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Fotoboat must have some ... JM Taking pics of n12's and solos on same bit of water
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Originally posted by alstorer

Fair enough. You'll of course not be able to stop any photos being taken. Secret tsting's difficult if you do it at a major sailing location!


I doubt very much they were trying "secret testing" as you put it. RS chose to sail these boats at Salcombe over a weekend when over 30 Solos and several National 12s were attending an open meeting, if you wanted to keep something secret then you would have gone somewhere a little quieter.
On the other hand if you wanted to start speculation and rumour then you'd have done exactly what RS did, then of course you tell everybody there is nothing to say yet and you might or might not be producing something new soon, and the speculation and chat, and their name/brand of course, gets more exposure.

Just my thoughts of course...




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Originally posted by alstorer

Fair enough. You'll of course not be able to stop any photos being taken. Secret tsting's difficult if you do it at a major sailing location!
I doubt very much they were trying "secret testing" as you put it. RS chose to sail these boats at Salcombe over a weekend when over 30 Solos and several National 12s were attending an open meeting, if you wanted to keep something secret then you would have gone somewhere a little quieter.On the other hand if you wanted to start speculation and rumour then you'd have done exactly what RS did, then of course you tell everybody there is nothing to say yet and you might or might not be producing something new soon, and the speculation and chat, and their name/brand of course, gets more exposure.Just my thoughts of course...


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Originally posted by Roger


I doubt very much they were trying "secret testing" as you put it. RS chose to sail these boats at Salcombe over a weekend when over 30 Solos and several National 12s were attending an open meeting, if you wanted to keep something secret then you would have gone somewhere a little quieter.

Good thinking, and so it was indeed probably not by chance a Solo open, as suggested by the original post.
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Originally posted by Roger



Originally posted by alstorer

Fair enough. You'll of course not be able to stop any photos being taken. Secret tsting's difficult if you do it at a major sailing location!
I doubt very much they were trying "secret testing" as you put it. RS chose to sail these boats at Salcombe over a weekend when over 30 Solos and several National 12s were attending an open meeting, if you wanted to keep something secret then you would have gone somewhere a little quieter.On the other hand if you wanted to start speculation and rumour then you'd have done exactly what RS did, then of course you tell everybody there is nothing to say yet and you might or might not be producing something new soon, and the speculation and chat, and their name/brand of course, gets more exposure.Just my thoughts of course...
My reading of the situation exactly, and that riki coming on all coy. We need pictures davidyacht 'your task jim should you choose to accept it'
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Sounds interesting enough... But not a lot to get our teeth into yet.
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It is like the run up to Christmas, waiting for Santa!

Lets hope we don't get the Xmas morning pair of socks blues...
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Originally posted by Medway Maniac

Originally posted by Roger


I doubt very much they were trying "secret testing" as you put it. RS chose to sail these boats at Salcombe over a weekend when over 30 Solos and several National 12s were attending an open meeting, if you wanted to keep something secret then you would have gone somewhere a little quieter.

Good thinking, and so it was indeed probably not by chance a Solo open, as suggested by the original post.

Indeed, deliberate stunt by the looks of things. Plenty of sleepy small clubs in the uk if you really wanted to be discreet. 
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Well plastic or epoxy if it ends up targeting the Laser/Solo market I think I've got the name for it..

RaSer

mis play on the words Razor (cut the cost etc) and Racer with the obvious RS branding, they can pay me later for my marketing genius.
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From a friend.

"I was there.... Picked it up. Would suggest well under 40kgs weight, man with it claimed it was lighter. It looks like a modern laser. Very simple fit out. Carbon stick, dacron sail. Daggerboard. Never saw the foil but small slot so expect it was pretty high aspect. Rig looked a little odd. Hull had big chine which made it look like a 29er/49er clone. Reverse sheer line like a 300, but without such a domed foredeck. A singlehanded Vago?. Unclear what it was built from. Def not a rotomould. Gelcoat finish. and Keri was not there. It was a pretty major test - two boats + 5 or 6 people. I was impressed."
Needs to sail more...
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