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    Posted: 22 Oct 07 at 1:13pm

This may seem like a stupid question but has there been any discussion about a youth single handed trapeze boat? i know there are youths in Musto skiffs and what knots and i guess you can stick a big youth in a small rig 600 but has there been any serious thought about one?

At the moment im 16 years old and  70-80kg (depending on time of year if you know what i mean with xmas etc  

any comments would be much apprciated

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I sail an RS600 and I'm the same age and weight as you (about 70kg), and I'd certainly recommend it :D
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i sailed a vortex assy since i was almost 13, and now sail a 600 with the big rig (better to be over powered than under powered) and i'm now 14.

Yep 600's are so the best!!

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ah ok cheers

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Daniel Hendersen just finished 2nd at the Musto Skiff Nationals aged 16 ...

He weighs I'd guess around 70kgs ...

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Nah, you want an A class!! I started off in those age 12!!! 10 years later im living up the dream in a 12ft skiff! life doesnt get better!
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if by A class you mean an A class cat? no. when i was in mi radial (when i was lighter) i had a bad experience of being stuck with cats around me at the windward mark in very little wind all of which were in half tacked mode. not a gd race for me anyways.

no offence to cats sailors im sure they're lovely boats to sail. its jus not my thing.

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Lol I know what you mean, the decider point was when I was racing in a good strong wind, on the wire behind the rear beam on a broad reach - about as overpowered as I could be, then I was overtaken by a Cherub skipping along with its kite up! Next week I had a cherub!

Cats are good, but you cant beat a mono downwind in breeze!

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indeed, i have done this many a time in the 400 with mi dad
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Sod the musto or 600 - geta cherub! then when your heavy get a 12ft skiff!!
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