Laser 4.7

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Laser 4.7
Boat
Crew 1
Draft 0.787 m (2 ft 7.0 in)
Hull
Construction Fiberglass
Hull weight 58.97 kg (130.0 lb)
LOA 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
LWL 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in)
Sails
Mainsail area 4.7 m2 (51 sq ft)
Racing
D-PN 95.4[1]
RYA PN 1175[2]

The Laser 4.7 is a one-design dinghy class in the Laser series and is a one-design class of sailboat. All Lasers are built to the same specifications. The Laser is 4.06 m (13 ft 10 in) long, with a waterline length of 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in). The hull weight is 59 kg (130 lb). The boat is manufactured by Laser Performance.

Lasers are cat-rigged, meaning they have only one sail. The 4.7 uses the same hull and top mast section as the Laser, but has a different bottom mast section as well as a smaller sail. The bottom mast section is already bent which effectively reduces the power of the rig, and the sail is only 4.7 square meters, as opposed to 7 for the Laser Standard or 5.7 for the Laser Radial. The smaller sail means that the 4.7 can be easily sailed by sailors weighing only 50–65 kg (110–145 lb), though this boat can still be sailed competitively under and over the ideal weights. [3] [4]

Description[edit]

The Laser 4.7 has been increasing in popularity around the world since the late 1990s. In some areas it is less popular than the Byte dinghy, a very similar class also designed as a youth single-handed racing trainer, but the interchangeability of the rigs of the Laser series has always made them popular. It is popular among youth sailors graduating from the Optimist sailing dinghy, and many 4.7 sailors graduate to the Laser Radial as they progress their sailing abilities.

Events[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Boys[edit]

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Muiderzand  Tonči Stipanović (CRO)  Daniel Mihelic (CRO)  Colin Robaard (NED)
2003 Çeşme  Onur Derebasi (TUR)  Ateş Çınar (TUR)  Mustafa Çakır (TUR)
2004 Riva del Garda  Justin Onvlee (RSA)  Mathieu Frei (FRA)  Ivo Kalebic (CRO)
2005 Barrington  Joaquín Blanco (ESP)  Adam Sims (GBR)  Dany Stanišić (SLO)
2006 Hourtin  Colin Cheng (SIN)  Viktor Serrezhkin (RUS)  Marko Peresa (CRO)
2007 Hermanus  Filip Matika (CRO)  Baepi Pinna (BRA)  Alexander Zimmerman (PER)
2008 Trogir  Shahar Jacob (ISR)  Scott Sydney (SIN)  Lovre Perhat (CRO)
2009 Búzios  Jonathan Martinetti (ECU)  Hermann Tomasgaard (NOR)  Juraj Divjakinja (CRO)
2010 Pattaya  Etienne Le Pen (FRA)  Supakorn Pongwichean (THA)  Jolbert van Dijk (NED)
2011 San Francisco  Francisco González (ESP)  Carlos Roselló (ESP)  William De Smedt (BEL)
2012 Buenos Aires  Benjámin Vadnai (HUN)  Nahuel Pérez (ESP)  Maximilian Kuester (ITA)
2013 Balatonfüred  Anil Cetin (TUR)  Jonatan Vadnai (HUN)  Nicholas Conor (AUS)
2014 Karatsu  Alexandre Boite (FRA)  Ismael Less (ISR)  Federico Fornasari (ITA)
2015 Medemblik  Alejandro Bethencourt (ESP)  Rafael De La Hoz (ESP)  Guido Gallinaro (ITA)
2016 Kiel  Dimitrios Papadimtriou (GRE)  Guido Gallinaro (ITA)  Pere Ponsetti (ESP)
2017 Nieuwpoort[5]  Yilkan Timursah (TUR)  Sofiane Karim (FRA)  Cesare Barabino (ITA)
2018 Gdynia[6]  Daniel Hung (SGP)  Michael Compton (AUS)  Stefano Viale (PER)

Girls[edit]

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Muiderzand  Tugçe Subasi (TUR)  Céline Olivon (FRA)  Mandy Mulder (NED)
2003 Çeşme  Ayda Unver (TUR)  Anita di Iasio (ITA)  Didem Sarman (TUR)
2004 Riva del Garda  Anita di Iasio (ITA)  Tina Mihelić (CRO)  Cansin Karga (TUR)
2005 Barrington  Stephanie Roble (USA)  Annie Haeger (USA)  Cecilia Aragão (BRA)
2006 Hourtin  Victoria Chan (SIN)  Agnieszka Skrzypulec (POL)  Julie Chehab (FRA)
2007 Hermanus  Tatjana Ganic (CRO)  Ewa Makowska (POL)  Lina Stock (CRO)
2008 Trogir  Elizabeth Yin (SIN)  Matea Senkic (CRO)  Ante Kordic (CRO)
2009 Búzios  Urska Kosir (SLO)  Tomoyo Wakabayashi (JPN)  Hitomi Murayama (JPN)
2010 Pattaya  Caitlin Elks (AUS)  Amirah Hamid Nur (MAS)  Jacob Oren (ISR)
2011 San Francisco  Cecilia Zorzi (ITA)  Kim Pletikos (SLO)  Line Flem Höst (NOR)
2012 Buenos Aires  Celine Therese Herud (NOR)  Yolanda González (ESP)  Anja Hamerlitz (CRO)
2013 Balatonfüred  Silvia Morales (ESP)  Magdalena Kwasna (POL)  Sofia Capparuccini (ITA)
2014 Karatsu  Asya Luvisetto (SUI)  Irene Miras (ESP)  Francesca Bergamo (ITA)
2015 Medemblik  Kateryna Gumenko (UKR)  Julia Büsselberg (GER)  Isaura Maenhaut (BEL)
2016 Kiel  Emma Savelon (NED)  Mariia Kislukhina (RUS)  Elisa Navoni (ITA)
2017 Nieuwpoort[7]  Federica Cattarozzi (ITA)  Giorgia Cingolani (ITA)  Anna Moncada (ESP)
2018 Gdynia[8]  Chiara Benini (ITA)  Simone Chen (SGP)  Giorgia Cingolani (ITA)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  4. ^ http://www.laser.org/
  5. ^ https://sailing.laserinternational.org/regattauploads/2017/4_7Y/2017_47_Youth_Worlds_Final_Results_Boys.htm
  6. ^ https://gdyniasailingdays.org/en/results/2018/laser-47-boys-gold
  7. ^ https://sailing.laserinternational.org/regattauploads/2017/4_7Y/2017_47_Youth_Worlds_Final_Results_Girls.htm
  8. ^ https://gdyniasailingdays.org/en/results/2018/laser-47-girls-gold

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