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Re: big boy sails - polling is now open [Re: Dazz] #266543
10/29/13 04:12 AM
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For me, that is not a good idea and I'm big boy. Every time you make a change and create a difference you split the fleet. More the boat are similar , more you have boat to play
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Re: big boy sails - polling is now open [Re: franck] #268234
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I've got to get on this forum more often...


I sail right around 385 lbs and am not in favor of the larger sails. I feel like I can tune most of my (small) weight disadvantage out of the rig. Only in an exceptionally narrow range of wind (7-8 knots) do I feel like we have a speed issue that isn't sailor generated. If I REALLY wanted to deal with it I have the option of having a different shape made into the sails. I don't think an allowance for more sail area is needed.


Jake Kohl
Re: big boy sails - polling is now open [Re: Dazz] #268244
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From the International Council meeting minutes in December:
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14. XL Sail development.
The Council was split on this matter, some definitely against others more supportive, a narrow vote resulted in a compromise decision was that:
The US be invited to test jibs up to 4.6sqm and spinnakers up to 23sqm only for crews weighing 175 kg and over. Every sail made must be registered and clearly marked XL, so it is known how many are made, where and when.
The XL sails cannot be used in National or International events for two years until further information is available.
However this subject led to further discussion and a paper presented by the Netherlands thought that the problem of varying weight might be one of perception more than reality. The meeting requested a detailed examination of the current weights of crews and sail areas. The Chief Measurer agreed to do some evaluation of the crew weight effect on performance. F18 have substantial statistics due to care in recording at Worlds from 2007 to 2013. The matter to be investigated and is ongoing.

Frankly I am a little-bit concerned that an unintended consequence of this may be a shifting of the ideal weight rather than just expanding to a larger demographic (the latter I'm all for).


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