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post #21 of Old 10-14-2013
Gust14882
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Re: Tacking Asymmetric Spin

During very light-air jibes, we've used the bowman to run the asym through the slot by hand and along the new lee side of the boat. This speeds the transition. Might be worth a try during a light-air tack. Would probably work best to gather the sail first, sort of 'hand-furling' it, then pass it through the slot and take the new sheet back to help it fill. Any improvement in VMG is worth some experimentation, especially in light winds where it's not as likely you will break things.
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