The Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. As of 2018, there are more than 215,000 boats worldwide. A commonly cited reason for its popularity is that it is robust and simple to rig and sail in addition to its durability - it's also very fast....
The design, by Bruce Kirby, emphasises simplicity and performance and also provides very competitive racing due to the very tight class association controls which eliminate differences in hull, sails and equipment.
Laser sailing and racing presents a unique set of physical and skill based challenges. Fast Laser sailing requires an advanced level of fitness in order to endure the straight legged hiking and body-torque techniques essential in getting upwind and reaching quickly!
Howick Beach, Beach Road, PO Box 38 099, Howick 2145