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    Posted: 10 Nov 08 at 8:04pm
Originally posted by sjk1992

Ive been a laser sailor for years


Snotty youve had the laser for less than a year! what
are you on about son!?!?



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I also got mine when i was 15 and mark(splosh) got his when he was only 14. before that we'd both only sailed lasers and had previously been very dodgy (and overpowered) ) in a 4000 - we argued so we got the 600s!

Its a lot of fun and very wet....dont get put off if you spend a lot of time upside down.....we both did!!

Where abouts are you?? We are getting a fleet going at Alton water at the moment and you are more than welcome to come down and have a go in mine or my brothers.

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go for it. If you can sail a laser and know vaugely how to trapeze, then as long as you dont mind a LOT of swimming you will master the 600. Just don't get demoralised if it takes you 2 months to get to the stage where you can tack without swimming or reversing. A 600 is a lot of boat for not much money.

edit: ok you wont master it, noone can master it, but you will get the hang of it and it will provide massive grins.



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I was only 15 when i got mine. Previous experience of traping was limited and the last boat I raced regularly was an RS 200. It'll take a good amount of time and effort to get good and even more to be really good but it's definitely worth it when you get it right, have a go in one to get the feel is my best advice.

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Ive been a laser sailor for years and im bored. i have had my heart set on a 600 for a while. Ive heard good things and they are in my budget, however im only 16 and is buying a 600 a bad idea, i need some tips and reassurance/ how difficult are they?
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