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Modern A-Class vs Solo F16

17 July 2013 - 09:18 AM

I'm toying with the idea of getting a singlehanded boat but I'm struggling to choose between a up-to-date A-Class (curved foils and rudder winglets) and a F16 (light weight with a carbon mast - e.g. Falcon/Bimare).


I current sail an F18.  Our racing fleet is split across F18s, F16s (Solo and 2up), Spitfires and another (older) A Class.


I enjoy sailing with  a kite and i appreciate the flexibility of the F16... but i'm attracted to the simplicity of the A Class and i think it may make me a better sailor.


Does anyone have any experience (or opinions) on how a well sailed modern A Class will perform in a mixed fleet?  I'm assuming it will be 1st to the top mark.. but how much can i expect to lose downwind to an F18 or F16?

What is it?

19 June 2013 - 02:52 AM

Does anyone know what this is?  It was posted on FB by Catamaran Racing, News and Design.






F18 Spinnaker - Small rips

15 June 2013 - 09:01 AM

Hi All, 


I have a Nacra Infusion F18.  I keep finding small holes and tears near the centre of the foot of the sail... between the bottom edge and the first retrieval ring.


I've taped everything up and have looked for anything which might be snagging the sail during gybes and retrievals... but can't find anything which may be causing the damage.


Any suggestions on what to do next or look for?


Thanks in advance.