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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 20 at 10:33am
Originally posted by Neptune

Sort of mix between Laser Eps and Devotion D-one wing silhouette... Iíve obviously been sailing a 300 too long as Iím wondering what happens downwind when you need to get back to the transom :)

I was thinking more the cheeky little wings of a  D Class Swedish sailing canoe.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote davidyacht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 20 at 10:33am
Out of interest does the long toestrap spacing make it difficult to ďlock inĒ?

Looks like a fun boat
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cirrus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 20 at 11:17am
You want  minimal length winglets really... all other things being equal.  1) Capsize recovery is made so much easier if you can go over the hull in front of them or any larger wing for that matter (ie stay dry if you can !) 2) If you do end up in the water it is nice to be able to pull yourself back in over the minimal width rear quarter.  3) Off wind you don't need the hiking position produced by a winglet in anger like you do going upwind - also Hybrid is relatively long, and the mast is further back than most and more raked than most - you are never really fighting with this hull to keep the bow 'up' offwind - enough buoyancy in front of the mast in summary.  4) Lastly in racing boats - if you really don't need 'it' for any real reason it is just dead weight to drag around plus extra potential windage.

Doing development this way .. trying and then modifying, if needed, without short term commercially driven time limits is a revalation really.  Compromises / changes are not time pressure related so you can keep testing and prove and then hopefully improve.  Looks like Friday PM (tomorrow) is next wet test....


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cirrus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 20 at 11:50am

.. And very much more comfortable it was !  Better able to hike with conviction and simply felt (even) better.  In addition  tried a smaller sail, the 8.8m Blaze 'Fire' (smaller than std. Blaze class sail).  In breeze it was obviously less demanding upwind than the original sail but only lost a little in speed both up and offwind to the sparring partners (regular sail Blazes etc).  



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 20 at 12:42pm
The Fire sail really is a lovely sail. Hybrid is looking great too.  Thumbs Up

Edited by Sam.Spoons - 21 Jun 20 at 12:42pm
Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"
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