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Old 17th July 2011, 11:54 PM   #26
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Today was typical "F4" weather. Forecast was 12 knots in the morning and 15 in the afternoon. Indeed when I arrived the wind was still moderate so I rigged my Naish GP 7.8 on the Falcon 112 and here we go. At some point the wind started to increase and I thought: well it's F4 rignt? Let's give a bit more outhaul to the sail. And just when everything was perfectly balanced... my wishbone broke!! Floating back to the shore I noticed a few guys much heavier than me with sub seven sails (admittedly they were not planing all the time). Then I rigged my Sprint 6.6 on another boom, took the ST104 and guess what: it was perfect day. Still F4 but steady 15 knots, a completely different kit and much more fun
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