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

cruising we're usually short handed and on autopilot unless safety demands hand steering. Find just putting more twist in both sails with bottom/slot trimmed for average wind direction if getting lifts and middle to top if getting headed gives flattest ride and best vmg from reach to beat in those conditions.. down wind (don't worry be happy) but here feel safer hand steering and heading further down with gusts unless of course being wing and wing then just try to keep both full.

s/v Hippocampus
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