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Childrens Rigs

Started by Started by: DavidC
I wanted to get a child rigs for a 8/9 years old (average height) who windsurfered once before and seems keen.

What size do people recommend?

Do people have any tips?

Thanks

Last updated: 21/08/12 10:31 By: DavidC
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Added by sigma1000uk on 21/08/12

I have a 2.5 m rig for sale that would be perfect. It comes with its own mast and boom and is very light. Just plug a normal base on. Hardly used. Thity five pounds.

Neil

Added by Yannis on 21/08/12

My daughter (6.5 yo) can handle with fair ease a 1.5m sail

Added by emma on 21/08/12

I taught an eleven year old last year - a 150l hi fly mambo was perfect though depending on what conditions, a bigger board may help but with a tiny fin. A 2.0 - 2.7m sail is perfect. I am selling a 2.7 tushingham dino with mast and boom in case you're interested, have given up teachimg kids for now.

Thanks

Emma

Added by Stuntman on 22/08/12

Hi all I'm also looking for kids rig for my 2 to start windsurfing
How much is the dino rig ?

Added by emma on 22/08/12

Stuntman ... I paid 160 last year for the sail, dino mast that is very light weight and comes with the sail, and an aeron boom that he put with it. I havent used it once as i have decided to teach adults only. You can email me at ray_emma@yahoo.co.uk

Cheers emma

Added by emma on 22/08/12

Stuntman ... I paid 160 last year for the sail, dino mast that is very light weight and comes with the sail, and an aeron boom that he put with it. I havent used it once as i have decided to teach adults only. You can email me at ray_emma@yahoo.co.uk

Cheers emma

Added by jonathan on 23/08/12

there do appear to be some bargains out there at the moment. I have just paid the princely sum of 30 for a full kids rig and hoping for it to turn up (from Ebay) today. It looks relatively old but with a 1.8m sail I am not sure that the lack of battens will be an issue for the first sessions. I will let you know how I get on... Most windurfing centres still seem to have unbattened sails as their smallest kids size.

Added by Stokes on 23/08/12

Calshot use unbattened rigs for kids and beginners. I think the biggest unbattened sail was a 4.5m

Added by DavidC on 24/08/12

Thanks for all the info. I am hopefully getting a rig from sigma1000uk if we can meet up.

I suspect soft rigs are still used because of cost. I have noticed French sailing schools use smart new battened sails for teaching little ones. However, I do not think it will make much difference.