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    Upwind Problem - Strong wind, Choppy Water

    Got in from sailing today and need some advice. Wind was 20+ with tight choppy waves (3' deep, 5 - 6' apart). Going upwind, had problems keeping the boat moving. Tried to, Weight shifting forward and back and nosing up into crest and away after as I went up and down waves - kept submarining...
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    Sailor/Rig/Sail Comparison

    I'm relatively new to the Laser, and typically sail against several youth at my local club. They're no slouches, and I am trying to guage how I am doing (I sail a full rig - they sail radials) Here is my question; How does a heavier sailor (in full rig) compare to a lighter sailor (in radial)...