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 The one-design protection also means that your Laser will never be outdated, which explains why Lasers have such a high resale values.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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  • Young Europeans Sailing 2019

    Episode 1

    Kiel hosted the 1972 Olympic Sailing regatta and is the location for the Young Europeans Sailing competition too. The aspiring Olympic sailors hit the water with total commitment with strong winds and even sunshine - it was a spectacular performance from the next generation of champions.

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  • TME - RYA Youth Nationals 2019 - Day One

    Episode 2

    The Main Event - Extensive coverage of Day One at the British Youth Nationals - strong winds made it a day of survival for the gutsy sailors. Interviews, Walkabout Portland Island, Tactician and a whole lot more..

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • TME - RYA Youth Nationals 2019 - Day Two

    Episode 3

    The Main Event - Extensive coverage of Day Two at the British Youth Nationals - what a difference a day makes - very lights winds after the big breeze - Laser Tech Talk, Interviews, Walkabout Portland Island, Tactician with drone analysis and a whole lot more..

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • TME - RYA Youth Nationals 2019 - Day Three

    Episode 4

    The Main Event - Extensive coverage of Day Three at the British Youth Nationals - things go from bad to worse - fog... 420 Tech Talk, Interviews, Walkabout Portland Island including the Crab House Cafe and a whole lot more.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • TME - RYA Youth Nationals 2019 - Day Four

    Episode 5

    The Main Event - Extensive coverage of Day Four at the British Youth Nationals - finally everything comes together - wind, sun and all fleets hit the water en masse - Nacra 15 Tech Talk, Interviews, Walkabout Nothe Fort including a few Olympic sailors and a whole lot more.

    Video Producer: VR ...

  • TME - RYA Youth Nationals 2019 - Final Day

    Episode 6

    The Main Event - Extensive coverage of the Final Day at the British Youth Nationals - the day that Champions were crowned but was the weather going to play nicely.. Interviews with all of the winners, Race Recap, Portland Walkabout with a massive wrap up of all the action from the week.

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  • Laser Tech Talk

    Episode 7

    Matilda Nicholls, 2019 GBR Youth Laser Radial Champion, guides you through all of the controls and techniques for rigging and racing a Laser.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • What Is Foiling Week?

    Episode 8

    Foiling Week is not just racing but over 180 boats entered Garda 2018 but they also have the Foiling Exhibition, where 15 new to market boats has been launched. Trials, coaching, Learning to Fly, and a Forum - looks like foiling is here to stay.

    Video Producer: Horue Video Production