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It is a great bit of boat handling by probably the best sailor to set foot in a laser ever... 

The thing that really bugs me about that video is those little creases that come from the mainsail where the mast joins... NOT!  LOL
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Best ever?
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Originally posted by Peaky

Best ever?

Yes, best sailor of a Laser.... The revolution in boat speed that came about, especially in a breeze, through his time in the class was phenomenal. Having raced against him, as well as various other olympians, he is the one I would say was most untouchable in a Laser. 
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hasn't filtered down though has it or the class PY's wouldn't get slower every year- i'd say "best" would be sharing ideas, maybe best of his era

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Originally posted by laser193713

It is a great bit of boat handling by probably the best sailor to set foot in a laser ever... 


I am sure a certain R Scheidt and B Ainslie might disagree with you there.
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They may well do, but having raced against all of the above I am probably better placed to make the judgement than most. I agree that our Ben may be the greatest olympic sailor of all time, but boat on boat in a laser in their prime, Slingsby would be quicker. 
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Originally posted by laser193713

They may well do, but having raced against all of the above I am probably better placed to make the judgement than most. I agree that our Ben may be the greatest olympic sailor of all time, but boat on boat in a laser in their prime, Slingsby would be quicker. 

p'ah... not quick as a replica slingsby would be, and they're cheaper.
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Originally posted by kneewrecker

Originally posted by laser193713

They may well do, but having raced against all of the above I am probably better placed to make the judgement than most. I agree that our Ben may be the greatest olympic sailor of all time, but boat on boat in a laser in their prime, Slingsby would be quicker. 

p'ah... not quick as a replica slingsby would be, and they're cheaper.

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Originally posted by kneewrecker

Originally posted by laser193713

They may well do, but having raced against all of the above I am probably better placed to make the judgement than most. I agree that our Ben may be the greatest olympic sailor of all time, but boat on boat in a laser in their prime, Slingsby would be quicker. 

p'ah... not quick as a replica slingsby would be, and they're cheaper.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote iiiiitick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 15 at 3:49pm
Originally posted by laser193713

Originally posted by kneewrecker

Originally posted by laser193713

They may well do, but having raced against all of the above I am probably better placed to make the judgement than most. I agree that our Ben may be the greatest olympic sailor of all time, but boat on boat in a laser in their prime, Slingsby would be quicker. 

p'ah... not quick as a replica slingsby would be, and they're cheaper.

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