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    Severn Sailing Association
  1. Thomas_shaw

    Annapolis to Newport 2019

    Any word on whether Prospector will make the TA Race?
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    Close call for Hispania...

    They seem to make it work for some other big old yachts in the Med. The Voile de St Tropez has boats going back 100+ years. And they're all in beautiful condition. See Maybe the wrong people are getting rich...
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Or some Italian nautical style...
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    And Goodbye Girl on the other side of Fame, another Serendipity 43.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    With apologies to Larry for the qualitiy of these pictures, here are two pictures from the Truman Annex after the 1981 (or '82?) Ft Lauderdale to Key West Race. Rafted up are Seier, Marionette, Fame, and two others, and in the other picture, Infinity among others.
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    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    It now seems to me that the ILCA and ISAF have thrown BK under the bus in the hope that it will ensure an uninterrupted supply of boats in areas served by LPE. That's a pretty shabby way to treat the creator of our boat, especially since other Laser builders are still paying the royalty. Instead of trying to cut BK out of the equation, it would have been just as easy for the ILCA to amend the class rules to require royalty payments to BK for a boat to be considered legal. Also, as long as LPE (or whatever shell company holds it) owns the US trademark in the US, no one but LPE is going to be able to make Laser brand sailboats in the US. Period. The ILCA really needs to be the one to own ALL of the Laser trademarks, otherwise this will happen again somewhere else. The licensing structure is totally backward here.
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