RE: Earliest planing with 8.5 m2
In light winds,
most peolple say: a 9.5 freerace 2-3 cam is the same of a 11 full race sail.
So I THINK that a 8.5 no cam sail could be the same of a 9.5 freerace with 2-3 cam.
The real problem is in the upper wind limit: 4 cam=25kn; 2 cam=15kn; no cam=13??