Laser

Laser

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 The one-design protection also means that your Laser will never be outdated, which explains why Lasers have such a high resale values.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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  • High Speed Laser Sailing - Rob Spencer Legend!

    Episode 1

    Rob Spencer giving it full throttle in a Laser at Wildwind - filmed in Vassiliki, Greece. Legend!

    Video Producer: Joseph Bennett

  • US Youth Champs 2015 Recap

    Episode 2

    The 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship recap - Day 4 bought breezy racing conditions and sunny skies to Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI and US Sailing crowned five champions for 2015, many of whom qualified for ISAF Youth Worlds in Malaysia.

    Video Producer: US Sailing

  • Australia's Summer of Sail 2015

    Episode 3

    Over late December through to mid January the Youth classes of Australia hold their National Champs at various locations in one state. However for 2015, Freemantle Sailing Club was the hub for the 420 Nationals, Optimist Nationals and the National Youth Championships. This is a little highlight r...

  • Datchet Flyer 2015 - Day 1

    Episode 4

    First day of the Datchet Flyer - wild conditions and only one race completed. Over 75 boats went out and survival was the key. Many of the UK's top sailors were on the water competing including Nick Craig, Charlie Cumbley, Ben McGrane and Tom Gillard to name a few. The Datchet Flyer is second reg...

  • Datchet Flyer 2015 - Day 2

    Episode 5

    The tale of two very different conditions at the Datchet Flyers (part of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series). After Day One with winds up to 35 knots, Day Two is light and tactical with 2nd Race - Handicap and 3rd Race - Pursuit. Filmed on location at Datchet Water Sailing Club in front of Wi...

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 1

    Episode 6

    Day 1 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Shifty and gusty conditions made it tough racing for the 700 competitors who all enjoyed a great days racing at Medemblik

  • GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series 2015 - Draycote Dash

    Episode 7

    Tom Gillard and Andy Couch raced their 505 to victory in the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash after surviving a stormy Saturday and winning the pursuit race on a much softer Sunday. The first of seven events in this season's GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series, the wind turned appropriately icy over...

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 2

    Episode 8

    Day 2 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Lighter conditions on the second day of racing in Medemblik where the Olympic Classes enjoyed another great day racing.

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 3

    Episode 9

    Day 3 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Strong winds and steeper waves made the third day of racing the most challenging so far with plenty of swimming for the competitors..

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 4

    Episode 10

    Day 4 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - The competitors were greeted by a gentle breeze which quickly built throughout the day - With the Medal Races taking place for some of the Olympic Classes, everything was to play for.