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Originally posted by Do Different

Makes sense on the 9; the Rooster oversize Laser rig never really took off.  I know a six foot plus ex Musto Skiff sailor who had the Rooster and he never liked it.
 

TBF Laser mast technology has barely caught up with the standard sail never mind something significantly bigger so it's no surprise it hasn't caught on. It probably should have has a taped carbon mast but even so I'd think anybody big enough to benefit would find a Laser a very cramped boat to sail.
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OMG. RS are now resurrecting the 100. 
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Just sail a Europe with a mast suitable for the weight of the helm, anyone from under 50 to 80 kg's can be competitive in the same class. 
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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Originally posted by davidyacht

I can see problems for ROs identifying the titchy Aero 5, 6, 7 and 9 numbers to attribute the correct PY numbers, and there is scope for banditry at one off events, but if RS think that this will result in more participation, then it is probably a good thing.

The different size rigs have different coloured flashes on the sails aft of the window which probably helps but I'll bet many ROs haven't realised...

Nor did I ... its hard enough discerning Laser full, radial and 4.7 especially with knock off sails
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 21 at 2:11pm
I agree with you but I think the rigs will be 5/6/ and a slightly larger 7 maybe called a 8  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 21 at 1:59pm
Makes sense on the 9; the Rooster oversize Laser rig never really took off.  I know a six foot plus ex Musto Skiff sailor who had the Rooster and he never liked it.
 
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Whilst in no way an expert I do think the Aero 6 makes sense and my bet would be that in a few years the 5/6/7 will be the dominant rigs. I know Peter will come along and tell me I am wrong, the people I sail against have concluded that the 9 sail has a very narrow wind range where it is better than the 7 rig because once the boat is planning it is a vmax and upwind the 9 is sometimes slower once the breeze gets going. I have not looked at the racing returns but would bet that the majority are 5 and 7 rigs being raced today with declining numbers racing the 9. The six therefore makes sense!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 21 at 12:55pm
Originally posted by davidyacht

I can see problems for ROs identifying the titchy Aero 5, 6, 7 and 9 numbers to attribute the correct PY numbers, and there is scope for banditry at one off events, but if RS think that this will result in more participation, then it is probably a good thing.

The different size rigs have different coloured flashes on the sails aft of the window which probably helps but I'll bet many ROs haven't realised...
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Originally posted by Woodman

I wouldn’t write off an H2 for a smaller person, it arguably could do with more power for the heavier sailor.
Not sure why you think nothing is happening, a new lightweight singlehander was announced today. The Aero 6 !


Well it's only taken 40 years for dinghy development to catch up with what's been going on in other windsport for decades, as for that being a groundbreaking bit of news, well pardon me yawning. I'm about to give in and join the ranks of a death class of the living dead on wires. And I'll probably have to buy one ofThese to get it to the water..

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Post Options Post Options   Quote davidyacht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 21 at 10:53am
Originally posted by Old Timer

Originally posted by Woodman


Not sure why you think nothing is happening, a new lightweight singlehander was announced today. The Aero 6 !

Really, well then they may as well crack on with an 8 as well to complete the set. 

more small fleets everywhere. 

Whilst a fan of one design fleet racing, I can see the benefits of having a more perfect rig that works for your weight and venue ... particularly if you are racing in handicap fleets.

Presumably the owners will gravitate toward the rigs that work for them, and maybe a rig that works for one design fleet racing at a particular venue will be promoted.

I can see problems for ROs identifying the titchy Aero 5, 6, 7 and 9 numbers to attribute the correct PY numbers, and there is scope for banditry at one off events, but if RS think that this will result in more participation, then it is probably a good thing.
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