> Can somebody give me a sail size/wind speed guide, so if I have a idea on
> the conditions, I don't have to take all my sails.
I (140 lbs, non-racer, more b&j / freestyle / waveriding guy) use
> 0-10 mph ? anything. Streetsailer, 6.5 if it looks like picking up, 5.7 else.
> 10-15 mph ? 6.5
> 15-20 mph ? 6.5 on lake, 5.7 on sea
> 20-25 mpg ? 6.5/5.7(lake) - 5.0 (sea)
> 25-30 mph ? 5.0 - 4.5
> 30-35 mph ? 4.5 - 4.0
> 35-40 mph ? around 4.0
> 40+ mph ? 3.5, 4.0 if it's only gusts.
Not taking all sails: Often a bad idea. I always take at least the big
(6.5 / 5.7 / 5.0) and 2 masts / 2 booms, even if the forecast isn't that
And if it looks good it still happen's around here that a day which was
to be a solid 30 knots ends up with gusty 20 or less -- still good
conditions but useless if the right sail is in the garage.
Nothing sucks more than sitting on the beach when it's blowing.
Sometimes it seems to be a method to generate wind to leave the small
boards at home when heading for the beach -- unfortunately not very
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