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Topic: Laser 2000 etc
Posted By: MarkH
Subject: Laser 2000 etc
Date Posted: 06 Jul 04 at 6:10pm
I am getting back to dinghies after a long break sailing cruising yachts
around the south coast & Solent.

At present my wife is learning and the two kids (8 & 5) are enthusiastic
but total novices when it comes to dinghy sailing.

I'm looking for something we can all get out in but would also suit double
or even single handing in the right conditions. Main sailing area is likely
to be Chichester harbour (plan to look at HISC, Langstone & Dell Quay
this weekend) and we will cruise more than race, although the latter is
likely to be on the cards once the skills and confidence are back in place.

At the moment I'm considering a Laser 2000 or as a smaller alternative
the RS Feva - any views on the suitability / merits of these would be
appreciated, as would as any other suggestions (the Comet Trio has been
mentioned as has the new 2000 type contender from RS).

Many thanks for any thoughts...

Posted By: Garry
Date Posted: 06 Jul 04 at 6:48pm
I would have thought a Wayfarer, Enterprise or GP14 a better bet. And two oppies for the kids


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Posted By: MarkH
Date Posted: 07 Jul 04 at 3:21pm
Thanks for this Garry- certainly the Wayfarer might be a decent idea. I
used to sail them as a kid but its so long ago I'd prety much forgotten
about them!
Maybe just one oppie for the kids though!


Posted By: Croff
Date Posted: 09 Jul 04 at 12:29am
Having sailed and taught on just about all the boats you mentioned (barr the feva, but i have sailed an rs200 for a season). I think the feva would definately be too small especially for 4 people, and even for you and your wife as it was developed as a youth trainer.  The laser 2000 is a really nice boat to sail with quite a lot of space and stability and an easy to launch kite.  Wayfarers are definatly a good idea though having taught kids on a wayfarer it can get a bit dull.  I think another boat that should maybe be considered is the Laser Stratos, given the fact its available with many options.  First of all you can choose between a centreboard or a lifting keel, also you can get an asymetric kite, and even a trapeze which will be great fun for the kids trust me.


Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 16 Jul 04 at 6:40pm

the stratos is a scaled up 2000 so they it is the cost that makes the choice of stratos or 2000

a trapeze option is available on the 2000 but is out of class same as on the stratos

Posted By: Chris Noble
Date Posted: 26 Nov 04 at 8:08pm
why do they bother making it available then if its against class, its such a pointless thing to ban!

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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 26 Nov 04 at 9:17pm
for people who only like to cruise

Posted By: rosi 135
Date Posted: 30 Nov 04 at 8:51pm

How about a mirror for the kids? its really easy to sail and is ideal for 2 people


Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 30 Nov 04 at 9:19pm
don't go for the comet trio, they are horrible boats

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