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Old 13th May 2007, 10:00 AM   #5
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Location: Maine & North Carolina
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Default RE: why not ask the pros?

Wow... regarding the overpowering conditions... in 21 knots, I would be looking at using my 4.8. I weigh in at 65 kg at my heaviest. Just last weekend, I was sailing on a 91 liter board with my 4.8. The conditions, while gusty, were steadier than usual on our local lake. (This is on fresh water.)

Others were using sails up to 6.0, but most of the big guys were using 5.0 - 5.6.

Sorry... I'm not offering suggestions, but just my experience with that much wind. If I remember correctly, you are pretty close to my body weight???

Someone used my handheld wind meter, which registered 18-24mph for them. I never bothered to get a reading... 24mph is 21 knots I believe.
Starboard [Gemini, F-Type 148, iSonic 105], AHD [Convert 60, GT Special 73], Windsurfer
Neil Pryde [v8 9.8], Sailworks [Retro 8.0; Hucker 6.6, 5.6, 4.8]

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