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  1. Is US Olympic sailing is f#@*%d!!! ??

    Laser is still sailed in college as the single-handed boat. Collegiate laser racing is a completely different genre than Olympic though. Tight, flat, shifty venues and 5 minute beats... The really good laser sailors still rise to the top, but it probably doesn't add much to Olympic preparation. Also if you are Laser weight in college sailing, when single handed nationals is over, you need to find a 90lb crew to be competitive weight in the youth boats (420/FJ) for the rest of the season, the Finn weight guys don't stand a chance. College sailing is certainly not the method to generate Olympic Sailors these days... If you are trying to pay college loans, you can't afford a campaign (even if its just living in a van). Changing college sailing might help bolster dinghy fleet numbers with some good sailors post graduation though, and give the Olympic contenders some more people who might not be consistently at their level, but are capable of nipping at their heels from race to race and pushing them in national events. As it is, a lot of good college sailors are eschewing boats completely to just go kite or surf.