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post #21 of Old 07-05-2014
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Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Seriously, back a sailboat with a square stern into 20 knots in a straight line
Yes, seriously! Obviously driving boat in a straight line forward did not work very well either
I am not trying to pick on OP, just to suggest that there is another way to overcome the problem, which seems to be working well as another poster suggested. If one is having problems driving boat into the wind backwards, you can always unfurl a little bit of the jib with both sheets tight. It will work as a wind-wane and keep the bow pointed downwind
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