Re: handling gusts
Pinching - it's sailing higher than close hauled. Inertia keeps you going for a while, but it is not something you can maintain, except for falling off to close hauled and then pinching, and then falling off a bit, and pinching again and so on.
[/B]S/V Wind Orchid
Catalina 350 (hull# 273)
LET'S GET SERIOUS ABOUT REMOVING POLITCAL TAG LINES -- NOW!