Does anyone know the address of the IBSA? I would like
write to them and suggest a few changes to their
Basically, fat people like myself (87 kg) need to use
bigger sails and fins to be competitive in the
heavyweight class (where we have to race against
70kg+ sailors, all using 7.5 sails).
One suggestion has been to create a superheavy weight
class. I believe that some states in Australia
have done this.
However, it seems to me the most exciting and fair
racing would be if every one, regardless of weight,
planed at the approximately the same windspeed.
To do this, abandon weight classes, which are a pain
for small fleets anyway, and introduce the following
maximum sail sizes depending on body weight:
65 kg sail size up to 6.5 m2 sail
70 kg sail size up to 7.0 m2 sail
75 kg sail size up to 7.5 m2 sail
80 kg sail size up to 8.0 m2 sail
85 kg sail size up to 8.5 m2 sail
90 kg sail size up to 9.0 m2 sail
Just an idea. What do other Raceboarders think?
P.S. I used to weigh 75 kg, so I have observed the
effect of increased body weight first hand!
P.P.S Expecting flames from light-weights!!