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Hi Duncan, 

Yes sunny Spain is great... certainly a lot brighter than the UK and less of the culture wars and grumpy attitudes. Although moving to the former Euro hub of the America's Cup and there's still only class racing in bloody Lasers; not that I'm bothered really as life with kids doesn't tend to agree with fixed time sports commitments - well not mine anyway  LOL

I've hired a few beach cats when the opportunity takes; also keep threatening to get a foil board to go with my wing sail. (I use it with a SUP if it's a bit breezy for paddling)  Bikes seem to soak up the time and pennies these days.... probably get a boat at some point again though, but we've got real mountains less than an hour's ride from the city... and I've no desire to take riding too seriously.



Glad to see iGRF still confusing me with Russ ;-) 


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I wouldn’t write off an H2 for a smaller person, it arguably could do with more power for the heavier sailor.

Not sure why you think nothing is happening, a new lightweight singlehander was announced today. The Aero 6 !
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Originally posted by Woodman

I wouldn’t write off an H2 for a smaller person, it arguably could do with more power for the heavier sailor.

Not sure why you think nothing is happening, a new lightweight singlehander was announced today. The Aero 6 !

That seems a bit daft, diluting the fleets even further and narrowing the optimum weight range...
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I noticed that a couple of ladies borrowed demo 6m rigs for our Aero open and said that the rigs were great
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Originally posted by Woodman


Not sure why you think nothing is happening, a new lightweight singlehander was announced today. The Aero 6 !

Really, well then they may as well crack on with an 8 as well to complete the set. 

more small fleets everywhere. 
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Originally posted by Woodman


Not sure why you think nothing is happening, a new lightweight singlehander was announced today. The Aero 6 !

Really, well then they may as well crack on with an 8 as well to complete the set. 

more small fleets everywhere. 

Whilst a fan of one design fleet racing, I can see the benefits of having a more perfect rig that works for your weight and venue ... particularly if you are racing in handicap fleets.

Presumably the owners will gravitate toward the rigs that work for them, and maybe a rig that works for one design fleet racing at a particular venue will be promoted.

I can see problems for ROs identifying the titchy Aero 5, 6, 7 and 9 numbers to attribute the correct PY numbers, and there is scope for banditry at one off events, but if RS think that this will result in more participation, then it is probably a good thing.
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Originally posted by Woodman

I wouldn’t write off an H2 for a smaller person, it arguably could do with more power for the heavier sailor.
Not sure why you think nothing is happening, a new lightweight singlehander was announced today. The Aero 6 !


Well it's only taken 40 years for dinghy development to catch up with what's been going on in other windsport for decades, as for that being a groundbreaking bit of news, well pardon me yawning. I'm about to give in and join the ranks of a death class of the living dead on wires. And I'll probably have to buy one ofThese to get it to the water..

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 21 at 12:55pm
Originally posted by davidyacht

I can see problems for ROs identifying the titchy Aero 5, 6, 7 and 9 numbers to attribute the correct PY numbers, and there is scope for banditry at one off events, but if RS think that this will result in more participation, then it is probably a good thing.

The different size rigs have different coloured flashes on the sails aft of the window which probably helps but I'll bet many ROs haven't realised...
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Whilst in no way an expert I do think the Aero 6 makes sense and my bet would be that in a few years the 5/6/7 will be the dominant rigs. I know Peter will come along and tell me I am wrong, the people I sail against have concluded that the 9 sail has a very narrow wind range where it is better than the 7 rig because once the boat is planning it is a vmax and upwind the 9 is sometimes slower once the breeze gets going. I have not looked at the racing returns but would bet that the majority are 5 and 7 rigs being raced today with declining numbers racing the 9. The six therefore makes sense!
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