This next sunday we are having the II Fast-val , sort of speed contest.
32 competitors with heats of 4 each time, 500m only one leg on beam reach.
The forecast is about 15k, a bit stronger of what windguru says http://windguru.com/pt/index.php?sc=3624
. It´s a lake, some chop, but it is flat water.
Any gear is allowed, and probably about 10-12 are gonna be formula guys who don´t have slalom to chose. Some are good sailors, and there are very good slalom guys who don´t have formula either...
Other thing is Fevesc (Santa Catarina Sailing Federation) and a TV channel are prizing the first ones with some cash... The first one is getting BR$1500!!!!
What are your bets, if we had hypothetically two sailors with same skill and competitive gear, formula against slalom, with that forescast on flat water ??