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    Posted: 03 Sep 14 at 2:03pm
There have been a number of posts about whether or not replica sails should be allowed. For me, I just want a good sail and cannot give a damn about class rules. My Laser has an old rag for a sail so I want to replace it. The choice is bewildering; Intensity, Maldon (standard or premier), Rooster, Sailing Solutions, Ullman, Trident, I-Sail (Any I have missed?) There is a wide variation in price and, I suppose, quality. For competitive performance and durability equal to or better than the genuine Laser sail, which do I choose?
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Get a Lennon Sails one... they are faster than the standard.

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Can't claim any sort of proper comparison. My first (non premium) Rooster Laser sail was definitely better made than my official sail of the time. However, I never thought it set quite as well. My current replica is a Rooster Premium sail which I'm very pleased with. The cut and the quality is definitely up to and better than the official sails. However, I don't think they sell them any more - or else they are all Premium now.

Another possibility would be a Smiths Covers sail - a bit local, I'm not sure if anyone outside of Eastbourne has one - but those who do seem very happy with them, and some who didn't thought they might have reason to be less happy!

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You need to be careful about getting a sail such as the Rooster Premium.

Even if your club allows replicas it might be best to check they will allow a sail that has a different cut to the 'normal' Laser rag. We had a discussion at Hunts and agreed that the 'premium' type replicas were a different sail and were not allowed.
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As for replicas, Ian Morgan does a very nice replica (Morgan Sails) which sets well and lasted well. I believe mine is still going now down at Queen Mary.
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