There are 90 plus Lasers in Christchurch of which about 30 are regularly sailed. There are 25 Lasers registered with the Club.
Lasers are an Olympic class and with a flat, rounded hull and large sail area, have been seen as a bit of a handful for lighter sailors. In recent years, the introduction of smaller sail configurations - the Radial and 4.7 - have provided for women's racing and lighter weight sailing. We now use Lasers at the Club for adult learning, as they have simple controls, and we can fit even smaller sails if required.
The price ranges from about $1000 for a old boat up to about $10,500 for a brand new one.