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3 Basic Maintenance Skills Every Dinghy Sailor Should Know

For nearly 50 years, the Laser has been an exceptional racing and recreational sailing dinghy. Speed and simplicity of design are in its DNA, and thus it’s the perfect choice for both the seasoned racer who’s looking for high performance, and the novice who just wants a boat that’s easy to transport, rig, and sail.…

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Laser Sailboat Accessories

Many casual and beginner sailors buy an older Laser dinghy as their first boat. Older models, often bought second-hand, regularly do not contain much more than a basic setup. This is fine as you start your sailing journey, but as you get into Laser sailing more (for example, start racing), you may want to be…

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How To Sell Your Laser Sailboat Quickly

We know that there are lots of people wanting to get their hands on some second-hand laser dinghy gear. And we don’t want to see old Laser sailing gear sitting in the shed or garage going to waste. So if you just don’t have the time to get out on the water anymore, or you…

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What Are The Best Sailing Gloves?

To Summarize: We picked the eleven most popular sailing gloves available on the market. We compared construction, durability, design, and features of each. We also looked at fingerless and full-fingered gloves. Many of the choices here scored high marks on design, fit and strength. Most fared well on dexterity, gripping ability and comfort (including quick…

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Cool Sailing Quotes

Just thought I’d share with you my picks of some of the best sailing quotes that I have seen going around. There are some pretty cool quotes from a mix of some world class sailors right through to those with just a more basic love for the water. If you have a favorite quote, whether…

Environment pollution in our waterways

How Does Boating Affect The Environment?

I have been fortunate enough to have done a lot of travel over the years, and have visited some truly beautiful and amazing places. For me, the most beautiful places were the often the ones most untouched by humans – in pristine condition. But on taking a closer look, even these locations are often not…

Tidal Beach in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, Australia

Blackburn’s Bass Strait Laser Sailing Record

In the world of Laser sailing, Australian Michael Blackburn is a leader and champion. He won an Olympic Bronze medal during the 2000 Summer Games in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. In March 2005 his world ranking was 3rd in the Laser, the world’s most popular sailboat. Early in that month, Blackburn added to his…

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Start your sailing adventure young (or young at heart!)

Whether your children dream of sailing the world or just messing about on the water, the best time to learn to sail is when they are young, fearless and full of wonder. I remember my first day out on the water, drowning in my life jacket, nervously tugging the straps tighter as I stared at…

GoPro HERO 3+

Laser Sailing Camera Review – GoPro HERO 3+

Take Your GoPro Hero 3+ Sailing! The GoPro Hero 3+ portable camera is the perfect companion to take laser sailing. Not only does it capture incredible quality video (1080p60) it also snaps 10-megapixel photos as fast as ten frames per second. A high-speed sport such as laser sailing requires a camera that is as quick…

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Aquece Rio wrap-up… The Olympic Test

Once a decision is made on where each Olympics will be, contending sailors from around the world look to the location in order to familiarize themselves, but invariably feel that the locals hold the home advantage of knowing the secrets of the area. Among the Laser sailors, we know already that the Brazilian Robert Scheidt…

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Learning What To Look For In Cheap Boats

Looking at cheap boats is both challenging and exciting especially for sailing newbies who do not have any idea on what to look for in sailing boats. If you feel that your knowledge about sailboats is still inadequate and you are all excited to buy one, it is best that you seek the help of…

small sailboats on the beach

So Many Small Sailboats – Which one is right for you?

If you have been intrigued by the thought of owning and sailing your own dinghy, then it is high time for you to start looking at small sailboats so you can choose the one perfect for you. Whether you are infatuated with cruising or you are the more adventurous and enjoy the thrill of racing,…

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