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20th July 2009, 01:29 PM
Can someone here recommend a suitable sail size for phantom 320 for both cam and camless sail?.
Is 6.5 cam sail is too small?
My weight is around 75kg.
I would really appreciate your advice. Thanks.
20th July 2009, 02:12 PM
It totally depends on the windspeed.
A 6.5 m2 will work nicely in about 15-20 knots of wind.
A 7.5 m2 for 12-15 knots.
An 8.5 m2 for < 12 knots.
Hope this helps,
20th July 2009, 02:36 PM
Is this same for both cam and camless sails?
With cam sail, i should get something smaller, right?
At my area, most of the time, the wind is <12 knots.
21st July 2009, 10:33 AM
Ideally , You will need a 8.5m Cambered sail as the Phantom sail more from the True Wind and 7.5m Camber will be easier to manage.
21st July 2009, 07:48 PM
I pretty much agree with honk here.
A good Free Race sail with 2 cams, or a good free race camless sail like a Sailworks Retro, Severne NCX in the 8.5 m2 size range would be ideal for the Phantom 320 with a
75 Kg. sailor.
Cambers do not add any appreciable power to a sail, they just make it more stable in higher winds.
The large free race camless sails mentioned above have the same power and in some cases better low end power than fully cambered race sails the same size.
Hope this helps,
22nd July 2009, 04:27 AM
I've found the cam sails tend to hold speed better through the lulls too (they keep the aerofoil even in no wind). On the other hand the camless pumper better.
24th July 2009, 01:30 AM
I am using the Starboard 9.5m raceboard sail with my phantom 320. It is cambered and remarkably light to handle for such a large sail, and the price was also very good for a racing sail. As a little bonus, the color matches to.
I chose the 9.5 because it is the maximum raceboard class size and I use mine for racing. Since the Phantom is designed for displacement as well as planing, It is good to have a large sail and this serves from very light wind up to what ever your skill level can handle. I can manage it up to about 15 knots and I weigh 65 kg. Remi Vila says he can manage it over 20 knts. (may be one day I will also, when I become world champion!!!)
If you intend to sail only in planing wind then I would stick with the smaller sails as recommended by Roger. I use an 8.5 cambered sail for wind from 12 to 20 knots and it can be hard work at the top end.
28th July 2009, 05:02 AM
For me the Tushingham Lightning 7.8m2 on a Tushingham 460cm Freewave 75 mast works well for my 62Kg. However, I would say that at 15 Knots of wind and above I find it hard work, but I think I can get consistently planing in a steady 8 knots of wind.
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