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Class Warfare

Class Warfare
The 2008 One Design Survey


Laser Radial


The Laser Radial class had its first Olympic regatta this year and has also risen to the top of this year’s Sailing Anarchy One-Design Survey.

Before I write any more let me review the un-scientific method for determining this list of the top twenty five one-design classes in North America. What I have done is taken the number of boats competing in each class North American or National Championships for each year. The location of the championship is also included. I think this is a good measure of relative class size and activity. To rank the classes I use the average number of boats over the last three years.