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Old 10-04-2007
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The finer points of sail trim

Though I have been sailing for a good part of my life, I have avoided racing except to crew for friends. But on a lark, I entered my boat in a race and got my tail kicked. That in itself wasn't bad, I didn't expect to do that well. But I realized that there are a few things on my boat that I have never really learned to use, and I am, after all, intereseted in getting the most boat speed from my boat. They are the vang, the topping lift, and the traveller. When do I trim and when do I ease? (I'm sure this is going to be a loooong thread, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who will benefit from this info).
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