747 One Design

Dino

Anarchist
820
17
Ireland
Hi,

Does anyone know the story with the 747 One Design? I see one for sale locally and it looks nice. It rates 0.960 on IRC so I'm guessing it's going to struggle. Can these OD's be modded under IRC to make them more competitive?

Would smaller Asym kites and/or Symmetric kites make a difference?

 

casc27

Super Anarchist
2,353
134
Hi,

Does anyone know the story with the 747 One Design? I see one for sale locally and it looks nice. It rates 0.960 on IRC so I'm guessing it's going to struggle. Can these OD's be modded under IRC to make them more competitive?

Would smaller Asym kites and/or Symmetric kites make a difference?

I think to modify them you need to get a supplemental type certificate from the FAA.

 

Dino

Anarchist
820
17
Ireland
They seem to be popular around Europe and I see that a few were sailed in Spi Ouest under IRC the last few years. One came 9th out of 32 boats this year so they must be reasonable.

I can't find any sail dimensions online but the Asymmetric Kite looks huge. Could a smaller Asymm be used for reaching on the bowsprit and a Symmetric kite the same size be used for running with a regular pole. How does IRC deal with using a A Sail and Symmetric Kite on the same cert?

 




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