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    Posted: 31 Mar 12 at 8:13pm
Hi all,

I've just become the joint-owner of a Laser New Wave - that's the Laser 2 with an asymmetric kite that was introduced for a short while at the end of Laser 2 production and before the Laser 3000 was introduced. Has anyone any idea how many were produced? ........or where I might find out?

Many thanks in advance,

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Webmuppet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 12 at 9:06pm
It appears that this is a slightly rarer boat than we first envisaged ......we've done some digging:

The boat was built by Laser in 1994 and has a plate showing its number as LLG 385 (i.e a different number series to the Laser 2). It was purchased by a work colleague as a brand new boat directly from Laser ...collected from their Banbury facility. My wife contacted Laser today and was told that they thought only about 100 "New Wave" models were produced.....they weren't certain and they were going to try and confirm a number for us. The boat looks almost pristine now that its had a decent clean and I suspect that it'll get a thoroughly good rinsing once we've launched that kite !

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Post Options Post Options   Quote radixon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 12 at 9:58pm
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some pics would be good to see, just make sure Nessa doesnt visit this thread, you might loose it...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 12 at 5:44am
Was it not a fork of the Laser II Fun range rather than the Laser II Race range?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 12 at 8:23am
I've already spoken to Nigel about this one because I sailed one a long time ago when they brought out the boats.  Laser took one to Oxford to trial it and I sailed it with my 470 helmfrom that time.  Nigel, get hold of Will Gulliver, he should know more.  And I hope you're planning on bringing it to Hunts for the cvrda open!
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Seen his pics on Facebook, the thing looks practically new!

Does it qualify for CVDRA Nessa or would it get in as a 'dead' class?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 12 at 11:37am
I am pretty sure it would count as a lost class.  These things are always interesting to see, as is any rarity.
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The only rarity I can remember about the Fun New Wave, was the odd occasion when the kite would come down cleanly into the chute.  It was the reason why, as a Laser 2 sailor, I gave up on the New Wave after being initially intrigued one Minorca holiday.

The kite arrangements were really very crudely cobbled together, with that pole sliding over the foredeck.  All solved, of course, when Laser did a proper job on the 3000 shortly afterwards.
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Hi Nigel,

I too own a Laser II 'Fun New Wave'.
Boat No. LLG-370. If you have any luck with finding anymore information etc,
I'd appreciate if you could pass it on.

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Dave,

Where do you want to hold the nationals - lol

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