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tillerman last won the day on February 17 2020

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  1. Why do you say that? Surely the current price of an ILCA is a good deal given all the unique benefits that it offers - well proven design, large established fleets, strong regatta circuits, Olympic status, choice of world class builders, good market for used boats etc. etc. ?
  2. Not counting multi-hulls, foiling boats and youth classes for now... I know ILCAs and RS Aeros are selling. So many people must be seeing them as "fair value." ILCAs will do better in 2021 than they did in 2020 now that several new builders are online. The RS Aero is more expensive than the ILCA, but IMHO it's a much better boat and well worth the premium. Someone who wants larger established fleets in more parts of the country and/or has Olympic aspirations in the short-term will obviously prefer the ILCA. Not sure about Lasers, Sunfish and Melges 14s. Probably selling but in smaller numbers. What other classes am I missing?
  3. The ones that people are buying...
  4. tillerman

    Prada Cup

    I guess that if you don't cross the start in a race against a boat in the shed with a big hole in the side of its hull, then you both score zero points for that race. Would that be right?
  5. Because if you want to sail in ILCA regattas you have to have a class legal sail, so it has more value, so they price it higher. For guys who sail a lot of ILCA regattas and travel all over the country to sail ICLA regattas and go to international ILCA events, the cost of a new sail now and then is only a small part of the total cost to play the game when you consider costs of travel, accommodation, entry fees, charter fees, clinics, coach etc. etc. If you just want to race with your local club or frostbite fleet you will probably find that they will allow you to sail with a "practice" sail that is identical to the ILCA sail but is not ILCA class legal. Enjoy!
  6. tillerman

    Prada Cup

    Oh good, we are going to have one boat races again in the America's Cup. Or, to be more precise, we are going to have some one boat starts.
  7. There is no patent on the red starburst sail insignia.
  8. tillerman

    rs aero

    I suggest you post your interest in buying a used RS Aero in Texas in two other places... a) in the RS Aero Class North America group on Facebook b) on the For Sale and Wanted forum on the RS Aero Class Association website https://www.rsaerosailing.org/index.asp?p=forum&fid=9 Good luck!
  9. tillerman

    Absolutely, positively Laser

  10. tillerman

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    What are you doing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Laser?
  11. tillerman

    Absolutely, positively Laser

  12. tillerman

    Absolutely positively ILCA

    Never underestimate the willingness of people to follow a nutbag! PS. Well done!