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Raymarine: Laser Competitors to Benefit from Raymarine’s World-Class Micro Compass

Press Release   •   Apr 12, 2018 13:10 BST

Team GB's Nick Thompson is one of the world's best sailors in the Laser Class. Credit: Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy/World Sailing

In a major move following a new Class rule, the Raymarine’s Wireless Micro Compass can now be fitted to Laser racing dinghies

WILSONVILLE, OR (April 12, 2018) – Effective January 2018, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) has announced a new rule that enables Laser race participants to use an electronic digital compass when competing. As a result, Laser competitors worldwide are now able to take advantage of invaluable tactical information reliably delivered from Raymarine’s Wireless Micro Compass.

As a market leader in wireless racing instruments, Raymarine introduced the first ever self-charging electronic compass twenty years ago and, ever since, world champion dinghy sportsmen and women and round the world racing yacht competitors have benefitted from the accurate and reliable data that is delivered by Raymarine’s T060 Micro Compass and T070 Race Master.

The Laser Class is one of the world’s largest and most popular racing classes and the new rule from ILCA allowing the use of a digital compass looks set to see a big uptake from Laser competitors as they prepare for a season of back to back regattas and seek an advantage over their fellow racers.

Raymarine EMEA OEM Sales Manager, Greg Wells, who has specialist knowledge in this field, both as a competitor and product expertise, said: “The Raymarine Wireless Micro Compass, which also incorporates a start and race timer, is light, easy to read, reliable and precise. It has an unrivalled proven success record having been used successfully by countless medallists at Olympic, World, European and National championship level. I’m so pleased that the ILCA has made this rule change so the many thousands of Laser sailors can now also enjoy the benefits of using this wonderful product.”

For further information about the Raymarine Micro Compass, visit

For further information and guidelines about the use of an electronic compass for Laser dinghies, read the new ILCA rules here.


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