The International Laser Class sailboat, is a popular one-design class of small sailing dinghy. The design, by Bruce Kirby, emphasizes simplicity and performance. The dinghy is now manufactured by Laser Performance.
The Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. As of 2011, there are more than 250,000 boats worldwide. A commonly cited reason for its popularity is that it is robust, 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. Hence it is an Olympic Class for men.
The term “Laser” is often used to refer to the Laser Standard (the largest of the sail plan rigs available for the Laser hull). However there are two other sail plan rigs available for the Laser Standard hull known as the Laser Radial and the Laser 4.7.The weight range for the standard rig we believe is 78kg-88kg with 82-84kg being optimum