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Prof O'Connell Launches Laser Clinics at Dun Laoghaire Harbour Tomorrow!

25th May 2020
Meet in the middle of the Harbour for Prof O'Connell's Dun Laoghaire Laser Clinics Meet in the middle of the Harbour for Prof O'Connell's Dun Laoghaire Laser Clinics Photo: Afloat

Olympic and International coach Maurice "Prof" O'Connell will be running Laser racing coaching sessions in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this week starting on Tuesday, May 26th.

The format will be some short sharp boat handling sessions, in four boat groups, followed by four to five short races including some practice starts.

Fun racing will be the theme with the aim of sharpening everyone's skills for when full-on racing resumes, according to the Prof.

Video analysis will be used and shared afterwards using Dropbox/Google Drive.

Here's a video clip of a Laser Radial start with coach Prof below:

The Schedule

  • Tues 26th May 6 pm - 9 pm and
  • Wed 27th May 10 am - 1 pm and 6 pm - 9 pm

The Venue

will be Dun Laoghaire Harbour - meet in the centre, off the ferry terminal.

Full rigs, radial rigs, 4.7's, masters, apprentices, juniors - all are welcome!

If there is sufficient demand, more sessions will be planned and Prof will group/stream the sessions appropriately if numbers grow.

The fee for the three-hour session will be €40 payable to Prof directly. Whatsapp / SMS him on 086 236 4200 to arrange pre-payment.

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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)
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Racing D-PN 91.1 RYA PN 1088 PHRF 217

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