The singlehanded International Laser® is one of the most popular boats
in sailing history, with over 190,000 hulls worldwide. This physically
demanding dinghy follows strict one-design regulations and tests a sailor's
and finesse as much as it tests tactical skill. The boat and equipment
have changed little since Bruce Kirby's original 1971 design. The powerful
vang, 10:1 cunningham, and low-friction clew sleeve make frequent fine-tune
adjustments a breeze and have opened the class to a wider range of sailors.