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Re: Why Pedote did not win the Mini - Transat - Fantastic story
... Only in light air does the extra wetted surface area prove detrimental to speed and performance. But nobody wants to sail in light air anyway.
Light airs and upwind with waves (at least some type of waves) even in strong winds. I remember David Raison saying that in the last Transat he was frightened with the punishment the boat was taking in those conditions and was afraid about breakage. David Raison don't seem to me the type of guy that is easily frightened so I guess his teeth should be rattling under the hard motion
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