What is a Laser 2 sailboat?

What is a Laser 2 sailboat?

The Laser 2 is a double-handed version of the popular Laser one-design class of small sailing dinghy. It is a quick, planing dinghy that differs from the Laser in that it has a jib, symmetric spinnaker and a single trapeze for the crew in the racing “Regatta” version. The rig is a Bermudian rig sloop with spinnaker.

Can one person sail a Laser 2?

The Laser 2 must be sailed with a jib, otherwise there is too much weather helm and the boat never gets going. The jib is fairly small on this boat, relatively easy for single-handed.

Can two people fit in a Laser sailboat?

The Laser has one sail only and can be sailed by one or two people (rare) and is best sailed in higher winds by a fit, moderate weight person (less than 80kg).

How tall is a laser 2 mast?

Some facts and figures about the Laser 2 Regatta

Designer Frank Bethwaite
Draft (c/bd down) 1.00 3’3
Length of Mast 5.80 19’0
Weight (min) 79kg 174lb
Sail Area Sq. Metres Sq. Feet

Who can sail a Laser?

Laser Sailing at WSC Lasers are best suited to sailors 13 years of age or older, over 45kg, and focused on racing.

How many people can be on a Laser sailboat?

The laser is a one-sail dinghy with a conventional hull and interchangeable sails. Designed in 1969 by Bruce Kirby and Ian Bruce, the entire system is usable for a single sailor. Depending on the design, however, up to two sailors can use it with the right sail.

What is the weight limit on a Laser sailboat?

This depends on the type of laser that you have. The general weight limit of laser dinghies goes between 77.2 to 154 lbs (35 – 70 kg) depending on the laser type. Standard laser rigs can handle the most weight and are best for experienced sailors.

How tall is a Laser 4.7 mast?

The Laser 4.7 or ILCA 4 is a one-design dinghy class in the Laser series and is a one-design class of sailboat. All Lasers are built to the same specifications. The Laser is 4.06 m (13 ft 10 in) long, with a waterline length of 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)….Laser 4.7.

Class symbol
Laser 4.7 +
Crew 1
Draft 0.787 m (2 ft 7.0 in)


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