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The Irish Laser fleet at Rush, in County Dublin
Sixty five Laser Standards, Radials and 4.7’s from all four corners of Ireland gathered at the beautifully picturesque and recently refurbished Rush Sailing Club for what was a fantastically enjoyable weekend, both on and off the water writes Gavan Murphy…
Howth's Jamie McMahon was the Radial class winner. Scroll down for more prizegiving photos
Last weekend, 57 Laser dinghies arrived at East Antrim Boat Club in Larne for the Ulster Championships writes Ed Rice. Glorious sunshine and a light breeze had competitors and parents in good spirits. PRO Richard Doig and his very well organised team…
Finn Lynch leads Irish hopes for Tokyo qualification at the Laser Worlds in Japan next week
It was always the plan to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Regatta at the first attempt but in the absence of any such result last year at the World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Irish Olympic Laser campaigners face their penultimate opportunity to…
Sean Craig (Royal St George Yacht Club) competed in the largest 54 boat Grand Master Radial division
The first big international Laser Masters Championships since the Dublin 2019 Worlds took place in Roses, Spain between June 14th and June 20th. In afternoon sea breezes of 8-20 knots and constant sunshine, 151 Radials and 117 Full rigs competed…
Royal Cork’s Nick Walsh is a favourite for the Laser Standard Rig events
The next few weeks will be the busiest of the year for the Irish Laser fleet with three big events coming in quick succession writes Dave Quinn. The first of these is the Ulster Championships, being held in East Antrim Boat Club,…
Sean Craig was third overall at a Barcelona Masters warm up event
Royal St. George's Sean Craig has finished third at the BDO Barcelona Masters Laser Radial Regatta today, a warm-up event for the European Masters in Roses, Spain next weekend. The 60-boat event began with a windy and wavy first day, a…
Racing on the final day of the 2019 Laser Europeans in Porto
Some dazzling performances in the week’s final races saw Howth Yacht Club youth prospect Jamie McMahon sail 11 points clear of his closest rival to clinch the U21 Laser Radial title at the Laser European Championships in Porto yesterday (Saturday 25…
Leah Rickard (NYC) and Eimer McMorrow Moriarty (TBSC) were 29er bronze medalisr amongst the girls and best U17 girls at the RYA championships
Howth Yacht Club brother and sister, Jamie and Eve McMahon, are the first Irish siblings to qualify for the same Irish Youth Sailing Team and will compete in the Laser Radial class at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Poland…
The RS Aero in recent Olympic equipment trials
RS Sailing says it respects the World Sailing council vote to retain the Laser as the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy event for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris — while also hailing the RS Aero’s superior evaluation. As…
Olympic Equipment Selection High On Agenda For World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meeting
Selection of sailing equipment for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris has been a major taking point ahead of World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meeting in London, which gets under way tomorrow (Friday 17 May). The Events Committee and Equipment Committee will…
RS Aero racing during the equipment selection sea trials in Valencia this past March
RS Sailing has issued an open letter to World Sailing in its bid for the men’s and women’s Olympic single-handed dinghy classes currently appointed to the Laser and Laser Radial. Late last year the RS Aero was selected along with…
 Dave Quinn crossing final finish line to take title. Scroll down the page for prizegiving photos
Last weekend saw the running of the increasingly popular Investwise and CH Marine sponsored Irish Laser Masters National Championships, which took place at Howth Yacht Club, a stunning setting for the event. The event has been running since 1982, where…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Updates Dinghy Instructions & Course Cards For 2019
Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s dinghy instructions and course card for 2019 are available online as a handy two-page PDF file. With the hope of Laser 4.7s joining the club’s growing Laser fleet, revised start times have been instituted for Tuesday…
Youth Sailing Titles Decided at Royal Cork Yacht Club
In Cork Harbour, five youth national sailing titles were decided at the four-day Irish Sailing Youth Championships hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven though Storm Hannah disrupted the event programme writes Bob Bateman. Ferguson victory in 420 In…
Sailing at the Laser Europa Cup earlier this month
The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) has announced that effective from yesterday, Thursday 25 April, all new class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the new name ILCA Dinghy. Scuttlebutt Sailing News has more on the move which comes…
30 clubs were represented at the Laser Munsters in Baltimore
This weekend saw Laser sailors from 30 clubs around the country converge on Baltimore for the annual Munster Laser Championships sponsored by CH Marine. Ninety-five sailors took to the water on Saturday morning to a light 4 – 8-knot breeze.…

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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