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Post Options Post Options   Quote merlin2349 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct 04 at 2:04pm
Originally posted by Granite

A club where I sail starts the races from the shore and the first leg is often down wind due to local geography. I sail a fast asymetrick and it is not safe for me to start with the pack. As once I have put the kite up a 30 degree bearaway in a gust is a likely and unavoidable occurance. Trying to do that in a crowd of lasers and fireballs is not a good idea.

no offence but if that is the case might i sugest you are sailing the wrong boat for the water!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Granite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 04 at 3:25pm
Originally posted by merlin2349

no offence but if that is the case might i sugest you are sailing the wrong boat for the water!!


True but the options are either to change the boat which I do not want to do or to change the water but there are few alternitaves.

What I can do is to choose to treat the handicap racing on cources that I do not like as practice for the class racing which I get to do every so often. I also get to practice in a boat that is great fun and a challenge just to sail.

 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote redback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 04 at 6:58pm
I'm guilty too - sailing a Laser4000 on a reservior of 256 acres.  I used to have great battles when I sailed a Laser with half a dozen others but it was doing my knees in.  I needed a boat more befiting my advancing years and so chose something bigger and wow is it fun and after racing we often blast up and down the lake.  I notice the Lasers never go for a blast after racing.
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