They are really like Lasers. When I saw them sailing 100 years ago they had three rigs (including different masts)for different wind conditions. Sort of Full rig, Radial and 4.7.
Shouldn't that pic be the other side up?
A fine, fine choice. But sailing in New Zealand would also be fine.
18 footers are for crews too slow for real skiffs like the 12 footers. Twelves are less stable than the 18s and only have two in the crew to handle the three sails:http://www.lc12ftssc.org.au/skiff/index.htmNow that I'm too old and slow for the twelves I sail a Laser on the other side of the Harbour Bridge from the 18s, but under the same sunny Sydney skies. In the winter series it sometime it gets below 60° F and there’s snow (230 miles away in the ski fields).
Indeed a nice choice. I appreciate his efforts.. :)Regards..South Pacific Windlass
Nice! Happy holidays to everyone.