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post #12 of Old 05-17-2013
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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.

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