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July 28, 2022 2 min read

Laser Performance Vs Replica Laser Sails

What is the difference? This is a question that we spend a lot of time discussing with our customers. What is the difference and what do they need. The main difference is to do with the weight of the dacron cloth the sail is made from. Replica Holt Sails are made from 3.8oz and Laser Performance sails are made of 4.2oz. What that means, in short, is that in comparison the Holt sail has a very competitive price but that is due to the lighter sail material it is made from whereas, the Laser Performance sail has heavier and longer lasting dacron but at a higher price.


The replica sails we sell are made by Holt. The Holt sails are great for the odd club racing and cruising your local waterway. If you are planning on regularly racing this sail in mid to high wind then I would recommend buying the Laser Performance sail. You can differentiate the sails by the Holt/Replica sails not having the red starburst on the sail and no Laser Performance button. The Holt/Replica sail has a Holt sticker on the sail above the downhaul eye.

Laser Performance 

The heavier dacron will hold its shape better in the stronger winds and last longer without the need to replace the sail every few sailing seasons. If you plan on regular club racing we recommend you use the Laser sail over the Holt sail.


 Laser Performance Holt Replica Sail
Dacron Weight 4.2oz 3.8oz
Sail Marks Starburst and Laser Class Button Blue Plain White Sails for all rigs Holt sticker above downhaul eye
Price May 2022 £395.00 Sail Only £224.99 Sail Only


We also offer the sails as a package with the battens and numbers, or you can buy a rig package which also includes the relevant lower mast.

Laser Sail and Rig package

4.7 Sail Package and Rig Package

Radial Sail Package and Rig Package

Standard Sail Package and Rig Package

Replica Sail and Rig package

4.7 Replica Sail Package and Rig Package

Radial Replica Sail Package and Rig Package

Standard Replica Sail Package and Rig Package

Still unsure what sail you need. Get in touch with the team to find out more, we are happy to answer your questions. Call us on 01268 222912 or email info@sailingchandlery.com