Laser ILCA 7

Laser ILCA 7

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 The one-design protection also means that your Laser will never be outdated, which explains why Lasers have such a high resale values.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