SailNet Community - View Single Post - Dousing a cruising asym without blowing the tack?
View Single Post
post #51 of Old 06-01-2013
Senior Member
blt2ski's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,162
Thanks: 1
Thanked 43 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 14
Re: Dousing a cruising asym without blowing the tack?


Using a pole on the tack does help to pull it off to the opposite side of the main. I do that frequently to get better down wind angles. Works quite well actually, and is supposed to be faster than a sym because you can get more sa to the side of the main with less overlap. Not sure with the shorter wind/leeward legs we have inpuget sound, my swag for this type of race, a sym will be faster. But if doing say a vic-maui, the AS poled out would be in the long run faster.


She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome