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    Posted: 14 Oct 16 at 4:06pm
Excellent article about the Contender from David Henshall and in it he touches on the Olympics, the possible demise of the Finn and the need to cater for both sexes.

So, what do we have that covers that requirement at performance level?

Certainly not the Contender, could an ample bosomed female get under that boom?

But seriously what could it be?
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We don't, at least not with a trapeze that's being sailed in any numbers. How big is the market for a womens performance SHer anyway?

Right, at risk of getting my nose broken here are some generalisations:
1.Both genders compete in 'tactical' SHers for tactical racing.
2.Both genders compete in performance DHers because of the team element?
3.Some choose performance SHers not for the tactical element but for the gung ho aspect and they don't play well with other people.

How many women would fall into generalisation 3? I'm sure there are women sailing foiling Moths but I can't recall seeing any, apologies to those that are, and I'm not saying that foiling Moths are not tactical.
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It would have to be a boat that has an optimum weight range within which both male and female athletes typically fall and one where brute strength is not required simply to be competitive. There is, I'd guess, an overlap between lighter men and heavier women athletes, probably in the 65-75kg region so it has to be a boat where sailors outside that range are at a disadvantage. So that would be a L@ser Radial or a Europe then.......
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I read the title and thought I was on a different type of website.
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Brings a whole new meaning to "one hand for the boat, and one for yourself"!
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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Musto Skiff

This maybe

The Mps is a bit of a handful over 12 knots
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We are talking about an Olympic class.......
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