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    Successful Sailing Trip In Cabarete, DR

    We were 32 people in all. We almost took over El Magnifico. A bunch of wives and girlfriends came as well. One of us brought his three daughters. Great trip. We'll already planning the 2012 Canadian Masters Midwinters next year. You're invited.
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    Successful Sailing Trip In Cabarete, DR

    It should be easy to tick off. From Toronto, you can get flights around $450. When I was down there I visited the hostel, which is a walk away from the training centre, which costs $14 per night. I am not kidding. And the place is beautiful. Really, really nice. It has a kitchen where you can...
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    Successful Sailing Trip In Cabarete, DR

    We had 18 Ontario sailors go down in Feb and ran an unofficial "Canadian Masters Midwinters" on the last day. Did a downwind training day where we sailed from Cabarete Bay to Sosua and the staff picked up the boats and brought them back while we drank beer on the beach. Very nice.
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    Big babies in Radials

    I'd love to sail just the Radial, but as a Master in North America, I have to have two rigs and switch when conditions suggest it. All the guys I race with at the Water Rats sail Full Rigs on Tuesday/Thursday club races. When I sail Radials at regattas, unless they are Catagory 1 regattas, I...
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    Big babies in Radials

    Thank you. Geesh. finally, someone on my side.
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    Big babies in Radials

    Thanks for your input. I happen to think that 180 would be an acceptable limit to the Radial, so you would certainly be able to continue to compete with other women. Even if weight is not as big a factor, there is no doubt that it IS a factor. The problem for me is that the bigger guys in...
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    One course or two at Masters in Halifax

    There is much talk of how many courses there will be in Halifax. The rumour is that there will be one for the Radials and one for the Full Rigs. Does anyone have an official word on this?
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    Big babies in Radials

    Re: Big boys in Radials By the way, who are you? You seem to know me but your name is not evident.
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    Big babies in Radials

    I have a huge advantage with I race in the Radial against 140lb guys in big winds. I don't think anyone can say they don't see the advantage when the wind blows. It's too obvious to argue, frankly.
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    Big babies in Radials

    Re: Big guys in Radials I think my point here is that there was never any inclination by the laser class towards "choice." That there has always been, by manipulation of the rules of the class, some effort to make the class competitive and fun for everyone. I don't think it is a stretch to...
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    Big babies in Radials

    The "unsportsmanlike" clause is there exactly to deal with such "legal" behaviour. It is perfectly legal to do a lot of things, like yell "starboard" when you are on port, but that is not very sportsmanlike. If Sportsmanlike = Legal, there would be no need to have a "sportmanlike" rule. So, it...
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    Big babies in Radials

    I humbly submit, the advantage of weight in big wind far outstrips less weight in light winds. There is no comparison, in fact. It is unfair to try to link those issues together.
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    Big babies in Radials

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    Big babies in Radials

    Big guys in Radials Is it fair that big guys sail Radials in major regattas? I asked this question in the General Sailing talk (more forcefully, and perhaps less diplomatically) but meant it for here. I talked to Fred Ables at the NA at Buffalo Canoe Club about the World Radial in Aussie...
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    where can I learn racing in Toronto

    If you have a boat, you can join Water Rats where there is plenty of racing but not much training. If you join a community club in the Outer Harbour, you can get training and racing, and a boat to use if you don't have one yourself. Try St. James Town Sailing Club. They sail Lasers and Albacores...
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