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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:00 am 
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Hi. I am an experienced multihull sailor ( dart 16 and Weta) looking to buy a boat I can teach my 6 year old daughter to sail and singlehand in winds up to 20 mph (windier then this is windsurfing time). The boat needs to be plastic and easy to launch.

Having narrowed this down to a topper topaz undo or RS Feva I discovered the Bravo, which looks cool.

The bravo looks great but I am just a little that the performance would be tame. How would it compare to a topaz or feva.

If it's as least as good I am v tempted.

Cheers

David Plymouth UK


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:11 pm 
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Hi David,
If you use the search function or browse the forums (this is the Wave section) you'll find lots of discussion about Bravo comparisons to small monohulls.
Personally I think you need to consider each boat for its own characteristics rather than performance especially when your talking about teaching children. Characteristics being setup, ease of sailing ability etc.
I use my Bravo to teach my 5 and 8 year old which I find invaluable, easy and very safe. Its not about speed but about teaching them the fundamentals of sailing.

Best of luck!

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