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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons


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He bears away while throwing himself across the boat.........


You have to do that anyway, it's a right balancing act and the bloody boat rocks and rolls all on its own, especially a round bottom beast like the EPS, then the wind shifts, you miss it and the Contender you're trying to stay ahead off starts overhauling you and you have to rapidly re position and sheet it... Nightmare
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That'll be how they get away with it, they perform an un-seamanlike manoeuvre and then throw themselves across the boat to save the capsize  Wink
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Just watched that whole thing, good to note some of the bits I've taught myself are correct, not sure about all that happy sail sad sail stuff, but he's certainly spot on about the rudder thing working the way he describes sometimes against what you think it's going to do and the induced nose dives.
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Yes what was it about those 6.0m SRS sails from Tush -they were impossible above 18 knots never understood what was going on there.
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Faster than anything else in the light though (well, except the Batwing and Demon which had the same issues when it picked up). I just had another 6m Tush for F4+

The problem/advantage with the SRS was the head was very full in the days when flat heads and floppy leeches were the "new-big-thing" in windsurfing sails. That gave it loads of power but little or no de-powerability as it wouldn't 'blade out'. It won me a fair number of races though  Smile


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I susepct that they were their first attempt at a floppy leach sail. Roger said that you had to set them differntly with no outhaul and loads of downhaul. We really had no clue what he was talking about at the time, as up to then we all set sails with loads of outhaul and no downhaul. So we were possibly to blame to some extent for the sails being so difficult as we had no idea how to set them up.
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I'm not so sure, I had a pink and white Tush 6m from the same year which did go floppy, I think those particular SRS 6s were optimised for Div 1 and max power in lighter winds as were the Demon Design and Batwing. I bought mine of John T who was an active Div 1 racer at the time. There was no way they would blade out like the other, more fun board oriented 6m as they had so much fullness in the head. A few years later my 7.5m Demon VG5 Raceboard would do so if you put a super stiff top batten and down hauled the f*!k out of it.
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