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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 18 at 11:00am
Goosewinging a Vareo kite works surprisingly well, but I'd still not buy one for that purpose.
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Id look at the Phantom at a smaller club tbh - a Vareo needs a good stretchy run or broad reach to get the kite to pay

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I think the big issue for you with the Vareo will be its really bad pointing, we have had a few at our club and nobody can make them point. For you on a narrow river getting spat below Phantoms and other boats of a start line will be a real problem. Downwind the kite wont be as usable as you think.
Agree with others a Phantom would be good but I am biast so you ought to consider Supernova, Solo, OK or possible a Laser.
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I sailed  a vareo at a river club, it was hopeless - hard work and ineffective upwind, the kite isnt really big enough to get it going downwind. Not an unpleasant boat to sail, but I don't think handicap racing is what its for - whizzing backwards and forwards at the beach on holiday suits it much better
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I'd find an early vandercraft phantom. Should easily be in budget
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Originally posted by EagleEyeEmpire

My club has a couple of phantoms, a few D-zeros and a few contenders. Not looking to spend more than 3000

If you can stretch to around 3.5k there are early D-Zeros going for that now and it would give you others boats to directly race against.

Otherwise you should be able to get an epoxy Phantom for around 3k just make sure you have the correct stiffness mast and cut of sail.
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