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Irish Laser/ILCA Sailing Dinghy News & Regatta Results
Topper dinghy sailors are on a high at Royal Cork with the news that the class World Championships will be sailed from Crosshaven from 24th-28th July 2023
There were great celebrations at Crosshaven for the Royal Cork Yacht Club Dinghy Frostbites prizegiving not only for the winners of the three-race series but also because of confirmation of Royal Cork's staging of the Topper World Championships in 2023.…
Racing in the men's fleet of the ILCA 7 European Championships in Hyeres
Ireland's ILCA 7 Paris 2024 campaigners ended a 'tough' week at the European Championships in Hyeres on Monday, with Finn Lynch finishing 25th and Ewan McMahon 11 places behind his Paris rival in 36th in a fleet of 137. The Gold fleet…
Howth's Eve McMahon finished the EurILCA 6 Europeans at Hyeres in 21st place overall in a fleet of 95
In the ILCA6/Laser Women's European Championship in France, Eve McMahon of Howth YC produced a good overall result in one of her first events as a senior after moving up from three Gold medals at World Youth level this season. A…
Sixteen-year-old Rocco Wright is the 2022 ILCA6 Men's European Champion and U21 Champion
Sixteen-year-old Rocco Wright has won the ILCA6/Laser Men's European Championship on the Côte d'Azur today. The Howth Yacht Club youth also won the U21 division, and this event is added to his Youth World Championship Gold won in the Netherlands in…
Irish sailor Rocco Wright leads overall going into the final day of racing at the  ILCA 6 Mens European Championships in Hyeres
Irish sailor Rocco Wright of Howth (1-13-5) regained full control of the fleet and leads both the overall and Under 21 European championships again with 32 points at the ILCA 6 European Championships in Hyeres France on the penultimate day.…
Olympic champion Marit Bouwmeester of Holand is lying second overall at the ILCA 6 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy in Hyeres, France
In the women's ILCA6/Laser European Championships in France, Ireland's only female competitor, Eve McMahon (Howth YC) has highlighted the tricky conditions. "It's not a good thing for a sailor to say, but I think that with these conditions, you just have…
Three more races were held today by all the fleets at the ILCA European Championships in Hyeres, with shifty and patchy 8-12 knots of breeze
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch scored a 16th-39th-32nd dropping him to 32nd place overall in a light wind three race penultimate day of the ILCA/Laser European Championships in Hyeres, France. Three more races were held today by all the fleets, with…
The ILCA7 men's Course A was tucked in under a nearby mountain of the Massif des Maures range, which produced some big wind shifts that led, say team managers, Finn Lynch to drop from 15th to 28th overall  at the 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy
There was a setback for Irish sailors when the Final series started on Saturday at the 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy in Hyeres, France. The wind was unstable in both race areas, forcing the Race Committee to adjust…
Royal St. George's Tom Higgins competing at the ILCA/Laser European Championships in Hyeres, France
Three Irish sailors are through to Gold fleet at the ILCA/Laser European Championships in France After a delay ashore to allow near gale conditions off the Côte d'Azur abate, organisers could only get a single race sailed in the quickly…
A second place followed by an eighth means Rocco Wright has a ten-point lead in the 64-boat ILCA 6 Europeans fleet
Howth Yacht Club's Rocco Wright retained his overnight lead in the non-Olympic ILCA6/Laser Men's Euro event in Hyeres, France.  A second place followed by an eighth means he has a ten-point lead at this early stage of the regatta in…
The local Mistral wind whipped up conditions for the 300-boat ILCA European Championships at Hyères today with Ireland's Finn Lynch lying 14th in the  169-boat Olympic ILCA 7 fleet
Rio 2016 Olympian Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club is knocking on the door of the top ten overall at the ILCA 7/Laser European Championships in Hyères, France. The 2021 world Silver medallist is 14th overall, with just six…
Howth Yacht Club's Rocco Wright leads both rankings of the ILCA 6 Men's European Championships in Hyeres, France
Howth Yacht Club sailor Rocco Wright leads both rankings after an impeccable 1-2 in the opening races of the ILCA 6/Laser Men's European Championships in Hyeres, France. The 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy started today at Cercle d’Organisation du…
109 sailors are being part of the ILCA 6 Eurilca Women’s championship, including Ireland's Paris 2024 campaigner Eve McMahon
Eve McMahon from Howth Yacht Club opted to take a penalty in a post-race arbitration session for an incident at a busy mark-rounding in the second race of the ILCA 6/Laser Women's European Championships in Hyeres on Wednesday. In 59th overall…
Ireland's Finn Lynch reached second in the world in the World Sailing rankings this season
Both Finn Lynch of Dun Laoghaire and Eve McMahon of Howth will be keen to capitalise on their outstanding seasons at the final ILCA event of the year when they compete at the EURILCA Senior European Championships in the ILCA 6…
Fiachra Farrelly (Howth YC) and Aidan Breen (Lough Ree YC) in perfect going in the Howth Dinghy Series on Sunday. Photo: HYC
The HYC Dinghy Frostbites kicked off its 2022/2023 season in perfect conditions on Sunday, with 40 boats entered, blue skies, and a warm southerly breeze putting on a special show of benevolence for the first of the planned 18 weekends…
Royal Cork Yacht Club's ILCA/Laser and Topper dinghy Frostbites series
Entry for Royal Cork Yacht Club's ILCA/Laser and Topper dinghy Frostbites Series is building, with over 50 boats entered before the early bird expires at midnight on Wednesday, the 2nd of November. The series (incorporating the Bill Jones Trophy for…

At A Glance – Laser Dinghy Specifications

Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

Year 1969

Crew 1
Draft 0.787 m (2 ft 7.0 in)
Hull weight 58.97 kg (130.0 lb)
LOA 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
LWL 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in)
Mainsail area 7.06 m2 (76.0 sq ft)

Racing D-PN 91.1 RYA PN 1088 PHRF 217

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