Laser 4.7 & Radial

Laser 4.7 & Radial

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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 The one-design protection also means that your Laser will never be outdated, which explains why Lasers have such a high resale values.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
  • Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 7 - The Final Day

    Episode 1

    Final Day of the Festival of Sails 2017 "Off The Beach" Series and light winds on the Outside Course denied the OK and Waszp fleet any further racing with abandonment. The Inside Course was postponed until mid afternoon when a building sea breeze finally arrived enabling two races for the Cadets,...

  • World Sailing SWC - Hyeres 2017 - Laser Highlights

    Episode 2

    World Sailing's World Cup Series Round Two 2017 - Hyeres, France. Highlights from the Laser Standard and Radial fleets - this time it was the experience that showed with Cypriot, Pavlos Kontides (Silver - 2012 Olympics) picking up gold in the Laser Mens. Evi Van Acker (Bronze - 2012 Olympics) imp...

  • U.S. Youth Sailing Championships 2017

    Episode 3

    The premiere youth sailing event in the United States, the 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, took place in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 24-28. This US Sailing National Championship welcomed over 175 of America’s top youth sailors, with qualification for the 2017 Youth Sailing World Champion...

  • US Sailing - Erika Reineke Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year 2017

    Episode 4

    Erika Reineke, was honored for the first time as US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of Year. The Florida native and veteran US Sailing Team athlete distinguished herself nationally and internationally while competing in both College Sailing and the Olympic Laser Radial class in 2017.

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