> Hey, Will
> The only flaw in your Techno is faster than the Bee scenerio is YOU DID NOT
> ALLOW BEE's in your Techno fleet.
> I'm not saying which one is faster. They are both GREAT boards...just
> questioning your testing perameters.
Well, you are wrong. Cal-Cup is open to any board, the Technos race
right with the open guys in A-Fleet. You could also have raced a Bee at
US Nationals (if you didn't mind everyone laughing at you).
We had our own starts at Islamorada, that's the only time that's
happened in any Techno race I've been to.
I looked at the Bee before choosing the Techno for the one-design fleet.
It was too small and had too narrow a tail for lightwind/upwind
performance for big guys/big sails. I've sailed the Bee several times
and it's a great board. It will NOT go upwind with a Techno, rigs and
fins being equal. I stand by my decision. It's also not that much
lighter than the Techno, and not any more durable, despite claims to the
contrary. It DOES come with some nice components, and has more
versatile footstrap inserts, which is important to some recreational
sailors. It also has a looser feel--at the cost of speed. Period.
William S. Harper