I''ve got a daysailer and am interested in a new light air, downwind sail. I usually sail alone or with my wife who likes to sun/ read/ watch/ relax on board. Cheap is always good, but I''m more interested in a sail that is easy to hoist and dowse/ easy to trim/ suitable for a wide range of downwind runs/ and gives me more speed. We race in a mixed fleet and don''t care about ratings, just the beers at the finish.
Am I dreaming? What should I consider?
You are asking for things that are very difficult to satisfy. If you want to sail deep downwind angles, you should have a spinaker; if you want to sail single/shorthanded - use a spinnaker sock for hoist/takedown. If on the other hand a simplicity is in favor, then use an asymetric. Although not capable of sailing such low angles as sym. spi. it is much easier to hoist and trim, especially when equipped with a sock.
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