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Any performance boat will be a handful. Isn't that the point? If you want easy speed, drive a car or sail a cat.
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Surely. Two separate questions.
A non gender specific (performance?) single hander and a boat that fulfils Olympic requirements for worldwide accessibility are not easily compatible.
Clear requirements are needed before you can identify the tool for the task.

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Well the clear requirements are the possibility of performance across a wider weight range than that Finn Lard bucket.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 16 at 11:11am
It just get muddier, performance as a word means very little without measurements. 
Could go down the K1-ish route of predominately displacement performance
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Weight equalisation systems with racks and lead on a planing hull.
I sort of like the Moth as a unisex boat but probably to expensive/esoteric to meet world sailing requirements. Perhaps not up to weight carrying but in any case really I can't see the weight argument; people simply chose their event to suit their physique, after all you don't see many 100kg marathon runners.
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Originally posted by Do Different

I can't see the weight argument; people simply chose their event to suit their physique, after all you don't see many 100kg marathon runners.

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Many sports manage absolutely fine without the 'Olympic' thing hanging round their necks .... 

Should the 5 ring circus include sports 'as they are' or change and distort sports to suit the 'hoped-for'  income streams available to the 'organisers' and their bureaucratic minions via media and mass coverage.  

Trying to present dinghy sailing as a possibly TV friendly sport to the arm-chair masses means changing the sport in many ways so that it is increasingly only partially representative of the greater part of  the sport that is out there ... and this is still obviously failing badly.  Discuss !
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The Olympics used to be about amateur sport, participation for the sake of it. It's all been downhill since.....
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Too many ways round the amateur thing, first with state sponsorship, then with American colleges and finally with companies.
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It would nice to see the possibility of some big waves on the course. Foiling Moths generally don't do that.

Why focus solely on single handers. I always thought the 470 would benefit from being mixed. Considering the possibility of fewer sailing events in the future, it would fit quite well.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 16 at 3:37pm
Originally posted by Rupert

Too many ways round the amateur thing, first with state sponsorship, then with American colleges and finally with companies.

True but that has only been a problem since the 'win at all costs' attitude became prevalent (admittedly quite a few years ago.....).
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