I have a M14 and I tie the tail of the vang to the starboard hiking strap eye. This seems to keep the vang in hand's reach most of the time. Maybe because I don't know any better, but I play it almost exactly like I would a Laser.
Zblok is good, Neutrogena Baby (zinc) is my go-to in a pinch when I need to find it in a regular store (in the US), but my new favorite is Raw Elements. Sure it sounds like hippy shit. It is hippy shit. But I like a few key things about it: 1) It's Zinc and it works on my uber-white complexion...
He's older, but I think if he went to a smaller rig he'd have been fine. I find it easier to depower than a Laser, but if you don't pull the strings you've got a pretty powerful sail on your hands. When I first started sailing the Laser I had a day that kicked my ass so hard I questioned...
I was bummed out today to find JC's podcast is no longer available on any of the websites or on iTunes. I think JC was doing a great job with these shows and it's a loss for all of us that there won't be any more (I'm assuming). Does anyone know where I might find archived copies of these?
What's the feel in the class on considering an electronic ride height system? I realize currently it wouldn't be allowed in the rules, but it could have a significant impact on the boat's performance not to mention making it easier to sail.
Probably better to leave the F18 where it is. Might be time for a new Formula?
Fix the weight of the F18 to something more manageable. Not so light as to compromise durability.
Seems today glass over carbon isn't a huge cost savings. Am I wrong?
4-point foiling over 3?
Foils cannot extend...