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    Posted: 02 May 21 at 8:16am
Has there been any feedback from sailors about these new Lasers ?

Knowing the quality of Ovi boats it would be surprising if they weren't at least of better build quality that those to date ?

Interestingly I see our Tokyo Laser sailor is selling his Ovi after the recent Euros where he had some up and down results ? Probably not relevant but noteworthy ?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote andymck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 21 at 8:28am
The ovi laser at our club is blistering quick.
I had heard on the grapevine the squad are sailing PSA boats as that is the builder for the games.
Seems sensible.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 21 at 11:24am
Not at all surprising if its quicker than some of the other hulls

Probably more consistent too


I've probably had about 15 Lasers over the years and one in particular was definitely a rocket from day 1.Never worked out if it was the mast rake, stiffness, weight, foil alignment etc - it just went fast

Will be interesting to see if there is a mass move to these Ovi hulls
Maybe a bit of a change (even if its just a potential improvement) will help the class if more new ones get bought ?

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Nothing like a true one design class.
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I thought they were all built according to the build manual!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 21 at 6:45pm
All depends on what you’re goals are, standing on the podium in Tokyo probably relevant. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 21 at 11:17am
Assuming Ovi's will build them to closer tolerances than previous builders (which will always happen) they should be less variable, but how much was the performance difference between two brand new LPE Lasers anyway?

I suspect much of the difference ascribed to the top sailors going and cherry picking the best hull comes down to the fact that it was a top sailor sailing it  Embarrassed


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The boats being used at the Games are built by PSJ and not PSA.

Elliot is having a new boat so selling the one in Europe, makes sense after Brexit!

It is also called an ILCA and not a Laser! 
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There was a good interview with Chris on the build of the ILCA, I think it was on the Ovi facebook group 
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