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post #13 of Old 11-04-2013
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Re: i NEED HELP/Training weather?

Heading up is a gust is the result of weather helm. You want a little weather helm to give some feedback. I personally do not like the feel of a completely balanced helm. Easing the main down the traveller a little will help with rounding up, or just let it come up a little and enjoy the lift.

You can also depower the mainsail by hardening up on the outhaul, the backstay and the cunningham if you have one. That will flatten the sail.

Keep getting used to the feel of the boat and it will start to come more naturally.

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