After experiences in a full size Star #5234, 20 years of Thistle class sailing including rebuilding two Thistles (732 and 1017) I found that it was becomming more difficult to find the space and time to work on full size boats. I was introduced to the RCLaser in Northern California and soon found that this form of sailing quite satisfying. Not only did I have the opportunity to explore building different styles of boats, but I had the opprtunity to sail a variety of boats without the demands of caring for full size boats. In this economy, a win/win situation.

My full size sailing requirements are fulfilled in a Compac 23...I will never be fully weaned from sitting in a boat.