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Old 07-10-2013
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Re: New sailing j-22 to a Hobie wave

pinching is when you are sailing up wind and you sail up to the point just before the sail starts to luff. the boat will slow slightly but will still be sailing to windward. on a Hobie Wave, if you sail the boat upwind with the mainsail in tight and maintain speed then ease the boat up to the point where the sail is just starting to luff and then tack the boat with the rudders at about 45 degrees it will be easier to tack. if the boat comes to a stop or is being blown backward then reverse the rudders and it will help you get the boat pointed onto the opposite tack. on Cats with a jib you do it a little differently and back wind the jib to help bring the bows around in a tack. Cats with only a mainsail are a lot harder to tack even more so when the wind or wave are up.
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