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Irish Laser Sailing Dinghy News & Regatta Results
Laser racing at Ballyholme Yacht Club for the National Title
Over 100 sailors competed across 4 days for the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club from 22nd to 25th August 2019.  Nine races were completed in the first 3 days of the championship in moderate to fresh southerly breezes…
Rounding a mark at the Irish Laser Nationals on Belfast Lough
The final day has arrived for the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough. After six of 11 scheduled races were completed on Day 2 yesterday (Saturday 24 August), sailors awoke to sunny skies but little wind…
Laser sailors round a mark at the National Championships on Belfast Lough
Sailors have completed 6 of the scheduled 11 races at the end of Day two at the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough.  Conditions have been tricky for sailors and Race Officer Sheila Lewis and her…
Finn Lynch is lying 11th
The National Yacht Club's Olympic Laser sailor Finn Lynch continues to sail consistently at the midway point of Ready Steady Tokyo, the official test event for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games hosted by the Japanese capital and is 11th overall,…
Ballyholme's first major Laser event since 2014 will be staged this month when the Belfast Lough Club hosts the Irish Laser Nationals
Last week Ballyholme’s Dan McGaughey won the youth title and second overall in the Laser Radial UK Nationals at Largs, Scotland. This followed Howth Yacht Club’s Eve McMahon who won the Under 17 Laser Radial Youth Worlds title the week…
Conor Gorman
Conor Gorman was the winner of the Laser 4.7 division of the JLL sponsored Royal Irish Yacht Club Junior Regatta yesterday. The National Yacht Club sailor, who took third at the Laser Connaughts on Lough Derg at the weekend, emerged…
Laser Master winners at Lough Derg Yacht Club
Fifty-five Lasers took to the water this past weekend on Lough Derg for the Laser Connaught Championships, hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club. Understandably, the atmosphere and excitement around the club was palpable following the fantastic achievement of Aisling Keller…
Ballyholme Yacht Club hosts the 2019 Irish Laser National Championships
Ballyholme Yacht Club will host the 2019 Irish Laser National Championships from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August 2019. All eyes have been on Japan this week and the Laser Radial World Championships where Aoife Hopkins and Aisling Keller are…
Ireland's Eve McMahon competing in the Laser Radial Class at the Youth World Championships
Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club is back in the hunt after his disappointing start and counted 28,17, 7 yesterday to be 20th overall in the boy's Laser Radial fleet from 57 in Gdynia, Poland. The Boy’s and Girl’s Laser Radial fleets only completed…
Jamie McMahon (IRL) in a crowded start line in the boys Laser class at the Youth Sailing Worlds in Poland
There was an inauspicious start for Ireland's Jamie McMahon at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland today when the Howth Yacht Club youth was disqualified from the first race following a premature start. McMahon was one of 11 in the 47-boat Laser Radial…
George Kingston in winning form on Dublin Bay
George Kingston has won the Laser Standard division of the prestigious 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta by seven clear points overall. The Cork native led the 11-boat series from Thursday's first race and counts five race wins from seven sailed.…
Laser Master Ross O'Leary stays in contention for VLDR honours with two second places and a third
Trading a few years of experience on your rivals isn’t a major problem when you’re on a run of form like George Kingston. The Royal St George sailor gave a masterclass in race management and consistency last weekend when he…
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…

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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