Special Edition Lasers

Here's a new one!

Cant wait to see a picture of one. Good to see some new special editions coming through. I'd snap one up!

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Good morning!!
Does anyone here know a Audi special edition?

The number is 16**** the gel is gray (all the boat in gray color) and it has a Audi decal that looks original …. I found this boat and I’m trying to buy it …
 
Doing my usual thing and looking at the usual for sale boards I have noticed quite a few 'special addition' Lasers about. the Black Magic, Race '99, Ben Ainsle, Graffiti how many different special addition Lasers are there and are there specific sail number bands which they cover, are they different by Region?
 

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97 special edition. Spars are white.
 

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Hay guys im on look for this beauty, Accent but im not really sure if i can race with it. It has right hull number but in class regulations there is nothing about racing special edition models. Anyone knows more?
 

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in class regulations there is nothing about racing special edition models. Anyone knows more?
All ”special editions” are legal.

What is the hull/sail number of that boat? The one ”Accent” I remember (same colours!) was a 143xxx, which means it was built in 1991.

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It appears PFS has been making new vinyl wraps to some of their boats
 

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Would having a wrap be legal for racing, no matter what the graphic or who produced the wrap? Seems like a significant advantage do to the frictionless properties. For that matter, does any sailboat racing sanctioning body (J's, 470, C-14, etc) have a rule against using a vinyl wrap? I also wonder how the vinyl would hold up with a boat that sits in the water all season or longer?
 
It appears PFS has been making new vinyl wraps to some of their boats
That’s actually PSA :rolleyes: and that is a one-off birthday present for one of their team sailors.

PSA in general seems to be the only builder that does colours presently. They have recently offered a choice of six different topside colours, as well as a 100 % greyish-blue boat. (And even their basic white has a purple tinge.)

Would having a wrap be legal for racing, no matter what the graphic or who produced the wrap?
Good question. I’ve been thinking about this lately now that all other builders seem to compete who makes the whitest boats...

The class rules don’t say anything about decoration, so that could be (rather nonsensically) interpreted to outlaw even the slightest markings, such as a club membership sticker or a boat name. Or do they count as ”advertising”? :confused:

Some common-sense solutions would be 1) if it’s above the waterline it’s legal (doesn’t apply here though) and 2) if it’s builder-provided it’s legal (check :)).

does any sailboat racing sanctioning body (J's, 470, C-14, etc) have a rule against using a vinyl wrap?
I am not aware of anyone specifically prohibiting this. The 470 had a class rule that said the bottom had to be white, but looks like that was dropped a few years ago.

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That’s actually PSA :rolleyes: and that is a one-off birthday present for one of their team sailors._
Ah My mistake. I saw they also stripe some of their boats, like used to be done.
Do they make custom wraps too besides the one off? That would be grand.
 
Is this one a real special addition?
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I was a Laser dealer in the early 90's and that was called the Stealth model from SLI. Not very stealthy in the sunlight the way it sparkled. We used to joke you could blind your competitors for tactical advantage. We named it the 'bassboat'.
 
My brother had the 1994 edition of the stealth which was black with Formica flakes in it. I elected to get the purple with teal stripe normal edition that year. His came with several upgrades including a fredrickson ratchet block vs a standard harken, a gorilla tiller vs standard aluminum and possibly a fatso tiller extension vs aluminum. I think a few lines were different too. His hull fittings were not the blue of that era but possibly black.


The silver glitter stealth was a few years later possibly 1996. We have one at our club and I always regretted not buying it when it was sold. It still comes out on occasion.
 
Previously had a Laser ‘Timex’ edition, 136069, then sold and replaced with a ‘normal’ Laser, 171961, which I sold a few years ago.

Have recently bought another Laser, this time a ‘Race Red’ edition, 183258. Funnily enough, my brother has 160690 which is a ‘Ben Ainsle’ edition, but also has the red stripe (and Ben’s signature in the cockpit).
 

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