Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
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If you are looking at a single-handed dinghy for racing then choose one optimized for a lighter person, eg Laser Radial rather than regular Laser. If you are skippering a two person dinghy there can be a considerable advantage to being smaller. Lets assume a boat that is optimized for a two person crew around 300 pounds. If you are 100 pounds it means you can have a 200 pounder hiking or out on a trap. This will be much more effective than two 150 pounders would be, especially with a trapeze.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).