OK, you want an easy sail to waterstart: pick either a no cam sail or a cambered sail but with narrow luff in order to minimize water entry. The wideluff top of the line racing sails à la Code Red are a real pain if you don't like swimming a lot, so better avoid them. I can waterstart the 11m2 Code Red fairly easily, providing the luff never touches and fills up with water. Once water is inside the wideluff, just forget it : time for uphaul.
Now, could you please be more specific about your board quiver and what do you want to do with them, because it's a bit confusing and unclear to me. Basically, you'll have to decide which sail for which board you want to use. Some sails are a good match, other are not : an Overdrive on the Aero is a mismatch IMHO.
Lastly, could you please elaborate a bit more on why do you think waterstarting the Element 8.5 sail is so difficult for you? What's wrong? Sail itself, lack of skills, or wheather conditions?
Last edited by Jean-Marc; 20th January 2009 at 11:44 PM.