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Originally posted by iGRF

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I get one life and in the greater scheme of things I would rather sail a boat that I love rather than a boat that lots of skinny old men love (I am trying to be funny.....)


Fact and why I chose the Solution over all of them, it's light, but no so light it will blow away, it's manoeuvrable in confined water, will quite literally tack on a dime so enables use of every shift, it's speed is close to the Laser, faster sometimes slower others so you have to race them hard, has retracting foils, so doesn't matter too much if you run aground, has a healthy beam at it's widest point so you can go back and out to handle big puffs, you can rake the rig upwind and let go the shrouds downwind to sail by the lee, all in all pretty much everything you need except carbon for close quarter inland sailing. As much as I like the Hadron, I think it's way too big for me, but I'd love to put it to the test, reckon if anyone can make it go in light weather it would be moi.

All of the above.. saw a couple of visitors sailing them at my local club last year during some tri club event and instantly fell in love with the boat. Seemed to tick all my boxes, especially the retracting foil (for our dreaded shallows). I immediately decided to buy one and popped onto the class association page, only to discover the dire attendance at opens. 

I still desperately want one.. but I like to travel and I'm used to the very well attended Supernova events and the thought of travelling to sail against the same half a dozen fellas month after month seriously puts me off.. At the back of my mind I have this crazy idea that I may buy one as a second boat.. we shall see.


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Will be getting back into mine as the winter season approaches and I'm back down the lake, our wednesday afternoon series fell apart again this year what with one thing and another so I've only been out in it a few times this summer and everytime I do I think about buying a second one for the sea.
I'll have my work cut out this season, that Jack has been travelling and doing quite well so will be getting tougher to beat, it's true there are not many of them but then they haven't been around as long as the Supernova and they don't have quite as aggressive a builder pushing them as hard as Hartleys are doing with the Sofa.
But there are signs they're still growing, the nationals saw a couple of more this season as they crept south of the icewall, so it depends which area you are in I guess.
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