yes and no
Message #917 by:  un-biased
Posted on:  Thursday 10th of June 2004 at 2:06 pm
i would rate the 16 as harder to sail (really well) than a
Spitfire. The Tornado (if you have the strength) is the
easiest of the three. Reaction times are SOOO much
slower, even though the boat is travelling faster. The '16
and Spitfire both 'feel' as fast due to their relative size.
A Spitfire is the closest you'll get to a dinghy feel, and as
such you need quick reaction times, and hence the
Tornado sailor probably came unstuck!

from experience a 16 takes some mastery.
(but i still love my Spitfire!!!)

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second hand boat by Graham T on 20.04.2004
     Spitfire by Peter on 20.04.2004
          advice by Graham T on 20.04.2004
               Spitfire by Peter on 21.04.2004
     Second Hand Spitfire by Chris Mansfield on 20.04.2004
          Thanks Chris by Graham T on 21.04.2004
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                    Spitfire's a good boat but.... by Ben Mansfield on 08.06.2004
                         yes and no by un-biased on 10.06.2004
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