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Gary Kinch

Posted: 30 Jul 19 13:15
Message ID: 2659
Hi All,
I'm new to the forum and as yet don't have a Lark. Currently sailing a Laser 2 and an Enterprise on the East Sussex coast. For various reasons my wife and I would like to change boats.

Criteria is:
Symmetric spinny.
Small boat suitable for crew combined weight of 20/21 stone.
Comfortable for crew in light winds (somewhere for crew to sit in without being a contortionist)
Reasonably quick.
Active class.

The Lark seems to tick all the right boxes so far. I have found out a little about them and have about 3K to spend.

We haven't sailed at opens for a few years because the L2 is now a defunct class, however I see that the Lark has opens at Frensham and I think that oportunity is definitely too good to miss.

One question (for the moment :-) ): We sail mostly round the cans handicap on the sea. How does the Lark compete in these circumstances?

Many Thanks,
Gary and Jackie.

Garry Packer

Posted: 02 Aug 19 14:33
Reply ID: 6865
Mostly I think we do OK on handicap as long as the reaches are reasonably broad. Tight reaches tend to favour asymetrics and single handers. Hope that helps.

Gary & jackie Kinch

Posted: 02 Aug 19 20:57
Reply ID: 6866
Thanks Garry,
Sounds similar to the laser 2 experience. Can live with that.

I'm now looking at the rondar on your classified. Also hooked up with the Lark FB page.

Thanks again.