Laser 5000

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Crew2 (double trapeze)
Boat weight170 kg (370 lb)
LOA5,000 mm (16 ft 5 in)
Beam3,050 mm (10 ft 0 in) (including wings)
Mainsail area15.3 m2 (165 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area5.8 m2 (62 sq ft)
RYA PN846[2]

The Laser 5000 is a double-handed, dual trapeze skiff with an asymmetrical spinnaker . It derives its name from its length of 5 metres. Losing out to the Bethwaite-designed 49er for selection as an Olympic class for the 2000 Games, it was one of 11 designs that took part in the ISAF High Performance Olympic Dinghy Evaluation Event in 1996.[3]

It was designed in the early 1990s by Phil Morrison. The class is strongest in the UK and Europe.


  1. ^ "Centerboard Classes-Inactive". US Sailing. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  3. ^ Bethwaite, Frank. Higher Performance Sailing, Adlard Coles Nautical, London, 2008.

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