I live in Johannesburg, South Africa and we have light winds most of the time.I can’t find a club nearby at the moment so it’s only going to be my brother-in-law and myself having fun against each other. I am also keen on a scratch build as I’m thoroughly enjoying my botched attempts so far.
I was planning on building a racing sparrow 750 from the book as a first serious attempt - but it’s looking like it will be quite a heavy boat (5mm balsa bulkheads etc) which I can’t imagine will lend itself to light breezes. Anyone had experience with one? Could someone suggest a good lightwind hull altenative to attempt with fairly complete plans? I got the impression that the Laerke is a good light wind hull, is that correct? And is an RG65 the best choice to start with? The size is perfect but I was wondering if an IOM (It’ll be slow I know) would be a better call as sails and sundries seem a little more available to order as that’s one area that I don’t think I’ll ever excell at.
Any opinions on which way to go will be really appreciated.