Originally Posted by ben5883
the 49er is also a faster boat than the 14 according to a source that sails both lol!
If you want a mean machine you should ckeck out the 18ft skiffs or the lake garda skiffs with 13 people out on wires!!! now that is awesome!
Definitely not! The 49er is a slightly easier boat to sail quickly but a 14 is quicker.
I have sailed 18' skiffs and they are awesome. The larger skiffs your are talking about tend not to be used at Garda because it is windy there but are common on other alpine lakes and always lead the fleet in races like the Bol D'Or. If I can find some reasonable pics I'll post some up.
Of course there's always the Ultra 30 as well..........