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Originally posted by Dougaldog

We've had this question before and it was also explored fully on 'other' forums. Even Sam has it wrong this time - the picture he posted shows a narrow lowrider but with a carbon rig. The reduction in weight aloft was a game changer - but go back just a bit further and you have narrow hulled lowriders with heavy alloy masts, the boats that are widely acknowledged as the most difficult of all the dinghies to sail...

Umm... used to sail a lowrider alloy rig Moth without much issue. A Mag5 which most will say were harder than the very narrow lowriders, because of the steering effect of the hull shape combined with the alloy rig. But nothing beat me up like a MustoSkiff. All be it, my one go was in a harsh gusty F5+, and I'm 5'3". Haven't sailed a RS300, but I'd imagine it will have the same issues an RS100 has - for us proper sized people. Again the only time I've sailed one it was sporting the 10.2m rig and it was honking. If you don't have leg length they are both a bitch due to soap dish interiors. 

Boats are difficult for different reasons for different people.

But one boat that is undeniably very difficult is a modern UK Cherub.


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