Wednesday, December 12, 2012
We have read a lot about the travails of the Laser, its trademark, its baby-pram owner, etc. The blogosphere is abuzz with speculation about what might happen to the name, the brand, the Olympic status, even the boat itself.
I have it on good authority that a serious contender to replace the Laser is a radical new dinghy from the UK that actually traces its origins centuries ago.
The exact design is not yet unveiled, but reports are that a festive announcement/launch is planned very soon so that people can take it for a spin during the upcoming holiday season.
Amidst all the tightly guarded secrecy, I have only been able to glean one small nugget of information - the name is rumored to be the "Was". A strange name, but perhaps we will learn more soon about its origins.
In any case, I look forward to its arrival and during my holiday plans I definitely plan to go Was Sailing.