I'm sure you can get a copy from him
Let me know what you think of it
I sail an Aerotech VMG 9.6 and Seatrend Allstar 80 in 10-20 mph of
wind. I've sailed that board in 3-4 foot swell with a 7.0 as well and
had a great time. I'm sure you could handle a 10.6 meter sail,
provided it is a race sail (Neil Pryde RX 1, Windwing Race, or Aerotech
Advantage VMG are a few that I would trust to be good. You will also
need a 520 cm Carbon mast and a big Carbon boom).
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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people. Unfortunately the numbers are in pounds not KG. I'll try to have it in
Simply input your weight, sailing ability, typical wind and water conditions
and it'll select the appropriate gear from our database.
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> hi out there
> i'm Marco
> and above all my weight is a "bit" high
> only 110Kg
> does anyone knows what is the difference regarding sail area to plane at the
> same way that normal people (75Kg) do?
> do you think that a 9m2 race sail will do the job with 12Knots wind?
> i have F2 lightning 375, Mistral evolution 310,BIC Vivace 290, Mistral edge
> i wanna plane like all other people
> help me
> Marco Failla
> Marco, go big!
> I live in Hong Kong, and I weigh 200 pounds, 190 pounds on good hard
> earned days. Most of the windsurfers in HK are flyweights. (45 to 65kgs)
> I was always facing the same problem, as the winds are usually 10 to 15
> I bought a 8.8m2 RX1 and a W75L Starboard (155liters - 54cm fin). Now,
> early planning is no longer an issue.
> Guys plane with their 280 boards and 6.5m2 in 12 knots, but I am flying
> with my gear.
> And when I sail on my 7.0m2 in 20 knots, I am holding over 1.5 to 2.0m2
> more than they are, and that makes a big difference in speed.
> In other words, weight is not a disadvantage as long as you understand
> that you have to use larger equipment suiting your weight for the
> conditions of sailing.
> > Marco, go big!
> > I live in Hong Kong, and I weigh 200 pounds, 190 pounds on good hard
> > earned days. Most of the windsurfers in HK are flyweights. (45 to 65kgs)
> > I was always facing the same problem, as the winds are usually 10 to 15
> > knots.
> > I bought a 8.8m2 RX1 and a W75L Starboard (155liters - 54cm fin). Now,
> > early planning is no longer an issue.
> > Guys plane with their 280 boards and 6.5m2 in 12 knots, but I am flying
> > with my gear.
> > And when I sail on my 7.0m2 in 20 knots, I am holding over 1.5 to 2.0m2
> > more than they are, and that makes a big difference in speed.
> > In other words, weight is not a disadvantage as long as you understand
> > that you have to use larger equipment suiting your weight for the
> > conditions of sailing.
> > Elliot
> thanks a lot to yuo and to other very kind people that answered to my help
> Now i know that for sure there is a solution even for us extreme overpowered
> I am considering to buy a 9-10 m2 race sail and its boom (P.S. i have broken
> a lot of booms, did you?)
> for the mast i would like to continue using mine 75% carbon 490 rece spar
> but i am not sure at all that is the correct choice.
> Thanks a lot again
> Marco Failla
For a 490, stick to a 9.0m2. This should get you going in 12 knots.
As for a boom, I strongly recommend you stick to alloy boom. Do not go
carbon. People will probably fry me with this remark, but just call me
As for the fin, go big again. If your board can sustain such a fin, I
recommend you use a 50cm2 or bigger for light wind, and you may consider
a 44-46cm for stronger winds using the same sail. However, for such fin
sizes, a full carbon race fin would be a good purchase. Fiberglass with
thin carbon strips or G-10 epoxy fin are just too flexible for such
equipment and for such weight.
I forgot what board you are using, if Xantos 300, just be careful with
the fin size. I would cut a couple of cm on the figures I mentioned for
Anyway, good luck and go big!