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  1. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How long does a race sail last?

    Thank you very much, Menno! A group purchase of the sail seems a good idea. I will consult with other sailers in my area. Unfortunately I am not coming to the Masters Worlds in the Netherland this year, as I chose to go to the European Masters in Spain this June for this year; One...
  2. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How long does a race sail last?

    Thank you very much, thieuster, Lasersailor166131and Mike, for the very useful information! I now have a better idea of how I would want to plan the sail usage. I understood how the top sailers do it to perform their best, but as a masters sailer the way Mike described seems better suited. So...
  3. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How long does a race sail last?

    I see. That is quite costly for radial sailers who compete at the top edge... (I am also a radial sailer.) Thank you very much!
  4. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How long does a race sail last?

    Thank you very much for the explanation!
  5. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Good way to do mainsheet marking?

    Thank you very much, LaLi. I will perhaps try it.
  6. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How long does a race sail last?

    I am a masters Laser sailer who is actively sailing/racing but not super competitive. I participated Masters World for the past three years, and finished about in the middle. My question is: how often people renew the race sail for these major events? I guess it all depends on who the "people"...
  7. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Good way to do mainsheet marking?

    I am looking for a good way to put markers on my Laser mainsheet. I have two markers on my main sheet: One at 90 degree boom angle and the other one for a little narrower angle. I tried (a) blue and red color sharpie, and (b) Scotch vinyl plastic tape, but neither one works well. With (a), the...
  8. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Adjustable hiking strap with cleat in new rule

    I see. Thank you very much!
  9. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Adjustable hiking strap with cleat in new rule

    Thank you very much for the reply, LaLi and Rob! I will experiment it with a little thiner line and testing different shackle size. Please bear with me to ask one basic question: What is really the role of the shackle? I was thinking it is to limit the maximum line angle against the cleat when...
  10. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Adjustable hiking strap with cleat in new rule

    With the new Laser class rule (rule 17C), we can now use a cleat and shake for the hiking strap. I tried to mimic the configuration listed in the following page as an example (attached the photo also), but it did not work too well for me. It perhaps did not work well because the rope thickness...
  11. Toshinari Takayanagi

    What is this knot/knit to tidy up unused part of the rope?

    Thank you very much! Yes, I now learned how to do it :)
  12. Toshinari Takayanagi

    What is this knot/knit to tidy up unused part of the rope?

    Thank you very much for your feedback, LaLi. I thought that was a kind of cool thing to do, but from practicality perspective, it looks it is something we really do not need any more...
  13. Toshinari Takayanagi

    What is this knot/knit to tidy up unused part of the rope?

    Hello, I sometimes saw some sailers knit the rope end to shorten the too long unused rope end (and perhaps make it easier to grab). I have attached a photo I found in the internet, but I am not sure if this what I would like. I saw some sailers do this knitting very quickly by moving two hands...
  14. Toshinari Takayanagi

    What if race committee missed scoring my finish?

    I see. Thank you very much LaLi for the information!
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