Re: Interesting Sailboats
I agreee, to get a "normal" performance cruiser up on a sustained planing you need to set a big gennaker in 20-25 knots of wind, and preferable a swell also, which non racing crews does not do.
We are also rather amused by the normal sailing behaviours up here in the baltic. We like to sail with a lot of wind, at least reaching, and prefer to sail in bad wether and enyoy the sun and beach at sunshine and no wind. Most others do the opposite and start the engines at 8 a clock regardless of wind forecasts promising some wind later that day or no wind forcasted at all.