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Laser 5000

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Crew  2 (double trapeze)
LOA  5,000 mm (16 ft 5 in)
Jib / Genoa area  5.8 m (62 sq ft)
Boat Weight  170 kg (370 lb)
Mainsail area  15.3 m (165 sq ft)
Beam  3,050 mm (10 ft 0 in) (including wings)

The Laser 5000 is a double-handed, dual trapeze skiff with an asymmetrical spinnaker . It derives its name from its length of 5 metres. Although it lost 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.

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

References

Laser 5000 Wikipedia


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