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think you are all getting away from the point a little. which started off by asking if the tt circuit would suffer by having the 2 modes sailing against each other. also to reply te some of the other posts new boats being order is one thing(if they ever get built )but it only tells half the story what about the regular hurricane sailors that have put there boats up for sale and are leaving the fleet and if the sx was only two minutes behind the leading hurriane at loch ness after the beat they must have missed him of the timmings at the windward mark.

have tried one but there are better 3 sail cats around.

2 sail for fleet racing 3 sails for handicapp events count me in. 3 v 2 mixed for tt events count me and many others out.

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IMO it is the fact that many boats have been converted and that the Ctte was feeling that there was room for both on the circuit.  Maybe with a view for eventually the 5.9 to become the SX.....

but it only tells half the story what about the regular hurricane sailors that have put there boats up for sale and are leaving the fleet and if the sx was only two minutes

I think this happened at the beginning when the F18 arrived in force / the Tornado went to 3 sails.  This may not be so true now.

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Posted: 21 Feb 06 at 2:16pm | IP Logged Quote far canal

Loch ness

 

1st Hurricane and 2nd in fleet round win mark was a 5.9 with non standard (same size ) radial Jib which  was far ahead  , 2 nd 3rd 4th hurricanes were Standard Rigged followed by Sx  all relatively close together ,  sx  pulled through in about 4miles , in force 5-6 .before  this sx held 2nd on water to horizon job Tornado for next 15 miles or so  before capsizing at Castle Douglas , letting another 3 sx's through then another capsize and a broken boom within site of finish !

The Sx powered through waves , you just had to hold on to kite when bows went down and it would be pulled back up , all relatively steady , Gybing at bottom proved interesting though!.

 

Standard rig crews must have bin sh1tting their pants boats flying wildly in clouds of spray , sticking noses in etc .whilst sx's powered away .

 

an awesome day .

 

Tornado was untouchable , so far ahead you couldn't see it !

and guess what its on again this year , one not to be missed .

 

Hopefully 5.9 standards and sx's will flourish as both gr* boats .

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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 06 at 5:15pm
the loch ness sounds like it was animal from what i heard some of the boats where so over powerd they were capsizing rather than gybing lol not sure how true that is but on the tornado looks like it was fun!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 06 at 5:25pm

Originally posted by f18 paul

only tells half the story what about the regular hurricane sailors that have put there boats up for sale and are leaving the fleet

yes this has happened with a few sailors but you can win them all

and to think the germans almost stopped the tornado having a carbon mast this i believe would have been a death nail for the tornado as an olympic boat!

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