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    Posted: 19 Jul 20 at 7:55am
No problem Rupert. Hope to catch up soon
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Let us know how you got on + tips.
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I'm sure we will get some techniques together!
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Originally posted by Shaggydogta

We are having trouble bringing the spinnaker in as it keeps getting stuck on the jib furler or between the spinnaker pole and jib! 
That's exactly why I gave up on the New Wave when sailing in Minorca when they first appeared, and I came to it as a Laser 2 sailor who had all solved all problems with the standard L2 kite.  I got fed up sailing straight past the leeward mark with the crew on the foredeck.  

Long-term solution was to buy a Laser 3000, but even there, as with many asymmetrics with the chute behind the jib tack, there's a (reliable) knack to getting 'wrong-side' drops done cleanly.
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Love to!

Sorry I didnt get a chance to say hi on the land.
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Rupert, would you like to come out on my Laser Fun New Wave and teach me how to fly the spinnaker when we donít have the social distancing, that was me sailing the New Wave with my boy yesterday at Whitefriars. Yesterday was the first time he ventured out on the trapeze. We are having trouble bringing the spinnaker in as it keeps getting stuck on the jib furler or between the spinnaker pole and jib! Trystan doesnít appreciate scooting up the deck to try and get the sail in!
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Spinnaker seemed pretty huge at that moment!
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I find coming ashore single handed quite a challenge. I have a fireball rudder on mine and I drop the main to give a. More time to sort everything else and b. Reduce my speed drastically but I find with just the jib I have a absolutely no control over direction. I used to sail vagoís and bahias as a youth at a club I attended and dropping the main and sailing in the last (short) bit just on jib was common practice
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Originally posted by sarg boland

Lovely rudder compared to laser one.
Apart from the hum.  I put a hardwood strip down the trailing edge of mine and could fair it enough for silence.  But with the full main with a long foot, the rudder had a bit of a job on not to ventilate at any moment. The same blade when used on the Laser 3000 with its shorter foot mainsail, does a much more adequate job.
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Spinnaker doubles the sail area and wakes the boat up.  Lovely rudder compared to laser one.
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