The Laser Formula is a three rig option (4.7, Radial and full rig). By changing only the sail and lower mast section, the Laser can be sailed comfortably in all wind conditions for any sailor weighing as little as 35kg.
The class was created as a strict one design dinghy where the true test, when raced, is between sailors and not the boats and equipment. The fundamental principle of the Laser rules is that you cannot change anything unless it is specifically permitted by the rules to do so. The class has actively rejected any suggestions to change or “improve” equipment so that the similarity of all boats is maintained and costs of competing are kept low. The strength and absence of any flexibility in the Fundamental Rule of the Laser class has enabled the class to grow at a rate unsurpassed by any other dinghy.