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Wavedancer II

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  1. Redress was given in most cases, although there's RRS 62.1.

    At an earlier Sunfish Worlds the connection between my tiller and extension ('universal') broke. Without a functioning tiller extension, one cannot be competitive and I had to throw in the towel.

    My request for redress was rejected because, according to the Protest Committee, I was responsible for my boat, even though it was chartered (and new). They cited RRS 62.1 (b).

    I was told that if another boat had caused the failure, I would be given redress. 

    Confusing, isn't it?

  2. On 10/15/2021 at 1:56 PM, JM1366 said:

    So do they at least have decent build quality? Relatively speaking, of course, being that we're talking about Lasers. Or is that aspect in the toilet too?

    Nobody knows. LP is building Sunfish hulls without internal foam supports. Old timers are not happy; that's for sure.

  3. The Laser Class will soon have some vacancies in their leadership.

    Both Beat Heinz (chair) and Andreas Döring (executive secretary) will resign at the next General Meeting.

    This seems like a great opportunity for Wess!

    Members only: FREE tickets to the upcoming Zoom meeting (Saturday Oct 30 at 1400 CET).

    Who would want to pass that up...

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  4. Wess isn't well informed about developments within the Sunfish class.

    The fact is that Sunfish are now manufactured in Portugal (nothing wrong with that) BUT the build process has been changed significantly. No more internal foam structures. Many knowledgeable Sunfish racers predict that this will effect the longevity of the hulls. The class (ISCA) can only provide input, but has no rights since they don't own the plans.

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  5. 16 hours ago, LeoV said:

    Top 8 close.
    Bouwmeester protested jury, tracker said she was over, video coverage shows not.
    Jury had no visual. But decision stands. So many restarts with Bouwmeester pushing it... one to much.
    Why Den visited Ned at start line was weird... And leaving the race was karma. Both Den and Ned a fucked race.
    Now close in points  1st & 2d...

    I often read that video 'evidence' can be misleading and doesn't carry much weight, if any, at a protest meeting. Surprised that in this case the video 'overruled' the tracker.

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  6. 19 hours ago, Bill5 said:

    Crazy Race 10 for the Radials! The Medal Race will be a dandy! Go Sarah D!

    First start: DEN was the leeward boat, NED was close to windward. I didn't see DEN do anything wrong. No touch as far as I could tell.

    Puzzled!

    PS: Where is BRASS to explain it all?

  7. 18 hours ago, Alan Crawford said:

    Wait till you take your Laser to CORK in Kingston, Ontario! (highly recommended but I suspect not this year....)

    The organizers need to have a traffic control person (maybe in a boat) to make landing easier for returning sailors.

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