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High summer afternoon sail..

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Topic: High summer afternoon sail..
Posted By: iGRF
Subject: High summer afternoon sail..
Date Posted: 10 Oct 18 at 7:21pm
Today.. October the tenth, one of the warmest pleasant breeziest afternoon races of the year, perfect, even though I did run the rudder aground, my supposed break out cleat failed and I mounted the island letting a Laser through. Amazing how quick you get out of practise in one boat when you're trying to perfect another..

Great race though nip and tuck all the way round until my island mount. What a fabulous bonus to a great season.

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Replies:
Posted By: Do Different
Date Posted: 10 Oct 18 at 7:31pm
Nice one. 👍

Even at work today I was sitting atop the boat in full sunshine painting handrails. A dabbers delight.


Posted By: By The Lee
Date Posted: 11 Oct 18 at 4:43pm
As I see it none of the other classes offer any advantage over the Laser. None of the other choices have established supply on the scale of the Laser so cannot claim to be any better. The Laser is cheapest out the 4 and already has the necessary infrastructure. None of them are going to be exciting as 'boats' its about the racing and the stories which unfold.


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 11 Oct 18 at 7:20pm
Took adavantage of weather to re-deck my Verandah roof and large workshop roof, took longer than it should due to sitting in the sunshine Smile


Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 11 Oct 18 at 7:20pm
Originally posted by By The Lee

As I see it none of the other classes offer any advantage over the Laser. None of the other choices have established supply on the scale of the Laser so cannot claim to be any better. The Laser is cheapest out the 4 and already has the necessary infrastructure. None of them are going to be exciting as 'boats' its about the racing and the stories which unfold.

I'd check which forum you are in matey.....Thumbs Down


Posted By: turnturtle
Date Posted: 15 Oct 18 at 4:02pm
Originally posted by Pierre

Originally posted by By The Lee

As I see it none of the other classes offer any advantage over the Laser. None of the other choices have established supply on the scale of the Laser so cannot claim to be any better. The Laser is cheapest out the 4 and already has the necessary infrastructure. None of them are going to be exciting as 'boats' its about the racing and the stories which unfold.

I'd check which forum you are in matey.....Thumbs Down

it's the power of foresight, or the inevitability of the Y&Y forum... all threads come back to whether Lasers are a good positive force or indeed something wholly negative within our lives... a bit like social media, liberalism and tinder.... OK (Grindr too ... sorry Team Blaze)


Posted By: H2
Date Posted: 15 Oct 18 at 4:05pm
All posts come back to the Laser, handicap vs fleet racing or the RYA PY conspiracy in my view. Its actually quite amusing once you get used to it all and just ignore it

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H2 #115


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 15 Oct 18 at 4:30pm
Fundamentally as far as the Laser goes using Occam's Razor the simplest solution is that purely by weight of owner numbers, everything advantageous to the Lasers existence will continue to frustrate those of us that feel it is always positively biased in favour of by the 'establishment'. The fact is PYAG, RYA, Great Lakes, all must be infiltrated by either past or present Laser owners, it's that simple, so of course there is a conspiracy to favour the Laser, consciously or unconsciously it exists, no question.

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Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 15 Oct 18 at 5:42pm
It used to be Hitler, but Laser now is mentioned in every thread.


Posted By: By The Lee
Date Posted: 15 Oct 18 at 5:53pm
Apologies was meant to post that in the one about the laser


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 15 Oct 18 at 7:12pm
Laser is the new Hitler Smile 


Posted By: PeterG
Date Posted: 16 Oct 18 at 9:43am
Originally posted by iGRF

Fundamentally as far as the Laser goes using Occam's Razor the simplest solution is that purely by weight of owner numbers, everything advantageous to the Lasers existence will continue to frustrate those of us that feel it is always positively biased in favour of by the 'establishment'. The fact is PYAG, RYA, Great Lakes, all must be infiltrated by either past or present Laser owners, it's that simple, so of course there is a conspiracy to favour the Laser, consciously or unconsciously it exists, no question.

Given that nearly every sailor has at some time owned a Laser it's highly unlikely that all sailing related organisations are not infiltrated by them.

Great material for conspiracy theorists then, but in the real world - just another load of b*llcks 


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Peter
Ex Cont 707
Laser 189635
DY 59



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