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post #13 of Old 05-17-2013
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Re: handling gusts

Pinching is heading up so the tell tails on your sail are lifted and the luff goes soft, maybe even luffs a bit, but not the rest of the sail.

There seems to be some confusion from previous posts. When sailing close hauled and a gust hits, it's an apparent LIFT not a header.

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