.For the RS Aero to replace the Laser ( it may be time ) RS will need a ton of support and endorsement from pros and top amateurs.The push will have to be top - down. Regular sailors and racers will have to think that the Aero really is a better boat to get them out of their Lasers. Opinions from the top will sway the masses.
Might not be the best thing to do...To my mind there are two suitable downwind speeds for a singlehanded boat - at least if you sail inland in gusty conditions like I do.sailing circles around lasers and leaving them behind?
If the price was the same, I'd be more likely to pick the D-zero... it's much cooler looking.Interestingly,,after the initial offer,,both the RS and D-zero come in at about the same.....
£ 5,400.00 = $9,041US = $10000CDN = $10,125AUS
the GBP's sure on a spike in the last few
yearsmonths,,,it was ~1.6 or so when it mattered to me
...was it Ben's gold or what!? :mellow:
Well, it's $9k at the moment... about the same as a Megabyte. Which has not exactly set the world on fire, but it seems like a bit more boat than the Aero.If the proverbial laser-killer ever arrives, it will be less expensive than a laser. The demographics for laser sailing (outside of junior sailing) is getting older and older. 20-30 year olds just aren't going to be able to buy a 10k boat.
Athough the class organization (ILCA) may be in disarray, this really hasn't effected Laser sailing as such. In my neck of the woods (USA), it's sailing as before. Frostbiting, club racing, Regional and National championships all have good turnouts.With the laser class in disarray, it looks like there is a queue of boats wanting to take over.
I agree, that's a big winner for me, easy to car top and simple storage. Possibly eliminate the need for a trailer/dolly which would open up a lot more launching options in my area too.is that the standard main sheet system ? does it work OK ?
i dont know about about RS but it is a shame when boats are put on market and controls look good but need upgrading to actually work
30kg hull makes it interesting for man handling, opens up more buyers - easy car topper and store in garage under ceiling