Friday, December 19, 2014

Aerowing




When the wind dies, will the RS Aero owner be the first sailor back to the club bar?


8 comments:

kiwiyates said...

Not if that sailor is any example.... he can't seem to roll tack in a straight line! It would be interesting though - my kids are pretty fast in their Lasers. Though the goal of a cold beer for an adult is a pretty big incentive which the kids don't have...

Chris Partridge said...

That looks like hard work...easier to row...

Joe Rousé said...

Just scull!

Tillerman said...

I wonder if it's possible in the Aero to stand in front of the mast and roll the boat to propel it? This is generally the easiest way to get home in no winds in a Laser.

Smilicus said...

I will get to tired for jumping from Port to Starboard like that guy...maybe I am just getting old

Anonymous said...

The RS Aero sailor will at least be behind the Tech Dinghy sailor. We used to practice boathandling by tying the outhaul to the main halyard and going out in no wind with no sail. The Tech Dinghy is (in)famous for being able to double tack and gain distance in light air.

GP said...

Did you see this? http://www.sailingworld.com/2015-boat-year-awards?src=SOC&dom=fb
Our beloved Laser is in danger....

Tillerman said...

Yes I did GP. Look back at some of the previous Sailing World Boats of the Year. I think they chose the RS100 a few years ago and I haven't seen one in North America yet.

If I wanted to be cynical (which I never am) I would say that sailing magazine "boat of the year" awards are more about about keeping their advertisers happy than predicting the future.

Having said that, the RS Aero is an excellent boat and I hope it is successful in North America. It already seems to have taken off very well in its first season in the UK.

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