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Laser Munsters & Connaughts To Go Ahead on 'Restricted' Basis, Leinster Champs Postponed

27th September 2020
Laser dinghies racing at Monkstown in Cork Harbour - The Laser class has made amendments to its 2020 calendar Laser dinghies racing at Monkstown in Cork Harbour - The Laser class has made amendments to its 2020 calendar Photo: Bob Bateman

The Irish Laser Class Association is responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation with autumn amendments to its 2020 events calendar. 

ILA events will now only be run in Level 2 venues and will restrict participants from counties of Level 3 and above, the class association has announced.

It follows its last-minute cancellation of the Laser Masters event in Dun Laoghaire as Level 3 measures were announced for Dublin city and county on September 18th.

The dinghy class says it intends to proceed with its Munster Championship at Kinsale Yacht Club, County Cork on a restricted basis next weekend (2rd/4th October). 

In an update to members, the association says that 'It is with regret. however. that we would ask all sailors from Level 3 counties DO NOT attend this event"

The association said this is being done "in the interests of participant safety and to show our commitment and willingness to adhere to all government advice".

Likewise, the Laser Connaught Championships planned for Lough Derg Yacht Club in Tipperary on the 17th/18th October will also be run on a restricted basis.

The Leinster Championships planned for Howth Yacht Club on 31st Oct/1st November has been postponed.

Published in Laser Team

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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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