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Light wind session

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Created by Cluffy 4 months ago, 29 Dec 2018
CJW
NSW, 1519 posts
2 Jan 2019 4:59PM
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As you seem to have found Cluffy when it's super light there is a drawback to no-cam sails like the NCX, particularly off the breeze as there is so little pressure in the rig they basically go flat. This more so applies when course racing as you are trying to absolutely maximise how high you can sail upwind and how deep you can sail downwind.

That ol' NX2 does not look that dissimilar in twist profile to the Severne HyperGlide, which is what I use. The H.G has far less twist than a normal slalom sail and particularly the first panel or so above the boom is very tight, giving you a lot of power low and forward. It also has a lot more forward knuckle and a much flatter leech exit than a normal slalom sail, all about efficiency at very acute angles of attack.

The NX2 looks good I would suggest in probably every condition it will be faster around a course than your NCX if you can hang onto it, but once again I guess it depends if you're after racing performance or just ease of use (NCX).

remery
WA, 366 posts
2 Jan 2019 5:25PM
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That's a very helpful video for me. I'm 88 kgs on a Naish Hover 122, 70 cm Thrust using an elderly NP Search 5.4. I'm getting air for a minute or so in around 15 knots. I'm making much harder work of it than I need to, yesterday I felt comfortable a couple of times but definitely using the sail more than foot pressure. So much to learn. Rope starting is hard work.

Cluffy
NSW, 344 posts
3 Jan 2019 12:17PM
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remery said..
That's a very helpful video for me. I'm 88 kgs on a Naish Hover 122, 70 cm Thrust using an elderly NP Search 5.4. I'm getting air for a minute or so in around 15 knots. I'm making much harder work of it than I need to, yesterday I felt comfortable a couple of times but definitely using the sail more than foot pressure. So much to learn. Rope starting is hard work.


My video's are crap mate lol. Watch this guy





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joe windsurf
1456 posts
3 Jan 2019 10:54PM
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yeah - Sam Ross always seems to know what he is doing
and does explain things SO well too !!

ZYX
59 posts
4 Jan 2019 9:17AM
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remery said..
...on a Naish Hover 122, 70 cm Thrust using an elderly NP Search 5.4. I'm getting air for a minute or so in around 15 knots.

If you measured 15 knots you need to get you anemometer calibrated because Naish published himself on YouTube getting air in 6-8 knots

Cluffy
NSW, 344 posts
24 Mar 2019 10:53PM
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I took this footage today in a very underwhelming southeasterly. It was about 4 to 8 knots of wind I guess. This is still the Mose foil but with the 639 race front wing. It takes off at about 13 to 14 knots of speed compared to 10 to 11 for the 683 front wing. The difference is stability at speed. When I start hitting the 20 knot mark on the 683 it's brown trousers time where as the 639 feels nice at speed.
The gear is my falcon 170 formula and a mach 1 10.5 metre. If you're wondering why the 10.5 the answer is downwind. I can very low even in the light stuff. The small front wing feels fine with the big gear. The common denominator seems to be the speed the wing lifts off at. In my case about 13 to 14 knots regardless of gear.

segler
86 posts
27 Mar 2019 6:33AM
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Even older than the Sailworks NX2 is the 1999-vintage Sailworks XT. I have 3 of them: 6.4, 7.4, and 8.5. Three cams, light weight, they are excellent windfoiling sails.

segler
86 posts
27 Mar 2019 6:34AM
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Even older than the Sailworks NX2 is the 1999-vintage Sailworks XT. I have 3 of them: 6.4, 7.4, and 8.5. Three cams, light weight, they are excellent windfoiling sails.



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