Check Dick Tillman's book "The Complete Book of Laser Sailing" for the beginnings. What would also be interesting would be the history of the Laser Class and its inclussion as an Olympic sport. Seeing the politics associated with the Olympics and those involved in the evolution of any organization it would prove to be interesting reading.
Post your paper when you are finished as I am sure others will enjoy it.
hey seth, you can go on line to www.amazon.com and look up the book. when you find it, it will give you the option to look at some sample pages which is what i did. of the little that i scimmed, i did find some useful info on it's history.