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    Laser, Fireball sailing

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  1. Mothquito

    I don't understand how this is any better than what already exists. Same as that stupid new America's Cup boat - how is that actually better in any way than the cats? It's main selling point is that it isn't a catamaran. Anyways, I digress. Why would anyone spend a ton of money on this when they could just buy a moth and have actual other moths to race against. Or a wazsp. Or an A cat. Or a nacra. Or a UFO. etc etc. Also who in Gods name that is buying a foiling boat is going to want to park it on the beach like that while they sunbathe?
  2. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    We had a great winter series day yesterday - 23 boats in mild (3-8 kts) and shifty wind, 50 degrees and sunny. If I counted correctly, we had: - 14 lasers - 3 Thistles - 2 Flying Scots - 2 Wayfarers - 1 Windmill - 1 Aero
  3. Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    I haven't sailed one in a few years but I seem to recall the forestay usually holding around 400lbs of tension. However, I do recall boats tensioning the jib as well. https://northsails.com/sailing/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/1-NS-Quick_Tuning_Guide_Fireball_5.1.17.pdf I think either way is viable tbh
  4. Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    wait I've seen this boat. Are you the guy with the thread on woodenboats? I've been following that! Your boat looks awesome!!! http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?182662-Fireball-Build nice work!
  5. Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    Hi Splintered, where are you located, if you don't mind me asking?
  6. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    We had six boats out today (5 lasers and 1 thistle) for a rainy, variable 10-15 with gusts up to around 20. Got a few races in, although some boats went in early.
  7. Sailing World Cup Miami (aka MIAMI OCR)

    World Sailing TV is a great place to watch everything. They live stream the medal race days (sat and sun) with live commentary and upload all the medal races to YouTube. They do this for every SWC regatta. https://www.youtube.com/user/isafchannel Enjoy
  8. Craigslist Finds

    https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/boa/d/20-ft-international-fireball/6462394826.html he got the measurement wrong (it's 16' 2") but it looks like a nice boat! could be fun. 1969 is old but it might be a good club boat. looks really pretty.
  9. Crossbow fl 2017

    You know, if everyone actively avoided this thread it would probably go away. What’s the point of arguing with someone who actively refuses to listen or participate in a non-hostile way? There’s a point where it’s not worth the effort
  10. Craigslist Finds

    that's almost too tempting! except that I don't have a great place to store it. Or a powerful enough car to tow it. But, other than that!!
  11. Crossbow fl 2017

    the good old cult of innovation. let's all strive for moonshot reinventions to solve problems that were solved decades ago!
  12. Fireballs

    @khil did you get your boat
  13. What Are Your Sailing Goals for 2018?

    my goals: 1.) start a gofundme for @bill4's goal 3) 2.) sail in a Fireball regatta (yea baby) 3.) sail in at least 2 big regattas in my Laser (i'm thinking Governor's Cup in NC and SAYRA in wrightsville) 4.) get in shape
  14. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    A couple of Wayfarers too!
  15. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    this is the dumbest thing you've ever said. Look. I respect your opinions and what you've done to help build a sailing class, but this bullshit you're throwing right here is more frustrating to hear than anything i've seen on this page. Plenty of people who make a lot more than minimum don't have 8k to throw at a hobby. Get over yourself.