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I am based in the North of Scotland, so it will be mainly PY club handicap racing that I will be doing with the occasional bigger event.
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Originally posted by Corms

I am based in the North of Scotland, so it will be mainly PY club handicap racing that I will be doing with the occasional bigger event.

 

There used to be a little fleet of Bene FC 8ms up around the Moray firth AFAIK

 

pretty tired now as a buy (someone will no doubt correct me)

 

but the 707 is actually more fun than many detractors will let you believe and you can go do east coast week or some stuff on the forth in class, or scottish series in SBR . A 10 k plus new sails budget could be a wise plan

 

It ain't all that narrow where you sail!

 

Go on , get an SB3! you know you want to!

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There is a 707 based at Inverness, I believe. He also used to head down to sail with the 707 fleet at Port Edgar.
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I own a Projection 762 and would suggest that it fits the bill.  Easily raced by 4 and great performance downwind in a blow - 15 knots boatspeed in Force 5 and very stiff upwind.  Competitive in most conditions under IRC - see results of Class Q Falmouth Week 2006.
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Have a look at a J24
I feel the need... The need... For getting really really wet.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote damp_freddie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 06 at 8:12pm

The 762 is a bit slicker up and down wind than the 707, and it probably sleeps it's crew- allegedly.

 

But you have an OD fleet half a days drive away and the 707 is a very good platform for a scratch crew.

From living up in snechie for a while (mountain biking days) I seem to remember plenty of breezy days. The 707 loves top of 3 and is controllable with just three in more- just remember everyone's gotta stand on the transom!

 

I think it is a shame that the UK took up the SB fleets it did in the late 90s, the 762 or the Platou B25 are both superior to the 707 and need less crew than the Cork'....... but now the SB3 is all good news IMHO! 

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The Projection 762 is a great boat - was sailing one only this morning in a bit of a blow and they're so managable whatever the conditions despite being super quick and well balanced.

Only problem is they're not one design as the size of kite is variable and they've a mean IRC rating - you've got to be super speedy!

However - is this guy not sorted with a boat yet, first post was in July!!



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Hi Neil

Look at a J/24, seems to meet all your criteria, and will also open up wider opportunities in the world's largest and most widespread class of its kind.

For 13k you will get a very good one, suited to championship racing, but for your purposes, an older Westerly J/24 could cost a third of that and give lots of fun.

Go to www.j24ireland.com and follow links to boats for sale in IRL and GBR.

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J24 every time
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Erne Sailor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 06 at 8:15pm

Hi Neil - notice you are in Scotland and others mentioning Sonars, one not sure many in UK. On holiday last month I saw about six Sonars in Fortwilliam, along with a neat apparatus for lifting one off a launching trolley on to a road trailer. Their narow beam maked this easy. Still, for all round use and for opportunities worldwide, nothing beats a proper J/24

 

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