Martin T

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    River Blackwater, Essex, UK

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  1. I can't believe 20,000 of these rigs were sold!
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    Laser Sailing Videos

    Loved the vintage Lasers. My first Laser was No.5945 & had varnished rudder & dagger board, good times. Here's one of my efforts at video filming & editing. [youtube] [/youtube]
  3. The GF might think that... but the wife is easily
  4. I must be in a minority, I quite like the World Sailing Show! I watch it regularly on YouTube. Yes it's a bit wooden but in my eyes it's better than nothing. Is it worth the money it costs to make, probably not, but I enjoy it. Sailing on TV in the UK just doesn't exist. I think It is seen as to much of a minority elitist sport to warrant air time. We just seem to get soap operas, quiz shows & tons of crap reality stuff shoved down our throats.
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    what is it?

    Looks very eco friendly being made of corrugated cardboard.
  6. Totally! I don't understand what the cable tie is for?
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    Life jacket

    Here in the UK I don't think there is a legal requirement to wear a PFD. I quite often see people sailing & kayaking without one. Most sailing clubs insist you wear one, in fact the club I belong to insists you wear a PFD when on the slipway, helping people to launch & recover boats. Just common sense really!
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    Life jacket

    It fits quite high up on your chest so making moving around easier.
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    East Coast Piers Race 2019

    Surprised it still holds air!
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    Does your dinghy have a name?

    If you think that looks toxic you should see the growth in the scratches in the bottom! Thing is it still sails fast enough to win races in our handicap fleet, somehow!
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    Storing dinghies outside ... pros and cons...

    In the UK I don't know of any club that stores their boats inside. We just have boat covers & some of the boats with carbon masts (ie. Finns) have mast covers that are hoisted with the halyard. To tie the boats down at our club, we have a steel cable under the row of boats, pegged down. We then tie our boats to this.
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    Does your dinghy have a name?

    My Laser is called "Toxic" quite apt at the moment!