Customer Reviews

New to Southeast Sailboats and wondering what our products and service are like? Have a read of these customer reviews….

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Great service by south east sailboats. I made a mistake with my shipping address and Max helped me to fix it. Super thankful for the effort he put in!

Paul Hameeteman - Laser sailor, The Netherlands
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I love all your products. You guys are the best

Scott Williamson - Laser Fleet 10 Annapolis, MD USA
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Once Max started building his kits, I stopped giving advice on rigging. Thanks to Max, there's now a standard for how Lasers should be rigged to optimize performance. Keep it up!

Vaughn Harrison - Olympic Laser Coach - Canada
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Hello Max..... Awesome service! I submitted this order on Monday, you shipped on Tuesday and I received today, Thursday. A welcomed surprise with racing on Saturday. Not to mention that the systems are superb.....the workmanship flawless. Makes me feel like an elite sailor with all Southeast systems rigging in the parking lot which has translated to a more competitive mindset, smoother transitions and thus better finishes on the race course. Much thanks for upping US Laser sailors game!

David C - Masters Sailor, Boston, MA USA
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Great products and great service !

Mark Lyttle - Master World Champion U.K.
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Can only recommend! Superb communication when it comes to ordering stuff , everything is top quality and all downhaul&outhaul systems are almost too beautiful to use!

M - Laser radial sailor, Finland
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As a Laser coach and master sailor I am always looking for great solutions to rigging laser lines. For such a simple boat control lines can be quite complicated as there are many ways to configure them and many different line choices. I love the Southeast Sailboat system for a number of reasons, from the quality materials used and the beautiful splices that Max creates which ensures that no matter what boat you use you will always have your lines set and ZERO worry that you tied a knot is the wrong place. This is especially critical for the advanced sailor who has to be sure of control consistency. One inch in outhaul or kicker can make a huge difference in performance. I also like the choice of colors Southeast Sailboats offers - especially the pink lines! But my favorite Southeast Sailboats piece of equipment is the outhaul system. I use the quick release system with the blocks located on the side of the boom. What makes me especially happy is the little toggle that the outhaul bungee attaches too. I get happy every time I rig it! All-in-all I highly recommend buying in the full line control package. It is an investment that will pay big dividends in never having to worry about having the rig set-up correctly so you can focus on your sailing.

Judith Krimski - Coach, Laser Training Cabarete, Grand Master, Proud ILCA member - Boston, Massachusetts
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Very good products for the laser, and a lot of nice control line solutions with good splicing.

Hermann Tomasgaard - Sailor, Norway
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Max's knowledge of the best systems and equipment to use for the Laser is unparalleled. Like me he competes in a lot of high level competition and is a very friendly and approachable competitor, always sharing knowledge. We recently purchased the new Velocitek class-compliant compasses from Max as well as some really useful spares for control line systems. The packages arrived in good time and the equipment was excellent. Having suppliers like Max there when we are quite remote is very reassuring and its nice to talk to someone who knows the boat.

Nancy Huang Yineng - Laser Youth Coach Laser Radial Sailor Manager, Dongshan Tiger Racing Team, Dongshan Island, Fujian Province, China

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Totally satisfying experience start to finish. I ordered two sets of custom control lines. All was delivered perfectly as ordered. Sailing with this set-up is absolutely fantastic. Easy to rig, smooth running, low profile, clean. We couldn't be more satisfied. Max is a consummate pro.

Keith Cruickshank - Master Sailor, San Diego, CA USA
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Quality products which makes the Laser such a joy to sail, with Max's great service to boot! Keeping four boats with great controls...….Southeast Sailboats never disappoint. Thank you.

Rory Bowman - Aldeburgh UK
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Southeast Sailboats is the place to go for specialized, often custom made and dummy proof must haves for your sailboat. The website and assortment is easily accessible with a lot of info. And service or further info at hand during regattas where Max Hunt is participating as well .

Martin van Olffen - Master Sailor Laser Radial - Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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Max has looked into all the little details that make a Laser easier to rig and handle and faster to sail. Southeast Sailboats offers great service and products with an unprecedented love for clever and thoughtful details.

Lutz Hirsch - Masters sailor, Germany
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Southeast Sailboats offers lots of innovative solutions for the Laser; all within the rules of the Laser Class. Max is a great guy who’s in close relation with his customers and therefore always happy to ‘invent’ what sailors have in mind. Recommended!

M R - Returning customer - The Netherlands
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Always use Southeast Sailboats for ropes on my dinghies, won't think of going anywhere else, right kit for the right job on the boat, customer service is superb.

Rob Cage - Laser Master, UK
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Max at Southeast Sailboats has been at the forefront of made to measure spliced control lines for the Laser. He constantly innovates with new ideas, within class rules, to make the Laser easier to sail through efficient boat set up.

Alan Davis - Laser Master and NeilPryde Sailing team rider - GBR
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I think your solutions are very useful and even if they were not available on the website you personalized them and It Is very kind of you.

Sandro Carboni - Master sailor, Roma, Italia
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I have nothing but great things to say about Max and his company Southeast Sailboats. His Laser rigging systems are outstanding. He returns emails and calls promptly and provides excellent service.

Mike Couture - Laser Master Radial, Grandmaster sailer - Winnipeg, Canada
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Supporting a Laser sailing son with Max's rigging. Watched Max splicing at Weymouth recently and realised I should learn. Took delivery of a very neat kit from him and with the help of YouTube will start to learn. Never going to be a threat Max!

Ian Symonds - Cornwall, UK
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Your rope systems are unique and very practical. Everything works great now!!!

Anastasia Kalinina - Laser Radial - Moscow, Russia
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I am impressed with the service provided, the website provided clear diagrams of the control lines and provided various price point options for each of the different solutions. The ordering process was straight forward and the products arrived faster than expected and with neat instructions for rigging correctly. Highly recommended.

Stu - Warsash, UK
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I am using Max' vang and Cunningham system and love it. It is very easy to rig and well thought through. The materials (like ropes) Max is using are under constant review and one can be sure to get the best quality for the price. There are always new little things being invented that make our life easier. Keep the good work up.

Alexandra Behrens - Masters sailor, Hamburg, Germany
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Max’s controls have made sailing the Laser easier, I’ve been using his systems for 3 years and no matter what, I’m happy to accept any innovation of his and trust him fully. His outhaul system is the only system that I know works and consistently works. Max’s support has been key to me getting to where I am currently, his support and controls have allowed me to be consistent with my settings no matter where I am in the world.

Will Symonds - Radial youth sailor, Truro, Cornwall/ Hong Kong
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Great service by south east sailboats. I made a mistake with my shipping address and Max helped me to fix it. Super thankful for the effort he put in!

Paul Hameeteman - Laser sailor, The Netherlands
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This is an easy click and pay way to get the very best lines and components for your Laser controls. The splicing is perfect, and the lines supplied are the best of the best. I have the full kit from Southeast Sailboats. It's clean and efficient. Full vang set-up results in noticeably less friction. Shipping is easy, even if you are not in the UK, like me in Florida. Takes about a week to get your order. Plus Max subtracks the EU "VAT" from your order, that effectively makes shipping free.

Dave Hillmyer - Masters Laser Sailor, Full Rig, Sarasota, FL
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Max is a perfectionist - and it shows. His Laser kit is clever, efficient and clearly researched and tested to the nth degree. Even if it's just the cunningham and outhaul from his big, growing range, the investment will be well worthwhile. The overall service is great too.

Sean Craig - Radial Masters sailor, Dublin, Ireland
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All clear and all easy

Pietro Nicolini - Italia
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I use Southeast Sailboats lines on all 3 of my boats. What I love is that I can rock up to an event, get a charter boat and rig up in 10 mins with all of Max's lines. I know all the lines will be exactly the right length, all the same setting as my club boat, replicating every setting. Also all the nifty little splices mean that there is no faffing about tying little blocks to the boom etc. Also - Max continues to evolve and improve his product line. I have noticed as new higher performance lines become available, Max has been cutting edge to adopt them to his products!! When I sail with Southeast Sailboats lines, I have total confidence in my kit and can keep my head out of the boat and sail fast !

Roger O Gorman - UK
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It's a total pleasure rooming the Southeast Sailboats website and check out the super innovative control systems. Max seems to have a leg up on everyone else when it comes to offering the most recent and performant components. Just take the new Allen HL block that Southeast Sailboats was able to get specifically made for Lasers. What a huge difference from the stock solution!

Niclas - Master sailor, Portland, USA
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I think Southeast Sailboats have 2 great advantages: 1. They provide full systems which are excellent and which mean I do not have to think about changing anything as I have had to do with all the previous Lasers I have owned. 2. Their systems make my Laser more enjoyable to sail. Together with their excellent customer service, I would recommend them every time.

Martin Graham - Great Grand Masters sailor who uses standard and radial rigs, United Kingdom
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Apart from making great controls (kickers, outhauls etc) especially for the Laser, Southeast Sailboats also give great advice. And as Max Hunt attends and competes in many Laser events, if you live in the UK, you might be able to arrange to meet Max at an event, and get further rigging tips. Great kit and great service!

Max Steele - New Laser 4.7 sailor with multiple RS Tera titles and world champion medalist, United Kingdom
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The best one stop shop for all your laser rigging needs. Great innovative products combined with excellent customer service.

Niall P - Masters sailor, GBR
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Very clean and clear website with very good product descriptions. I enjoy the links to blogposts discussing the products further (i.e. 40mm main block)

William MacDonald - London
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Thus isn’t just a click and buy warehouse, they contacted me to explain the options available as I’d mistakenly ordered control lines all the same colour.

Jonny Mutch - UK
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Southeast Sailboats offers perfect equipment for the Laser, very good and reliable customer service!!

U.N. - Masters sailor, Germany
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Love the innovative and great performing outhaul and downhaul systems for the Laser. First 'port of call' for ropes, lines and blocks. The service is the best and Max is a great chap to deal with. Orders usually arrive the next day.

Howard - Veteran sailor and restorer of Lasers. Unfortunately can't do same for myself! Skipton UK
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Max is so easy to work with and his products are great! He is very responsive in answering questions.

Michael Colbert - Masters sailor, Vienna, Va.
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I have bought a new downhaul , outhaul, kicker controls and a new traveller, fantastic service, Max very knowledgeable and very helpful .

Colin Clasper - Club racer, Toddington Beds
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Great website full of the right information and fabulous service and customer interaction.

Gareth Greenfield - Standard, Master, Oxford, UK
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Fast dispatch,well packaged, quality item.

Jgm - Warks, UK
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I ordered several outhauls, downhauls and kickers for our club. I received several mails from Max containing detailed lists of options, making sure, that we received exactly what we required. The next day he built all our systems and the day after they arrived in Munich. This service is really awesome! And I also like the solutions. Especially the outhaul systems are the best I have seen so far. The only thing I am missing in the shop is a quick pin for the kicker.

Tobias - Germany, Munich
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Delivery was within 24 hours, exceptional. Items exactly as described. Very happy customer.

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Derek - West Yorkshire
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I ordered a downhaul system in 2018, and was so pleased with its elegance and ease of use that I soon ordered an upgrade for my outhaul. As it was a custom order to replace part of the system, Max gave me excellent advice on what the options were. Now that the older parts of the outhaul are wearing out, I have ordered a complete new quick release system. It is a joy to be able to rig the Laser so quickly and reliably, and I have received many compliments on these systems from other sailors far more experienced than I am.

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Barbara C. - Eilat, Israel
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A great service every time, the 8 to 1 downhaul looks amazing and was a great price much cheaper than anywhere else. Thanks alot Max

B Knott - Laser sailor, Sheffield
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Very quick service.

Mark Watson - Old but the knees can still take it! Essex England
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Excellent service. Pleased with the prices too

Rob Smith - Returning back to Laser sailing at the age of 50. Last raced in UK youth squad in the 1980s!Nottinghamshire
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Always a great service! have ordered both 4.7 and Radial Outhaul systems over the last few years and they fit first time and work well.

Paul S - Kent, UK
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Southeast Sailboats systems for outhaul and downhaul recently fitted - top quality products and easy to install. Most importantly, low friction ensures rapid sail adjustments!

David Pryce - Master sailor, Bristol, UK
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Precision, repeatability and excellent customer service. One stop shop for all your Laser control system requirements

David Summerville - UK Laser Masters
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The Laser products are outstanding. Every detail has been thought through. You just know whatever you buy will work flawlessly.

Sean Svendsen - Parent of youth sailor. San Francisco, USA
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There are so many different rigging setups on the market and the guides really helped me to understand the options. The parts I ordered arrived next day and look so slick on the boat.

CM - Laser Dad! London, UK
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Always excellent service - fast and reliable

Tony Woods - Master, United Kingdom
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I was very pleased with the line and blocks i received from SE. Fast, efficient and helpful service i ordered from Canada and had no delivery problems. A great resource

DE - 213877 - a legendy, Calgary, Canada
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Used my 6:1 downhaul for the first time yesterday. Good quality and very effective. A big plus were the clear fitting instructions with photos. Also fitted a centreboard strop. Very impressed how well it worked keeping the cenreboard down. Thank you, great service!

Trevor P. - Club sailor. United Kingdom
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I ordered a laser outhaul - the neatest solution I could find, with the quick release loop. so easy to set up and its just brilliant - thanks

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Vicky - Southampton, UK
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Both my Lasers have a lot of Max’s stuff on them. The built-up systems are perfect and work really well – I don't think you could find anything better. There’s also a huge choice of line, blocks, designs/rigging options etc. The other ‘little’ items all work too and make sailing the boat easier and I’m happy everything is class legal. Thanks Max.

Julian - Masters sailor, Nottingham, England
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Easy to use website and great customer service - TM,Laser Radial Sailor, Chicago USA
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Is your outhaul not releasing during light winds? are your ropes always getting snapped due to low quality? are you finding it hard adjusting your downhaul while hiking out at 20+ knots of wind? is your traveler block not staying in its corner? these are all problems I had when i bought my laser which i resolved thanks to solutions provided by southeast sailboats. All the rigging is provided with easy to follow instructions to quickly setup and go out sailing. Great Stuff ! highly recommended.

KC179124 - Laser Sailor, Malta
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I'd just like to say thanks for the speedy service and advice you gave me. As an ageing, lightweight (under 60kg) club sailor, adding the 8:1 Downhaul system to my Laser has increased the range of winds I can sail in with a Standard Rig by around 20%. This one factor alone has improved my results dramatically as it's allowed me to de-power quickly , smoothly and more efficiently. I'd encourage any club racer who struggles with strong wind sailing to invest in this system.

James - Ageing Club sailor, Hertfordshire UK
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Great, efficient and friendly service. The "go-to" Laser place.

Robo - Great Grand Master, South Fremantle, Western Australia
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Order process very straightforward and website design and content superb, only wish I'd come across it before when I started to refit out my old Laser. I knew Max from many years ago when we were in Mirrors, his was always the best sorted boat in the boatpark even then, so I'm not surprised to see the quality of his work now.

Mike Speller - Currently a club Laser sailor, UK
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If you want your Laser rig to "just work at its best" then I cannot recommend Southeast Sailboats and their equipment enough. The service is excellent plus you get all the help and advice you need from Max. I made my last order late on Sunday evening and it was delivered on Tuesday morning. Could not ask for more.

Barrie Holden - Laser Radial and Standard Sailor, United Kingdom
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Great products and great service, thank you Max

Brett Lewis - Youth Coordinator and Captain at Medway YC, Medway YC Kent, UK
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Well thought out, well constructed kit with excellent attention to detail. Combined with great communication and rapid turnaround on orders make for an outstanding service. Thanks Max!

C.D.I. - Masters radial sailor OFSC (PSC), Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, U.K.
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Love the rigging and the great customer service.

Joe Seiffert - Youth sailor full rig, United States
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Great Systems, my new 8:1 system runs amazingly and is a great help with the mk2 sail

EPB - Youth - Standard, Birmingham, UK
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Arrived faster than expected and compass bracket looks great.

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Ciaran Hurney - UK
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A great selection of rigging available at competeative prices and swift delivery.

Matt M. - Devon, UK
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- specific (and clever) solutions for the laser, and customizable to the taste of any laser sailor. - very good advice on ropes. - reduced selection of really good products, so I don't waste time comparing with bad products on the same site. - economic shipment options. - fast and friendly response from Max when I have any doubt.

Manuel - Canary Islands, Spain
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Really pleased with the outhaul, downhaul and kicker systems they have speeded up rigging and ease of adjusting sail trim. The quality and speed of the service is excellent.

Matt - Standard, Holmfirth West Yorkshire
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Great service from Max every time. The most important thing is that systems work, are very neat, and each small change and new idea so far was an improvement. Good website as well, easy to use, with useful advice from the people at the very top of our game.

Joza Cic - master sailor, United Kingdom
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Very helpful and excellent service and speedy dispatch. Highly recommend Southeast Sailboats to any laser sailor looking for any sort of rigging solutions or advice.

Thomas Wilkinson - Youth Sailor, UK
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Second time I've used them, arrived quicker than expected and got them fitted over the weekend. Better price than I could find elsewhere. (Harken Boom Blocks ILCA). I forgot to order the rivets, all sorted with a quick phone to Max.

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Ciaran Hurney - UK
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I have only quite recently found Southeast Sailboats and the things that stand out for me are the attention to detail in the products and how they are described, and the communications. Max is very quick to respond to queries about products or orders. Great company. Would definitely order again. Thanks.

Aaron - Laser / ILCA, London UK

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