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Is sailing for me?

As far as your wieght affecting the boat''s speed, this is not always true. In medium to high winds your weight would accually be an advantage! In light winds you could easily make up for your extra weight by sailing smart, triming sails correctlly, good tactics, and moving your weight smoothly. The boats you are speaking of do use two people to sail, and if possible pick someone that is light. Your combined weight (this is what counts, not your own weight) will then be that of anyone teams. Hope this helps!

Keep Sailing!
Dan

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you''re what''s affectionately referred to as "rail meat", which can be a huge advantage in a race, particularly in stronger winds. i''m very far from expert, but even i know about balance! and it''s been my experience that sailing is for whoever wants to try...the things that count are desire, attitude, and heart. good luck!
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