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Old 10-27-2013
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Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

More than likely the sails are tired. But I am sure they will not stop you from having fun and learning. Keep in mind you never run a flat sail...EVER! The sail needs curve, just like the wing of a plain, a sail is a plane wing on it's side. But works the same way with lift and pressure created by the shape of the sail, the curve. There are many good sail trimming instructional video's on U-tube about it. Use "sail trimming" for search.
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