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    C5, C6 and C8

    Look what I found... Good old Ken Hurling has done it again! from here: Lasers Down Under 'Ken went on to elaborate on the ILCA approved field test rigs and the timing for their introduction. Ken said “So where are we right now? Patents approved, masts, boom, sails with insert ID, parts...
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    C5, C6 and C8

    What are LP trying to achieve? They said the ARC rigs were for the Radial and standard, which they most obviously are not.
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    C5, C6 and C8

    Sorry for the extra post. Doug from Improper Course has a picture of all three rigs, and I thought I might share them. All sorts of pretty colours :) Doug's message is as follows: This year, the Laser is 50 years old. It's truly amazing how well Bruce Kirby's design and Ian Bruce's production...
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    New Picture of C8 rig

    https://out.reddit.com/t3_aq7xnn?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fez9vGCk.jpg&token=AQAAtZ9kXDwdiU_Qg7hH9ExGl1z6f6k6zF7n1918P6RCKckodMs-&app_name=mweb2x From reddit: OP here: Looks interesting...
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    Olympic status

    It's quite a monumental achievement... I saw the C5 thread featured in a Sailworld Facebook post recently as well...
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    The C5: What we know so far

    They've also confirmed that the composite bottom section for the radial is coming as well. To me, thats a clear indication it will be around for a while longer - but Usher's Statement above contradicts what PSA have done. :-0
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    The C5: What we know so far

    The ALCA AGM minutes has brought some more interesting snippets to the table... http://www.lasersdownunder.com/wp-content/uploads/2018_19_ALCA_AGM_2019_Minutes_V3_With_Reports.pdf "Prototype C5 Laser – Ken Hurling and Chris Caldecoat gave the following update; The C5 prototype which had a...
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    The C5: What we know so far

    But why mention the Laser radial at all then? Everyone knows that the Radial and Standard share the same hull.
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    The C5: What we know so far

    So the ARC is probably like the Rooster 8.1 - a mousetrap rig that is not class legal.
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    The C5: What we know so far

    There is no benefit for the class to be arguing against each other. My guess is that ARC *might* be the series name for the C-Series. I hadn't heard any mention of it before @Horizon posted the LP comment
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    The C5: What we know so far

    Here’s an update: I couldn’t get more pictures because the rig flew to Japan after I got the above shot. Only the C5 is in existence at the moment, but the other rigs are in production I’ve talked with the only woman who was able to sail one (Has come no. 3 at many world champs in 4.7) and she...
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    The C5: What we know so far

    TBH I am skeptical about the Doyle post being legit. Currently, North and Hyde are the only sailmakers for lasers. Also, notice the mast is carbon fibre
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    The C5: What we know so far

    Will find out today for you. Hurling did mention that the sails can be bought separately from the package, which suggests that it *might* be only the sail that needs to be swapped out.
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    The C5: What we know so far

    My plan is to get a C6 rig, as I am currently a radial sort of guy.
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    The C5: What we know so far

    From what it sounded like when Hurling addressed us competitors at the briefing the aim is for the current rigs to exist side by side with the C-Series rigs for a few years, and for the new rigs to eventually replace the current rigs for the Olympics and other high level events with some support...
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