The Knitting Sailor


4.23 meters
July 29, 2013, 12:55 pm
Filed under: the Captains Cabin | Tags: , , , ,

I love it when a plan comes together.

Meet part two of my plan….

Look at all the rope and stuff!

Look at all the rope and stuff!

That’s right, it’s a Laser.

And I spent a WHOLE DAY polishing its hull to make it look like this.

Look at the shine on that!

Look at the shine on that!

Think how much faster it will go!

To be fair I think spending the four hours on getting some water time might have been more productive on this front, but in my defence there was no wind.

And it’s got a pink and purple radial sail!  Obviously a class winner…

But why would I need a Laser when I have a Supernova at Kielder already (and yes, actually came out first in the fleet on a recent race – I haven’t told you as I was so stunned I’m still not sure I believe it, but that’s another story…)?

Well this is so I can now sail at both sailing clubs without a 60 mile + tow between the two, and in both venues I will now be class racing against other boats the same – which we agree is a good idea and will help my sailing.  Moving between different boats at each club will be a challenge, but one that I see no reason not to take on as you can be last in anything!

So in simple maths 1 x RS Vareo = 1 x Supernova and 1 x Laser!

So polishing the hull was part one of my refurb plan.  I will also be changing the rope for pink rope (and to be technical, thinner and better rope) and at some point will need to think about that XD stuff.  Currently as I am mean and poor this is not an option however so I will instead be keeping an eagle eye out for stuff I can ‘procure’ to jerry rig something similar.  Or knit something.

South Shields… here I come!

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Excellent! You are going to have so much fun with that boat.

Comment by Tillerman (@ProperCourse)

You knew if I was going to go class racing a laser would have to feature sometime….

Comment by knittingsailor

Sounds like a fantastic deal! Can you post a picture of your purple and pink radial sail? My grimy white one is ever so slightly jealous 😉

Comment by tinkeratsea

Totally – hoping to have it up on Wednesday night 🙂

Comment by knittingsailor

And BTW – don’t seem able to follow our blog? Every time I hit the follow button it changes to Following then flashes and resets to Follow? Can do everyone else’s ok?!?!

Comment by knittingsailor




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