Wavedancer II

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  1. Wavedancer II

    rs aero

    I agree that the boat is rather forgiving. Never having sailed one, I was allowed to take one out at Wildwinds (Vasiliki, Greece) in winds gusting to 15 (at least). It must have been a horrible sight seeing me mismanage the boat. Lost control once, but never capsized. The reaches were wonderful, but wet!
  2. Wavedancer II

    Dinghy Racing Is Fucking Awesome!

    Maybe I should move to Austin? The Washington swamp is sucking me in, but the sailing around here (and the Chesapeake Bay) is still pretty nice. http://potomacriversailing.org/ http://severnsailing.org/
  3. Wavedancer II

    Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Finally something new: Copied from a letter of ISCA President Larry Mass: on Friday April 27, 2018 ISCA has reached a Trademark Agreement with Velum, the owner of the trademark, not to be confused with Laser Performance (LP) the Builder. This is only a Trademark Agreement that will allow ISCA to use the Sunfish logo and the word Sunfish in the prescribed font. Any items in the original Agreement that did not deal directly with the trademark were removed. This Agreement, previously approved by the World Council, allows ISCA to operate as an independent Class Association while also enabling ISCA and LP to move forward and collaborate in growing the Class in both size and geography.
  4. Wavedancer II

    Best 8mm rope for performance oriented mainsheet

    On Lasers the sheet is really long and can get into 'interesting' knots. Because Rooster rope has less of tendency to kink, it is preferred by many Laser sailors. It also lasts a long time and doesn't pick up water. The latter is important in a 'wet' boat like the Laser.
  5. Wavedancer II

    Which way do you go?

    Most likely not a qualifier for the Olympics. Just sail the course, whatever it is, and have fun. Other than that, who cares?
  6. Wavedancer II

    Tropheo Princes Sophia

    Live medal races? Or on Youtube?
  7. Wavedancer II

    Tropheo Princes Sophia

    Yes, maybe the best website ever for this kind of event
  8. Wavedancer II

    Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Can we call LP on rule 69? A two-year suspension seems right to me...
  9. Wavedancer II

    Easter Laser Regatta

    Dave Chapin: Old Sunfish sailors never die..
  10. Wavedancer II

    Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Rumors from the 2018 Sunfish Midwinters suggest that 'things' have not been patched up. Too bad, really.
  11. Wavedancer II

    2018 moth worlds - bermuda (march 25 - april 1st)

    Yes, about half the fleet DNC in the second race. Must have been quite something. Brad Funk is in second place with two thirds.
  12. Wavedancer II

    What about the Sailors?

    Hogh-Christensen makes a number of good, some politically-incorrect, points. It's unfortunate that World Sailing kowtows to the IOC. Not going to change any time soon, it appears. On the other hand, the Stars seem to be doing just fine after being tossed from the Olympics, and with the large number of Finns around, there should be plenty of competition for years to come for the big(ger) boys.
  13. Wavedancer II

    prism

    Will this compass ever be discounted somehow, somewhere, sometime?
  14. Wavedancer II

    What a money pit!

    Hope you are paying your carbon tax...
  15. Wavedancer II

    What a money pit!

    Bought a two-year old Laser (still in great shape) and (Trailex) trailer for 4K. By now, more than ten years later, I have spent an additional 1K for new sails and a nicer extension. That averages to $500 a year. Draw your own conclusions regarding the topic of this thread... PS: The Olympics were never on my schedule.