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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Hey Editor, ever heard of one design?

    You are confusing Laser Performance with North.
  2. Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    Can you elaborate more - The finish line wasn't setup when the race started so don't understand what you are implying...
  3. Thanks Carnival!

    You sure ? Looks like that's the stern closest to land/marina, not the bow. It looks like it was forward thrust from the screws that broke the dock This one from onboard. -
  4. RANT race compromised by party

    Valid points above However..... This race is around Fishers Island, it's not point to point. Start and finish are in the same general vicinity - most participants are coming from their own clubs and return to their club after racing, drive over to the party. no big deal... Race is also on Sunday, so we working stiffs need to get home a little before the wee hours... And while there is better chance of a sea breeze developing in the afternoon, it's not a given. I think the majority of competitors that race in this are well versed in light air sailing, understanding currents and playing the hand thats dealt. There is more to this then meets the eye...
  5. RANT race compromised by party

    So if the race wasn't shortened at Lord's Passage, and the time limit expired before you finished, that's a better solution for you ? Where do you keep a boat that takes you 45 mins driving time to RIYC ? At 5:45 when we left, the bar was still pouring and the the food was still out in abundance. They had not started any reading of results And trying to tie the start time to having volunteers actually bringing plates of food around just makes you sound silly.
  6. Sail Material/Fiber Choices and Design???

    Your right - that was defined in the NOR. The main could not be replaced with one of the 4 spare cards
  7. Sail Material/Fiber Choices and Design???

    Plus, it would not be hard to fix the top of the sail, you just have to know how. Now 5 of 7 sails? crap, how many do you think they had? Not just one set I'm guessing. New sail at each stop? Well maybe not all, but they didn't sail all the way with one set of sails. Actually they did go all the way around (40000+miles) on one set http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/boat/10_The-sails.html http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/presszone/en/3459_North-Sails-flying-high.html And how the 3Di sails are made is no big secret.. http://www.northsails.com/us/innovation/manufacturing-and-materials/spread-filament-tape/ http://www.northsails.com/us/innovation/manufacturing-and-materials/3di
  8. what is it?

    Finot-Conq 53
  9. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Lawyers and testosterone ? Estrogen more likely
  10. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    I may be reading the contracts incorrectly, but I read it as the wholesale price that the 2% is based on includes everything needed to go sailing, not just the bare hull. So BK gets a little (very little) slice of the original sail, spars/blades etc. I agree that building in one location should in theory ensure a more uniform product, as long as controls/specs are in place to ensure that the "ingredients" don't get "watered" down for inferior substitutes (ie a purchasing manager trying to save money on a "similar" but cheaper resin or a supplier not telling the builder about a change in material composition. Not that that ever happens )
  11. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    The 2% that BK Inc collects is based on the wholesale price of each new boat built, not retail. A rough guess on wholesale price for a 6K package would be 4K - that's $80. There is no additional BK fee for spares (ie additional sails/spars, other parts) Everyone whinging about the sail price - Again, that is set by the builders, not the sailmakers (And hopefully none of you really think the builders would buy the sails from anyone but the lowest cost supplier, which means they are buying the sails for some number less than what the replica sails sell for retail ) Anyone that races in the class knows the sails are a cash cow for the builder and dealers, it's why the members have been demanding a sail that last longer (because the members know the builders are never going to lower the price) and IMHO exactly why the builders have been dragging their feet approving the new sail design (because for them to realize the same year end $ales totals, they are going to have to raise the price of new boats)
  12. Misty May's Ass

    German Laser Radial Sailor More here http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport...5.ece?nid=47933