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MartinH
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 4:37:59 PM
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Due to a back injury my sailing has come temporarily to a halt. I am looking for suggestions about what I could sail when I get back out on the water. When my daughter is available we will continue to sail the Graduate but I think my old Laser will be too much for me (or at least for my back) :-(

So what single-hander will suit a ageing and now decidedly creaky 13 stone 50 y/o? The boat does not have to be especially fast, just able to sail well to handicap without requiring too many gymnastics. An important factor is the overall weight; the boat must be light enough to recover single-handed up the slipway without crippling me again.

When I posed this to the manufacturers at the boat show would you believe that the Laser salesman suggested I get a Vago; that is heavier than the Grad! Topper and RS couldn't help much either. I do have a couple of classes in mind but would like to hear what others can suggest.

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Martin

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RichardH
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 3:54:05 PM
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A club I've been at for the last few weeks has a very healthy Solo fleet, www.solosailing.org.uk/index.asp, they look like quite nice little boats to sail, and at 70kg are a good 15kg lighter than your graduate. They also have a very healthy class following if you're into open events, with 25 events in the next 6 weeks alone!

Alternatively, again I've seen them recently, check out the OK dinghy, www.okdinghy.co.uk/, quite similar in size, shape, weight and handicap.

Another option coming from a Laser is a Streaker. It has a stayed mast, quite a lot lighter than the 2 above (45kg), and has a bit deeper cockpit than a Laser, so not so many acrobatics required! www.streaker-class.org.uk/
SailorTom
Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2009 11:25:45 AM
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If you want to go with something a bit more modern I might suggest an RS Vareo. It's a light, versatile, low maintenance, fun little boat with a resonable size cockpit. Being a modern boat it has a higher boom, so less bending down, and also some powerful sail controls. It's a hiking boat and can be rigged up with an asymetric too. A very pleasant boat to sail.
MartinH
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2009 4:07:27 PM
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Thanks for your suggestions. Interesting that the one boat that has cropped up whenever I've asked this question is the Solo. I shall have to give one a try and see if we are suited. The other I have considered is the Comet. Some dismiss it as an old man's boat but it seems to suit small lakes like ours.
Unfortunately due to the size and variable winds of the lake assymetrics don't do well, there is lot of tactical up-wind work and speed and pointing ability far outweigh down-wind speed.

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