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    Rule 42?

    I must be going mad! There is a lot of steering to make sure the boat is sailing down the waves rather than into the back of waves. The steering is generally matched with the sail trim. The body movements are almost always against the roll of the boat. He is moving to try and maintain an...
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    Replica Gear: Let's Get It All Out In The Open!!

    The sail design issue is also one of performance. The current sail was slowed down so it wouldn't obsolete the 3.2oz sails overnight. They could have made a better faster sail but choose to look after the existing sailors and their investments. Laser is not about building a faster boat, it is...
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    Replica Gear: Let's Get It All Out In The Open!!

    OK, let's fix the cost issue. 1. Do we want quality control of the sails so the days of checking 5 sails to find a "fast one" like the old days don't come back. That costs something. 2. Do we want the builders to administer and control the distribution of laser gear in the various regions...
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    Replica Gear: Let's Get It All Out In The Open!!

    There is something fundamental here which has not been raised. Laser is a registered trademark. If people want to sail a laser using replica gear and call themselves a laser then they are in breach of that trademark. If clubs offer prizes and use the laser name on championship boards for lasers...
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