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#51 lizalonzi

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:56 PM

Looks like loads of rudder angle.
What was the wind speed and sail plan? If she was over like that a lot, I wonder if more twist in the main, or a reef may have been faster.


Winds 25+NE, #1 and full main due to a 4min30s late start (no excuses as to why we were holding that sail plan at this late point). We were doing 9.5+kts boat speed with this setup sooo, yeah, doing okay regardless!
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#52 erice

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:42 PM

^

 

we did get a reef in not long after that

 

as the rail-meat reported that the top half of the main was doing nuttin!

 

the brainstrust later reported back

 

that the helm had apparently lightened considerably

 

and zig-zagging the rolling NE swell became easier 

 

but we may have dropped a 1/4 knot? 


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