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There was a brand new Lightning 368 at the Southampton boat show and you're right, it ticked all the boxes for that Lake, there might be one at our club I could get my hands on for the winter as well, the helm of the RS500 boys has one, but it does so abysmally on the sea even in the hands of a very good sailor who owned it before (ex youth champ gone grey)I never really considered it.

There must be something other than the bloody Laser that can work equally well on sea and inland.

Oh and inter family 'mockery' is part and parcel of life for me until they can find a suitable 'home' they tell me, something went terribly wrong in their upbringing.

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There are people who race them on the sea, but I agree, I'd not want to really in the kind of waves you seem to get at Hythe. While I'm sure it would cope, especially with the new style masts, I'm sure there are more fun boats out there.

Maybe that is the secret of the Laser - it is equally at home pretty much everywhere. The downside of that is that you'll be hard pressed to do well against the specialst sea or inland boats.

From what I've seen of the Streaker, it seems to fill a similar niche for a smaller boat. Got that daggerboard to cope with, but otherwise I've seen them going really well on open water, and at Redoubt they seem to go well inland.


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Originally posted by iGRF

Edit to rupert 44 acres and the best I've achieved is a 2nd at 1024 and I've won at the new handicap they set to 1060, but it felt like I'd cheated, but then all the other handicaps were uplifted as well so I don't really know what's going on.

That, in a nutshell, is precisely why sailing committees need to be very careful before they start adjusting PY's as the RYA advocates they should do. Very quickly nobody feels like there's been a worthy winner - unless the winner's PY has been adjusted more harshly than the rest, of course.

Even then, if all the numbers have been played with, everybody's probably long-since lost faith in the system, so they don't care about the results - which may be a good thing: people sailing just for the pleasure of it, but I wonder how long they'd keep at it?
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You should try an RS300 Graeme- it would take a few weeks to get over the 'wtf is this all about' and it would engage windsurfing brain more than dinghy brain at times- think planing exits from carve gybes.  I only sailed mine inland, but the guys who took them up to Prestwick and across to Filey swore blind they were amazing in waves too.  

Plus you could switch down to the A-Rig when it's windy (okay class rules would strictly speaking prevent that, but sod that...)

Definitely a boat that is not crossed off my list.
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Originally posted by kneewrecker

You should try an RS300 Graeme-


I have thanks, I established base camp before the assault on the North face of the starboard gunwale , it is without doubt the singularly worse contrivance known to sailing mankind, the designer should be shot, anyone who sails one committed, or at the very least we should stage a class 'intervention' put them away somewhere, kind of isolated, consider them a form of sailing ebola.

No - don't speak I'm not listening <handsover ears> nah nah nah nah go away mental person!
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As I said, it would take a few weeks to get over the 'Wtf is this all about' feeling...  but I appreciate it's not for the impatient.  
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Originally posted by kneewrecker

As I said, it would take a few weeks to climb up the side...  but I appreciate it's not for the impatient.  


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Originally posted by iGRF

Originally posted by kneewrecker

As I said, it would take a few weeks to climb up the side...  but I appreciate it's not for the impotent.  


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There are pills you can take for impotency, but even hetracil isn't going to help me sail a 300.

Step ladders maybe..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kneewrecker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 14 at 10:55am
personally I found dakine stomp studs were good for traction....  I cleared out a warehouse of them when some dude had a fire sale running.






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