will the real laser please stand up?

A new Laser class, called  The Laser Class  – presented as a class for sailors, by sailors  – was announced today, on the occasion of the RYA Dinghy Show in London.

Note: if you haven’t done so yet, please make sure to read the article Sailing and the Coronavirus.

The class is supported by a number of Laser sailors until now associated with  EurILCA / ILCA, as well as UK Laser builder LaserPerformance. The Laser Class Interim President is Heini Wellman, from Switzerland, who is the immediate past president of the International Laser Class Association (ILCA).

Welcome to The Laser Class. Or should I say, welcome to the original One Design Laser Class that we all wanted. I wish we didn’t have to go down this road but it’s time that the largest racing dinghy class also be the most democratic and the most respected. So many around the world are passionate about our beloved Laser boat and want to be part of a community where they can have their voice heard. The Laser Class is your home. Join us and let us go back to the joy of Laser sailing.  stated Heini Wellman. Read on.

Title inspiration thanks to The Real Slim Shady.