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windgo 3rd November 2007 06:12 PM

formula sail
I'm 87 kg and first time in formula (i have an F160). What sail can i use for light conditions? (3-4 bft)
Thank you, Nikos

Sieger 3rd November 2007 10:11 PM

One sail formula
For Formula the standard sail is 11m2 (10.7) . It will work in these condition 3-4 Bft. I have the same weight .

Ken 6th November 2007 01:59 AM


At 3-4 bft, there are no whitecaps, less than 10 knots. While you can plane, it will take good pumping skills and a steady wind to stay on plane. Some up and down wind sailing is possible, but no significant angles.

I have a F160 and an 11.0 as my largest sail and I weigh 80 kg. I sail on lakes with variable winds and don't go out under 10 knots. Too many holes = falling off plane too often.

You could go for a large sail (11.5 or 12), but it won't make a significant difference. If your wind is at 3-4 bft most of the time, something larger than an 11.0 may be the call. However, the 11.0 has a much better top end range, plus that range will depend on your skill development.


gre-969 9th November 2007 01:54 AM

Hi Windgo,
The best choise is the 11m but if you are a beginner for sure don't go bigger then 10m.


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