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  1. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Adjustable hiking strap with cleat in new rule

    I see. Thank you very much!
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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 :)
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Toshinari Takayanagi

    What if race committee missed scoring my finish?

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

    What if race committee missed scoring my finish?

    Hello, I had this case yesterday. In one of the five races in Laser class, in the third race, the race committee missed my finish and my score was marked as DNF. It was a casual race without protest etc., but later I was contacted in email by one of the race committee whether I finished the...
  9. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How to read wind?

    Thank you very much for the replies.
  10. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How to read wind?

    Hello, I am a Laser sailer, and I am not good at sensing the wind shift, identifying gust/lull, or predicting the wind shift. So overall, I am not good at reading wind. Can people tell me the tips for how to read the wind (where is the gust, which wind direction the gust will have etc) and how...
  11. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Any experience from Laser Mk2 practice sail from IntensitySails

    I see. Thank you very much for the description! I know understand what it is. I will probably buy the one from the IntensitySail :)
  12. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Any experience from Laser Mk2 practice sail from IntensitySails

    Thank you very much for the information. Could you elaborate a bit about the patent that Mk II sail has? I searched the internet, but i is not clear to me. Is that bottom part of the sail around the luff section (surrounded by blue rectangle in the attached image)? If so, what is the role of...
  13. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Any experience from Laser Mk2 practice sail from IntensitySails

    IntensitySails now sells practice sail for Laser Mk2 radial cut for $199 (Practice Sail for Laser® Mk2 Radial Cut Full Rig). I bought Laser Radial practice sail from them a little while ago and I have been very happy about the quality, so I am interested in buying this one as well. If someone...
  14. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Zhik H1 helmet for Laser sailing?

    Thank you very much for the good information!
  15. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Zhik H1 helmet for Laser sailing?

    I am thinking about buying a helmet when sailing Laser under strong wind. This is to protect my head from possible boom punch. Does someone have experience using helmet in Laser, especially Zhik H1? Zhik H1 may be originally meant for high-speed sail boats such as 49'rs, but will it be also good...
  16. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Laser tactical compass question: 103RE vs CarbonParts

    Hi Al, following is my reply: 103RE can be mounted by "Spider Deck Bracket," which West Coast Sailing carries: Nexus 103RE Racing Compass - Laser Spider Bracket When I contacted to CarbonParts, they said, "The compass is designed to mount it with a velcro to the deck, so it's no problem to...
  17. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How to trim Mark-II sail in light wind, close-hauled?

    Thank you very much for sharing your experience, Andy! I will also experiment the kicker to see how best I can shape the sail curve. It is interesting that you mentioned you can bear with stronger winds in the Mark-2 sail. I have been hearing that Mark-2 sail is more difficult to de-power, as...
  18. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How to trim Mark-II sail in light wind, close-hauled?

    I sail radial rig most of the time, but I also sail standard rig when the wind is very light. I recently bought Mark-II sail for this and used it this weekend, and I noticed that I do not have good sense of how to trim it when close-hauled, especially how to set the boom vang and the main sheet...
  19. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Race rule for start and finish line

    Thank you very much for the replies, LaLi and Steve. For (2), I guess there is a proper course restriction, but that is applied when the leeward mark overlapped from the astern. So if I was parking around the start line and the other boat tried to squeeze in from the windward side, I guess I...
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