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Hi I currently sail a Laser 3000 with my girlfriend as
helm, though during the winter I sail solo. I am 5'7" 8
stone and do not have trouble with a furled jib. I am
considering purchasing an RS400 to replace the Laser, does
anyone have any advice?

The Laser 3K has been a great boat to get us started over
the past 12 months, but I would prefer to have a slightly
larger boat with a little more room for the crew.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ChrisJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 10 at 1:42pm

The 400 needs a combined weight of around 22 -26 stone.

If you are very fit, quick, strong and skilfull, then 20 stone is possible inland.

Up to 30 stone regularly race and do well.

If you are 8 stone, you will need a very heavy girlfriend!

What else races at your club? Or are you thinking of travelling to Open Meetings?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Zane81 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 10 at 4:12pm
My girlfriend weighs less than me! So the RS400 would be
too large then.

I sail at Grafham Water, I think there are lot of Laser
2000's, not sure which other boats are sailed there in the asymmetric classes. I've not started to race yet!

What about the RS200?
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