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Irish Laser Sailing Dinghy News & Regatta Results
Finn Lynch scored 7 and 2 in the first two of six gold fleet races in the 63-boat fleet on Thursday to lie fourth overall
A stunning performance from Finn Lynch on Banderas Bay has put the National Yacht Club solo ace into fourth overall – and crucially – tied on points for third place after the first day of Gold Fleet racing at the ILCA…
Gear failure in the final qualification race dropped Ireland's Finn Lynch out of the top ten overall at the Laser Worlds in Mexico but with six races left to sail the NYC sailor still has his eye very much on the defence of his 2021 silver medal
Finn Lynch's defence of his ILCA 7/Laser World Championships silver medal suffered a gear failure setback yesterday at Vallarta, Mexico when the National Yacht Club ace posted a 'Did not Compete' (DNC) in his final qualification race. Until yesterday, the…
Ireland's 2021 World Champion silver medalist Finn Lynch (left) chases Spain's Joaquin Blanco Albalat at a weather mark in the ILCA 7 World Championships at Vallarta Yacht Club, Mexico
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch kept the defence of his 2021 silver medal very much alive when he added a fourth place on Tuesday to be in the top ten overall of the ILCA7/Laser World Championships in Mexico. Lying…
The massive 126 boat fleet is split into two “flights” for the first three days of the ILCA 7/Laser World Championships in Mexico
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is off to a great start to his silver medal defence at the ILCA7/Laser World Championships in Puerto Vallarta. Lynch posted is lying sixth overall on the Banderas Bay after the first two qualification…
A file photo of DBSC Laser racing
With winds between 8 and 20+ knots and plenty of squalls predicted, racing took place for the DBSC Lasers inside Dun Laoghaire harbour on Tuesday, May 10th. Staying in your boat with the mast pointing at the sky was the…
ILCA 4s prepare to start in a Munster Laser Championships race at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club
Eighty Laser/ILCA dinghies from twenty clubs around Ireland returned to the sunny South East venue of Dunmore East this past weekend for the 'Connaught' Championships at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club. Although the wind God didn’t deliver the usual breezy/wavy conditions…
Waterford Harbour local Ian Kelly will compete at this weekend's Laser Connaught Championships at Dunmore East
A fleet of more than 70 Lasers (ILCA class) from 20 clubs around the country will be arriving in Dunmore East this weekend to compete in the two-day Port of Waterford Laser Connaught Championships, which is taking place on May…
Irish competitors at the Spanish ILCA Masters included ; Alison Pigot (NYC), Ali Robinson (RStGYC), Judy O’Beirne (RStGYC), Shirley Gilmore (RStGYC), Michael Norman (Coal Harbour/Wicklow SC), Hugh Cahill (Coal Harbour/DBSC), Sean Flanagan (RStGYC), David Cahill (NYC), Sean Craig (RStGYC), Theo Lyttle (RStGYC), Conor O’Leary (RStGYC), Chris Arrowsmith (RStGYC)
Twelve Dun Laoghaire Harbour Laser/ILCA sailors competed last weekend at the XIV edition of the Spanish ILCA Masters, at picturesque Calella de Palafrugell on the Costa Brava coast. Racing in nine ILCA 6’s (Radials) and three ILCA 7’s (Full rigs),…
The transition from junior to senior sailing is difficult at the best of times, and the Irish “Sailor of the Year 2021” Eve McMahon of Howth has found that the arbitrary dictates of personal birth dates means that she has…
Finn Lynch competing at France's massive 53rd Semaine Olympique Française de Hyeres
An arm injury that proved no obstacle for Ireland's Finn Lynch when he recorded fourth overall at the first World Cup of the season earlier this month may be the reason behind the National Yacht Club's comparatively lower scores so far…
ILCA 6 champion Eve McMahon
Howth teen Eve McMahon booked her place to the Youth World Sailing Championships in The Hague in July when she sailed to success at the Irish Youth Sailing Championships on Belfast Lough today.  The reigning World Youth Champion in the…
Eve McMahon won three out of four races in big breeze on Belfast Lough
Ballyholme is famous for the big rolling seas with a northeast breeze of strength and on Super Saturday at the Youth Sailing Championships, the ILCA6 Under 17 world champion Eve McMahon showed her strength with a dominant display in strong winds and…
Finn Lynch is looking to notch up another top international result in Hyeres
ILCA7/Laser sailor Finn Lynch is hoping to build on recent top performances such as his silver medal win at last November's World Championships and this month's fourth at the Princesa Sofia Trophy when he races at Hyères in the French Olympic…
Baltimore Sailing Club staged a superb weekend on and off the water.
Baltimore Sailing Club welcomed over 80 ILCA/Lasers for the Munster Championship this Easter bank holiday weekend. The magnificent West Cork setting that is Baltimore delivered superb sailing conditions with South/South Westerly winds averaging between 15-18 knots over the course of…
Irish Sailor of the Year Eve McMahon will contest the Laser Munster Championships at Baltimore Sailing Club this weekend
The Laser (ILCA) Munster Championship at Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork, ever a class favorite event, has not failed again this season with 80 boats currently entered including Olympians and top youth sailors.  Entries continue to pour in from…
Finn Lynch rounds a weather mark in in Palma - The National Yacht Club ace is in the top ten of the Laser fleet at the Princess Sofia regatta
A most consistent performance from Irish Laser sailor Finn Lynch on the Bay of Palma shows the depth of the Rio Olympian's ambition for Paris 2024 as the National Yacht Club ace broke into the top ten overall of the…

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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