29er vs i14

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29er vs i14

Post by Caprice » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:18 pm

Hi everyone, some of you know my I14 caprice, and you´ve seen a video i posted...it´s not a full carbon boat and it´s not totally and oldie..square main,7,62mts mast,self tack jib,and really light boat...tomorrow im travelling 1000km to Buenos Aires City for an important regatta that is exclusive for small boats (usually there´s around 100 boats like lasers,29er,470,420,tornado,f18,snipe,cadet,opti)and im really scared of 29ers...i´ve seen some videos but is it just me or my boat could be faster?...cause upwind they sure look fast!!...i know tornados and f-18s cats will beat me on the water, 470 and others boats??..could yo give a previous idea of how well my boat has to perform against them? especially against 29er..i´ve never race with portsmouth system against those kind of boats..but im pretty sure my baby has to be fast on water against them..

Thanks everyone!!..

here´s some images...i just love my Caprice..

Ps: i would really aprecciate some comments about the boat, i know it´s not one of the latest but it sure looks great doesn´t it?

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Re: 29er vs i14

Post by -TG » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:02 am

Your boat is faster upwind and especially downwind. Good luck at the regatta.
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Re: 29er vs i14

Post by Rockthesail » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:23 pm

from everything ive heard, the 29er shouldn't be much competition for your boat. but im curios as to how it goes. please post after the racing :)
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Re: 29er vs i14

Post by Paul Galvez » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:33 pm

Under normal circumstances, the 14 is faster in all conditions however some of the best 29er sailors in the World are from Argentina... they know how to push their boats very well in the breeze. I would think the talent would be more of a factor than the actual boat.

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Re: 29er vs i14

Post by Caprice » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:38 pm

guysss!! we handle to finish 4th, behind a F18, and two lightnings, it was very dificult to catch up the two lightnings, very poor wind, about 2-3knts, and the course wasnt set up for spinnaker!! so we couldnt use it more than 15min in a 2hrs and 25min regatta... but final words... I14 rocks!!

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Re: 29er vs i14

Post by rand » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:15 pm

Wait until you really figure out how to make the boat go :-)
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Re: 29er vs i14

Post by Caprice » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:18 pm

here´s some pics of this weekend...i´ll post some more later..

hope you like it...some of them are from friday´s training great wind ..

PS: like always, any comments about the boat would be really great

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Re: 29er vs i14

Post by Andrew P » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:36 am

Looks like you are having a great time.

The spinnaker seems very small and flat for the hull shape and pole length.

I'm sure a better spinnaker would improve the performance downwind.

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Re: 29er vs i14

Post by Rockthesail » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:21 pm

Nice work, i had a feeling the 29ers would be no match.. 14 rules :D
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