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Old 08-10-2007
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One problem you can run into, especially on a multihull, is that the apparent wind when running downwind is very low, and then when you come about, the true amount of wind becomes very clear...and you are drastically overcanvassed for the amount of wind. This is how many multihulls, especially racing ones, get into trouble. This isn't generally an issue on monohulls, which don't sail quite as fast.
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