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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Let us know how you get on!!! Just love seeing problems getting sorted and an old boat, with a young hand, out sailing!!
  2. +1 on the call for a video!!!! Good luck!!!
  3. looks a pretty stable ride!!! Should end the speed debate between Sabots and Optis pretty quickly, or have one of the Lake Mac crew got a Sabot up and foiling??? All jokes aside, I take my hat off to anyone who can figure out how to get anything up and foiling and be what appears to be balanced ... its great to see that there are still folks out there that have the time and skills to pursue a little bit of madness that makes the sport a hoot!!
  4. I am not sure whether the weight comparison is correct. The German sailing magazine "YACHT" lists the "all up weight" of the Melges 14 as 54kg and compares it to 80kg for the Laser, 45kg for the RS Aero and 61kg for the Devoti Zero. Yacht issue 8, 2016. Happy to stand corrected...
  5. Its interesting times in the single handed dinghy world!! As an aid to comparison, basic stats from the manufacturers... Laser - L = 4.19m , B=1.39m, M=56.7kg Aero L= 4.0m, B=1.4m, M=30kg Melges 14 L=4.267m, Beam = 1.584m, M= 54.431kg And just for fun, because I am a bigger chap ... the VX Evo ... L= 4.8m, Beam = 1.73m, Mass= 80kg. Just wish I was a good enough sailor to be able to bring the best out of any of those boats - though having started laser sailing this past season I have enjoyed myself immensely ...
  6. Just fantastic- looking forward to being inspired by your progress over coming months!!! Take care and have fun!!
  7. Have a great call Nic - we'll be out somewhere on the Hay Plain in convoy with other families en route to Adelaide with a trailer full of lasers, Technos and optis, hoping for as much info on the race as we can get from radio and scratchy internet access!!! Should be a fascinating race, but can't help wish Comanche were here for the forecast conditions, going head to head with WOXI, Loyal, CQS and Scallywag! Best wishes and safe passage to all competing!
  8. Some of the better organised dinghy clubs on the NSW (Australian) circuit have specific shark risk sighting risk management systems in place .... during Flying 11 Nationals last year Belmont (on Lake Macquarie) flew the AP over K flag and held the kids on shore for several hours after what was described as a "very large shark" was spotted at the top mark, just before the fleet of 70 odd dinghies launched. All summer there were sightings of Great Whites in the Lake, and there is video somewhere on youtube of a few... the wags in the fleet joked the flags should have been the F over U over C over K .... And of course, over in Perth, Western Australia, during the 2011 ISAF round a 6m great white swam into the launching pond pretty much unseen, except by the pro fleet fisherman in the next marina who came racing over.... I think the fleet was out in the bay, and the shark was between them and the beach ... 'Straya ... love it.
  9. Sail the boat that makes your kid smile ....
  10. You are so bloody inspirational DTA. Since watching your videos, I've got my Tasar up and running with the little bloke, and when my daughter moved into Lasar racing, I thought bugger it, and got myself a Laser too. Apart from the joys of sailing with my kids, and around them at times, your videos of plugging away, and moments of success that you've earned, away from the hotshot stuff so many sailors are lucky enough to enjoy, has been a big push to get me moving. Best of luck with the rest of your summer, and I know a lot of us are looking forward to your next one. Cheers Chris
  11. Warro's sunfish may have relocated +1000 , and another for coffee spitting laughter!! Awesome!
  12. Saw the Zoom 8 in action in Estonia last year - an intrigueing boat! The racing was of a high, high quality, and the kids seemed to have a ball! Love to learn a little more about them ...
  13. Just fantastic. Makes me smile ... shake my head, and want to go sailing!
  14. Just quietly, how awesome are these two crews.... incredible!
  15. Great work Nic - well done!!! Now lets get you to OptiChicks to talk about social media!!! Cheers Chris