Go Back   Starboard Forums > Ask Our Team

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 20th May 2007, 04:48 PM   #11
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 239
Default RE: Pros and cons of smaller sails on Formula

Thanks a lot to all of you for your inputs.
So, to sum it up my thoughts are so:
My formula/8.5 adds something like 50% to my TOW compared to the freeride gear and it works, great.
A bigger rig will add even more but:
For recretional use will I get the same TOW/fun with t.ex. a twin cam 10m2 early planing freerace sail compared to a 11m2 race rig?
Will I get a bit more planing (TOW) with the twin cam than the race sail at the cost of pointing and competitiveness??
The 10m2 freerace sail is less high-tech, need a little shorter boom and mast=better handling and less$$$..
Won't the freerace sail last longer than the pure racers? (a friend of mine got a NP 2007 race sail for his formula this spring, after four sessions it broke two cambers... it's a $$$$$ sail. Last year a lot of NP X9 $$$$ masts broke. Some of them on the beach when exposed to sunlight).

Anyway I will try and borrow a race rig one of these days, it may answer a lot of my questions
Per is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +7. The time now is 04:18 PM.