Where are all the racers???????

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by kb, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. kb

    kb New Member

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    Is there anyone...... out there that has raced against a Lido?????

    Where are all the racers???????

    I would like to know how the Capri 14.2 does against a Lido (in a race).

    any info would be helpful

    thanks

    kb
     
  2. Ed Jones

    Ed Jones Secretary/Vice Commodore Staff Member

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    Lido vs. Capri

    The Capri 14.2 and Lido 14 are fairly evenly matched. The Lido has the edge in light air, and the Capri, with it's wider beam (which makes it stiffer) has the edge in heavy air.

    But in terms of being user-friendly, the C-14.2 is far better. Try a Lido and see if you like tacking while ducking under a low boom while crawling over a high centerboard trunk. Plus the Lido isn't self-bailing.
     
  3. rjsailnsd

    rjsailnsd Member

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    Lidos are great little boats that the 14.2 sails pretty straight up against. Both boats have their strengths on the water. Are you going to be against racing Lidos?
     
  4. kb

    kb New Member

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    thanks for the response..........


    I race dinghies in the fall , when we can't get the keel boats in the lake any more.

    I have sailed and raced a Lido several times and find them to be a bit awkward and a little uncomfortable. I like the way the Capri 14.2 looks. I was looking for a response from someone who has raced a 14.2 against ...Lido's on a regular bases. I wanted to know how they faired (with the handicap). I think the Capri is about 1point higher in portsmouth.

    thanks

    kb
     

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