• 20 Reasons to Choose the Laser 4.7 (part 1)
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 21, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    A frequently asked question is: « Why the Laser 4.7? » While the 4.7 rig is very well known in Europe, it is less so in some places elsewhere, particularly in the United States and Canada. The reality is that there are many reasons to choose this rig, which entails a sail of 4.7 square meters (1 square meter less than the Radial sail) and a slightly shorter mast. This rig is […]

  • 20 Raisons de Choisir le Laser 4.7 (partie 1)
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 20, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Une question fréquemment posée est: Pourquoi le Laser 4.7? Alors que ce gréement du Laser est super connu en Europe, il l’est moins dans certains autres pays, en particulier aux Etats-Unis et au Canada. La réalité est qu’il y a de nombreuses raisons pour choisir ce bateau. Celui-ci, rappelons-le, est un Laser équipé d’une voile de […]

  • Twelve Ideas for Developing a Provincial Youth Sailing Team in Québec (Part 1)
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 17, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    For a few years now, there has been talk about reconstituting a provincial youth sailing team in Quebec. Here are some ideas for doing so, which are not only adapted to the situation in Quebec, where competitive sailing is a little practiced sport, but which also rely on the methods used where high performance athletes are regularly produced. These ideas focus on youth sailors aged 12 to 18 and […]

  • Douze idées pour développer une équipe provinciale de voile jeunesse au Québec (partie 1)
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 16, 2019 at 3:14 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 October 15, 2019 at 7:12 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 […]

  • Laser 4.7: the Beginning of the End?
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 14, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    The Aussie C5 rig, supported by the Laser class president and a variety of interests, but seen as totally unnecessary and counter-productive by most, arrived in Europe, as can be seen on this picture on Garda lake taken on Sept 29.Is this the beginning of the end of the Laser 4.7?The C5 rig, like the 4.7, is intended for those sailors out of the Optimist, Open Skiff, etc, and is therefore a […]

  • Championnats du Québec 2019 de Voile Jeunesse: les Résultats
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 13, 2019 at 5:36 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 […]

  • Top USA Optimist Sailor Wins Fall CORK in the Laser 4.7
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    There was a surprise registration at Fall CORK in the Laser 4.7 fleet: Cort Snyder, from the Lauderdale Yacht Club in Florida, who won the prestigious Orange Bowl regatta in the Optimist in December last year, and who placed 4th overall at the Garda meeting in 2018, with over 1000 participants.Canadian Laser 4.7 sailor Noah Adler in actionThe Fall CORK regatta (CORK stands for Canadian […]

  • Twelve Ideas for Developing a Provincial Youth Sailing Team in Québec (Part 2)
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 12, 2019 at 2:05 am

    VII. Extend the Sailing Season with Training in New EnglandIf the sailing season is particularly short in Quebec, it is less so just a few hundred kilometers away, in New England. Already, some athletes from Quebec are training there, for example at the excellent Sail Newport public sailing center in Rhodes Island (see picture).Extending the sailing season for Quebec athletes is fortunately […]

  • Non-Compliant Club 420s at the North Americans: the Aftermath
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    While replacement boats were found at the 2019 North Americans last July for those teams with non-compliant Club 420s, no progress has been achieved since to compensate the boat owners for their financial losses. The retailer of the non-compliant boats seems to have shut down his business. Owners of the boats – both private or clubs, are left in limbo. The Club 420 class has been unfortunately of […]

  • Food for Thought: How to Transition the Laser to New Rigs?
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 4, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    There is talk about new rigs for the Laser, as a way to rejuvenate the class.The c rigs were developed in Australia for the past 5 years, in collaboration with the Laser class. The Arc rigs were developed by LaserPerformance in 2018.There have been previous attempts to develop new rigs, having received less attention. The most successful one probably has been the 8.1 Rooster rig, developped for […]

  • Le début de la fin du Laser 4.7?
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on October 3, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Le gréement australien c5, soutenu par le président de la classe Laser et une variété d’intérêts, mais considéré par la plupart comme totalement inutile et contre-productif, vient d’arriver en Europe, comme on peut le voir sur cette photo prise sur le lac de Garde ce 29 septembre.Est-ce le début de la fin du Laser 4.7?Le […]

  • How World Sailing Confirmed the Laser for the 2024 Paris Olympics
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on September 28, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    The confirmation by World Sailing of the Laser for the 2024 Olympics relied on “proposed arrangements” by the Laser class and is not without problems, to say the least. Among the issues are new boat shortages that are now again appearing in Europe and are expected to grow, as there are no signs that LaserPerformance will be re-instated soon. Afterwards, in one or two years, a flooding of the […]

  • Lasers or « ILCA Equipment » at the 2024 Paris Olympics?
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on September 15, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Lasers, ILCA Dinghies or other “ILCA Equipment” at the 2024 Olympics?While the World Sailing Council  unanimously confirmed the Laser for the Paris 2024 Olympics, the Laser class announced that « ILCA Equipment » got approved by the World Sailing Council, thereby continuing the saga regarding the future name(s) of the boat.« The Board recommended to World […]

  • Are the Lasers and the ILCA Dinghies the Same Boats? Which One is Fastest?
    by noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) on August 30, 2019 at 11:43 am

    A Mix of Lasers and ILCA Dinghies at the Laser 4.7 Worlds in Kingston (note: the article has been slightly revised and expanded on August 30)The Laser is usually referred to as a « SMOD » or single manufacturer one design boat. But in reality, there are 3 builders (assuming LaserPerformance will be reinstated) and possibly more to come.  The ILCA Dinghies are actual PSA […]

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