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    Best Way To Carry Drinking Water

    OMG
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    Best Way To Carry Drinking Water

    Norbert Peter deserves the credits btw - except for the credits for my typos.
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    Best Way To Carry Drinking Water

    Try this maybe. Look at the picture on page 3 re. b. "2. Flaschenhalterungen": http://www.laserklasse.de/media/dokumente/Laser%20Umbau-Manual%20Norbert%20Peter%20Berlin%202005.pdf Drill two holes 6 mm in diameter vertically through the plastic (or wood if you have a really old boat) grab...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    Well, if you like to give the ILCA board the benefit of the doubt, one could assume that their motives for the proposal are the ones they stated, namely that they see a imminent adverse affect of the GS - LPE commercial dispute for the class, namely that LPE must shut down production because...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    Thanks a lot, Tracy. Laser class members (and sailors) worldwide appreciate your initiative and the time you put into this. Just to add another color: I think I will vote for the proposal because I really cannot see how we as a class could go wrong here. Anyone who feels the designer should...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    What SFBayLaser said makes a lot of sense to me. The problem is: his reasons are based on conjecture it seems. It's really annoying to be asked to vote when it's apparent that our information is at best incomplete and one sided. However: to those of you thinking the rule change could devalue...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    There is still a lot to be discovered here before we can make an informed vote. I agree with SFLaser, Mr. Kirby has done little to shed light into this mess. What rights exactly are we talking about here that GS claims over LP and why are LP denying these rights? I believe those are two...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    Pretty much everything here is speculation. IP rights can be traded and traded under conditions so knowing who holds them or held them originally tells us nothing. As pointed out, they need not be registered. They could be rights to the design of the little eye where you tie the painter to (if...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    Re: rule change "I voted against this rule change as I believe this is not in the best interest of the Class or the international Sailing fraternity. From my knowledge of the events, Heini Wellman and Jeff Martin communication with members is definitely wanting in content." Why don't you...
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    Rudderless Sailing Theory/Roll Tacking Technique

    Done and filmed doing it: Think of a windsurfer. The little fin in the back is only effective at speed and you can tack and jibe one in next to no wind. It's about adjusting or balancing the forces generated by the sail and the foil/hull-shape. Heel is one factor to change both, longitudinal...
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    Neanderthal Laserites

    Let me join the applause and say that it's exactly that - mostly unspoken - understanding of the sport that makes it so much fun for many. Regattas, especially Master's events, are merely a camouflage and rough framework to meet and endulge together with the ameneties of catering, safety (crash...
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    Launching off weather shore

    Back to the original question (which actually was quite clear: "The wind was off the shore ..." i.e. blowing off the shore, I suppose), that should be the easiest scenario. Just get your boat all set up an launch it stern first and head to wind and then drift out on the water backwards, sideways...
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    New standard sail

    The grass is always greener... Thanks for taking the time to inform the community and to inform in detail, Tracy. I especially like the parts about the leech in strong winds and about lesser loads required to depower. Something to look forward to. The introduction will probably depend much on...
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    New standard sail

    Regarding the lack of measurement, just to put this in perspective: many racers here oppose replica gear categorically and watch their competitors closely. The peer pressure is strong and is probably the reason why I haven't seen any replica gear, certainly not replica sails, at regattas beyond...
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    New standard sail

    I agree with many of your prepositions. We are simply drawing different conclusions. All serious racers prefer legal gear. Because they must in order to race and be scored. It's not about abandoning that principle but rather about a different implimentation. I don't believe we need to order...
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