Radial is the perfect boat for smaller single handed sailors and youth
sailors who want to start sailing a Laser, but don't quite have the size
to handle the large sail plan of a standard Laser.
The Radial uses a
standard Laser hull and blades, but a smaller sail and a shorter bottom
mast section. The boat has all the performance characteristics of a Laser
with a less powerful sail plan. All you need is a shorter lower mast
and Radial sail to make a Radial out of your standard Laser.
Radial has a thriving one design class, hosting a world championship and
boasting a gagle of local, regional and national events for sailors of all
ages. The International Sailing Federation, US Sailing, and the
Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association all contest their major Junior
and Women's championships in the Laser Radial. The Radial is sold in
both a standard and "Pro" configuration.
The Laser Radial's specifications are:
Weight: 130 lb
Area: 62 sq ft.
Level: Club- Olympic
Weight: 110-160 lbs
Transport: Car Top
Note: The above Radial
image is courtesy of Vern Vincent.