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Laser

The Laser Story began in 1969 when Ian Bruce an Industrial Designer and Bruce Kirby, Naval Architect, began a conversation that was to lead to a revolution in sailing dinghy design. This design project led to what we all know now as the Olympic Class Laser Dinghy. But the boat was originally intended as a weekend, pottering car topper, costing under 1,000 dollars. Laser sales worldwide are now fast approaching 200,000. But it was a slow start and success did not come from where it was expected - pottering. The first Laser was not in fact called a Laser because Hans Fogh the sail maker jokingly stitched TGIF on the sail of this Weekender, as Bruce wanted to call it. The name Laser came later. The rest is history. A few years ago Bruce Kirby, worked closely with Jon Elmaleh to create the radio controlled 1/4 scale version of the boat. Over 1,700 have now been sold worldwide and the numbers, after a slow start, are growing fast.

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Laser early starters
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Laser 100 Declan
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Laser 74i
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