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    Posted: 24 Aug 20 at 5:57pm
From the Ovington FB feed:


‘ All a bit of a last minute rush to have everything in place to be at WPNSA for the UKLA Nationals for the ILCA 4, 6 & 7...

Builders plaque, World Sailing plaque, Recreational Craft Directive certified and we even managed to get Class flags delivered in time.

Chris Turner Ovington MD will be on site Friday and Saturday to answer any questions...’
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Post Options Post Options   Quote andymck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Aug 20 at 10:38pm
I love Sam Whaleys comment
“I have come to the conclusion it’s a laser”
Or another quote from a club member who was down there
“It’s very white”
Time will tell if the rake numbers are consistent and the build quality is more consistent.
Or, the issues are more to do with the building manual.
But then, they do seem more robust than my aero.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Moo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 20 at 3:33pm
Or is becoming a Laser builder likely to become a bit of a poisoned chalice?

Nice to hear that your old boat is still being used in anger!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Late starter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 20 at 4:49pm
Its been ages since I last sailed a Laser but I loved my time in the class.  There's still a good demand for old boats too. I've just sold my daughters 130k sail number oldie but goodie and I think I could have sold it 5x over. Hope the recent issues are behind the class and look forward to seeing the new boats.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Aug 20 at 8:46am
Its true that very few hulls remain as competitive as a Laser for as long, pity the sails need replacing every few months but at least most people at club level just buy a non-class version!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 20 at 4:17pm
Just announced SailingFast will be Ovi's ILCA sales agent.

£6,750 for standard rig with carbon top section - no details on the remaining spec but presumably that's full XD

Contrast £7,440 for an Aero7 and £6,809 for a D-zero at today's exchange rate (€7.490)

I suspect they'll sell well initially, to squaddies (and wanabes) and those that have been holding back for ages whilst the dust settled on the disputes. Don't think I'll be replacing my 20 year old, million-miler with one though, particularly as its only used occasionally; the RS100 is infinitely more fun
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Post Options Post Options   Quote davidyacht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 20 at 7:56pm
Looking from the outside in, I am trying to work out why you wouldn’t buy a Laser XD with latest sail anD carbon top mast at £ 3,867?  The attraction of Lasers back in the day was that they were cheap and cheerful, and given that knock off sails are accepted by most club fleets, why wouldn’t lots of sailors home in on the Laser product ... what justifies the extra £ 3k?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 20 at 7:59pm
Do I assume that even a club which doesn't allow replica sails would allow a Laser, built by Laser, to race as a Laser, even if the world governing body says only the version named after themselves can be used?
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