Single-handed Club Class
The Laser is the single-handed option for sailors who are too big or too old to sail the Optimist. The Laser can be rigged with three different sail plans, providing great versatility across a wide range of sizes. Lasers are best suited to sailors 13 years of age or older, over 45kg, and focused on racing.
Lasers are one of the fastest growing one-design classes in Australia and the primary singlehanded boat used in youth sailing events. In 2008, the Laser Radial debuted as the Women’s singlehanded event at the Olympics.
Consequently, a number of young women are now sailing in the Radial. It is not atypical to see a significant number of female sailors at Laser Radial events.