Laser and Laser Radial Class

Friday 16 Jan - Laser start
Friday 16 Jan - Laser start
 
 
The Laser, an Olympic class, is a popular single handed dinghy sailed mainly by senior members of the Club. There is a strong fleet currently racing from SBSC and nearby clubs. The Laser Radial is another popular option, with the same hull but a smaller sail for younger or lighter sailors. The Laser 4.7 is also becoming popular with teenagers leaving junior classes.
 
Laser 4.7 uses a short pre-bent lower mast to maintain a balanced helm and a sail area that is 35% smaller than the Laser Standard.   Ideal for younger sailors between 35 – 55 kg.
Laser Radial is the next step up and uses a more flexible and slightly shorter lower mast together with a sail area 18% smaller than the Laser Standard.   The Laser Radial has a large following with national and international regattas and World Open &Youth Championships attracting as many countries and competitors as the Laser Standard Rig.   Ideal for a crew weight of 55 – 70 kg.
Laser Standard can be sailed by any weight in light winds, but as the wind increases it is better suited to higher sailor weights, typically over 60 kg.

Other Links
 International Laser Website
 Australian Laser Website

Racing at the 2009 Laser World Championship in Halifax, Canada
Tom Slingsby at 2009 Laser World Championship
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