Go Back   Starboard Forums > Free Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10th February 2010, 05:02 AM   #1
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default 20-25knots racesail size

Hi, I'm currently using a v8 8,0 until the wind gets over 20knots. And now i want buy a full on race sail for 20-25 knots winds. Which size should i go for? Is a 7,0 too close to the 8,0?
I like sailing a bit owerpowered and i am very comfortable with my v8 8,0 until i hit 20 knots.

Rene
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th February 2010, 06:10 AM   #2
nonopr
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Posts: 573
Default

I will say a 7.0m sail.
That sail must handle easily 20-25 knots. In the PWA they will only use a 7.0m sail if the wind is gusting to 30knots.
I wont use it until it hits at least 22 knots. If youuse a 8.0m V8 you must be a big guy. because that sail is for light wind. i am sure your are pulling a lot of downhaul to flatten that sail and that is a problem because if the wind dies just a little that sail whont have any power at all like that.
I recommend a TR-5 or TR-6 from MauiSails.
nonopr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th February 2010, 04:54 PM   #3
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks... Actually i am not that big. 85kg. And i set the downhaul to the recommended setting, and i adjust the outhaul according to the wind strength, 2 cm more than recommended for high winds20-22 knots. Somehow i just seem to be able to use a bit bigger sails than everyone else.
I can get a good deal on a simmer sc race 2009 7.0. Do you know anything about that sail?

Rene
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th February 2010, 05:25 PM   #4
nonopr
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Posts: 573
Default

Those are good sails. They have perform really well in the PWA with their team.
nonopr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2010, 08:52 PM   #5
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Looks like i cant get the simmer. But maybe i can get a severne code red 2009 6.5 or a 7.0. I am considering buying the 6.5 to get a wider windrange, but how does it perform in 20 knots?
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2010, 08:23 PM   #6
nonopr
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Posts: 573
Default

I sail only MauiSails TR-5 last year. I have one 2009 7.5 Code Red with mast that I rig once and did not even take it to water. I am going to put it for sale this this coming week.
nonopr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fin size on GO 166 espen Ask Our Team 0 17th August 2009 03:41 PM
Sail Size vs Mast Size/Weight robwootton Windsurfing School 3 24th March 2009 06:32 PM
Fin Size/Sail Size Roly Gardner Windsurfing School 2 7th February 2008 05:27 PM
What Size Evo? Matt Ask Our Team 2 3rd July 2007 07:56 AM
HELP fin size pietro Ask Our Team 1 31st January 2007 10:52 AM


All times are GMT +7. The time now is 09:51 PM.