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Phantom would suit you just right, might be a bit tricky to start with but
so will most boats of any performance. And if you buy a slow tub you'll
just want to sell it in 6 months. Might as well go for what suits you and
learn to sail it in less wind to start with. Here's the web page;

http://
www.phantomsailing.clara.net/



This is what the Y&Y page says:

YachtsandYachting.com Phantom Class Page

A one-design high-performance singlehander, with a deep 'V' bow and a
flat run aft to plane easily. A high power to weight ratio - but stable and
responsive. Best suited to those over 80 kg, which means you can enjoy
your curry and beer and still win the race! This is a strong and developing
class.

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And this club sails Phantoms.

http://www.cotswoldsc.com/

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 05 at 4:11pm

But you can't put 3 people in a phantom surely?  Certainly not if they want something to do other than ride in it.

The RS Vareo is a good choice if you don't want to trapeze (huge fun though it is).  Raceable by one, sailable by two and possibly workable by three (one on tiller and one on each rope??).  Growing in popularity at my club and even beginning to take over the laser as single hander of choice, due to the joy of an extra sail.  

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 05 at 4:13pm
yer i dont think you could have 3 adults but it there is a pic on the rs website of a vareo with 2 kids and an adult in the boat!!
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Originally posted by carshalton fc

i think the comet due's are horible boat they are out dated and wont last long!!  aj3001 what u mean is if you can sail that u can sail about anything which is equaly slow!! about the pico thing maybe you should try hiking out!!


How is the comet duo slow? Give it the same PY Rating as a Fireball and I can still beat a laser fleet in it, if its slow then you really cant race can you?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mike278 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 05 at 11:14pm
ok, a comet duo uses a yardstick of 1175, compared to a lasers 1078 and a fireballs 982, so i think that this makes it slow, but if sailed well could beat a fireball on handicap
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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jun 05 at 10:22am
to be honist i wouldnt want to sail a comet due!! the comet due is old and not fast!!!  i would much rather race an oppie all day than sit in the comet due for 10 minutes!!   dont take it pursonally  aj3001
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comet due ?

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