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post #9 of Old 05-17-2013
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Re: handling gusts

When a big puff comes, I'll tend to pinch as you do. If I am still experiencing excessive weather helm, I'll then ease the traveller so as to spill air from the main. This allows me to maintain my course. If there is still too much weather helm, I'll then bear away until I have better control, although it can be a challenge steering past the weather helm.

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