Celebrating more than a decade, the Laser 2000 has proved itself as both a club racer and family cruiser. It is a lovely and forgiving boat that provides exhilarating gennaker sailing for both novice and advanced sailors.
Its easy to reef mainsail, furling jib and storage boxes make it an ideal family cruising boat, while the easy to hoist and drop gennaker, and easy to adjust vang and cunningham make it great for racing. This boat truly provides the best of both worlds.
Row, sail, or motor. The Laser Bahia was designed with stability, safety and performance in mind. It was created for leisure and ease of use, but not at the expense of performance. Stability and sturdy hull design make it easy to motor or row. The Laser Bahia comes with a single line reefable mainsail for added sailing comfort in a breeze.
The Dart 16 platform provides exciting performance that both the adult and youth sailor can appreciate. The responsiveness and feel found on the Dart 16 come from the long line of high performance products developed within the LaserPerformance family. The design is exceptionally stable and forgiving based on it's simple, but robust construction. The Dart 16 is a favorite at the top holiday resorts for its simple layout, durability and the ear to ear smiles from guests.
The Laser Vago’s sail plan is interchangeable allowing sailors to sail single- or double-handed and upgrade as their skill level increases. With the option of standard or race sails, the Vago is designed for both leisure and performance sailing. Single line launch and retrieval gennaker makes gennaker use a breeze for sailors of all levels.
Bob Ames designed an exciting double-handed, one-design sailboat with high speed fun in a simple, durable, lightweight package. It's the ideal boat for your local yacht club fleet, international caliber team racing, or family leisure. The V15 is lighter, tougher, easier to transport, and more fun than any other boat in its class.
Fantastic local, regional and national racing is readily available. You may find yourself on the line next to a husband and wife team or the next Olympic hopeful.
The Club 420 enables young sailors to learn teamwork, trapeze and spinnaker techniques that simply can't be learned in single-handed boats. Safe for beginning sailors and quick enough to keep collegiate All-Americans interested, sailors graduating from the Optimist class will find the C420 to be manageable and a lot of fun.
he Club FJ is a tough, agile performer for beginners to elite sailors. The Club is a fantastic choice for clubs and junior programs looking to introduce young sailors to double-handed sailing with a spinnaker. Our Collegiate version (no spinnaker) is the most popular boat in college sailing; more collegiate sailing teams in North America sail our FJ than any other double-handed sailboat.
Julian Bethwaite’s brainchild combines a strict one-design with lightweight, high-tech construction. The 49er is a premier Olympic class sailing skiff, built for extreme speed and is now available to all. Expect to pick-up serious knots for an incredible sailing experience. With a strong International class organization in place, the 49er is a regular at events around the world.
The Sunfish is the most popular recreational sailboat in history. Its classic design, unmatched stability and sailing ease are enjoyed by all ages. Owners appreciate the lightweight hull, which easily travels on the top of a car. The ultra-durable construction ensures years of maintenance-free enjoyment. Sailing trips are a breeze, just load the Sunfish on your car and go!
Extremely competent performance dinghy with windsurfer-like agility and quickness.
Exceptional sailboat design by Jo Richards, especially for those looking to enhance their sailing skills and eventually compete.
Stable and durable triple-layer polyethylene hull that does not compromise performance.
Extendable aluminum carry handles slide from transom drain ports (optional upgrade).
Optional integrated wheel makes the Bug a breeze to sail around the boat park.
So easy to handle. Beginners who have only sailed for a few hours can sail the Laser Pico single-handed in a big breeze.
The biggest small boat around. The Laser Pico is a combination of a spacious self-draining cockpit and a high boom. There is plenty of room aboard for several children or a couple of adults.
Offering so much and asking so little in return. Families are pretty demanding! The Laser Pico is built to take those demands in stride, year in and year out. This boat is tough, requires virtually no maintenance, and is ready for action in only minutes.
Ideal for lightweight, youth sailors.
Easy conversion to a Laser Radial by changing the sail and lower mast section.
ISAF International Class with full championship regatta schedule.
Strict one-design class rules.
Active class management.
Simple to rig and easy to transport.
The Laser Radial is a new Olympic class for 2008, based upon the same hull and equipment as the regular Laser. The combination of a 19% smaller sail and a shorter, more flexible mast create an excellent medium sized rig. Everything else is unchanged. The Laser Radial is raced at club, national and international levels.Smaller radial sail allows sailors with a smaller physique to experience Laser sailing.
Radial cut orients the cloth with the loads and improves the sail's racing life.Lower aspect rig lowers the sail's center of effort. Sail is 14 square feet smaller than the Laser full rig sail.
aser racing is nothing less than one-design competition in its purest form. The Laser boasts a long list of veterans who are Olympic Medalists, America's Cup Helmsman, and Collegiate All-Americans. Laser racing provides competitors the opportunity to race against sailors at the national level and emphasizes the skills necessary for anyone who aspires to reach this level. It's no wonder the International Sailing Federation awarded the Laser Olympic status!
When two Canadians, Bruce Kirby and Ian Bruce, got together for a couple of drinks in 1969, they knocked around some ideas about how to build the best raceboat ever. On a bar napkin they rendered drawings of boats with only one instruction: make it cartoppable. They fooled around with weight displacement, sail area, and waterline length. What came out of trial and error is a design formula that revolutionized sailing and produced the world’s most popular sailboat – the Laser.
As sailors, Kirby and Bruce knew that if a boat was to become popular it would have to challenge and teach all skill levels. That’s when they decided to keep the hull, but vary the sail sizes of the Laser to make racing available to men, smaller adults, women and youth. By making every Laser identical and accessible, the sailor always won the race, not the boat. This has become an important distinction for Olympic teams.
Starting with one version of the Laser, the design eventually became three. The Radial came at a time when the Laser was be outside of North America and Europe. Around this time sailors started to notice that the Laser had become a big deal on the race circuit. The Radial quickly became an adult racing class boat and for small adult, women and youth.
Following the success of the Radial, the 4.7 rig was developed in England in 1989. Once kids figured out they could master the 4.7, like top adult sailors master the Laser, the boat took off. The 4.7 was popular in Europe and Asia in the 90’s, but didn’t catch on in North America until later. It is fast becoming popular with ambitious youth and Olympic hopefuls in North America.
Now There is a Boat for Everyone!
Since the growth and popularity of the Laser trio, sailors have helped to design the growing LaserPerformance family of sailboats. Yes, the laser is super fast and ultra-popular, but also check out these boats we have developed over the years. Julian Bethwaite designed the super fast skiff 49er and Jo Richards designed the revolutionary Vago that continues to push the boundaries of dinghy sailing.