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Excellent

ProFun, Cheap, durable, easy to maintain. Car-toppabl...

ConsNot good for oversize people. THe rest of your fam...

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 a racing progression for children who are...

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Excellent

“Topper Sailing Dinghy”

published 29/08/2001

ProStrong and durable, affordable, simple to sail and...

ConsLess 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 important for use with children when it is often...

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Satisfactory

“The Team Philips Super Jinx”

published 11/12/2000

ProA by and large British venture.

ConsIt 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 has a revolutionary design and if I were...

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Excellent

ProThe best place to meet new friends and get great s...

ConsThe showers and toilets - Hold your nose !

Well, if you enjoy a nice day gently pottering around in a boat - prepared to be scared, very 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 upside down moment then this is for you...

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Super

“sailing the laser 3000”

published 20/07/2000

Progood training boat, big fleet, fast, fun, managabl...

Consbad 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 performance sailing. The rig is simple and...

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Super

Profreedom, fun, friends, ocean, freedom.

Consmoney. risk to life of all onboard incase of disas...

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 too bad - £2000 gets you a years parking for...

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Excellent

“Go sailing!”

published 27/07/2000

Proasymmetric sailing with no trapeze

Consinclination 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 trapeze, the Laser 2000 is for you. It is...

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Excellent

“the sport of kings”

published 10/12/2000

ProThe rush you get from plaining along past everyone...

Consis 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 is a sport. THis year at the olympics we...

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Excellent

“Sail a Topper !!!”

published 30/07/2000

ProIdeal for a new sailor to learn with, Easy to rig

ConsNot extremly high performance, can be dificult to ...

If you 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 experiences in a force 8(thats 2 off hurican force...

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Excellent

ProFast speeds, big adrenaline rushes

ConsA new laser will cost around 3000 pounds

I sail in a small sialing dinghy called a laser which is a one man high performance racing dinghy. In my Lase ri have recently started to race and found that i have managed to do ok so far. Laser sailing is ver under rated, not many people at all have taken it up and those that have know how...

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Excellent

ProFast, fun, easy, light

ConsLess 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 invert in a capsize, while the larger North...

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