Hey everyone, just asking opinions from everyone about this: I have been sailing for about 8 years now i used 2 be sailing a sabot and a flying ant. I wanted to get into the laser radial but it was a bit hard in 15knots plus considering i am about 10kg too light for this rig .... I then made the decision to sail a 4.7 to my astonishment alot of people were and are telling me that i should be in radial, 4.7s are only for ppl who are learning!! Its very hurtful when ppl come up to you and tell you your too old or too big for a class - considering the person who won the 4.7's worlds last year was 80kg!! The ideal/competitive weight for a 4.7 is still up near 65-70kg. i have friends who also get told this and are around 20-30kg too light for the class. how are the lighter sailors supposed to keep up with the 70-80kg ppl in our class/division??