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By Jeremy Atkins
Now it has reached the grand old age of 21, the Laser 2 Class can truly be said to "have come of age". Despite consistent, but untrue, rumours that the builders have stopped making the boat, the class still flourishes.
It continues to give great pleasure and extremely cost effective one design racing to thousands of sailors around the World.
It continues to stimulate top sailors to travel long distances to compete in International events against the top Laser 2 sailors in the World.
This article traces its history from initial concept to international camaraderie.