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Re: Interesting Sailboats
How do you "dispense" the chines? Rules don't let you throw things overboard while racing.
" Hey wait a minute,,,,Didn't you guys have chines at the beginning of the race?"
Yes that is why boats used for racing and cruising or crewed racing and also solo racing has to have a compromise regarding chines while the ones only for top crewed racing in regatta style (upwind and downwind) don't need any compromise regarding their use: They allow to go faster or not, independently of making sailing easier or not.
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