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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. Out of Control Laser

    A few months ago, I was sailing my laser in about 18kn sustained and gusting 27, and planing on a broad reach going fairly quick (spray about the height of the gooseneck) I was at the point when the rudder gets super sensitive and turns you pretty far pretty quickly, when the bow bounced off a wave, and settled back in. A few seconds after, the rudder got super heavy (it wanted to head up) and then got really light right as I started to capsize. I have absolutely no clue what happened. Any ideas?
  2. Speed wrinkles?

    What the heck are these mystical "speed wrinkles" I keep hearing about? I've heard them mentioned applying to lasers, fj's, and 420's. How do they work?
  3. Hey Everyone, Our Laser Regatta in Westbrook CT at Duck Island Yacht Club is coming up on September 9th. Early registration ends tomorrow, so if you want to save ten clams, and get some free beer, sign up. Notice of Race and registration information are available at http://americanregatta.com/diyc/regatta.php?regattaID=103. I will say that Long Island Sound in September is pretty spectacular. Warm water, good breeze, and a great crowd. Hope to see some folks from out of town!
  4. Hello, I was wondering about a part of the Laser class rules, regarding the Cunningham. When I bought my boat from the Previous Owner, it did not come with a full Cunningham, just a single long piece of line, and the double block with becket that attaches to the vang assembly for a Cunningham. Since I already have a full Outhaul, I don't want to buy a Cunningham/Outhaul kit, so I was thinking I would just buy some of the blocks and lines that are needed. In the Laser Class Rules, (found here: http://laserinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Laser-Class-Rules.pdf) in Rule 3 e) i), it says : 'The cunningham system shall consist of a maximum three control lines, “Optional” blocks or loops for purchase with a maximum of 5 “Turning Points”' Because it says 'a maximum of three control lines', I was thinking that I would rig a cascade system as seen in the picture, with one line going from the becket block attached to the vang assembly, up through the eye in the tack of the sail for the Cunningham to a block, with a line coming up through the block, attached to another block, with the cleated line coming up through that block and down to the cleat. Because I haven't seen any other people at my club or any other do this, I'm not sure if it's legal, and just something nobody ever realized was legal, or if it is illegal and I'm just missing something. Thanks, Tom
  5. So I am a big fan of Dinghys such as the Laser Bahia, Sport 14 and Wayferer (and on occasion Redwings). I love the feel of racing through the waves in Boats bigger than Fevas and Topaz. We have a decent number of sailors in the Handicap when racing at my club. However occasionally I don't have a crew when I am supposed to go out. So my question is: Can you sail a Bahia well by yourself? (eg would furling the jib and maybe reefing work). (I do have a plan to singlehand one in a few days in 20knot winds, call me crazy but any useful suggestions would be appreciated)Thx -Note if anyone has experience in other boats that are roughly the same size, pls feel free to give me some advice.
  6. Show and tell!!

    Well I had to pull the plug on that last post for obvious reasons. So here is a picture of her partially rigged. That is a Rolly Tasker sail. Anyone any experience with the brand?
  7. Best Laser Hiking Pants

    I am a junior laser sailor from North Cape Yacht Club in Western Lake Erie. I am in need of some new hiking pants and I'm not sure what to buy. I need them to have battons and suspenders, it would be great if they were 3/4 length too. If anyone can offer up advice to guide me in the right direction I would really appreciate it, thanks.
  8. I shot a short video of two Lasers (and one other dinghy) training in Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland: https://youtu.be/bIQeAKvRm0I. Temperature was around 4°C, and water is close to 0°C, as there is still some ice left. Related to this, one rudder was dropped and dived from freezing water: https://www.facebook.com/hskakatemia/videos/1440877269308997/ (not my video / post, but from the same training session).
  9. Hey guys, I am 15 and have been a laser radial and c420 racer for a while now, and feel like I have reached a dead-end in racing. I am placing high in club regattas like Junior Olympics, and even winning high school regattas, and don't see any more challenges or opportunities to improve where I am. I compete in the Chesapeake Bay, and am close enough to Annapolis to go on weekends, but not during the week. I have been looking on USSailing's website, and they mention Project Pipeline and ODP programs. How do you get noticed for those things? My club doesn't go to that many regattas, and I have been traveling and racing on my own without a coach for the most part this summer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  10. DIYC Laser Sailing

    Hi Everyone, We begin our Thursday night Laser racing on June 3rd. I know there are a few folks on here in the area so I wanted to make them aware. We also host a Laser Regatta which will be held on September 10th this year. Last year, our first time hosting the event, we managed to attract 30 sailors. We are hoping to build on that this year. Competitive racing, and a good party after made it a great event. Registration for both is available at DIYC Administration. PM me with any questions. Happy to help a fellow Laser sailor get out on the water!
  11. The 2016 summer olympics for sailing in Rio de Janeiro is scheduled to be held from 5–21 August at Marina da Gloria in Guanabara Bay. Provisional website delivered by ISAF: http://www.sailing.org/2016-olympic-games.php These are my two favourite fellow dutchman and woman. Pieter Jan Postma in Finn. Marit Bouwmeester in Laser Radial.
  12. I am from Singapore and this is my first post in this forum. I'm planning a summer holiday trip to US in 2016, spending 2-3 weeks along the way from New York to Boston. Where can I rent a laser sailboat to enjoy a couple of hours or so? I searched the web and found a few sailing clubs in Newport and Boston, but they don't have laser for rental. Any one has suggestion?
  13. Laser nose job

    Hi All, Has anyone got any suggestions on how to fix up this ding? I'm quite handy with some fiberglass and resin however this one has me stumped. cheers Luke
  14. Foiling Laser

    Peter Stephinson of Glide Free is in Hawaii doing some demos of the foiling Laser Kit. Got some video of it working before the wind died out. More possibly to come if our trade winds return...
  15. Besides west marine and steveston marine where are some good places to get dinghy sailing gear in or near Vancouver?