Do they still make Laser sailboats?

The Laser sailboat is no longer in production in North America and Europe and because the Laser trademark is being held by the former builder, the boat’s name had to be changed in order for Bruce Kirby’s design to continue to be sold world-wide as a One Design class.

What is a Laser sailboat worth?

A new Laser will cost about $5,500. A used Laser in good condition will usually cost between $1,500 and $3,500. A new Wayfarer will cost about $15,000.

Can you sink a Laser sailboat?

Lasers do not sink, and neither do you as long as you have your PFD.

How much should you weigh to sail a Laser?

The optimal weight for this rig is 110–145 pounds (50–66 kg), thus becoming an ideal boat for young sailors moving from the Optimist/RS Tera who are still too light for a normal Laser.

How much does a new Laser cost?

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Is sailing a Laser difficult?

Lasers are hard, physical boats to sail. These quirks add to the challenge it has become as the most popular racing boat around. There is also a bit of a chicken and egg issue, in that the better/more experienced you are, the easier it is to sail. To understand why, we need to talk about golf for a minute.

Which way do Laser battens go in?

Make sure the battens are inserted with the tapered (thin) end towards the luff and the stiffer (thick) end towards the leech.

How fast can a Laser sailboat go?

The upper wind strengths for a Laser are in the 30-40 mph range. For instance, portions of the Boat Whisperer video (from Rooster Sailing) were done in 25-35 mph winds, and it certainly looks like that to me.

What are the dimensions of a Laser sailboat?

As a one-design class of sailboat, all Lasers are built to the same specifications. The hull is 4.2 metres (13 ft 9½ in) long, with a waterline length of 3.81 m (12.5 ft). The hull weight is 56.7 kg (130 lb), which makes the boat light enough to lift onto a car-top rack.

What is a Laser Radial sailboat?

The Laser Radial is a popular one-design class of small sailing dinghy, originally built by Laser Performance . It is a singlehanded boat, meaning that it is sailed by one person. The Laser Radial is a variant of the Laser Standard , with shorter mast and reduced sail area, allowing light sailors to sail in heavy winds.

Who manufactures laser boats?

The Laser is manufactured by LaserPerformance, based in Newport, RI. Other popular boats in the range include the iconic Sunfish, Club 420 , FJ, Vago, Bahia and Pico sailboats. West Coast Sailing has been a leading LaserPerformance dealer since 2005.