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Re: Where to te forced go sailing downwind?
I think for the same apparent
wind speed and the same sail area, your rig will be more loaded DDW simply because the boat cannot bury the bow and 'spill' as easily as it can heel laterally and reduce the apparent area.
Sort of like comparing the force on the rig with the wind on the beam and the sail overtrimmed.. at sea the boat can heel, reduce the presented area and 'reduce' force.. try the same thing on the hard where the boat can't heel and the forces should be greater.. until you flip the boat off it's stands!
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