Using a dinghy for personal use and using a dinghy for a college sailing school are two very different use cases. Different boats are going to be best for the different use cases. Same could be said for Olympic and non-Olympic boats.
It is difficult to understand how this race worked and how it went
But it seems clear that it was fairly informal anyway. My take away is that everyone probably had fun, which I think is the point anyway.
And... The 3 rigs differ only in the sail, correct? And the sails only differ in the chord, no? Seems like the 9 would be significantly less efficient than the 5, with the 7 in between. So I am guessing it is more faster downwind than upwind.
Hey, west coast, that image or url isn't clickable.
I keep thinking it is weird that Aero and Zero differ only by the first letter, A vs. Z. Coincidence? Which one was named first?
The boats are different? Sure, a little. But both are designed to be quality mainstream single-handed dinghys.
I sail in one little one day, three race regatta each summer in which after each race the first place switches boats with last place, second switches boats with second to last, etc. It's intended to equalize the effect of slower vs. faster boats. And make the whole thing less serious and more...
I liked the vid. No way for any one video (or boat) to be all things for all people. Looks great! If a fleet materializes, and I get some time and money, I would love to get one and sail it for competition and fun!