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RS600 advice

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Topic: RS600 advice
Posted By: sjk1992
Subject: RS600 advice
Date Posted: 09 Nov 08 at 9:59pm
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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Posted By: Smight at BBSC
Date Posted: 09 Nov 08 at 10:09pm
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.

Cheers George


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RS600 988


Posted By: mike ellis
Date Posted: 09 Nov 08 at 10:11pm

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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600 732, will call it Sticks and Stones when i get round to it.
Also International 14, 1318


Posted By: GBR884
Date Posted: 10 Nov 08 at 9:59am

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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Posted By: s.a.l.t.y
Date 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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