Laser 1 / ILCA

What is a Laser / ILCA?

One-design Olympic single hander

Designed by Ian Bruce and Bruce Kirby in 1969

Choice of three rigs:

  • 4.7 m2
  • Radial (5.7 m2)
  • Full (7.06 m2)

Light hull, easily handled ashore

Low maintenance GRP construction

Lasers at Fishers Green

The Laser (AKA ILCA Dinghy) is the most numerous class in the boat park and, with three rigs to choose from, appeals to a wide audience. If you fancy your hand at sailing a Laser, there is no better place to start your sailing career than FGSC. Laser sailors here come in all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities from youngsters graduating from Toppers and Oppis to helms with many years’ experience. Whatever your age, experience or gender, you will find the Laser fleet at Fishers Green to be not only welcoming but generous with advice and guidance to any newcomer.

Lasers take part in Sunday and midweek summer racing, and are the focus of our monthly Saturday training sessions. Fishers Green has held an annual Laser Open Meeting for many years, and this event is an established part of the Laser UK inland racing circuit.

The Club has four Lasers with all three rigs available for hire to Members at nominal cost.  This can provide the first steps into racing for someone not yet owning their own boat.


Key Figures

  • Ideal crew weight: < 95kg (15 stones)
  • Portsmouth Yardstick handicap:
    • Laser 4.7: 1207
    • Laser Radial: 1142
    • Laser Standard: 1098
  • Hull weight: 59 kg
  • Website: International Laser Class Association