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Nothing is perfect but I reckon what I probably incorrectly call Olympic (triangle, sausage for one lap) gives most a crack at a leg they like.
An unequal trapezoid can also offer similar variety.



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Just avoid pure windward-leeward.  There's nothing more tedious to me, even in asymmetrics.  After just a weekend open of them, I'm bored.

Clearly beats and runs are essential, but courses need to test other abilities too, such as fetching a mark with the kite up, and allowing some fun planing on reaches (when the wind permits.  

But basically, I'd second Jim C's recommendation to mix courses up over a series so that every class has its day. No single course can be fair to all.
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We generally have triangle sausage course at Hythe, but that doesn't necessarily limit you if you can influence the rescue boat setting the course, so make the reaches just tight enough to prevent the Merlin using their kite and the beat one sided but with the best side set out in an adverse tide so they have to think about wether to go out there or not.

Or, if it's blowing marginal Contender weather, make the course long and deep so they can't wire downwind, and the longer the better to keep the lasers back in their boxes. But the Merlin might rear up with a course like that so only set it when they're on rescue boat duty.

On the lake, there is no course option to stop Miracles winning save a long tight reach with not much beating and plenty of wind shadows for them to get stuck in.

It's tricky, trying to get a course to suit you, but after a while you come to work it out, then you get in the lead after a blinding start and first beat..

Then you miss a mark.
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