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    Posted: 19 Dec 13 at 11:08am
Any one on here sailed one, or know much about them.

They look to be a good fun little boat but Id be interested in what people think.

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Yeah, great fun little boat. I wouldn't buy one myself but I have sailed them a lot. We took the boat out to GPEN where there is a bigger fleet and a decent standard. Great event, very good value and great fun.

If you are interested you should speak to Peter Wanstall who distributes them in the UK or I can try and get you a sail myself. 



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Yup i'm interested and yes if you can sort me out a sail I would be very interested.

Why wouldn't you get one yourself, what are the downsides?

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Well I don't have ~20k to spend on a daysailer with no real accommodation.  I have spend some time snoozing aboard the seascape and you could stay overnight but there is no toilet and galley facility. 

http://www.seascape18.com/dealers.htm Best bet is to email Peter under the UK contact. If you hear nothing back send me a PM and I will put you in touch with someone else.
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That's fair enough, I have emailed him using that address, i'll take you up on your offer if I hear nothing.

So any idea how many there are in the UK and were they are based. Its a new class to me but looks like a nice cross over class between a dinghy and a cruiser!

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I would guess at around 15 or 20 in the UK although Peter doesn't push it as hard as he perhaps should. There is a fleet of a few boats in Plymouth, others scattered around the Solent and on driveways all over the country I would imagine. 

The best fleets are in europe but it is easy enough to travel to some of these events. I would compare it to the D-one in many ways, the fleets are compact but with good racing and plenty of travelling to be done if you like it. 

The boat has got this reputation of being a bit of a dog but actually it sails very nicely. The people who sl*g it off have never sailed one. 
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It does look nice.

Speed wise, how would it compare to an 18 foot dinghy? National 18, maybe.
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It sails on a PY of 1015, I don't know whether these differ between yacht and dinghy classes though? Any ideas? In a blow the boat really takes off, we have hit 18 knots or so on the gps and once all three crew are hiking she goes upwind the same speed as most boats twice her size. In fact until it's very lumpy she holds her own against most cruiser racers up to around 36 feet in all winds.

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In theory it is the same scale, but I'm guessing that there is limited crossover to compare and contrast. Seems pretty quick for an 18 foot keelboat by your description. Be interesting to race her against some of the bigger dinghies, just to see what happens.
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ive got a k6 for sale if you're interested?  no accommodation but a very competitive open fleet, and alot quicker than the seascape based on a py of 1015
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