Laser Radial 

Making its third appearance at Rio 2016


The Laser Radial made its debut at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, replacing the Europe class.

A popular boat among men, women and children, the Radial is based upon the same hull and equipment as the Laser however the Radial has a slightly smaller sail and a different lower mast.

The recommended weight range for this technical one-design boat is between 60-75kgs although the boat is being sailed competitively below and above these weights.

Length: 4.23m (13ft 10ins)
Breadth: 1.37m (4ft 5ins)
Weight: 56.7kg (125lbs 0.03oz)
Type: Dinghy
Crew: 1
Designer: Bruce Kirby and Ian Bruce
Year: 1969

   London 2012 Olympic Results
 Gold  Lijia Xu (CHN)
 Silver  Marit Bouwmeester (NED)
 Bronze  Evi Van Acker (BEL)







   Beijing 2008 Olympic Results
 Gold  Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)
 Silver  Gintare Volungeviciute (LTH)
 Bronze  Lijia Xu - China  (CHN)







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