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Singlehanded Olympic Class.

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Do try the Firefly. I regularly sailed one single handed, with jib. Bit of a tacking technique to learn, but easy enough with a bit of practice.
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Miracle should be no problem singlehanded using both sails.  If concerned, start with just the main and add the jib later; self-tacker not required.

More stable than a Firefly, more room, lighter to manoeuvre onshore; just a tad slower.

Glassfibre Miracles are relatively rare, however, and older examples are not as quick as the wooden boats.
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Originally posted by Medway Maniac

Miracle should be no problem singlehanded using both sails.  If concerned, start with just the main and add the jib later; self-tacker not required.

More stable than a Firefly, more room, lighter to manoeuvre onshore; just a tad slower.

Glassfibre Miracles are relatively rare, however, and older examples are not as quick as the wooden boats.

My finlaw sailed  a miracle singlehanded into his eighties , before moving on to challengers, he was neither agile nor light , but loved it  
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Hi all ,

Ha ha I guess there is hope for me yet if you're finlaw could sail a miracle into his eighties ....although when you're reading about a coast guard rescue of a capsized miracle dinghy sailor from a tiny inland puddle I will prove that wrong. :)

Hadn't even heard of a firefly so will take a look at that as well. K1 looks great but too expensive , but love you the idea of it.

The hadron does tick the boxes for me in terms of looks ...beautiful thing .. I must be middle aged now as I have developed an involuntary 'uuu' sound that escapes from my mouth when I see shiny varnished decks like on a Merlin rocket( alas definitely not suitable)

Thanks for your advice all

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Originally posted by PATRICKCR

I have developed an involuntary 'uuu' sound that escapes from my mouth when I see shiny varnished decks like on a Merlin rocket( alas definitely not suitable)

Dude you need a doctor.. quick! It could be.. A debilitating disease you will end up in a CVDRA care home in your socks in sandals, watery eyes squinting through overgrown eyelashes, dribbling down the front of your anorak....
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Originally posted by PATRICKCR

I have developed an involuntary 'uuu' sound that escapes from my mouth when I see shiny varnished decks like on a Merlin rocket( alas definitely not suitable)

Dude you need a doctor.. quick! It could be.. A debilitating disease you will end up in a CVDRA care home in your socks in sandals, watery eyes squinting through overgrown eyelashes, dribbling down the front of your anorak....


Such a narrow existence you lead, WB. Grey plastic is very, very boring.
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Standing up , clearing my throat .....ahemmmm

"hello everyone , ummm I , errr ...my name is Patrick and I actually enjoy sanding and varnishing ...there I said it" ...please be supportive , I can't help it if I think a 10 coat Epifanes varnish finish just looks like liquid honey.

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Now to be fair I should ask if my budget is about 1-1.5K for this light wind lovely ... any particular manufacturers of said Miracles or solos I should look out for ?  

Anyway I'm off to buy some sandals and a subscription to classic boats..



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LOL , I misread that first as CADRA ....and thought ...I don't mind a good ale especially at a Steam Engine Rally :)

Would it help redeem myself at all if I said I also occasionally like to go fast on small tea trays with a big bed sheet on strings blowing in the wind . 
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