I read (on another website, but from a reputable source) that LP is still having cash-flow issues. US dealers have to pre-pay and then they have to wait a long time for their orders to arrive. No way to run a business!
1. Where do they launch from; Muiden?
2. Was this a youth regatta, or can I participate as well (grumpy old guy)?
3. Unrelated: Have the Dutch decided who will represent the country for the Olympics (Laser Men). I think that Mariet B was selected to sail the Radial in Japan.
Just my opinion of course, but I think that this topic is a lot about nothing. For instance in the very recent World Cup event (Genoa), the winds were quite light and the lighter guys and gals must have benefitted. The wind for the medal races was around 5 mph, 'gusting' to a frightful 10 mph...
Thanks LaLi for posting that info. It appears that ILCA is moving steadily forward with their plans, whether we like it or not.
And I agree with Torrid's "YAWN" that Torch, Gamma or Prism would have been more 'interesting/catchy' as a name for our single-hander.
Exactly as Rick described.
Just in case you need to replace the bailer, the process isn't difficult.
And I have seen seasoned sailors holding up the bow (on a soft surface) to almost vertical to drain their somewhat leaky hull.
I sailed a Pico on a vacation about ten years ago. My recollection is nicely summarized by Riv:
My club has a fleet of 6 Picos. They are little used by adults as they are too low, shallow and uncomfortable. Occasionally an adult will go out with a 6yr old or older. There is not enough room in...