A highly successful Class, the 2000 (formerly the Laser 2000) has active club racing fleets and a full open circuit series plus championships, supported by an enthusiastic Class Association.
With many features found in modern performance classes, such as a gennaker and a self draining cockpit, the 2000 (formerly the Laser 2000) combines exciting sailing and with easy handling that inspires confidence.The 2000 is also well established as great a training boat within many leading organisations including the British Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force sailing programmes. The perfect transition from training into more advanced techniques and racing.
RS Sailing became the licensed manufacturer in 2013 and many detailed improvements to the 2000 (see Features page) including new moulds and tooling to help set the stage for a new era of Class growth.
Looking to buy a 2000 sailing dinghy (or formerly Laser 2000) ? Find out more information about the 2000 sailboat in the following pages or look for used 2000 (or secondhand Laser 2000) for sale in our used sailboat section.
|Hull Construction||GRP Resin Infused Composite|
|Hull weight||287lb (130kg)|
|Sailing Weight||441lb (200kg)|
|Sail Area - Mainsail (Mylar)||93.2 sq ft (8.66 sqM)|
|Sail Area - Training Mainsail (Dacron)||93.2 sq ft (8.66 sqM)|
|Sail Area - Jib (Dacron)||32.7 sq ft (3.04 sqM)|
|Sail Area - Asymmetric Spinnaker (Dynacote)||108.9 sq ft (10.12 sqM)|
|Mast - Tapered Aluminum Alloy||Selden|
|Boom - Aluminum Alloy||Selden|
|Pivoting Centerboard||GRP Composite Sandwich construction|
|Single Line Slab Reefing System|
|Retracting Spinnaker Bowsprit||Aluminum Alloy, single line launch|
|Lifting Rudder in anodised Aluminum Stock||GRP Sandwich Coposite|
|Deck Hardware fitted||Selden|
|Deck Hardware Upgrade fitted||Harken|
|Carbon Fiber Tiller Extension||(in leiu Aluminum)|
|Deck Cover||Polycotten Breatheable Tailored Mast Up|
|Hull Cover||Heavy Duty Nylon Tailored|
|Launching Dolly||by Dynamic|
|Road Trailer||varies by State|
|Wind Indicator||Windex / Burgee / Hawk by preference|
|Mast Head Float||Twin Tube Inflatable|
"From our side, we are very pleased that LDC Sailing is to start producing the 2000. This is a great boat for racing at all levels, for cruising and for learning to sail and we eagerly await the chance to get afloat in the first of the new boats this spring"
Graham Dalton 2000 Class Association Chairman
"We have worked with Phil Morrison extensively for many years, so it is a natural fit for us to add the 2000 and we’re very much looking forward to working alongside the 2000 Association in an exciting new era for the Class"
Martin Wadhams President, RS Sailing