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Old 24th April 2007, 09:25 AM   #6
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Australia
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Default RE: Wait a sececond, does weight matter?

My opinion is that in going for pure speed ( big broad reach ) weight has less effect on top speed. However it's a totally different story when on a beam reach or going upwind. The larger sailer can carry more sail and thus more power, end of story really!

Obviously strength and conditioning also play thier parts. Also the bigger guys are usually quite tall and thus have more leverage.
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