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Hi all.
These are Laser sailing dinghies captured at Ohope Beach just south of Whakatane.
NZ has a reputation of producing world class racing sailors and most start out in dinghy racing like this. Boat ownership is commonplace in NZ and with our relatively large coastline it is easy to see why.

More info:
The International Laser Class sailboat, also called Laser Standard and the Laser One is a popular one-design class of small sailing dinghy. According the Laser Class Rules the boat may be sailed by either one or two people, though it is rarely sailed by two. The design, by Bruce Kirby, emphasizes simplicity and performance. The dinghy is now manufactured by several boat manufacturers worldwide. (wikipedia)

In WS a couple of bonus shots.

Enjoy, Paul.

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