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    Posted: 25 Jan 13 at 4:25pm
Robert scheidt looks to be returning to the Laser class to challenge for dominance with  once again. Should make it even more interesting as it will be his home games. Apparently he will be 43 in 2016 what are his chances of winning ? 
 
Is slingsby going to be in lasers 2016, I read somewhere he might be moving to finn ?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote pondmonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 13 at 4:32pm
he never went away, it's just that this time around ISAF have decided to axe keelboats and keep the air rowing in (after a phenemonal sh*t fight with Mary Poppins).  I guess he's too small for a Finn, so the Laser is the only option.

All credit to him though, you're right to title him 'legend'.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kingdacks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 13 at 4:41pm
I know he never went away, I couldnt believe he only got a bronze in the star at London, with bruno prada and Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson a Silver, I was sure either of those two pairings was going to win gold. I meant he was returning to the Laser class.
He is going to need very good fitness to keep up with the young boys.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neptune Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 13 at 5:17pm
Originally posted by kingdacks

He is going to need very good fitness to keep up with the young boys.

To be fair the young guys need very good fitness to keep up with the young guys, but sailing isn't all about fitness is it.
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True, didnt Paul Elvstrom sail in a Olympics when he was in his 60s ?
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True, didnt Paul Elvstrom sail in a Olympics when he was in his 60s ?

he sat on the tramp of a tornado iirc... 
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Rather more than sitting on the trampoline, especially as he was sailing with his daughter, whereas most likely all the other crews were 6 foot men...

photo (c) Daniel Forster ex American Lightning Class web site
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 13 at 7:14am
Originally posted by JimC

Rather more than sitting on the trampoline, especially as he was sailing with his daughter, whereas most likely all the other crews were 6 foot men...

photo (c) Daniel Forster ex American Lightning Class web site


And in 1984 finished 4th... aged 56.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kingdacks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 13 at 10:12am

Is Paul Elvstom still alive ?

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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=is+paul+elvstrom+still+alive

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