A heartfelt THANKS,
like to once again take the opportunity to thank you, our friends and
customers. McLaughlin appreciates your loyalty this year, as in the past.
Manufacturing for... marketing to... and servicing the junior sailing community
is truly our passion. We hope it shows.
it comes to boat builders and equipment suppliers you have many choices. McLaughlin
has been supporting USODA for eighteen years. We know truly "what goes
around comes around" and we want to assure you that McLaughlin will always
be there. We remain the driving force in the Optimist class and thank you for
making us and keeping us number one.
We wish you and yours Happy Holidays, a very Merry Christmas, and a prosperous New Year!
Steve, Spencer, Alisa, David, Mike,
and Team McLaughlin
NEW RACING RULES OF SAILING TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2009
A QUICK OVERVIEW of the SIGNIFICANT RULE and GAME CHANGES in the 2009-2012 RACING RULES OF SAILING
compiled by Dave Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rule 17.2 (On the
Same Tack; Proper Course) has been deleted. This means that a windward boat or
a boat clear astern no longer has a proper course limitation when sailing near
other boats. She can sail below her proper course if she wishes, for instance
to make it more difficult for a boat astern to pass or establish an inside overlap
nearing a mark. Windward boats must still keep clear of leeward boats under
rule 11 (On the Same Tack, Overlapped).
Thanks Dave for providing this and for all you do to contribute to the sport of sailing! Please CLICK HERE to read all Dave's take on rule changes for 2009 - 2012.
CLICK HERE for the complete RRS 2009 - 2012
THE PERFECT ACCESSORY FOR Wii, X BOX OR PS3
Need the perfect stocking stuffer?
Optiparts introduces the first portable, easy to store, assemble and disassemble, sturdy, but lightweight hiking bench. Proportioned to the Optimist, your child can spend their hours of TV watching and gaming while developing those all important hiking muscles. Push on the two snap buttons (like Optiparts dolly), lift upright off, and it slides under the bed with all their other junk.
click here to buy
HURRY! Limited availability
OPTIMIST COACH SELECTED AS SAILOR OF THE WEEK BY US SAILING
Twenty-four year old, Tommy Coleman (III) of
Chattanooga, TN, started sailing at nine; when his father encouraged him to get
involved at the YMCA Camp in Annapolis, MD, where he ran the waterfront. He
fell in love with the sport and spent his childhood racing. He was a member of
the U.S. National Opti team, and later graduated to Lasers and 420s. At 17,
again encouraged by his dad, he earned his Level One Instructor certification
and enjoyed it so much that within just a few months he obtained his Level Two
Coaching certification. Tommy has been coaching ever since and says: "the
biggest joy of coaching is helping young sailors learn the lessons that I did
as a kid, getting them started with proper technique and good sportsmanship
while making it all fun, just as my dad taught me and continues to do." Read on....
PREMIER RIB MANUFACTURER REPRESENTED BY
As part of McLaughlin Chartering Coach boats at
international events we have evaluated and selected a company that manufactures
top quality RIBs with a menu of custom features you select including size. We are also actively working with Honda to provide outboard motors. All this at affordable
Affordable, Durable and
Set-up for coaching
warranty on hull and tubes
denier fabric with special double sided PVC
coating assures long lasting
leak free tubes
bagged hulls for high strength to weight ratio
in various seat and console configurations
depending on needs
with a Honda outboard or as the hull only
are US models and will carry a full manufacturer's warranty
Please contact Spencer if interested. 800-784-6478 Limited quantities so please contact now if interested.
i420......... (GIVE US A CALL AT 800-784-6478 OR E-MAIL!!!)
We are currently finalizing our early
spring shipment. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us for
pricing. Space is limited. ...SHE'S A REAL BEAUTY!
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET AN OPTI UNDER THE TREE (OR DELIVERED FREE)
McLaughlin dealers have our boats in stock and ready to dash off in Santa's sleigh. Purchase before the end of the year and receive your choice of an Optiparts Dolly, Padded Bottom Cover, WinDesign DuraRace Sail or up to $300 in OPTIPARTS.
End of Year Special Price: $50 off any Chartered Optimist (already $200 off new prices)
or Free Colored Deck Mclaughlin Style ($75 value) on new hull
FREE DELIVERY AT
ORANGE BOWL, TEAM RACE CHAMPS, USNT PRACTICES, VD REGATTA AND OTHERS
phone: 800-784-6478, 423-875-4040
LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS - LASER® AND 420STUFF TOO!
|As a thank you for being a subscriber you can save 10% on any online or phone order of OPTIPARTS brand merchandise, N1 or Teb Blades, BlackGold, Optimax or Giulietti Spars purchased from now through the end of December. This offer is also good at all OPTIPARTS dealers.
Mention promo code 122008 to effect discount.
Loads of items for the LASER® and CLUB 420 too!
Offer Expires: December 31, 2008 This offer cannot be combined with other offers.