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Some facts and figures about the Laser 2 Regatta

Designer Frank Bethwaite
Portsmouth Yardstick Number  1035 SY
Measurements MetresFeet
Length 4.3914'5
Beam 1.424'8
Draft (c/bd down) 1.003'3
Length of Mast 5.8019'0
Weight (min) 79kg174lb
Sail Area Sq. MetresSq. Feet
Main & Jib 11.52124
Main 8.6493
Optimum Crew Weight110-150 kg18-23 stone
(250-320 lbs)
RigBermudan sloop with spinnaker.
ConstructionGRP. Not available for amateur construction.
Year Designed1980
Sole UK Builder Laser Centre
Sole NA Builder Vanguard Sailboats
Laser II Regatta is a modern high performance racing boat for a crew of two, in the style of the Laser single-hander and with similar regard for the strict One-Design concept. Laser Regatta is a powerful boat coming readily on to the plane, and competition is keen. Sail control has been kept simple deliberately in order to keep costs down, but the standard racing boat includes spinnaker, spinnaker chute, trapeze and tracks for jib leads.
Excerpts from Popular Sailing Dinghies Charles Smith Publications 2nd edition.

(many thanks to James at Laser2 Land for letting us copy the above)