The world's most popular adult racing class.
Every Laser in the world is identical. Strict one-design class rules ensures this remains true. The best sailor on the water 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. The Laser is the single-handed Olympic class dinghy and is raced on the Club, National and International Class levels.
The Laser comes standard as a Laser race version. The Laser Race features the Allen upgrade cunningham outhaul kit, Allen upgrade vang, gorilla tiller and extension, sail, 60mm Allen ratchet block, padded toe strap.
Upgrade to the Laser XD is available for race oriented sailors. The Laser XD features the XD Harken vang system, XD Harken cunningham outhaul kit, XD carbon tiller and extension, 6mm anti-twist dinghy mainsheet from FSE Robline, sail, padded toe-strap, Harken 57mm ratchet block w/ Mega spring, 5mm SK90 dyneema traveller, Mega bolt and 3mm dyneema dinghy control rudder downhaul.
- Length - 13.78 ft
- Beam - 4.56 ft
- Draft - 2.62 ft
- Sail Area
- Laser 4.7 - 50.59 ft2
- Laser Radial - 62 ft2
- Laser Full - 75.99 ft2
- Hull Weight - 130 lbs
- Capacity 1 - 2 People
- Skill Level:
- Beginner - Expert
- Race Level:
- Club - Olympic
- Optimal Sailor Weight
- Laser 4.7 100 - 120 lbs
- Laser Radial 110 - 150 lbs
- Laser Full 140 lbs+
- Transport - Car-toppable
Benchmark for Racing
For over 45 years the Laser has been the benchmark for adult singlehanded racing. It has more events and more World Championships for Men, Women and girls than any other boat.
Most Participation of Any Adult Racing Boat
Most participation of any adult racing boat. There are more Laser sailors participating in more events at every level than any other adult one design.
Go to any country anywhere in the world and you will probably find some sort of Laser regatta taking place. Laser events are held around the globe, all year long in the oceans, lakes, rivers and ponds throughout almost every country.
The simple box one design of the Laser insures that it is not about the boat, but it is all about the sailor.
Olympic Singlehanded Class Racing - Women and Men
Because of its great popularity the Laser represents both the Men and then Women in Olympic Singlehanded Class Racing .