26th July 2008, 08:59 PM
Hi Kevin, I think it is amazing that you answer these questions so thanks in advance. I am interetsed in purchasing a board and rig for light wind conditions in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. I have been sailing for 20+ years but really don't get yout much here due to conditions (6-12 tmes/year). I want a board that i can sail a 11-12+m sail on down to 7.0m. I am looking at the Formula 162 strickly because of it's ability to plane early in light winds and handle a large sail. However i like the Futura design thinking that it may be more versatile for when i want to rig a smaller sail (6.5m-7.5m). Ideas/suggestions? I know that one board will not do it all, but want to get as close to the best of both worlds. Light wind performance with versatility.