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The ILCA sailing dinghy is the world’s most popular adult racing class boat.
True to one-design standards, each ILCA in the world is identical ensuring the best sailor on the water wins the race, not the boat. The ILCA is a challenging boat that rewards athleticism, subtle steering and trimming techniques. However, the tactical excellence of the sailor also plays a factor. The ILCA dinghy is raced by young and old alike from the Club level all the way to the Olympics.
The ILCA sailing dinghy is class-legal for all National and International events. If you would like to read more about debunking the ILCA/Laser jargon, please head to our article on the blog page.
Which rig is right for me?
Time to jump on the weighing scales! If you are new to the class, you need to have a look at the weight ranges for each rig size.
ILCA 4 (formerly Laser 4.7) weight range is 45kg -60kg
ILCA 6 (formerly Laser Radial) weight range is 60-75kg
ILCA 7 (formerly Laser Standard) weight range is 75-90kg
The ILCA comes with a Harken fit out as standard. Carbon upgrade options are available for the Top Section, Bottom Section (ILCA 6 only) and Tiller & Tiller Extension. The team at Sailingfast have worked closely with the Laser Class since 2002. We offer new and used boats, a part exchange service and a sail-numbering service. The Sailingfast mobile chandlery trailer supplies support at key regattas and sailing events.
If you are looking for advice or have questions, just drop us a line on 01324 861 756
Ovington Boats is one of the world’s most successful small boat-building businesses, specialising in the high-performance dinghy market.
They have an enviable reputation for quality and service across a wide range of products including the manufacture of the Olympic Classes 49er and 49er FX, the World Sailing and RYA Youth Asymmetric 29er Class, Musto Skiff, VX One, Flying Fifteen and International 14.
Ovington Boats have been appointed as ILCA builders in 2020. We are delighted to be working with them to distribute UK-built ILCA boats and spares to the sailing market.
Sailingfast have worked closely with Ovington Boats over the years. We have particular experience with the ILCA, 29er, 49er, Musto Skiff, Solo, Flying 15 and VX One.