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post #4 of Old 10-15-2013
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Re: More beginning sailing technique questions

I agree with nolatom that sailing wing and wing is difficult for a newbie, because it requires more helmsmanship skill and better focus. Wing and wing requires accurate steering, because, if you veer off your course a little, things can go bad fairly quickly. That having been said, you shouldn't be afraid of sailing wing and wing. It's a basic (and beautiful) point of sail that you should learn to do, but allow yourself a little time to develop your helmsmanship skills first. If, however, you want to try wing and wing, try it first in very moderate breezes, and make sure everyone keeps their head down.
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