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New 'Laser League' for Dublin Bay Regattas is Launched

19th June 2018
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A new 'Laser League' concept over six races for the three consecutive Saturdays of the Dun Laoghaire Regattas has been hatched by the DBSC Laser class A new 'Laser League' concept over six races for the three consecutive Saturdays of the Dun Laoghaire Regattas has been hatched by the DBSC Laser class Photo: Afloat.ie

The Dublin Bay Laser fleet is making a push for more entries for the Laser fleets in the forthcoming Dun Laoghaire Regattas starting this weekend with the National Yacht Club fixture.

Laser Class Captain Ross O'Leary has come up with a 'Laser League' concept over six races for the three consecutive Saturdays of the National Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club & Royal St. George Yacht Club Regattas.

The regattas are the highlight of the Dun Laoghaire sailing season. You can read more about the NYC regatta here and the RIYC regatta date here.

Along with the usual prize for overall winner in Radial and Standard rig - the new league will have prizes for the most improved Laser sailor, wobbler for best capsize or mess-up, best newcomer to the fleet, Golden – oldie prize for fastest–oldest Laser sailor and a youth prize for the best young sailor that 'annoys an old fella on the course!'

With a discard of two races, one regatta may be skipped by a league entrant.

Entrants have to enter each separate regatta online:

NYC Regatta – 23rd June here

RIYC Regatta 30th June here

Royal St. George YC Regatta 7th July - details to follow

The league prizegiving and get–together will take place after the R St George YC Regatta on the 7th of July. 

Online entry (at €15) is here

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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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