There has been discussion in this forum (multiple threads) about advantages that the DSIs may have in racing. Does anyone know of any DSII owners that race frequently and do well? Or some that race frequently and don't?
Just curious, as I have recently started to race my DSII in a competitive fleet, but I'm the only DSII in a large and experienced group of DSIs. I am fairly experienced at racing on other boats, and have sailed for many years.
It seems that I haven't been able to point as high as the others upwind (get creamed, really), but I'm not convinced that it is a problem with the DSII- I think that proper rig tuning and more familiarity with the boat itself will help me in that area (but could be wrong if this is experienced by others). I have decent sails (a couple of years old, but not bad), and I can do pretty well against the fleet of DSI's going downwind. I'm not having leakage problems, etc., and the boat is in good shape (hull is smooth, foils are tapered and good).
As always, this forum is a blessing. Thank you for all of the wonderful information and knowledge.
I'm curious to see how others have seen the DSIIs perform... any experiences/race results to share?