|5th May 2010, 12:58 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Longboards vs. sailboats in light winds
I believed my longboard (Mistral Equipe+10.3 sail) to be definitely faster than a sailboat in all winds.
Reality seems to be, that unless it's really railriding = in winds where formula could take over it's actually having a hard time against normal sail boats of 8 to 12 metres of length.
Is it me??
How do the new longboards like Phantom 380/320 perform in really light stuff against sailboats?
The sailboats seem to have 10 degrees of better pointing and some 20% more speed in non planing conditions due to their longer waterline and taller rigs.
In about 15+ knots of wind the longboard will take over as a higher speed gives the advantage even though pointing up/down is less efficient.
Any experience is appreciated.
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