A frequently asked question is: « Why the Laser 4.7? » While the 4.7 rig is very well known in Europe, it is less so in some places elsewhere, particularly in the United States and Canada. The reality is that there are many reasons to choose this rig, which entails a sail of 4.7 square meters (1 square meter less than the Radial sail) and a slightly shorter mast. This rig is especially suitable for youth sailing.
Let’s take a look at the reasons – and there are many of them – why the Laser 4.7 is an excellent choice. Below are 10 first reasons. The second part of the article, which will be available soon, will present 10 additional reasons to choose the Laser 4.7. Read on.