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  1. Nice, with a jazzy twist.
  2. Marc's tiller must have been tired afterwards...
  3. but OK for beach clubs, rentals etc.
  4. You really (!) don't want an inflatable PFD because once you hit the water, your sailing is over for the day.
  5. Burling has way more experience and successes as a dinghy sailor. Spithill's strength was supposed to be (!) starts and match racing.
  6. I don't get the obsession of some with speed. Is 15 mph really make one feel better than 20? I rather be first at the windward mark, but never am...
  7. audience

    NBC will show the racing this coming Saturday and Sunday (Wash DC area).
  8. Sail what other people in your area recommend. Weta and RS100 are totally different. And if you are considering an Aero, the D-Zero should be on your list as well. Not sure if that one has taken off in Sweden
  9. Smart; you are welcome to sail my Laser if you happen to be in the area (where the orange-haired one lives). I also wear a helmet sailing my Laser in 20 mph or more. But the bike type helmets won't help much with a blow to the side of the head. On the other hand, it's been my experience that such an helmet does protect with hits higher up. I have had a few of those where my helmet did protect me.
  10. Did Spithill spend too much time in the Goslings cellars? He does seem to be out of it during the starts and slow to recover once the race is on, if he does at all...
  11. Oracle 0 New Zealand -1 Prior to the first race
  12. Unfortunately, it's too late for Frank Cammas...
  13. Great idea; hope it works! But your kids may not be allowed to sail such non legal boats in regattas
  14. A Dutch boat with a Croatian accent...
  15. The idea for this format is 'stolen' from the Star Sailors League. I watched one such event and found it exciting. Mostly because the video was superb.