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  1. I use the Sailmon Max. Not cheap but excellent display on the water from my experience and gathers tons of information (compass heading, COG, SOG, heel, F/A trim etc etc). Team that with a GoPro and Sailnjord and you have almost everything you might want for post sail analysis. I even manged to get heart rate from a Polar sensor included afterwards. Great if you don't have too many other boats like yours nearby to sail against.
  2. There's a good video tour of the Ovi factory on FB which shows a few details of the extent they go to for ILCAs. Around 15 minutes in you can see they have a jig to set up the mast rake consistently. Ovi Factory Tour
  3. Hayling Island SC. Looks so tranquil but it's also possibly the place with the most scary stories associated with it from crossing Hayling bar coming back from the bay.
  4. Not sure about elsewhere, but in the UK LP (as was) churned out lots of different boats* over the years so it would not be surprising to see some more coming along. *these are just the ones I can remember (excluding Dart catamarans)- Laser 13, Laser 16, Laser 2000, Laser 3000 Laser 4000, Laser 5000, Laser EPS, Laser Bahia, Laser Vortex, Laser Vago, Laser Stratos, Laser Pico, Laser Bug, Laser Funboat
  5. It's a Bosun for sure. Designed specifically for the Royal Navy and allegedly had to cope with being dropped onto a concrete quay from the height of a ship's deck as part of the spec. Weighs an absolute ton Bosun – Bossoms Boatyard
  6. I'd have to agree with a lot of the above about UK/AUS/NZ/NL dinghy scene being pretty vibrant and in my experience they're also not very hierarchical, so it's not unusual seeing Olympians performing at events anybody can attend. That surely must help make the dream of achieving Gold seem within grasp of kids coming through and seeing that. As an example 49er gold medallist Stu Bithell is just back from Tokyo and is already involved in the UK dinghy scene for fun by sailing at the Merlin Rocket Nationals (Aspire Merlin Rocket National Championships at East Lothian Yacht Club - Day 1 (yach
  7. The 400 is a cracking boat. It grew from an attempt to put an asymmetric kite on a Merlin Rocket (a long lived UK and popular development class with a reputation for being very technical). It may not be full on compared to some skiffs, but it's very much a boat that delivers on the old 80/20 adage. Good close racing, fairly nifty around a small pond but great in the waves as well - and fairly bullet proof. This is an old link but should be still valid RS400 buyers tips - Yachts and Yachting Online Forum - Page 1 Nice video here - LPB Aerial Imagery RS400 Nationals on Vimeo
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