• Is Changing the Laser Rigs a Popular Idea?
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on January 10, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    If you are on Instagram or Facebook, it’s likely you will have seen the various ads for new rigs for the Laser. There are ads by LaserPerformance, promoting their ARC rigs (see picture), and ads by Up Marine, a Honk Kong company selling the C rigs.The ARC rigs were developed by Doyle Sails in the US. The C rigs have been developed in Australia by Bethwaite (cf 29er, 49er, Byte CII). The […]

  • Laser 4.7 Going Strong in Australia and Florida
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on January 4, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    With the threat of a new rig made in Australia looming over the future of the Laser 4.7, and the Australian Laser class actively promoting the new rig, one would think that the Laser 4.7 is not successful in Australia.What is noteworthy, however, from the entry list at the Australian national championships, currently taking place at Sandringham Yacht Club, located in Melbourne, is how strong the […]

  • Laser Class Rules Under Assault – Radial and 4.7 Names Being Dropped
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on December 29, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    “che colui che inganna, troverà sempre chi si lascerà ingannare” // “he who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived.” — Machiavelli — Il Principe – The PrinceA recent posting by the Laser class ILCA on its official Facebook page refers to « festive #laser sailing » and features an Italian fleet of Radials. One of […]

  • Laser Update: Equipment Shortages, Name Change, Legal Action & More
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on December 27, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Here is an update about Laser class developments in this end of the year 2019, a chaotic year for the Laser, which started with the « termination » of the world’s largest builder – LaserPerformance – in March, followed by a controversial and partially reversed name-change in April and the loss to the RS Aero in the World Sailing equipment trials. Yet the Laser was saved by the […]

  • Nutrition Tips for Youth Sailing Athletes, and their Parents!
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on December 5, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    With the progression of the youth sailor from beginner to experienced competitor, nutrition becomes an increasingly important aspect.While the general diet of the youth sailor should be healthy, there are also specific dietary needs for days of practice or racing, including nutrition on the water.Oatmeal with Fruits: a Healthy Breakfast for Race DaysThere are lessons to be learned from other […]

  • Championnats du Québec 2019 de Voile Jeunesse: les Résultats
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on December 3, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Le podium en Laser Radial: 1. Victor Sullivan2. Calem Austin 3. Francis CharlandLes championnats 2019 de voile jeunesse se sont déroulés, comme à l’accoutumée, au Club de Voile des Deux Montagnes, les 7 et 8 Septembre 2019. Ce sont quelques 130 concurrents qui y ont participé.Voici les podiums pour les différents types d’embarcation et […]

  • Douze idées pour développer une équipe provinciale de voile jeunesse au Québec (partie 1)
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on December 3, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Cela fait maintenant quelques années que l’on parle de reconstituer une équipe provinciale de voile jeunesse au Québec. Voici quelques idées pour le faire, qui sont non seulement adaptées à la situation particulière au Québec, où la voile de compétition est un sport peu pratiqué, mais qui reposent aussi sur les […]

  • Douze idées pour développer une équipe provinciale de voile jeunesse au Québec (Partie 2)
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on December 3, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Ceci constitue la suite de l’article présentant douze idées pour développer une équipe provinciale au Québec. La première partie, si vous ne l’avez pas encore lue, est accessible à ce lien. Un développement est survenu depuis: la publication de la version officielle du projet d’équipe provinciale de la […]

  • World Sailing Refrains from “Aeroing” the iFoil
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on December 3, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Something pretty astounding occurred in Bermuda today. World Sailing voted to replace the RS:X by the iFoil for the 2024 Olympics.Windfoiling is an amazing discipline, yet the rapid selection of this new equipment for the Olympics is truly noteworthy.Indeed, there were several reasons why windfoiling could have been rejected:1. Windfoiling is really new. Just a few years old, while conventional […]

  • Laser Update: ILCA Faces European Ultimatum
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on December 2, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Pressed by European Laser sailors, experiencing growing equipment shortages and feeling sidelined in the Laser class decision making, ILCA’s American president and executive secretary were given a tight January 1 2020 ultimatum.In the absence of progress, EurILCA plans « to make any decision we believe necessary to protect the interests of our sailors, » stated the European […]

  • Fitness Workout Examples
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on December 1, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    There is a wide variety of ways to develop strength, flexility, rapidity, endurance.  This page provides selected examples of exercices to be considered. Best is to get a program developed by a professional who is particularly aware of what kids can do according to their age and development.For competitive Opti racers, who typically will have a max weight of 110 lbs, the use of weights is […]

  • Laser Update: SurveyMonkey Vote Audited, Reviewed and Verified!
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on December 1, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    The international Laser class published today a synopsis of its recent World Council meeting.Included is a « Resolution of the ILCA World Council » dated November 24 2019, whereby the council accepts the results of the 2019 rule change vote.« The voting results were independently audited and have been reviewed and verified to the satisfaction of the World Council, which […]

  • Key Laser 4.7 Regattas in 2020 in North America
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on November 27, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    During our webinar with coach Agustin Ferrario, about «All You Need to Know about the Laser 4.7 » we looked at the key events to take place this upcoming year in North America.Contrary to Europe, where there is a well-developed and well-attended Europa Cup circuit, as well as a major European championship (with over 400 participants!) it’s more difficult to plan in North […]

  • Laser Update: World Sailing Won’t Interfere in ILCA’s « Internal Affairs » …
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on November 23, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Responding to a letter questioning the rule change vote by the Laser class, World Sailing made it clear: we won’t interfere with the Laser class « internal affairs ». As observers have stressed, World Sailing is in a pretty weak position to comment about voting integrity. This article not only covers this recent letter exchange regarding the Laser class and its contentious […]

  • Laser 4.7: All You Need to Know! A Webinar with Coach Agustin Ferrario
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on November 14, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    A Webinar to Discover the Amazingly Successful Laser of the Teens!The Laser 4.7, the smallest of the three Laser rigs, has steadily grown to become immensely popular in Europe. In North America, there is growing interest in the Laser 4.7, with fleets emerging in locations such as Nova Scotia, Florida, Ontario and Alberta. Trends are really encouraging. There were 66 participants in the 4.7 at the […]

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