Emilio Castelli

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  1. Emilio Castelli

    Sailing the enterprise single handed

    You should watch this video
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    What Are Your Sailing Goals for 2018?

    1. Have fun 2. Sail my Laser 100 times. 3. Encourage other people to sail their lasers a lot 4. Get more people on Lasers
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    Another what's the best dingy question

    Get a Laser! I'm sure there is a good master fleet gand the Australian Masters are the best in the world. Invest $2000, start sailing and see if you like dinghy sailing. If you are reasonably fit, 100kgs will not be your main problem for a while. You'll capsize; get used to it. Get good clothing. You'll learn a lot, very fast. If you get into it, in a year or two you can either upgrade your laser or sell it and get into another class. What you learned and the clothing will transfer well. If you find out that you don't like dinghies, you spent very little to find out. E
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    Out of Control Laser

    Wrong. E
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    505 Worlds Annapolis 20-29 September 2017

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    Laser class rules regarding Cunningham

    I don't think this system will not work for a radial rig. You need to pull the cunningham past the boom in heavy air and I'm pretty sure there isn't enough room with cascading blocks. E
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    Laser Masters Revised Sailing Instructions

    I'm the race chair for the Laser Master Pacific Coast Championship and we'll be having the rig swapping rule turned on for this race. In our case the PCC is also the Don Trask trophy and having the rig swapping rule on gives a chance to everyone to compete for the trophy. If we had separate fleets, the trophy would go to the standards, no matter what. Racing is in Richmond, Ca. and I doubt we'll see much rig swapping. This is the email I just sent out to the competitors: priorities are well defined.... Only a few days left before the Laser Master Pacific Coast Championship. Thanks for entering; this is going to be fun. Mike is putting together a great dinner (French Breads, Mixed Salad Greens, Pasta Pesto Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Steamed Green Beans, Penne al Forno, Roast Chicken, Roast Beef Top Round, Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Sauce) and of course plenty of Castelli wines (I might have the new rose' available if I get around to bottling it) and a keg of Racer 5 IPA on tap. A similar dinner in the bay area would cost you more than the entrance fee! If you have a guest for the dinner you can get tix in advance on the online storefront (http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/14879) or you can just pay at the dinner but please let me know in advance so I can let mike know. Ah, we'll do some sailing as well. We didn't get to 15 radials by the cutoff date so we'll have the rig swapping rule turned on. We'll still have the standard and radial fleets scored separately but we'll all start together. This will be a good practice for starts in bigger fleets, especially useful for those going to the worlds in September. We'll also have less waiting around between races and more time hanging around the bar. If you're around on Friday, a few boats will be going out practicing, otherwise see you Saturday. E
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    I am interested and I have at least three friends that might be interested as well. When are we going to get a demo out here? E
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    new laser sail - availability

    Did anyone who has order the new laser sail from APS last year receive it yet? Thanks E
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    new laser sail - availability

    Agree with that. Still RS pricing on sails and parts is not very encouraging. E
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    new laser sail - availability

    For starter you'll have to pay > 50% more than for a laser sail ($818 vs $530). Availability of the new laser sails does not seem to be a problem in Europe yet (Italy at least). E And the Aero sail will no doubt out last the Laser sail ten fold Glad you have no doubts but we don't really know that, do we? Just as we don't know whether the new laser sail will last longer than the old one (it should). Fact is, in a competitive fleet,in any class, you're going to want a new or nearly new sail at least for your "target" event. The prices of the Aero sails are very high and I can't see any reason for it. E
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    new laser sail - availability

    For starter you'll have to pay > 50% more than for a laser sail ($818 vs $530). Availability of the new laser sails does not seem to be a problem in Europe yet (Italy at least). E
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    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    The new sail costs less than the old one. Clearly it's more expensive to produce so the margins must be smaller. If it also lasts longer we got ourselves a good deal. E
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    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    They should put a sleeve in the topmast and a sleeve in the bottom section as well while the're at it.... https://youtu.be/gmC2UyCQJO8 E
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    rs aero

    2014 Finn World Masters Championship, Spoto, Poland (!) over 200 boats on the line. E