The Laser is a single-handed una rigged dinghy. It is a strict one-design class meaning that is is controlled by tight rules on the boat. Each one is therefore virtually identical.

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It is an Olympic class and racing is very well organised all the way from club level, through Regional, National, European and World Championships.

The UKLA (UK Laser Association) is very organised and is actively involved in the racing programme.

Boats are available locally for a very reasonable sum, ranging from £100 to £4000, depending on the age and condition of the boat, and these will normally be ready to sail.