myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Good sails for gusty conditions?
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
rtz



Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 254
Location: Oklahoma City

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Good sails for gusty conditions? Reply with quote

Are there any sails that stand out from all the rest that are good at handling gusting conditions?

10mph gusting upwards of 30 mph for example.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
swchandler



Joined: 08 Nov 1993
Posts: 9477

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to think in terms of wind averages. Without that, it all becomes very meaningless.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
Posts: 1222

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rig for the gusts
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 4593
Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rip in the gusts, trick in the lulls.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
manuel



Joined: 08 Oct 2007
Posts: 957

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sails with stable profile where the draft is well locked help. Ezzy's are like that. Most Neilprydes sail well. Models can vary and year to year too.

With cambers the profile is well locked in place but the will become heavy and slow to maneuver (better for speed than tricks).

Also, some sails that have good high end may suffer at the low end. Example gaastra Manic. Then there's personal preferences, weight and style of sailing.

I used to like to be underpowered to powered most times, now I like powered at a minimum. It may evolve too.

_________________
Visit Manu's Windsurfing Blog - Photos, Videos, Tips and Tricks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
Posts: 19262

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Good sails for gusty conditions? Reply with quote

rtz wrote:
Are there any sails that stand out from all the rest that are good at handling gusting conditions?

10mph gusting upwards of 30 mph for example.

Mine do, but then everyone thinks their sails are superior. If they didn't, they'd buy something else.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
Posts: 2263
Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Good sails for gusty conditions? Reply with quote

I like Northwaves for gusty conditions. They have a soft feel, that mitigates
the harshness of punchy gusts that slam sailors on stiffer sails. Some
people call that squishy, I call it easy.

-Craig

p.s. 10 to 30 is pretty hateful no matter how good your sail is.

rtz wrote:
Are there any sails that stand out from all the rest that are good at handling gusting conditions?

10mph gusting upwards of 30 mph for example.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
Posts: 19262

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Good sails for gusty conditions? Reply with quote

cgoudie1 wrote:
I like Northwaves for gusty conditions. They have a soft feel, that mitigates the harshness of punchy gusts that slam sailors on stiffer sails.

I have my smallest Northwaves tailor-made for that soft feel. A big step is using vinyl windows in the 3.x sizes so the well-over-gale-force gusts don't hurt so much. Next step is special battens in the larger sizes to boost foil stability when it's way past time to rig down.

I've always rigged to plane in most of the lulls, if possible. It increases my planing time and teaches me the skills to handle -- usually even enjoy -- too much wind. That's an extremely valuable skill.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Waterat Pat



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
Posts: 172

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever a manufacturer calls it their "control" model that is what you want. Also more battens means a more stable sail which will handle gusts better. There is always a trade off usually less low end power but you can always rig a bit bigger if your sail has great range.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
U2U2U2



Joined: 06 Jul 2001
Posts: 5065
Location: Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania. Colorado

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1030 is ridiculous.

If the number of battens made the A list on sails they would all have 7 battens then.

I would consider Ezzy.
Hot Sails Maui Naish Aerotech Northwave .

_________________
K4 fins
4Boards....May the fours be with you

http://www.k4fins.com/fins.html
http://4boards.co.uk/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group