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And I took this picture before we launched the boats. I thought you guys might appreciate this picture! :beer:

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Those boats are called lasers. I normally sail in CFJs (the boats towards the left with only the jib up), but i MUCH prefer sailing in lasers. Too bad I don't own one, I just have to borrow someones every time I want to
 
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Yeah, those laser sailboats are made in Australia :D

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I've ridden in one... they are actually really quick and really maneuverable.

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Why do you have 2 people in one? They are 1 man boats! :crackup:
All kidding aside, they are my favorite boat to sail in. I love to capsize them in front of tourists on their tour boats because they freak out and think I am going to die, when in actuality I just crawl to the centerboard and flip it right back up and they are like "that guy has skills" lmao. They are really fast compared to the CFJs that I normally sail and you don't have to deal with a bitchy crew haha. Are there any fellow sailors here on LPF? I am on my high school's sailing team (and the students at our school are called 'the sailors'). I didn't know they were specifically made in AUS though, are you sure about that?
 
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There is only one sail, so it just adds a ton of weight to have an extra person and all they do is just sit there. I love these boats!

EDIT: That wikipedia page is interesting. Thanks for the link!
 
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I don't think they are made exclusively in Australia... But I know we manufacture them.

The reason why there was another guy with me is because.... Well I have no idea what I'm doing LOL. I've sailed catamarans before solo, but those are easy. Plus I don't own the boat... so the owner showed me the ropes... get it? Cause I was working the ropes :p
 
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Haha yeah I get it. Sailing a laser shouldn't be harder than sailing a cat though!
 

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Nah it wasn't... I wasn't confident with leaning and rope controls. Was a fun experience. We were sailing along side a pack of dolphins. Would love to do it again.
 

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Nah it wasn't... I wasn't confident with leaning and rope controls. Was a fun experience. We were sailing along side a pack of dolphins. Would love to do it again.

I have done that once. Probably the most amazing experience I have ever had. I'd kill to do it again!
 




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