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7.0 Sail in 15 knots?

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Created by matt64 Two weeks ago, 13 Feb 2024
matt64
2 posts
13 Feb 2024 6:02AM
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Hey all

Just bought a Fanatic Jag 2019 (108L) and trying to decide what sail to match it with. I'm 70kg with a 36cm Tribal fin.
I plan on taking this board and sail out in 15+ kn, I've been out in 15 knots with an 8.0 sail on a bic techno but worried ill struggle to use it in the 18+kn range with this board...so would a 7.0 be the way to go or just stick with an 8.0 and learn to sail overpowered, cause I don't want to be underpowered in 15 knots either.

Thanks

evilC
QLD, 672 posts
13 Feb 2024 8:37AM
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I'm 74 kg and I run a Falcon 115/97 with a 38/34 Tribal and a 7.0 in 15-20 knots and it's perfect so a 7.0 should be good for you and should be a bit faster :)

Mark _australia
WA, 22065 posts
13 Feb 2024 7:04AM
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I think you're onto it, I am way heavier than you and only 10L more board gets me going with a 7.0 in 16-17kn.

Subsonic
WA, 2950 posts
13 Feb 2024 7:11AM
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Depends what kind of sail too. 7m free ride sail with a small cam pocket, 15-20knots of wind is probably the perfect wind range. A race sail though, the wind range starts a bit higher for a 7m.

len024
NSW, 112 posts
13 Feb 2024 2:50PM
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matt64 said..
Hey all

Just bought a Fanatic Jag 2019 (108L) and trying to decide what sail to match it with. I'm 70kg with a 36cm Tribal fin.
I plan on taking this board and sail out in 15+ kn, I've been out in 15 knots with an 8.0 sail on a bic techno but worried ill struggle to use it in the 18+kn range with this board...so would a 7.0 be the way to go or just stick with an 8.0 and learn to sail overpowered, cause I don't want to be underpowered in 15 knots either.

Thanks



on techno i use 7.8 techno sail in every wind up to 30 knots then go down to 6.7 for anything more. i am 60kg for reference.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7898 posts
13 Feb 2024 3:12PM
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matt64 said..
Hey all

Just bought a Fanatic Jag 2019 (108L) and trying to decide what sail to match it with. I'm 70kg with a 36cm Tribal fin.
I plan on taking this board and sail out in 15+ kn, I've been out in 15 knots with an 8.0 sail on a bic techno but worried ill struggle to use it in the 18+kn range with this board...so would a 7.0 be the way to go or just stick with an 8.0 and learn to sail overpowered, cause I don't want to be underpowered in 15 knots either.

Thanks



I'm about 67kgs and use a 7.2m with a 112ltre in that wind range but if it's patchy . If it's solid 15-18kts I'd be on a 6.5 twin cam and 90ltre in chop.

matt64
2 posts
13 Feb 2024 1:31PM
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Loving all the responses thanks guys - will be getting myself a 7.0m sail with confidence now

Mark _australia
WA, 22065 posts
13 Feb 2024 1:45PM
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Subsonic said..
Depends what kind of sail too. 7m free ride sail with a small cam pocket, 15-20knots of wind is probably the perfect wind range. A race sail though, the wind range starts a bit higher for a 7m.


Good point i am talking 7m Gator but wouldnt be on a 7m race sail

Carbonlover
NSW, 16 posts
13 Feb 2024 6:16PM
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I have the same board, use Duotone S-Pace 7.3 and 6.6 with 36-34 carbon fins.
Great combo, have used a 7.8 with a 38 fin and that worked as well.
Jags are great boards for slalom blasting and easy to Gybe.

PhilUK
879 posts
13 Feb 2024 5:17PM
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I'd say use your 8m first, but would bet on you looking for a smaller sail when the wind picks up to 18 knots. 7 - 7.3 would be the sweet spot for that board if you just wanted 1 sail before changing to a FSW/wave with 5.5m or whatever.

musorianin
QLD, 572 posts
14 Feb 2024 9:48PM
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matt64 said..
Hey all
I'm 70kg with a 36cm Tribal fin.


That's an interesting anatomical combination...
More seriously, Id have thought 8m is pushing the limits for the size of board you're talking about



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