The Laser Radial is a popular one-design class of small sailing dinghy, originally built by Laser Performance. It is a singlehanded boat, meaning that it is sailed by one person. The Laser Radial is a variant of the Laser ard, with shorter mast and reduced sail area, allowing light sailors to sail in heavy winds. The ternational lass is recognised by the International Sailing Federation.The Laser Radial is generally sailed and raced by lighter weight sailors and is usually the choice of women Laser sailors. Men typically sail the aser tandardhich has a larger sail. The only difference between the Laser Standard and Laser Radial is e size of the sail and the ngth of the lower section of the mast. Everything else is the same and very tightly pecifiedcontrolled by the national Class Association to ensure competitive racing in identical boats. Lasers are single erson nghies. Most larger regattas for the Laser class will generally have separate races r the Laser Standard, Laser Radial and Laser 4.7.The Laser Radial uses the same top section of the mast as the Laser Standard but uses maller bottom mast section. The sail itself is 62 square feet (5.8 m2),about 19% smaller than the full Laser Standard lthough the one design Laser rig and hull was introduced in 1971, the Radial sail and mast was created in the 1980s.