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Old 20th May 2007, 10:07 PM   #12
James
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Default RE: Pros and cons of smaller sails on Formula

Hi Per,

I think the 10.0 freerace sail and 11.0 race sail will have similar range and planing performance, and either would be a good step up in lightwind performance from your 8.5.

Personally, I would go with the 10m freerace sail, because you are absolutely right about the durability and shorter mast and boom. Also, there's much less rigging hassle, and a slightly softer, friendlier feel to a freerace sail, at least in the lower and middle part of its wind range.

Of course like you say, hopefully you can try before you buy.
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