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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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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 davidyacht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 21 at 2:29pm
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 epicfail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 21 at 5:26pm
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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OMG. RS are now resurrecting the 100. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 21 at 7:06pm
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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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 21 at 7:29pm
Exactly.  Thumbs Up Wink
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What happened to one boat and one sail for all conditions? 
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Originally posted by Woodman

What happened to one boat and one sail for all conditions?†
It's over. 50-60kgs use a 5mtr, 60-70 use the 6, 70-80 the 7, 80-90 wait a bit, 90-100 use the 9, 100kg+ go directly to FatCamp or choose some other pursuit.. golf, fishing, darts with all the other Fat people.

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Woodman, Itís never been a fact . Most classes have always allowed smaller or flatter sails . And Laser totally blow the doors off when they launched the radial lol. 
To go back to my original point , two of my friends had solutions , both had a flat and a full sail and the class also allows a official smaller sail. Or to use a much older class as a example, the British moth. When I had mine I had a flat sail, a full sail and a slightly smaller flat sail all class legal. The class also has a official small sail that is a lot smaller .
The only boats Iíve ever own that I only had  one sail with were the Lightning 368 and the Dzero . The thing they have in common is they both have soft unstayed masts . 


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