What is a Laser?
Sailed by one.
The simplest Olympic sailboat.
Made of fibreglass in five factories worldwide.
185000 have been built to the same specifications.
It's a boat that is easy to sail, yet difficult to sail well.
When the Laser was introduced to the world at the 1971 New York Boat Show, it carried with it a strict set of one-design rules covering equipment as well as the hull and rig. Being a one-design class, the Laser has the philosophy that the sailor wins the race, not the boat.
Probably most people who have ever sailed a boat have sailed a Laser.