tillerman

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  1. I understand that "breaking" is the politically correct name for this sport. Let's be honest this is way more interesting than watching sailing. Breaking... Sailing... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Iz1de7Lwyw
  2. tillerman

    Olympic I Foil

    According to the iFoil tender, there are only 260 current users.
  3. tillerman

    Olympic I Foil

    The winner of the Olympic trials for the One Person Dinghy events was rejected in favor of the runner-up boat at the trials for much the same reason. Seems like a lot of MNAs prefer to stick with the equipment they already have.
  4. tillerman

    Olympic I Foil

    6800 euros is a tiny percentage of what it costs to mount an Olympic campaign these days.
  5. They never give up! I don't know why we don't stop all this nonsense with Lasers and Finns, and bring back the Firefly as the singlehanded dinghy. If it was good enough for Elvstrom, it should be good enough for everyone.
  6. tillerman

    Annapolis Boat Show Demo

    This link lists the RS Sailing boats that will be in display at the show and explains their fall promotions. https://www.rssailing.com/the-50th-annapolis-sailboat-show-is-nearly-upon-us/
  7. tillerman

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    Whatever rocks your boat.
  8. tillerman

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    Ideal 18
  9. tillerman

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    World Series United Kingdom America's Cup
  10. tillerman

    US Sailing OD Survey

    Can you please explain (or point me to a source which does) what the fundamental philosophical differences between the UK and US systems are?
  11. tillerman

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    There you go. Xeon and IPLore have spoken. The new rigs are the way to lure disgruntled ex-Laser sailors back into the class.
  12. tillerman

    US Sailing OD Survey

    As far as I know there's no law against it.
  13. tillerman

    US Sailing OD Survey

    I don't know why, in this day and age, we couldn't just have one system for all countries. Oh yeah, I do know why. World Sailing would have to run it.
  14. tillerman

    Contenders

    "The boat won the 1968 Olympic selection trials, but for a variety of reasons was never adopted as an Olympic class. This was probably something of a blessing, as the class has thrived ever since." Quote from British Contender Association website.
  15. tillerman

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    Some food for thought from Jean-Pierre Kiekens on how the Laser class could transition to the new rigs. https://optimist-openbic-sailing.blogspot.com/2019/10/food-for-thought-how-to-transition.html?fbclid=IwAR3ifQZ2Dq_zfg8E7LYHUNVqM398_dRdlI5eFTrVUdO6Ko1ZPJRx40qO7Rs J-P has a transition plan (Masters sailors first - juniors last) and estimates for how long it will take (8-12 years) and how much it will cost (over $50 million.) Kudos to J-P for his work on this. What do you think? Anyone got a better plan?