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Old 27 July 2006, 01:10   #1
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Saily stuff!!

Now I know some of you are also sail fanatics, so thought I would post these.
Caught them this weekend and never seen this style of boat before.
Looks like bits missing and could do with a good set of tubes wrapped around them
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Old 27 July 2006, 04:14   #2
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International 14s! A development class and some of the most extreme performance dinghies that you can sail (with the exception of foiled Moths/Cherubs etc). A well sailed 14 with kite up and planing downwind would be giving you a good run in your rib!
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I have always thought that International 14s would make a great Olympic class.
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The problem is that they are a development class so there whilst there are rules on hull shape/weight/size and the same for the rig there are constantly people pushing the boundaries, hence the secondhand market being so poor and them being sailed by rich people!

The 49er, a strict one-design with licensed manufacturers etc, was put into the Olympics so that there was a proper, planing, skiff type boat that is much more representative of the sailing that people enjoy.
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Lostboy,
thanks for the info:
yes, they seemed pretty nippy around the Bay.
Although the guys in the yellow boat had just aquired it and seemed to spend a lot of the time in the water
Seemed a little touchy to sudden wind gusts and looked as though it would take some practise to stay reasonably dry.
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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!
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Extreme sailing?

How about the Moth - pretty amazing how they manage to sail with such a small wetted area!
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Yes the hydrofoils do generate an enormous amount of lift and at points of sailing they are very fast. I've sailed in and around a fleet of the foiling moths and it is quite eerie how they can go past you like you were standing still. But... put them in poor conditions and they look dreadful. On the plane, crash, on plane... crash. Wind drop ... capsize. Give me a nice fast catamaran any day.
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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..........
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