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    Posted: 25 Jun 20 at 10:20am
Look forward to meeting you properly!
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Thanks Rupert.
Just spotted you sail at Whitefriars SC, I also do and I have a feeling your daughter went to school with mine as we used to live in Purton. There is a high possibility, that you also came out of the sailing club entrance on Wednesday 24/06 as I was going in for my afternoon sail! 
Hope to catch up with you soon when times are less strict!
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Go back to basics, remember the 5 essentials and pick your wind and weather.

Talk about what you are doing in the boat as you sail, too.
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I too own a New Wave boat number LLG179 and have had her since 2004, but have not smiled her in quite a while. I have cleaned her last week, checked the sails and rigging, replaced trapeze shock cord, replaced the jib furler rope, signed up to sail again at my local club. Does anyone have any tips as Iím a little rusty and will be teaching my kids to sail this summer.
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Undoubtedly - in the right, lightish wind, dependent on how much you weigh.  I did it in my 505 and Hornet at odd times, so a Fireball would be relatively easy.

But for normal racing we found 65kg helm plus tall 70kg crew on the wire about right in the Fireball.  Certainly, I felt the need to switch to a 3000 when the 70kg male crew got replaced by a 60kg female.
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Hi.

Do you thimk it is possible to sail a firebal singlehandet with a sinaker ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 4:08pm
Yep, 505 pole, dyneema sheets, loads of mods, but once you'd done that the Regatta was a great ride on a spi reach, steering with the mainsheet (a necessity the rudder was useless) - very satisfying once you got it all in balance.

Other trapeze-symmetrics I've owned? 420, 505, Fireballs (two, the latest a Winder), Hornet, Jacksnipe, but I stand by my statement re. the Regatta.  Loved my Fireballs, and the 'ball is indeed probably quicker on a kite reach, while feeling like it's on rails, but that doesn't make it as satisfying, to me at least.
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Originally posted by Medway Maniac

Volker, I would strongly recommend that you try sailing a Fun New Wave,  then try a (Laser) 3000 before embarking on any modifications.
 
Just my 2 cents worth, but I was and remain a fan of both the Regatta (the nicest symmetric boat I have ever sailed on a spinnaker reach, tho' I have reservations about the fit-out) and the 3k.  I wanted to like the New Wave, but gave up on it after a few tries.
Making the above quote about the Regatta indicates that you cannot have sailed a vast number of symmetrical 2 man boats.  I owned a couple of Laser 2 regattas back in the day when they were very popular, but they were only ever slightly pleasureable on a spinnaker reach once you had thrown all the Laser centre ropes away, moved the spinnaker pole eye down to the gooseneck, and either bought a massive diameter spinnaker pole or changed to uphual attachment point to the pole end. Then you had a chance to stop the spinnaker disappearing around the forestay everytime a gust hit which resulted in lee helm. As a crew, they were the most fiddly akward uncomfortable boats I have ever crewed on.
 
Try a Fireball for spinnaker reaching for ease of handling and speed.
 
 
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Originally posted by Webmuppet

Our sails are just as colourful ! .........although, yes, it is a mystery why the sails appear to bear the letters 'mu' rather than 'nw'. Our boat hasn't seen much use for some considerable time and the mainsail appears to have shrunk - it's definitely well shy of the mast top (it's been suggested that the bolt-rope itself may have shrunk?)

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Hi Nigel,

I have a laser 2 regatta and want to change it into a laser 2 new wave.  To do this, I need information and I hope you can help me.
The thing I need to know is the length of the genakerpole and where it is fixed to the boat.
Maybe you have a photo of this.
I would be grateful if you could give me that information.
You can send me an e-mail to volker.harting@t-online.de

Thanks a lot
Volker
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ansel1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 13 at 5:03pm
Thank you for the information.

As I know the hull of the 3k und the laser 2 is the same. The difference is the cockpitlayout.
I am sailing  my boat singlehanded for a five years, I never used the spi because it is too difficoult to handle for only one person. That is why I want to change the symetrik layout to an assymetric one, this is better to work with.
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