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BarryL
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Re: i NEED HELP/Training weather?

Hey,

Here's what I would do:

I would start with a small headsail and a reefed main. Then I would beat upwind for an hour or two. Try to get as far upwind as possible. Be sure to do multiple tacks so you can a feel for tacking into high winds and seas.

After beating upwind turn and run downwind towards home. You can probably shake the reef out for the downwind run.

If the wind is 20 kts true you will be getting 25 kts upwind, which will require you to have seriously reduced sail. Then, downwind your 20 true will be under 15 apparent. You can shake the reefs out and have a real blast downwind.

Have fun and be safe.

Barry

Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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