sail Stamps

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I do not fully undertand why sails are stamped? I understand only major regatta's do this, is it something for the number of new sails you can purchase a year?
 
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lasersailorvbc said:
I do not fully undertand why sails are stamped? I understand only major regatta's do this, is it something for the number of new sails you can purchase a year?
The stamps just proved that you sail was measured and approved at that event. Some events just have the measurer sign your sail, some just check you into a database, some expect you to comply with the rules and have a class-legal sail but don't even look at it. Yes, it seems that only some of the bigger events measure sails.

FYI, "measuring" a Laser sail is mostly about having your sail numbers/country code in the proper places. This isn't a problem with the folks who are regular big-event Laser sailors, but is an issue for events that bring out local-only, casual, or junior sailors.

I helped with measurement at CORK a couple years back. Many of the juniors and their parents had no clue that 1) they needed to join the class association to race (most didn't know their was a class association) and 2) that they needed to have class-legal sail numbers.

Brian
 
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