• LaserPerformance Presents its Perspectives about ILCA and its Non-Reinstatement as a Builder
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on February 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    After several months of silence, here is what LaserPerformance has to say about its relationship with the international Laser class ILCA, the lengthy delays in the tractations with ILCA for a possible reinstatement as an authorized builder, and why it has not signed the paperwork, presented by ILCA, for being reinstated as a builder.LaserPerformance Media Release – 6 February 2020Why is […]

  • Planned Obsolescence and Rising Equipment Costs: Towards Elitist Laser Sailing?
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on February 4, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Planned obsolescence is a well known and shameful feature when it comes to cell phones and other electronic equipment.It is now establishing itself in the Laser class, the self-proclaimed  « epitome » of strict one-design sailing.Sailors are now left with the dilemma of either being slower or having to upgrade their equipment at substantial cost.This trend has vast, existential, […]

  • Italian Laser Sailor Speaks Out
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on January 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Today, long time Italian Laser sailor Alessandro Castelli sent this letter to all the European districts. The letter was also published in Sailing Anarchy and, in Italian, on Saily.it.To all the European Laser Districts Dear Laser District representative, In its statement released on December 1, 2019 after the Annual General Meeting Eurilca wrote “EurILCA has scheduled an […]

  • 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 […]

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