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TSAF 1st June 2011 02:27 AM

Formula lightweight sailor
 
Hi, what sail size would you reccomend for a 63 kg, 175 sailor...?
Would a 9.5 RSX sail be appropriate..?
The Formula he has is SB 162, I know It's big for him but this is fixed.
I was thinking RSX because it is light, and he won't get into much trouble uphauling it.
Any ideas...?

Katapult 1st June 2011 03:39 AM

Light weight formula
 
Hi there,

Ive been sailing formula for the past 3 seasons and weigh 65kgs. Ive been able to sail most of the races with a 10.0m race sail. There are occasionally times when I do need the 10.7 and 9.0 sail as well. Usually when I need the 10.7 the racing is called off as no one else is planning.

A 9.5m RSX sail might be good to get started on but he might feel a little underpowered after a while.

Cheers
David AUS057

carlosgp5 3rd June 2011 01:19 AM

Hi ,
I am pretty much same size, however sailing a 160. Have been using from the past 3 years the Severne Overdrive, 10 and 11 sqm.
I dont sell it, I only sail and race for fun, and my opinion is that these sails are awesome. Very light and very powerful, also very easy to rig. The downpoint is durability, however if you take proper care and maintanance thats manageable.
Hope this helps.
Cheers

mark h 3rd June 2011 04:26 AM

Worth bearing in mind that the RSX rig is fairly tight leech and designed to to work in both planing and non planing conditions. 9m Formula rig could prove to be better:)

TSAF 3rd June 2011 04:52 PM

He tested the RSX sail, and he was full planning at 8-10 knots,with good upwind angle.
I am afraid he will be overpowered easily.
Any tuning suggestion will be welcome for that sail.


Quote:

Originally Posted by mark h (Post 49595)
Worth bearing in mind that the RSX rig is fairly tight leech and designed to to work in both planing and non planing conditions. 9m Formula rig could prove to be better:)


mark h 3rd June 2011 06:21 PM

Hi TASF,
Thats what I was think too, tigh leech would feel horrid when the wind picks up. More downhaul will let the sail twist, but the RSX sails that I have seen still look pretty tight leeched c/w regular formula sails:)


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