I have started a new string as the survey results string is now too long to read easily (the text is sitting onto of other text).
At the peril of being forever banished from the Solo fraternity could I suggest now would be a good time to launch a 'Classic' series, running along the same lines as the successful Super Series. Piggy backing onto cherry picked events with a separate start for the modern interpretation. While there is argument that the older generation of largely wooden Solos are still competitive on their day when the right conditions, positioning of the moon, personal well being all align, the REALITY is that from the birth of the first FRP version, wooden hulls became uncompetitive. True, I and others have had our moments of glory but on average, the modern deal accelerates quicker, whether out of a tack or in a gust. It is just simple physics with the weight centralised. There are a huge amount of wooden Solos that race at club level and are happy to stay there but also there is no attraction to venture further afield. I believe a separate start would provide a level playing field for those wanting to get into the class with limited budget and race COMPETITIVELY.
against other Solos.
Last Edited 10 October 2019