Imagine: Open Source Laser Sailing

September 6, 2013 § 2 Comments

Laser Regatta

Anyone who has sailed a Laser will tell you that it is first and always a nimble sportboat—responsive, sized right, intuitive, thrilling to sail on a reach and the magnet at the center of a modern social network. Laser fleets are usually age, ability and gender agnostic, and Laser sailors are generally welcoming and helpful to each other.

But legal battles regarding the license to build the Laser may kill this masterpiece of sailing couture and culture. So thousands of Laser sailors are wondering about their investment. They have a lot to be worried about.

Here’s an idea. Go Open Source.

Read more in the September 2013 issue of Sailing Magazine.


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