With a Serenity and a CodeRed 11.0m2 sail, I can go as fast as twice the wind speed, i.e., in 5 knots wind, I'm travelling at almost 10 knots board speed. As fast as a Hobbie Cat 18 footer. Faster than a Div 2 board, no question.
In 7 knots wind, formula guys are planing and are faster than me at twice the wind speed, mainly because my board speed is topping at 12 knots. Below 7 knots, they shlogg at 5 knots board speed while I'm twice faster. In a gusty 5-10 knots wind drag race, it's becoming pretty challenging to predict who will be winning between the Serenity and the Formula.
Sorry, never tried the Phantom 380 yet.
Last edited by Jean-Marc; 30th August 2008 at 02:10 PM.