Lasers are one of the most popular one-design class sailboat in the world. As of 2012, there were more than 200,000 boats made. The boat is 13 feet, 10.5 inches long, 130 pounds, with a 76 square foot single sail (standard version). The boat is robust and simple to rig and sail. The Laser provides very competitive racing due to the tight class association controls which eliminate differences in hull, sails and equipment. The Laser is a challenging boat that rewards athleticism, subtle steering and trimming techniques as well as tactical excellence. The Laser is currently the single-handed Olympic class dinghy and is raced on the Club, National and International Class Levels.
Over the last few seasons Laser sailing and racing have increased in Cohasset, with Lasers racing on Wednesday nights and Sundays during the summer months and through the fall on the weekends.
If you are interested in learning more about Lasers, sailing or racing, please contact fleet captain Smudge Gundersen.