Laser

Laser

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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 The one-design protection also means that your Laser will never be outdated, which explains why Lasers have such a high resale values.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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  • 2017 Laser Standard World Championships - Day One

    Episode 1

    The 2017 Laser Standard Worlds were held at the Sailing Club Mornar in the beautiful coastal town of Split in Croatia. The strict one design class attracts many of the top helms from around the globe with qualifying over the first three days - Pavlos Kontides leading the fleet after the first day...

  • 2017 Laser Standard World Championships - Day Two

    Episode 2

    Pavlos Kontides (CYP) is still leading the qualifiers after two days with three straight wins. Sam Meech (NZL) and Sergey Komissarov (RUS) are chasing close behind in second and third respectively. The 2017 Laser Standard Worlds were held at the Sailing Club Mornar in the beautiful coastal town o...

  • 2017 Laser Standard World Championships - Day Three

    Episode 3

    Qualifying over after three days - Pavlos Kontides (CYP) leads with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (FRA) and Matthew Wearn (AUS) bringing up the other podium positions. Reigning World Champion, Nick Thompson (GBR) is still confident of getting back up to defend his title. The 2017 Laser Standard Worlds wer...

  • 2017 Laser Standard World Championships - Day Four

    Episode 4

    Light winds for the Gold fleet and one very happy Aussie, Mitchell Kennedy, who picked up the race win moves him up to 5th overall. The 2017 Laser Standard Worlds were held at the Sailing Club Mornar in the beautiful coastal town of Split in Croatia.

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  • 2017 Laser Standard World Championships - Final Day

    Episode 5

    The wind unexpectedly came in allowing for three races and became the final day due to storms on Day Six - this left the overnight leader Pavlos Kontides taking the 2017 Laser Standard World Championship. Two Australians followed in Silver and Bronze - Tom Burton and Matthew Wearn. The 2017 Laser...

  • Foiling Laser Wedge Testing - Wildwind

    Episode 6

    Here are some of the Wildwind instructors trying out the newly constructed 'wedge' on the foiling Laser. The prototype was made on a budget and weighs 5kg which is why there's only one. Due to the great success, they will be making a lightweight pair over the winter ready to fly in 2018.

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