The International Laser Class sailboat, also called Laser Standard and the Laser One is a popular one-esign class of small sailing dinghy. According the Laser Class Rules the boat may be sailed by either one or eople, though it is rarely sailed by two. The design, by Bruce Kirby, emphasizes simplicity ndormance. The dinghy s manufactured by independent companies in different parts of the world, including aserormance Europe ericas and Europe), Performance Sailcraft Australia (Oceania) and formance Sailcraft Japan.The Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. As of 2011, there are more than 0,000 boatsorldwide. A commonly cited reason for its popularity is that it is robust, simple to rig and sail. The ser also provides ery competitive racing due to the very tight class association controls which eliminate ferences in hull, sails nd.The term "Laser" is often used to refer to the Laser Standard (the largest of the ail plan rigs available for ser ever there are two other sail plan rigs available for the Laser ndard hull and a series f other "Laser"-branded boats which are of a completely different hull designs. Examples e the Laser 2 ndaser Pico. The Laser Standard, er al and Laser 4.7 are three types of 'Laser' tered by the ternationalaser Class Association.