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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 16 at 4:32pm
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 (assuming I'd left the windsurf kit in the shed, or there wasn't a starbucks nearby )

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hardly, I'll just forgive tax discretions for decent coffee.... especially if a precious, occasional sailing weekend's about to get blown out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 16 at 5:40pm
Originally posted by PeterG

Reaching is spectacular just up to the point where you think its all going to go wrong .....

In my experience it's spectacular up to the point you know it's all gone wrong

It can be spectacular and exciting after that point too in my experience.....
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I observe that 'it all going wrong' is a feature of the class.......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote realnutter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 16 at 10:36pm
That's why free climbing is a sport, and fell walking a pastime...  "it all going wrong" plays little part in the latter, despite the goal being similar... 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PaulPoshW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 16 at 4:11pm
Originally posted by iiiiticki

I observe that 'it all going wrong' is a feature of the class.......

Having flicked through the open meeting attendance/results it doesn't yet appear to be all going right. 

With 1000 boats delivered will the Aeros soon be littering boat parks in the same way as many of the un-sailed lasers of the world?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 16 at 4:16pm
Judging by the PY returns the Laser is by far the most actively raced class in the UK. If the Aero could take over that spot I'm sure they'd be happy.

Edited by JimC - 01 Jun 16 at 4:16pm
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The only reason the Laser and Radial aren't right up there in the Y&Y Nationals Attendance Table, as well, is because the NAT doesn't count the sailors who do the Masters nationals instead of the open Nationals. Add those who do the Masters Nationals in, and the Laser and Radial both move ahead of many trendier boats.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bustinben Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 16 at 9:48am
...and not to mention the fact that a fair amount of the people who do the qualifiers don't do the nationals, as they're off on the international circuit during the summer.  Lasers also get class starts at a lot of clubs so you won't get PY returns from them.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Oinks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 16 at 8:27pm
Compared to other boats Lasers are unrefined and unrewarding to sail. If you can find a club fleet where there are enough boats to constitute a decent race, fair enough. Twenty years ago, we'd have 15-20 Lasers out racing on a Sunday. Not now, and people are starting to look more modern singlehanders that give a better sailing experience. Just the way it is from my POV.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jun 16 at 8:36pm
I was talking to someone today who had just been out sailing in his new (to him) Laser. Words such as "great fun", and "lovely" were used, and at no point "unrewarding".
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