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Sailing the Vandercraft 3000 class dinghy
Review of Sailing - Sailing by Tony3603

Advantages: Fast, fun, easy, light
Disadvantages: Less suited to heavy crews

This boat is a development of the original Laser 3000 two-man, trapeze, asymmetric-spinnaker racing dinghy, now made by VanderCraft from high-tech materials. The hull weighs a mere 54kg and the mast is now sealed so that the boat is far less likely to inv ... Read review

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22.04.2010 18:36
powerboats: sunseeeker offshore 28ft 1981
Review of Sailing - Sailing by pickanme

Advantages: freedom, fun, friends, ocean, freedom.
Disadvantages: money. risk to life of all onboard incase of disaster

my experience with my 28ft sunseeker offshore performance motor cruiser boat i bought a very old (1981) sunseeker offshore 28ft motor cruiser earlier this year. since then, she has skinted me with engine troubles and mooring fees (actually they are not ... Read review

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Great review by just.bcoz

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20.12.2007 04:39
Sailing club at mouth of creek
Review of Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Isle of Wight by Stainer1986

Advantages: Really good location, and friendly atmosphere
Disadvantages: Only possible to sail 3 hours either side of high water

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club is a friendly family Club, with a very large and active Cadet Section, focussing mainly on competitive optimist and laser 4.7 development. There is also a very large squib fleet, from which about 20 boats race annually at Cow ... Read review

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great, interesting review. em x by ilusvm
A Gr8, well informed op. A good read too. Jimmy:) by buster_uk
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03.03.2003 17:47
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Excellent for amateurs, less good for experts..
Review of Mepal Sailing Club by DJGaunt

Advantages: Friendly staff, cheap membership fee, good atmosphere
Disadvantages: Limited boat selection, smallish lake, not enough wind

It is a difficult job to give a sailing club a single score, since different types of people demand different things from a sailing club. For example, experts will not want the same wind speeds, boat types, and levels of instruction that beginner sailors ... Read review

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This sounds really good - unfortunately at the wrong end of the country for me. Margaret by mgrigsby
This sounds really good - unfortunately at the wrong end of the country for me. Margaret by mgrigsby
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21.07.2002 22:32
Lots of laughs and good for racing too
Review of Sailing - Sailing by noyzboyz

Advantages: Fun, Cheap, durable, easy to maintain. Car-toppable. Widely recognised.
Disadvantages: Not good for oversize people. THe rest of your family will want to use it all the time

The International Topper is a simple 12 foot single-handed dinghy and is probably the most popular dinghy in Britain. They are made from injection-moulded poly-propelene (think of washing up bowl plastic). It is cheap and robust which makes it ideal as ... Read review

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Sounds good, I see what you mean about adventure seeker in your 'about me'. Lynne x by purplelynne

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07.10.2001 12:51
Topper Sailing Dinghy
Review of Sailing - Sailing by JohnDM

Advantages: Strong and durable, affordable, simple to sail and rig
Disadvantages: Less sutable for experanced sailors

The topper sailing dinghy is an robust, affordable sailing dinghy which can be sailed by people of all ages making it an excellent choice for families. The design of the Topper means that it can be easily and effectively reefed as required. This is im ... Read review

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Good first op - welcome to Ciao! by alexhenderson

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29.08.2001 12:20
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Carsington Water - and water sports available -
Review of Carsington Sailing Club by mystical_muppet

Advantages: Lots of water sports to choose from
Disadvantages: No water sking :(

Carsington Water or better known as Carsington Reservoir was opened by the Queen in 1992. Carsington Water helps Severn Trent to guarantee suplies for millions of customers in the East Midlands. Water is pumped from the River Derwant when the river level ... Read review

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Great op, sounds like a lot of fun! :) by BabyGirl
Nice op, but a bit more detail on location and prices would make it worthy of a VH rating. Love your ciao name BTW! by Collingwood21
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17.06.2001 17:10
The Team Philips Super Jinx
Review of Sailing - Sailing by Manx

Advantages: A by and large British venture.
Disadvantages: It doesn't seem to work.

In the off chance that you have been living on the moon for the last little while (and that the moon doesn’t have any TV news channels) I’ll quickly remind you that the world’s biggest carbon fibre construction is a £4, 000, 000 yacht. This super-yacht h ... Read review

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They don't seem to be having much luck, I pity the poor sponsors, all that cash and all that bad publicity! I hope they get it all fixed as it certainly catches the eye but I'm not holding out much hope! by paule23
Have you read his book, "Close to the Wind?" Goss's determination knows no limits, the boat will succeed in the end provided that he can keep up the financial support. Great article. by pishton

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11.12.2000 23:55
the sport of kings
Review of Sailing - Sailing by flurb

Advantages: The rush you get from plaining along past everyone else
Disadvantages: is very wind dependant :<

i have now been sailng 3 years, i started in year seven when i first joined my school sailng club. i fell in love with this great sport because it is soo exciting. i know many people just think that sailng is a boring past time thta old people do, but it ... Read review

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10.12.2000 12:55
Wettest scariest roller coaster ride in the world
Review of Sailing - Sailing by fletcherja

Advantages: The best place to meet new friends and get great sailing tips.
Disadvantages: The showers and toilets - Hold your nose !

...scared ! However, if you enjoy sailing by the seat of your pants, and hanging on to the edge of the boat with only 3mm of wetsuit keeping you from a serious u ... Read review

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04.09.2000 00:15
Sail a Topper !!!
Review of Sailing - Sailing by mat-packer

Advantages: Ideal for a new sailor to learn with, Easy to rig
Disadvantages: Not extremly high performance, can be dificult to sail in light winds.

...would like to take up sailing in a single handed dinghy then a Topper is IDEAL for you ! It is simply the best boat ever for learning in it is not extreme power, performance and speed but it does go in a strong blow (I should know Iv had experience ... Read review

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Nice op mate. The only thing I'd disagree with is the comment about being difficult to sail in light winds. My old man used to say it was only difficult in light winds because you need to think about it! Cheers by noyzboyz

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30.07.2000 22:49
Go sailing!
Review of Sailing - Sailing by jennysue

Advantages: asymmetric sailing with no trapeze
Disadvantages: inclination to turtle after capsize

Elsewhere on ciao.com you'll find a review of the Laser 3000. Here I'm writing about the Laser 2000 - from the same manufacturers, but a very different boat to sail. If you want an exciting asymmetric dinghy, but don't want the added complication of a ... Read review

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27.07.2000 19:11
sailing the laser 3000
Review of Sailing - Sailing by tom_wood

Advantages: good training boat, big fleet, fast, fun, managable
Disadvantages: bad handycap

I have been sailing the laser 3000 for 4 years now and it is a great boat. The laser 3000 is a 2 man sailing dingy with an asymetric spinnika and trapise for the crew. The boat is an excellent boat for junor racers and is an superb boat to start high pe ... Read review

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20.07.2000 13:47
Wind in your hair, speeding along tops of waves, only you in the boat, overtaking the guy beside you in that vital championship race, now thats sailing
Review of Sailing - Sailing by adamski

Advantages: Fast speeds, big adrenaline rushes
Disadvantages: A new laser will cost around 3000 pounds

...do ok so far. Laser sailing is ver under rated, not many people at all have tak ... Read review

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15.07.2000 14:58
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