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Post Options Post Options   Quote Old bloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 21 at 5:11pm
I certainly wouldn't recommend a National as being the ideal boat for George. However, at 95kg he is ,on his own,about the same weight as most of the top crews so I wouldn't expect him to be easily overpowered, and at 5'11" he will have no problem seeing over the crowd to get served at the bar (once he is old enough)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LauraLEdge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 22 at 5:43am
Originally posted by GybeFunny

Sounds to me like you need 4 boats, 1 single hander for inland, 1 single hander for the sea, 1 double hander for inland and 1 double hander for the sea, or accept some compromises.
Exactly..either you need 4 boats or need to do dome compromises. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 22 at 1:36pm
I owned a N12 20 years ago and sailed it regularly singlehanded at 90kg+... it was an old Baggy Trousers design, great fun and dynamic; but you'll need more up-to-date input related to anything newer on the design front.

I've also owned an RS200 which I used to sail singlehanded too... kinda wish I'd kept it given how little I paid for it back then and how much it's worth now.  It'd be a great beach boat with the kids.

Either way, both are going to be a compromise, especially racing them crewless, compared to a dedicated singlehander. It all comes down to the fun factor vs the need to comply with racing convention.

FWIW - the RS300 is one of the best single handers out there still.  Way ahead of its time and I'd snap one up in a heartbeat if I were still living in the UK.  The D-Zero shares many of the niceties of the 300 without the quirkiness when it gets blowy... definitely should be on your list to consider too.
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