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post #7 of Old 02-01-2014
bobperry
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Re: Closer to the wind question

Think VMG.
You can jam almost any boat up on the wind but I can assure you that with an AWA of 20 under main alone your VMG should have been dismal. The typical boat can limp along under main alone but takes off when the genny is deployed.

But different boats behave differently and I was not there.
However I remain highly skeptical that you saw a true "improvement" in performance if improvement is measured by VMG. Your improved AWA is most probably due to the fact that the spreaders and cap shrouds limit how much you can sheet in your genny. The main could be hauled up to weather if you like as there is nothing preventing it from being oversheeted.

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