Originally Posted by Giulietta
Ahhhh I am suffering of "boom trauma"...not going to discuss
I still believe the real answer is no...sorry
Now I fell almost sorry - The last thing I wanted to do is to open the "boom wound".
My post really supports your post -only you said it so much better (I really liked the bla bla).
My boat is more of a cruiser and does not point that good, so there might be some more difference. It is really small. and not noticable for practical purposes.
The theory tells me to tack 86deg. in 4 knots of wind - but in 4 knots I would run the engine if I needed to go upwind.
Then the theory tells me to tack 100 deg. in 20 knots of wind - but at 20 knots we have waves and I start thinking bout the first reef and search a compromise between safety, VMG and comfort (if my wife is with me comfort comes before VMG). In 2o knots I just enjoy and forget about silly theory the designers have put on the web..
In most cases my tack is very close to 90 deg.