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    Even the Laser is not immune

    "49ers wheren't really popular anywhere before they became an olympic class, they're only used because they do spectacular capsizes and similar shit so they get abit of TV-time." 49ers weren't popular because they have just been designed to be an olympic class! with the purpose to introduce a...
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    Ban Coach / Nannie Boats?? Already Illegal?

    "Every team had coaches, or at least other teammates to provide support. Laser sailing is NOT a team sport and coaches have no place in singlehanded dinghy racing " So you are saying that because laser is a singlehanded boat we should ban also clubs sailing teams to race because they are a team...
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    Ban Coach / Nannie Boats?? Already Illegal?

    this is a stupid discussion and you sure aren't keeping an open mind and trying to understand other peoples opinions... i already told you that i have done many regattas without any kind of support so i know what you mean... and yes it's more comfortable having a coach but it doesn't influence...
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    Ban Coach / Nannie Boats?? Already Illegal?

    "All the "olympians, the pre-olympians and semi pro sailors" would still be able to beat me without coaching support during a regatta." That's right in the same way that having a coach watching my races doesn't influence my results at all!!! so if it's with the results that you are worried you...
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    Ban Coach / Nannie Boats?? Already Illegal?

    Lol that is ridiculous!! if you divide the fleet in two we would have 6 laser classes... i bet the races would be very interesting lol if there were 120 lasers in one event there would be about 20 in each class.. really cool right?! and what if it was a smaller event with only 40 or 50 boats...
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    Ban Coach / Nannie Boats?? Already Illegal?

    That is outside assistance AFTER races!! he doesn't go and give a water bottle at the mark... i have done many regattas without a coach also and so i do know what it is! and i tell you that it is very stupid to ban coaches!! in my team there are a some sailors that just started sailing and i'm...
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    Ban Coach / Nannie Boats?? Already Illegal?

    I sail a radial at national level (here in portugal) and sometimes i go outside for some bigger events usually in spain... And 90% of the fleet has a coach in a rib out on the water, including me! i'm on a team and we are about 10 sailors.. i don't get the point of the discussion at all!! i...
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    Passenger load for Laser Radial

    All the lasers built by performance sailcraft (at least the newer ones) come with a sticker on the cockpit that says 3 persons + lugage = 135kg And the ilca rules book says that the laser can be raced by two sailors, but if you start an event with two sailors you have to do all the races with...
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    cost of a laser

    i don't know what brand are the 420 that u sail in... but i can assure that mine is way better constructed than a laser is! And the question here isn't if laser may or may not charge what they want... the real question is if a laser is too expensive for the boat it is, and the answer is yes!!
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    cost of a laser

    Laser sails are very very expensive!! So are the hulls and spars and every part of a laser! I live in Portugal and my radial sail that i bought new 2 months ago was priced at 660euros, plus taxes and the sail numbers and i ended up paying around 760euros... In comparison a 420 north sails costs...
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    Mainsheet block on deck

    For some odd reason robert scheidt cleated his sheet after the tack to change hands... if u cleat the sheat while you change hands you can put your weight much forward wich makes the boat accellerate faster and still be able to steer the boat well in those very important seconds after the tack...
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    Smoother control for outhaul line (powerpack)

    You're welcome mee168. I have the supplied red vectran rope for the primary control line and dyneema 4mm for the second one. Another thing that is really important to make the outhaul smooth is the clew tie down, make sure you have a good rope that doesn't stretch and slides well in the boom...
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    Smoother control for outhaul line (powerpack)

    http://www.lasersailing.com/download...ode%201515.pdf I have the outhaul rigged just like that, i think that it runs really good, if it had more purchases the tail would get stuck in everything in the cockpit.. i just found that with this configuration the shockcord has to be really tight so...
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    Anyone tried this boat??

    Looks like a modern laser on steroids!! :p it's still under development... really looking forward to see them! ;)
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    Mainsheet block on deck

    gouvernail: Can you move fittings like the traveller pad eyes from place? don't they need to be exactly at that spot?
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