any shot I could charter or borrow a boat for CHR 2012? In exchange I can provide you with lodging if you'd like to come out to SF Bay for a regatta (or a boat if its a masters event, as im not quite eligible for masters yet...)
just be sure to remove old ID numbers and expired stickers... i got pulled over once in my laser in michigan due to an expired sticker. so i just removed all evidence of it ever being registered, etc, and had no further issues
none of us have any real reason or evidence to dispute this, the class is acting in the best interests of the sailors, they have no reason not to! feeling better about my yes vote.
i'm assuming this is was a very high priced, uber experienced attorney that recommended this?
rather than try to understand the complexities of the dispute, perhaps it would be simpler if Tracy, or whoever is in the know, lay out the most likely outcome and future developments of laser sailing if the vote fails, and if the vote is passed.
is the "kirby dinghy" a real possibility?
id add in a coach carrying spare parts, tiller extensions, etc as a pretty big advantage during an event, should they be needed.
the super fast guys are gonna be up there coach or no coach. id say the middle of the fleet guys have the most to gain by a good coach during an event...
seems a little silly to write the rules based on the 5-10% of people that use coaches at events.
sailors that already have an incredible advantage based on having a coach, video or not. these are coaches that already are pretty familiar with their clients, techniques and movements. they are at...
cefalu has good points... but when i coached optis, the gucci gear, albeit great quality was far more expensive than the standard spars, and for example a stiff expensive black gold boom is way faster in breeze than a cheap club boom. but the bottom line is that the laser stuff could be of...
but coaches can already film the whole fleet or their clients during races and review that footage between races, no? maybe im not following this argument
if someone is already getting coached, i dont see having a camera on board as making as big of a difference as someone who is not getting...
agree 100% steve. it seems that the powers that be, the kind of folk who can hire a coach to watch and coach them all day, would prefer that your avg sailor that can't hire a coach for every regatta not have the playing field leveled just slightly by being able to analyze their performance...