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in reply to: Tomaz...he's asking about pointing angle, not speed.
I know. But the whole idea of tacking is to get max VMG. You want to have pointing angle that gives you max VMG.
On my boat I can point 30deg. and make no speed or can point 80 deg. and make no upwind gain.
Somewhere in between the two is the best pointing angle to get you upwind fastest.
Last edited by tomaz_423; 03-26-2007 at 03:33 PM.