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What a sensational place to sail!

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The Birth of a Laser®

The Birth of a Laser® | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
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Ever wondered how a Laser is built? Well it's by lots of people and by hand.  No wonder they are not all identical!

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Royal Yachting Association's Photos - Royal Yachting Association | Facebook

Royal Yachting Association's Photos - Royal Yachting Association | Facebook | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
Marion Lowe - racing at Bradford on Avon Sailing Club
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This amused me - it could be a tough beat back!

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How to Sail - Single Handed How to Tack: Part 1 of 5: Introduction - YouTube

As you learn to sail, tacking is one of the major manoeuvres to learn. Tacking takes the boat from one side of what we call the no go zone to the other. It a...
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Useful set of coaching videos for people new to Laser sailing. 

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Proper Course: Some More Marketing Fluff - RS Aero From the Air

Proper Course: Some More Marketing Fluff - RS Aero From the Air | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
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A serious new rival to the Laser, and at my favourite sailing spot too!

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andaman laser challenge

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Blog about my trainings to establish a new world distance sailed with a Laser (dinghy), 370Nmiles
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He managed 211 miles in 77 hours, non-stop - claiming the World Record of the Longest Time ever spent on a Laser! And he didnt even have a support boat.

Rather him than me!

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SailJuice Winter Series - SailRacer - The Great Lakes handicapping system explained

SailJuice Winter Series - SailRacer - The Great Lakes handicapping system explained | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
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Interesting article that helps explain why Lasers rarely do well on handicap.  Of course we're not a 'great lake' but our water is bigger than most inland clubs around here.  Countless times I've felt I've been in the lead on handicap at the top mark, only to have faster boats overtake and leave me so far behind I've finished only 4th or so.

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andaman laser challenge

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Blog about my trainings to establish a new world distance sailed with a Laser (dinghy), 370Nmiles
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370 miles in a Laser - must be mad!  He doesn't even look very big to be sailing the full rig... but good luck to him anyway! 

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Proper Course: Two Styles of Laser Roll Tack

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Which tack do you think is best?  I think the German comes out of the tack quicker and with a slower tack makes more ground to windward.  However the American tack would be great in a tacking duel!

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Headroom: Big waves and little boats

Headroom: Big waves and little boats | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
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Anyone for sea sailing!!!

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Rooster Blog » Blog Archive » The New Kirby Torch Dinghy – More developments

Rooster Blog » Blog Archive » The New Kirby Torch Dinghy – More developments | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
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It's getting more complicated!  Will our boats soon be renamed Kirby Torches?  Or could there be 2 (or more) classes soon?

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Regelspiel Uli Finckh

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Really good website for testing your knowledge of the racing rules.  You can set it at different levels.

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Rooster Blog » Blog Archive » Rooster 8.1 Nationals Race With Tack Tracker GPS Analysis

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Alternative view of a race - using GPS tracking.  The boats certainly don't sail in a straight line!

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Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club - Laser Open 2014

Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club - Laser Open 2014 | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club, located in West Molesey near Hampton Court on the Surrey London border, strong class racing in Laser, Solo, Topper and RS200 fleets. We are a RYA Training centre and Volvo Championship Club
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A very competitive Laser Open at IBRSC this year, with 10 sailors taking a top three place in at least one race.  I saw several multi-boat pileups as the fleet came together at the first mark - enjoy the photos!

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Roll Tacking | The Final BeatThe Final Beat

Roll Tacking | The Final BeatThe Final Beat | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
Maintaining speed through tacks is an important skill for all sailors. Good roll tacking ability gives you options, enabling you to take more opportunities.
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A lot of people ask how to improve their roll tacking - well, there's loads of informatoin and videos here...

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SailFast13: Find the hole, hit it hard and hold your lane- Starting in a Laser fleet.

SailFast13: Find the hole, hit it hard and hold your lane- Starting in a Laser fleet. | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
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Useful rundown of how to spend the 4 mins before a big start...

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Improper Course

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More thoughts here on successful gybing.  I like to sheet out before gybing but it can take some courage to do so in strong winds!

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JohnTheCrowd | sailing news | johnthecrowd.com: Extreme Reaching Laser Sailing Breaks Mast (video)

JohnTheCrowd | sailing news | johnthecrowd.com: Extreme Reaching Laser Sailing Breaks Mast (video) | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
Extreme Reaching Laser Sailing Breaks Mast (video), inter-collegiate sailing, college sailing, sailing news, Olympic sailing, Bosphorous Cup, Antarctic sailing adventure, Champions Sailing Cup, extreme sailing series
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Impressive breaking of the bottom section - he seemed to go down a wave  healing to windward just as there was a big gust.

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e-regata. Online sailing game

e-regata. Online sailing game | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
e-regata is an interactive real-time sailing races simulator. For any player, absolutely free
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This is a really online game - realistic and hard to beat any other competitors (or maybe I'm no good at it),  Available free on Android, IOS and Windows.  Look out for me, as you beat me!

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Laser Sailing Top Tips - Gybing - with Double Olympic Gold Medallist Shirley Robertson

http://www.rya.org.uk/go/ryachampionclub
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One of a useful series of bitesize coaching videos.  I personally prefer to sheet out - to make the boat heel to windward - just before I gybe.  This helps avoid the snagging on the transom. 

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Glide Free Laser foiling - PSA

Some vision from the development and testing of the Glide Free Laser foiling system. www.lasersailing.com.au
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Fastest Laser ever?  You can buy a kit for this now, from Australia, but it's not cheap (or class legal!)

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100 Races: Starting

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One of a number of really helpful tips compilitions.  This one covers starting, which is something we could all do better.

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Rooster Sailing: Rooster Replacement PREMIUM Radial Sail for the Laser®

Rooster Sailing: Rooster Replacement PREMIUM Radial Sail for the Laser<sup>®</sup> | Sailing articles for IBRSC | Scoop.it
Supplied folded and with battens, the Premium Replacement sail is made from a softer/more supple cloth than used on our standard replacement sails, the similarity between this sail and the official is now closer than ever.
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To me it's a real worry that there are now 'premium' 'replacement' sails available - not just replicas.  They have a narrower panel width.  Think hard before you buy one of these because it is possible that in future it may not be accepted for club racing at IBRSC - at least not as a Laser.

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UK Laser Association - Session Error

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UK Laser Association Website
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The definitive source for dates of Laser opens.  Our open is within Thames Valley circuit, which is entirely inland.  Nearby sea events are part of the South Coast and Southeast circuits.

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Center of Effort: Abra Cadabra: Five Tips for Getting Your Best Starts Ever

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Useful article about something we could all do better -starting.  First tip to hid your sail number is amusing, if not usually possible at IBRSC! 

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