Laser 4.7 & Radial

Laser 4.7 & Radial

6 Seasons

The Laser is a single-handed racing dinghy. The biggest attraction of the Laser dinghy is that it is protected by strict one-design class rules, which means that no changes are allowed to the boat unless they are specifically permitted in the rules. The result is that all Laser boats are virtually identical whether they are brand new or 10 years old, making it the sailor that wins the race, not the boat. The Laser is a challenging boat that rewards athleticism, subtle steering and trimming techniques, as well as tactical excellence. It is a singlehanded Olympic class boat for both men and women and is sailed at the club, national and international levels. With over 200,000 boats in 140 countries, it is the world’s most popular adult and youth racing sailboat.

One of the reasons the Laser is so popular is the boat’s sheer simplicity. The two-part free-standing mast and sleeved sail make the boat easy to rig and its lightweight hull make it easy to carry and cartop.

The Laser Formula combines one hull with three different rigs: Standard, Radial and 4.7. Young sailors starting out in the 4.7 can move up in rig sizes as they grow physically and develop tactically without the need to buy a complete new boat every few years. The one-design protection also means that your Laser will never be outdated, which explains why Lasers have such a high resale values.

Finally, a strong class association that actively promotes and drives forward Laser sailing around the globe makes mass production of the Laser viable, keeping the cost of the boats and spares relatively low.

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Laser 4.7 & Radial
  • The Bloody Mary 2016 - Iconic UK Pursuit Race

    Episode 1

    The 43rd Bloody Mary (part of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series) was held at Queen Mary Sailing Club in January 2016 - the coldest time of the sailing calendar! The iconic pursuit* event is the largest UK inland dinghy race which had 275 boats and 450 sailors enter. Winning the Bloody Mary i...

  • John Merricks Tiger Trophy 2016

    Episode 2

    The Rutland Challenge for the John Merricks Tiger Trophy 2016 (part of the GLW Sailjuice Winter Series). Storm Imogen and Henry arrived in the UK for the weekend of the iconic Tiger Trophy - chaotic weather conditions for over 150 sailors with epic footage of extreme sailing at its best. The 420 ...

  • Dinghy Show 2016 - Laser Performance

    Episode 3

    Laser Performance were showcasing the "World of Sunfish" and the range of paddle boards. Simon Ogden took some time out to explain more about the history of the iconic dinghy class and it's origins. Filmed at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2016.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • RYA Youths 2016 - The Winners

    Episode 4

    Great video and drone work from FlyThrough Video at Pwllheli at the 2016 RYA Youth Nationals 2016. All of the best youth sailors competed in the 420, Laser Radial, Standard, Spitfire, 29er, RS:X

    Video Producer: FlyThrough Video/ RYA Youth Sailing

  • RYA Youth Nationals 2016 Timelapse

    Episode 5

    Super time-lapse video from FlyThrough Video at Pwllheli at the 2016 RYA Youth Nationals 2016.

    Video Producer: FlyThrough Video/ RYA Youth Sailing

  • Laserkinesis

    Episode 6

    Matteo Sammarco and his Italian friends took one of the Lasers for a spin!

    Video Producer: Matteo Sammarco

  • Hyeresterday in France - PANDAMONIUM

    Episode 7

    The Pandamonium Sailing Squad has conquered the French Riviera at the Europa Cup.

    Video Producer: Matteo Sammarco

  • Unchained in Slovenia - PANDAMONIUM

    Episode 8

    Pandamonium Sailing Squad is shredding Slovenia at the Europa Cup Koper. On day two, filming with those extreme conditions was an absolute challenge. Governing a Laser in +35 knots with one hand while the other is holding a GoPro is a thrill of a lifetime. The regatta was cancelled on the third d...

  • 2016 Club Marine Victorian Youth Championships

    Episode 9

    The Club Marine Victorian Junior and Youth Championships is an annual event organised by Yachting Victoria that aims to increase participation in OTB classes. It was hosted by Mornington Yacht Club this year and was a fantastic event,

    Video Producer: Harnett Media

  • Cazinu in Bracciano - PANDAMONIUM

    Episode 10

    The Pandamonium Sailing Squad took home all the trophies from the Laser Region Cup in Bracciano.

    Video Producer: Matteo Sammarco

  • VRsport at World Sailing Weymouth Cup 2016

    Episode 11

    VRsport.tv Exclusive - The VRsport.tv Media Crew were onsite at the 2016 World Sailing Cup hosted by the Weymouth Portland National Sailing Academy, location of the 2012 Olympic Games. Loads of interviews with many of the top athletes getting race ready for the pinnacle of their four years traini...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 1

    Episode 12

    Day 1 of the 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week started in gorgeous British summer conditions hosted by Hayling Island Sailing Club. Due to tides, racing started early at 10:00 with a pleasant twelve knot Easterly pushing the boats round the course. We speak to Chris Turner and Jono Loe about thei...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 2

    Episode 13

    Hayling Island is coming down with a Feva!!! The RS Feva fleet is dominant out on the water with their fluorescent kites making them easily recognisable. Today we talk to a couple of young crews who have definitely caught the sailing bug. Terrific to see so many young people out on the water!

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  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 3

    Episode 14

    Race Week continues on Chichester Harbour. A stiff south-easterly and sunny conditions meant Day 3 went smoothly. We spoke to members of the Fast Handicap Division made up of a variety of boats from lightweight International Canoes to classic Flying Fifteens. After racing the competitors enjoyed ...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 4

    Episode 15

    After an hour's postponement this morning due to a lack of breeze, Day 4 of Chichester Harbour Race Week kicked off to a increasing south westerly. Taking a look at the spectrum of boats today demonstrating the diversity of sailors here at Hayling Island. From Optimists to RS Elites, it doesn't m...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - FInal Day

    Episode 16

    Sore heads were met by grey skies on the final day of Chichester Harbour Race Week. After a 4-day streak of champagne sailing conditions, the tide turned at Hayling Island with nasty squalls rolling through causing the race committee to abandon racing. An early pack up and a crowded prize marking...

  • 2016 Chubb US Junior Sailing Championships

    Episode 17

    The Mission Bay Yacht Club hosted US Sailing’s oldest championship in August of 2016. The 2016 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships featured three days of racing for the historic Sears Cup, Bemis Trophy and Smythe Trophy.

    Video Producer: US Sailing

  • PANDAMONIUM feat. Nauticlub - Laser Zonale Cup 2016

    Episode 18

    Vincing in Ostia - Samma's back with the Pandamonium Squad who picked up top 5 in the radial and first in 4.7 at the Laser Zonale Cup 2016. Stip ca trov Bari dialect for "put it aside so you can find it (one day)".

    Video Producer: Samma Productions

  • Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta 2016 - Day 1

    Episode 19

    New Zealand's largest and most exciting multi-class dinghy regatta hosted by the Torbay Sailing Club. In it's 15th year, the 2016 regatta was the biggest with 448 entries from an extensive array of junior and youth classes competing. Saturday turned out to be very light conditions but they manage...

  • Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta 2016 - Day 2

    Episode 20

    New Zealand's largest and most exciting multi-class dinghy regatta hosted by the Torbay Sailing Club. In it's 15th year, the 2016 regatta was the biggest with 448 entries from an extensive array of junior and youth classes competing. Sunday gave the young sailors better racing conditions with Rus...

  • Datchet Flyer 2016 - Day

    Episode 21

    This weekend saw the Datchet Flyer, part of the Sailjuice.com Winter Series return to Datchet Water Sailing Club. We filmed this regatta last year, in storm force conditions as our first event. This time, we saw much lighter conditions with the boats launching in next to no wind. Three handicap r...

  • Datchet Flyer 2016 - Day 2

    Episode 22

    Day Two - Datchet Flyer 2016, part of the Sailjuice.com Winter Series hosted by Datchet Water Sailing Club. Saskia Clark, VRsport.tv Presenter, chats to the competitors both on and off the water about their experience and tactics for the Flyer. One long pursuit race for everyone and wind conditio...

  • Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash 2016

    Episode 23

    The Draycote Dash is the start of the UK's Sailjuice.com Winter Series hosted by Draycote Sailing Club over two days. Craig Williamson in his Laser, won the Dash Pursuit with the GP14 duo, Fergus Barnham and Andy Hunter, second to mirror the over night leader board. Peter Gray and Andy Davis (Sco...

  • KBC Laser Radial Worlds 2016 - Day 1 Highlights

    Episode 24

    The best of single handed youth and men sailors were out in force in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin for the KBC Laser Radial Worlds 2016. Hosted by the Royal St.George Yacht Club - take a look at the highlights from Day 1.

    Video Producer: William Bryne