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Lasers competing in this year's HYC Frostbites will use onboard trackers
Olympian Dan O’Grady and Tokyo Olympic campaigner Ewan McMahon are among the entries lined up for next month's 2018-2019 Laser Frostbites at Howth Yacht Club where onboard trackers will be used for the first time in the long-running series. Howth's own Olympic Radial campaigner, Aoife…
Richard Hayes sailing solo on his round-Ireland Laser
#Laser - The Galway Advertiser is reporting that Galway Bay Sailing Club member Richard Hayes has completed a solo circumnavigation of Ireland by Laser dinghy. Hayes sailed 54 days over three-and-a-half months since 27 May to complete the near 2,500km…
World Champion - NYC's Mark Lyttle sails home to Dun Laoghaire and a hero's welcome after the conclusion of the Laser Master Worlds on Dublin Bay
In a tense climax to the Laser Master World Championships in Dun Laoghaire this afternoon, Mark Lyttle won his first World Laser Title when he clinched the 66-boat Grand Master division on Dublin Bay, some 22 years after representing Ireland…
Mark Lyttle leads into the final day of racing at the Laser Grand Master World Championships
The National Yacht Club's Mark Lyttle is within two races of World Grand Masters title on his home waters of Dun Laoghaire after another solid performance at the Laser Master World Championships today. The host nation hopes of a major…
Breezy conditions continue on Dublin Bay for the Laser Master World Championships
Anticipation is quietly building for the host nation as Atlanta1996 veteran Mark Lyttle held his overnight lead of the Grand Masters class Standard rig at the Laser Masters World Championships following a steady day with a third and fourth result on…
National Yacht Club's Mark Lyttle scored two firsts in the Grand Master division to become overall leader after six races sailed
The third day of racing saw the National Yacht Club's Mark Lyttle break into the overall lead of the Standard Grand Master class after winning both races today at the Laser Masters World Championships at Dun Laoghaire. Conditions on Dublin…
The scene seconds before the start of a Laser Master Worlds race at Dun Laoghaire
The National Yacht Club's Mark Lyttle discarded a 19th place scored in the fourth race of the series this afternoon to lie sixth overall in the Grand Masters division of the Laser Masters World Championships on Dublin Bay.  Next best…
Lasers face a general recall of a race start at the World Championships on Dublin Bay
1996 Olympian Mark Lyttle of the National Yacht Club had a promising start to the Laser Masters World Championships at Dun Laoghaire today. In the Grand Master event, Lyttle (55) finished seventh overall for the day. In the Master series, Nick…
Lasers at the Royal St. George slip ahead of Sunday's first race
A star-studded fleet of 301 competitors from 25 countries will begin competition on Dublin Bay tomorrow as the annual Laser Masters World Championships sponsored by DLR gets underway. Olympians, multiple world champions and local talent will contest the seven-day event…
Chris Bateman tops the Laser Radial national rankings for 2018
#Laser - Fionn Conway, Chris Bateman and Atlee Kohl top the tables of their respective fleets in the final Laser class national rankings for 2018. In the standard rig, the National Yacht Club’s Conway stormed ahead of names very familiar…
Radial Champion Aisling Keller leading a race at Lough Derg
Aisling Keller made her home club Lough Derg Yacht Club proud by winning the Laser National Championships over four days sailing, winning six out of nine races, as Afloat.ie reported earlier here. Con Murphy, the International Race Officer in charge…
Laser youth Tom Higgins in Kiel
The Laser Radial Youth Worlds wrapped up on Saturday in Kiel, Germany with the stand out performance coming from Tom Higgins of the RStGYC finishing in 7th overall in the 269 strong boys fleet and narrowly missing out on the…
A start of the Radial Championships at Lough Derg Yacht Club
Olympic trialist Aisling Keller was carried from her home waters of Lough Derg shoulder high by supporters eager to crown the 2018 Irish Laser Radial Champion yesterday evening at Dromineer. The Tipperary sailor, who is in a two-way fight for selection…
Johnny Durcan and Ewan McMahon (front row second and third from left) are all smiles in Bastad, Sweden after finishing fifth and sixth respectively
Ireland was the only country to have two sailors finish in the top six of the the Laser U21–European Championships 2018 that concluded on Friday. Just two Irish sailors travelled to travelled to Bastad, Sweden for the regatta.  Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan…
U21–World Bronze medalist Liam Glynn leads the Laser Nationals in Lough Derg
Three straight wins for Ireland's Liam Glynn in the opening races of the Irish Laser National Championships on Lough Derg puts the Ulsterman at the top of the 24-boat full rig fleet. Kinsale's Darragh O'Sullivan lies second counting three seconds and…
Johnny Durcan is in tenth place at the U21 Europeans
Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan marked his return to the Laser class with some 'great downwind speed and front row starts' to record the best daily score of anyone in the fleet with a first and sixth at the U21 European…

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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