The Laser was designed in 1969 and quickly
revolutionized the racing world with its speed and simplicity. Today
this timeless design is by far the most popular adult and youth racing
boat worldwide. It is raced by many of the world’s top sailors and
has been an Olympic class since 1996.
For almost four decades, the Laser has been a sailing success
story. One reason is the boat’s sheer simplicity. From its very
beginning, the Laser has offered an uncomplicated way for sailors to
experience the joy of sailing and the thrill of competition. Many
other qualities combine to make the Laser a legendary performer.
The Laser’s full-size rig rewards athleticism and is best for
heavier, more experienced sailors, but it can easily be converted to a
Radial or 4.7 by changing just the sail and bottom spar.