Fleet Captain: Simon Limb *213600
Width (beam): 1.37m
Weight (hull): 60kg
Sail Area: 7.06 sqm
RYA PY: 1098
The Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. As of 2012, there are more than 200,000 boats worldwide. A commonly cited reason for its popularity is that it is robust, and simple to rig and sail. The Laser also provides very competitive racing due to the very tight class association controls which eliminate differences in hull, sails and equipment.
There are two other sail plan rigs for the Laser hull: Laser Radial with a sail area of 5.5 sqm, and Laser 4.7 with a sail area of 4.7 sqm.