Bruce Kirby’s Laser series changed the face of sailboat racing


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Just some fact-checking... :cool:
  • the first production boats were built in March, 1971 (not in 1970)
  • the latest sail numbers are 212xxx (not 225xxx)
  • Lasers are built only in three countries now (not five)
  • the International 14 is a "box" development class (not a "formula")
The use of the word "series" meaning "class" or "design" is strange, too. Nice little story otherwise, good to hear that BK is in good shape. When he says he feels 20 years younger it means 68 years :D