Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Typical Laser fashion

Sailing a Laser downwind is... complicated. Here is a quote from past Olympian John Bertrand, who has returned to the class:

"In typical Laser fashion, everyone was doing their own thing downwind. The sailors were sailing drastically different angles, everyone rolling wildly, and surfing the short steep waves to the best of their abilities."

Here is a photo from the CISA Clinic in Long Beach this past week:

Photo by Jacqueline Schmitz.

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At 8:21 AM, Blogger Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

I benefitted on many boats & many times from learning the counter-intuitive technique learned in Lasers of turning down wind when gusts healed my boat to weather. Best way to keep the hull under the sail! Another lesson Lasers tought me about sailing DDW in a breeze: don't look back!


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