Spinnaker Dimensions-FS vs Thistle

Would anyone know how the FS spinnaker dimensions compare to a Thistle spinnaker? Thanks....Glen (FS2101, Sayville, NY)

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Maybe a better way to ask this question is what is the luff leng

Maybe a better way to ask this question is what is the luff length and foot length for a FS spinnaker?

If you look at the Official Plan that came with your FSSA handbo

If you look at the Official Plan that came with your FSSA handbook. it gives the measurements and method of measuring for sails including Spinnaker. FS 1385

I can't give you the exact dimensions of the spinnaker for each

I can't give you the exact dimensions of the spinnaker for each of these classes, but I can give you some relative information from my experience owning both a Thstle and Flying Scot. The Thistle spinnaker carries 20 sqft more area than the FS spinnaker and is narrower at the foot, but taller (longer luffs). An indirect indication of the narrower foot of the Thistle chute is given by the relative length of the spinnaker poles for each boat. The FS pole is 7-feet long, but the Thistle pole is a full foot shorter (6-feet long). Hope this helps. Bill FS 5193 Flying Fish <>< Thistle 1791 Scarlet Fever (former owner)

Bill.

Bill....Thanks for this information....Glen