Resurrecting this thread
Does anyone have any photos of righting line setups they can post?
Laser is on the market & im looking at buying a class of boat that actually legally allows righting lines
But now after my 2 previous experiences sailing (swimming) im apprehensive about going out...
First time i think that was my mistake. Subsequent sails though flicking the vang off when capsizing hasn't helped
I appreciate everyone's help. Unfortunately my husband is just as sick of the boat as i am so we are selling it
No idea what im getting instead (if anything), but its obvious...
Yes Rob B, i know how to pinch upwind.
I spent the entire time fighting the boat so much that i couldn't even do that effectively.
Honestly my husband has the same problem (fighting the boat) when he sails it too, & hes a lot stronger than me - the weather helm is just ridiculous. Neither...
Do you happen to know how a Sabre stacks up in terms of speed compared to an Impulse or Laser 4.7?
Yardsticks dont necessarily tell the full story i find
There are no Sabres at my club, but there is a good fleet of Impulses (which im too light for). There is a nearby club that has some Laser...
Just a question: when i capsized last time i sailed, a girl jumped out of the powerboat to help me.
She did exactly what i had been doing, except i helped her. So both of us pulled on the centreboard with feet on the hull. The boat came up then.
So should it really take two 60+ kg girls...
Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!
Im used to 125's so the stayed rig is much more familiar for me. Ive also heard that the 125 & Sabre hulls are pretty similar
Ill do my best to get a ride on one before i buy!
I have heard Sabres do float high when capsized. But i guess at least...
Anyone here who has sailed a Sabre?
They are an Australian class
Just wondering if i could get a comparison with a Laser from people who have sailed both??
I hate the laser at the moment, but also don't want to buy another boat if i have just as many problems in it.
Im not sure if ill have...
Unfortunately there isn't anywhere really
The marina here is full of powerboaties who think they own the place, capsizing in the boat harbour is not fun. You will definitely get sworn at repeatedly by some idiot in a powerboat. Been there, done that accidentally before, most of us have, but its...
Torrid, i don't really want to quit sailing but im not sure what else to do
Like on Sunday, it got to the point where the rescue boat told me i wasnt allowed to continue sailing (i was already going to go in anyway) because they had to keep on assisting me but that meant they couldn't watch...
Torrid, its generally about 15 knots, sometimes gusting over
The little amount of sailing i actually managed to do on Sunday (ie when I wasn't capsized), it felt way more manageable with a 4.7 rig - it was gusting to 20 knots that day.