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    New Laser Class

    I think your issue is with the UKLA rather than the ILCA.
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    New Laser Class

    From my prospective the Europeans pushing for the split are just like the Brits who pushed to leave the EU. The perceived loss of power in controlling everything (just like the rest of us deal with) leads to a dummy spit. The Brits are coming to the realisation the leaving the EU might not have...
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    New Laser Class

    It's slightly amusing. The say they are the "most democratic", but they wouldn't accept the umpire's decision.
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    Trailering laser on dolly on trailer

    Slide off the back. The tandem+ set up usually involve removing the trolley wheels, but the singles the wheels normally stay on.
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    Trailering laser on dolly on trailer

    Trolleys in our region aregenerally A framed, gunnel supported with no straps under the hull. All are designed to sit on top of the road trailers.
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    Suggestions for a low gudgeon?

    The issue is very often with the base of the tiller being worn leaving to excess slop and wear of the deck etc. also check the grudgeons for excess wear.
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Yes an no. In flat water this works. In choppy water, particularly where Sailor Girl is, you need to go low and feather the sail.
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Not a class in Australia
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    Top section leaking

    Unfortunately when people end for end top sections, they often don't replace the plastic plugs at each end and the end up with a leaking top section. If the ends are ever removed they should be replaced. If you end for end a section, you need to properly fill the hole where the collar was, not...
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    Special Edition Lasers

    I couldn't think of to much worse. Far to busy, not necessarily districting but definitely something might miss seeing something critical. I like my white boats with white decks.
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Sailor-girl, rather than trying to climb onto the centreboard from being the water. As the boat capsizes stay in the cockpit area or get back there. Using the boom and cockpit climb over the gunnel and onto the centreboard, ideally avoid getting wet as each time you use a whole heap of energy.
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Jason Brisbane from experience is fairly shallow water and it's easy to get your mast stuck in the mud in the venues I've sailed at, it might be different on some of the other river clubs as I've mostly sailed on the coast.
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    At this stage you only want to ease your mainsheet out to about 80 deg, not 90 deg to the centre line. Between 80-100 deg the boat becomes unstable or at least extremely sensitive to the change in direction of air flow across the sail (leech to luff or luff to leech).
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    If you go onto the Queensland Laser Association and find Jan Kemp's details. She should be able to put you in contact with someone that can come for a sail with you and give you some help. There is a very strong fleet at Royal Queensland, its worth dropping by and have a chat with some of them...
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Where are you actually based?
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Where are you based? You seem to be doing the right thing. Don't worry about how much sail you dump, the main thing is to keep the boat flat and play the mainsheet. Once the boat begins to heels you need to dump more sail quickly before the boat heels to the point where the boom hits the water...
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    LPE introduced new ARC-1 and ARC-2 rigs!

    I'm agreeing Jason. Replacing the existing rigs with these new ones will likely make all the existing boats with old rigs effectively obsolete and will mean everyone will be forced to purchase new rigs, which will loose a lot of club sailors for financial reasons. If the new rigs are introduced...
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    Heart Rate Monitor

    Outhaul rules. The issue is probably more associated with the changes in the rigging systems and the increased availability of electronics. But coaches have a lit to answer for as certain issues have become systemic in my opinion.
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    Heart Rate Monitor

    All I can say is the general level of cheating and that is what it is, has increased since the class went Olympic. I've seen skippers rig their boats illegally on 3 consecutive days at world championships, being told for the first two days to change it (which they did as they launched) but...
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    How to get into Laser Racing?

    Ask. What is there to lose?
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