat Laser fleet that assembled in West Cork for the Laser Munster Championships Just some of the 120–boat Laser fleet that assembled in West Cork for the Laser Munster Championships Photo: Baltimore Sea Safari

Despite mustering a fleet of 120 dinghies for the first regional championships of the year there was no Laser racing at all last weekend at Baltimore Sailing Club due to gale force winds. Winds were never less than 20–25 knots with gusts up to 50 for the entire weekend until that is, late on Sunday afternoon when it was warm, sunny and a perfect 10–knots as the fleet were packing boats and heading for home.

The Munster championships, which was a ranking ladder cut off event for Dun Laoghaire's Laser Radial Youth World Championships in July, is to be rescheduled.

The next event on the Laser calendar is the Ulster Championships at County Antrim Yacht Club at Whitehead on April 23rd

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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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