Laser Vortex edit Extracted from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia - Original source - History
The Laser Vortex is a high performance sailing dinghy designed by Jo Richards and awarded the "Sailboat of the Year" title on its introduction in 2000. It is a tunnel hulled single hander that has a trapeze and an optional Asymmetric spinnaker. It is manufactured by Laser Performance.
The development of the Asymmetric 'kit' by Association Chairman and keen Vortex enthusiast Keith Escritt has brought new life to the class, with over 100 boats now flying the asymmetric option.
In handicap racing the Laser Vortex sails off a Portsmouth Yardstick of 945 in the UK1 and 86.8 in the USA .2