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420 vs FJ racing

Does anyone have solid advice as far as racing fj's v 420's (purely boat speed related)? My impression is the fj is slightly more responsive, and likes to point a little more than go low and fast upwind, but i have only had a few races in one. I have plenty of 420 experience so I wont have any problem working off of comparisons. It would be collegiate so no chutes or traps involved. Thanks
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At the risk of sounding seditious, try the Dinghy thread at SA:

Sailing Anarchy Forums -> Dinghy Anarchy

The Racing forum at Sailnet just isn't that robust, look how many days or weeks there between threads. SA is definitely rougn-and-tumble, but much more race-oriented...

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try this again

i thought i had posted here, but gremlins must have gotten it.
agree w/ nola..racing dinghys isn't most peoples' strong suit.
that being said, i raced fjs and 470s (yes i know..420 is the post boat)..however given neither will use chutes or traps, i think the fj might be slightly faster..
why..i dunno
but, sailing any w/o traps and kites takes most of the fun factor out of the equation.
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