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    Posted: 17 Aug 16 at 3:27pm
Stuck at a decision here; which would be best for 2 small adults to sail, one (myself) experienced in sailing despite having a year or 2 out of the sport with work commitments and the other (my OH) being a novice. We weigh a combined 15 stone weighing ~7.5 stone each each. I worry that the Feva will be too small for me at around 5'8 whereas my OH is 5'3; but will an RS 200 be too large for us?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Have you sailed both? If not do! And where are you planning to sail?

RS200 definitely the more sophisticated boat for adults, but the Feva is a sweet little thing and surprisingly quick in enough breeze.

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I've personally sailed a Feva when I was learning to sail; that's what's attracted me back to the RS brand. We're likely to sail on freshwater lakes. I'll have an ask around our local club to see if anyone's got either for us to get a go in for an afternoon.
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I think you'll find the Feva too small. Couple that with the fact that if you ever want to take part in any fleet racing you'll be sailing against a bunch of 12-16yr olds!

The 200 is by far and away your best bet if you limit your choices to these boats.

Dont however rule out Miracles, Graduates, Fireflies etc. which would all be suitable for you. Best check what is sailed at your local club as its always better sailing alongside people with the same type of boat.

Finally 15st combined!!!!! WOW thats light for two adults. Me and my 8 yr old daughter weigh in at just under 19st! You'll go well in light winds!
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Merlin.

Look out for one of the older boats (with carbon spars). 

It's also lighter to pull up the beach! It will also hone your boat handling skills

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