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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Dec 18 at 7:30pm
They appear to be lifting boom to go over top of mark, keeping it close, presumably booms that clipped had to do a penalty ?
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Really top racing great boats, top sailors and excellent courage huge respect for young Guido what a legend a star of the future
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Laser design issues debated on a regular basis, what design issues has 'Star' got ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 18 at 1:54pm
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Its a fantastic boat and been highly developed over the years.

The tiny section mast needs to be carefully looked after in breeze though !

A proper thoroughbred
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Post Options Post Options   Quote DiscoBall Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 18 at 2:00pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Laser design issues debated on a regular basis, what design issues has 'Star' got ?
 

Well you've got bendy/falling down masts for a start...breaking your first is AFAIK meant to be something of a rite of passage in the class  Smile

Related to that is the gigantic sail area and a low, low boom..

Then you've got a stubby keel and swept back rudder (seem familiar?). I  how much chine is immersed is a big part of reducing leeway due to the small keel.
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Well, its an outdated rig, an outdated hull shape, a silly keel, no kite and the bizarre downwind rock and roll, but really apart from the rig, the hull, the foils and the way they are sailed there's nothing much wrong with them.

Edited by JimC - 07 Dec 18 at 5:02pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Old Timer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 18 at 5:27pm
Originally posted by JimC

Well, its an outdated rig, an outdated hull shape, a silly keel, no kite and the bizarre downwind rock and roll, but really apart from the rig, the hull, the foils and the way they are sailed there's nothing much wrong with them.

Never understood why people get misty eyed over the Star for all the above reasons ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 18 at 5:34pm
"Outdated" only really applies to a newly designed boat, I dare say when 'Star' was first designed it was cutting-edge.

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So was the wheel... And that has developed some.

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