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Class History

The singlehanded International Laser® is one of the most popular boats in sailing history, with over 190,000 hulls worldwide. This physically demanding dinghy follows strict one-design regulations and tests a sailor's endurance and finesse as much as it tests tactical skill. The boat and equipment have changed little since Bruce Kirby's original 1971 design, but Harken's recent innovations have been accepted into the Class rules. The powerful 15:1 cascaded vang, 10:1 cunningham, and low-friction clew sleeve make frequent fine-tune adjustments a breeze and have opened the class to a wider range of sailors. laser-sailplan.gif

Boat Specifications

LOA 4.23 m (14 ft)
Beam 1.42 m (4.6 ft)
Draft 0.9 m (2.9 ft)
Mast Height 5.9 m (19 ft)
Sail Area 7.06 sq m (76 sq ft)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)

Laser

8/18/2014

International LaserLaser Clew Sleeve16 mm Fixed Single-40416 mm Fixed Double w/Becket-40716 mm Fixed Double w/Becket-4071 in Wire Forkhead Block w/Becket-46657 mm Carbo Ratchet w/Becket-213516 mm Forkhead Block-376Laser Mainsheet blocksMicro Extreme Angle Fairlead-476Micro Cam-Matic Cam Cleat

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Harken Laser® Clew Sleeve

Pulling the sail flush with the boom, the low-friction clew sleeve slides smoothly without binding. Rigging is fast and simple; the hook locks the clew securely in a single motion. Class legal and now available.

Laser Vang16 mm Fixed Single-404Laser Clew Sleeve16 mm Fixed Single-40416 mm Fixed Double w/Becket-40716 mm Fixed Double w/Becket-4071 in Wire Forkhead Block w/Becket-46616 mm Fixed Double w/Becket-407Harken Laser Vang16 mm Forhead Block - 376Micro Extreme Angle Fairlead-476Laser Block BaseLaser Cleat Base

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Harken Laser Vang

Enjoy power and efficiency with the class-legal 15:1 Laser® vang. Now the class standard, you can get the most out of the boat regardless of your size.

X-Treme Angle Fairlead

This design breakthrough lets you fine-tune outhaul and cunningham controls while hiking. Lines cleat and release at angles as great as 90 degrees. It features a stainless steel bail for a bulletproof turning point.

16 mm Forkhead Block

These low-profile blocks require no shackle and make perfect mastbase attachments for outhaul and cunningham control lines. Line is guided close to the deck and easily runs below the compass mount.

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