2008 Hull, Bought new, one owner. Light, Fast hull, has been raced all over the east coast. Waxed at least twice a year and washed after every use. Always stored inside throughout winter. %100 Race Ready. This is the perfect boat for someone who just aged/sized out of Opti’s and is looking for...
It depends on alot.
Big fleet, heavy air- Be on the line around 4-3 min. Luff, and make sure you have a large space, and there's more room to leeward of you than windward. Start sheeting in around 15, keep sheeting in until 10. By 10-7, you should be at full race speed. at 5-4, I heel the boat...
In light air, it's MUCH faster. It gets you some extra speed because you heeling the boat in 2 directions rather than one, you use less rudder, and you can get roll the boat to leeward more when you tack.
In super light air, I kind of hover my hand over the tiller, and dont move it at all. I...
Very good condition laser for sale. Bought new in 2007. Raced through out the east coast competitively. Stiff and dry. Boat has sailed Cork regatta, Nationals, numerous districts, and just completed the Orange bowl regatta.
Boat will include
Radial rig with 2 sails
Very false. Think about it. When you're going downwind, You want to create a pocket for the air to come in, and stay in. When you have the ouhaul pulled all the way in, the airs just flowing off the side. This is the reason you should let off everything DW, and tighten everything up in heavy air.
Yep. It's also really the only boat that is affordable, so there's alot of demand for them. I'm happy! This means I can sell my 08 boat at the end of this season, and get a new boat for only a small loss.
Make sure you let the vang off before you round the weather mark. This keeps the boom from touching the water, and making you capsize.
Only time I really have everything super cranked is during survival conditions. 25+. Even than, I still let my vang off so my boom wont hit water.
Where the leaders are going
If it's about a 50/50 split, and the wind looks the same on the course, I will just go to the one with the least traffic, or if I have a overlap, i'll stay there.
Clear air (as always) is important