What's the max size sail for a Bic Vivace 270?

What's the max size sail for a Bic Vivace 270?

Post by Paul Truscot » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00


I have a 96 or 97 Vivace 270 (bought thirdhand), and am wondering what would
be the biggest size sail I can put on it.

It goes well with a 6.0 in 15+ knots, and with a 5.5 in 18+. But for those 8
to 12 knot days, I was wondering if I could get away with a 7.5?

Anybody got any ideas? Also, what size fin would work well with it? No
windsurfing shops in this part of the world, so I'd appreciate your
comments.

Cheers, PT.

 
 
 

What's the max size sail for a Bic Vivace 270?

Post by Frebree » Mon, 01 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Depends on how big you are.
If you're around average a 6.5
should be max. To go in lighter
wind your really going to need
a bigger floatier board, together
with that 7.5. Good luck!

                                     Larry Freas

 
 
 

What's the max size sail for a Bic Vivace 270?

Post by Walter Clar » Wed, 03 Jun 1998 04:00:00

We still have a Vivace 270 (my son sails it).  I tried a 6.9 race (NP MKIII
WC) on it a couple times when the 270 a Vivace 290 and the sails were mine,
and it felt odd. The 6.0 (same type) on the other hand is pretty good, the
5.2 seems a perfect match and the 4.5 too small.

The newer larger race sails are flatter and feel lighter so maybe you could
go to 7 meters.  

But the 270 is a pretty small (narrow) board to try to get going in 8-12.

Walter



Quote:
> I have a 96 or 97 Vivace 270 (bought thirdhand), and am wondering what
would
> be the biggest size sail I can put on it.

> It goes well with a 6.0 in 15+ knots, and with a 5.5 in 18+. But for
those 8
> to 12 knot days, I was wondering if I could get away with a 7.5?

> Anybody got any ideas? Also, what size fin would work well with it? No
> windsurfing shops in this part of the world, so I'd appreciate your
> comments.

> Cheers, PT.