There were two versions, blue and red with a floral pattern and "Centennial Olympics Games" lettering. I don't recall if they also said "Savannah", but they certainly didn't say "Atlanta".
My club has just been given this one, its 15704. Any one know what the version is called?
I think Chas's boat was a Mardi Gras. Saw it only briefly before the sail and rig were nicked!I remember the Liberty print boat. I must have seen it at the '88 UK nationals at Mounts Bay. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me then, so I never took a photo. I think I was talking to Richard Simmonds from PSE about it when somebody came up and asked if it was illegal because it made the hull stiffer....
Was this the orange sail you were thinking of - this one was called a Mardi Gras:
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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.I like the idea of the Liberty print boat, it's a shame Laser don't regularly do interestingly coloured boats. I know Vela grey is best for OD racing but I also want it to look good when I take the cover off and it's nice to have people ask about your boat.
Here's what the OK dinghy class can do:
Oh my, the "stamp boat" is truly crazy... both in good and bad ways. Full points for creativity and execution, of course. I wouldn't mind the visual "busyness" either, but that deck will probably look nasty when damaged or even worn, and impossible to restore! I'd say it's the all-round practicality of a plain and pale surface that's driving the boat colour evolution more than the (perceived) ability to "hide" on a starting line. Even in traditionally "colourful" classes like the Lightning and 505, more and more new boats are all-white.
If you were at the Mounts Bay Nationals you'll remember we got four races in, just enough to make it a championship. I remember it only too well, because I'd been responsible for organising it. The only real success of the week was the beach games halfway through.
Now I have seen that Techno photo I think I have definitely seen one in Dubai quite a few years ago.
That Aussie one looks interesting, I suspect its just a custom job though?
They should also bring back coloured sails, I like the old radials with the two stripes of colour. I still have 2 for heavy messing about days which are pink/purple and red/black.
Oh, those were not only aesthetically questionable but the sail numbers were impossible to read!
Another special edition:
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The 1998 ISAF Worlds boats had 163xxx numbers but those were the colours. Looks much better when the non-white panels almost don't interfere with the numbers...Interesting about the red/black being from the worlds. It must have been! It is exactly like that one. Am trying to find a pic to get the number but cant find one right now. I thought it was 161XXX but will check. If they were from the worlds I dont know if I agree with that combo and the decals they had on the hull. I have posted a picture of the hull design earlier in this thread .
The 1998 ISAF Worlds boats had 163xxx numbers but those were the colours. Looks much better when the non-white panels almost don't interfere with the numbers...