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Personally I thought the whole article a bit of a pointless ego trip. I don't know it added much to the mag. I'd think I'd much rather have read a similar length piece consisting of a paragraph or three from each event winner on their event preparation...
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I loved reading the article and I commend Jubby for taking up the challenge.  With regards the 500, I agree you get a lot of boat for your money and it certainly provides a great deal of aspects for those wanting a trapeze/hiking/assy/grp/socially backed up boat. (probably more to mention).  I'd certainly buy one (second hand) if I had the crew to sail with and lived in the UK.  I'm 75kg and my wife is 68Kg, total 143kg which would be an ideal weight. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neptune Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 11 at 9:01am
As I said to James at the weekend.....Jubby was spot on the 600 is the toughest boat to sail, the rest was just waffle to fill out a few pages ;-)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bferry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 11 at 9:15am

Waffle!?  are you saying that other boats arenít worth talking about?  I thought the comparison was interesting, as was the overall experience and challenge.  I do admit that it was also a good plug for RS boats, but why not!

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Originally posted by James Tanner

If you want to enjoy you sailing, like a bit of excitement down wind and don't weigh in at 100+kg .... then buy an RS500.
...........if you don't mind being beaten by 3000s now & again Wink
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Has there been a comparative boat test for the 3000 and 500? I've sailed both a few times and found them both excellent, so long as the person at the back was average weight or below. Neither boat seems to have the hull volume to cope with a big person helming. The 2 500 owners we had at our club switched boats, one to a 400, one to a 505, both having found it a little small, but both enjoyed the ride while they had them. The 3000's are owned in the main by younger sailors, and they have a great time in them and swimming around them!
As for the article - nice idea, but didn't quite work on paper - more the sort of thing I'd expect to see as a blog somewhere.
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Originally posted by Rupert

The 3000's are owned in the main by younger sailors.....
 
I'm sure you're right - but, as a.....ahem.....62 yr old 3000 helm, and I suspect not the only one, I did chuckle over the idea that the 'youth' tag can be so unwelcome! Big smile
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Just at our club, Don'tdocalm - not suggesting it needs to be that way, but they do seem to have fun! While I look 62, and am in reality mid 40's, I have had a great time crewing and helming both boats every now and again.
 
By the way, why don't you do calm?!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2547 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 11 at 7:28pm
Originally posted by bferry

... and I commend Jubby for taking up the challenge.


Challenge? Hardly a big deal was it to splash around Weymouth ...

Has it physically demanding; not really  to what extent was it a challenge?

Sailing solo around the world; that is a challenge ...
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Originally posted by Rupert

By the way, why don't you do calm?!
 
I just can't stand light wind sailing! Never could!
 
And..... my daughter bought me a Burgs rugby shirt with a HUGE graphic of a total nutter with "don't do calm...make madness a way of life" written on it. So I'm trying to live up to it!! LOL
 
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