Laser 4.7 & Radial

Laser 4.7 & Radial

7 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 The one-design protection also means that your Laser will never be outdated, which explains why Lasers have such a high resale values.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.

Laser 4.7 & Radial
  • Hempel World Series - Medemblik Recap Part 1

    Episode 1

    Medemblik saved the best for last on the final day, with 15-16 knots of consistent breeze and plenty of waves under a clear blue Dutch sky. After five days of racing, Marie Barrue (FRA) and Lorenzo Chiavarini (GBR) took gold in the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7, Piotr Myszka (POL) and Marta Maggetti (ITA) wo...

  • XXXII Olympiad - Enoshima - Day One

    Episode 2

    Round up of the results and classes from the XXXII Olympiad in Japan - the RS:X windsurfing and both Laser classes took to the water for the first day.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • XXXII Olympiad - Enoshima - Day Three

    Episode 3

    Day Three and the 'cream is rising' - the 49er skiffs launched and the Finns cut through the water off Enoshima. The big story is the Lasers with the old guard leading the young guns - for some it's too late and for others it's within their grasp.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • XXXII Olympiad - Enoshima - Day Four

    Episode 4

    The Brits seem to be ruling the skiff waves both female and male with many of the fleets starting to show potential medal contentions - the final medal race have seen upsets before though..

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • XXXII Olympiad - Enoshima - Day Five

    Episode 5

    Giles Scott, Great Britain, takes another two bullets to lead the Finns so GBR now have podium places with seven out of ten classes but it's a long way to go to the finishing line for many.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • XXXII Olympiad - Enoshima - Day Six

    Episode 6

    What a difference a day makes - with the trapeze harness weigh-in saga for Brazil and Ireland, Kiwi 49er and AC superstars on joint first and not forgetting the guaranteed Gold medal for Australian, Matt Wearn. No day is the same on the water - let alone the Olympic Games!

    Video Producer: VR Sp...

  • XXXII Olympiad - Enoshima - Day Seven

    Episode 7

    It's the start of the medal races and 'gongs' to be won. The RS:X Female and Male finish their five year journey but for other Olympic sailors they have either to wait or try and climb as high as they can before it's too late.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • XXXII Olympiad - Enoshima - Day Eight

    Episode 8

    Matt Wearn takes Gold for Australia after dominating the Laser alongside, thankfully after Race 10, Anne-Marie Rindom (Denmark) in her Laser Radial. The pressure is on for Gold in all of the six remaining classes not just for glory but a pro career after the Olympics.

    Video Producer: VR Sport M...

  • XXXII Olympiad - Enoshima - Final Day

    Episode 9

    Ten classes - ten Gold medals. "The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.." - for all of the sailors they put everything into their long road to Tokyo. Back to back Olympic champions became the norm but it was close. Great competition but no time to rest with only three yea...

  • 2021 ILCA 6 Laser Radial Youth Worlds - Day One

    Episode 10

    Over 360 youth sailors arrived in Italy to battle for the World Champion crown. The ILCA Laser Radial Youths began on Lake Garda with 250 boys and 100 girls taking to the water with the stunning backdrop of northern Lombardy.

    Video Producer: Emilio Santinelli

  • 2021 ILCA 6 Laser Radial Youth Worlds - Day Two

    Episode 11

    Day Two of the qualifying series continued on Lake Garda hosted by Circolo Vela Arco.

    Video Producer: Emilio Santinelli

  • 2021 ILCA 6 Laser Radial Youth Worlds - Day Three

    Episode 12

    Qualifying completed after three intense days racing on Lake Garda - Circolo Vela Arco became the home for many of the top youth sailors from around the world.

    Video Producer: Emilio Santinelli

  • 2021 ILCA 6 Laser Radial Youth Worlds - Final Series Day 1

    Episode 13

    The fleets have been split into Gold, Silver, Bronze and Emerald - time to get hiking and race face on. The start of the Final Series began at Circolo Vela Arco.

    Video Producer: Emilio Santinelli

  • 2021 ILCA 6 Laser Radial Youth Worlds - Final Series Day 2

    Episode 14

    The cream of the world's single hander youth sailors are starting to rise to the top with Ireland, Italy, USA and Spain competitors nearing the end of their six day marathon regatta to be crowned the Radial Youth World Champion.

    Video Producer: Emilio Santinelli

  • 2021 ILCA 6 Laser Radial Youth Worlds - Final Series Finale

    Episode 15

    There is just one winner (boy and girl) in the end - Ireland's Eve McMahon won the girls ILCA 6 Worlds with Mattia Cesana (ITA) taking the boys title. Great achievement from all of the 365 competitors, support crews (parents) and Circolo Vela Arco for hosting the regatta.

    Video Producer: Emilio...

  • Kiel Week 2021 - Sailing Highlights - Day 1

    Episode 16

    Kieler Woche is back and the biggest regatta in Europe is racing again. Day One has the ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7) taking to the waters with Vendée Globe GER hero, Boris Herrmann opening the regatta. (CC Available)

    Video Producer: KielerWocheTV

  • Kiel Week 2021 - Sailing Highlights - Day 2

    Episode 17

    Day Two at Kieler Woche with the single handed classes, Europe and ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7), hitting the Baltic Sea coastline. The Swede, Sebastian Knaack, had the best time of the Europe sailors leading with the two Danes following him on the current podium. (CC Available)

    Video Producer: KielerWocheTV

  • Kiel Week 2021 - Sailing Highlights - Day 4

    Episode 18

    Two days of extreme light winds meant sitting around on their decks waiting for a breeze to fill on for many of the Kieler Woche competitors. Batbold Gruner (GER) took the ILCA 4 overall trophy, with Sebastian Knaack (SWE) alongside Tania Tammling (GER) taking the overall Europe Championship and ...