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post #12 of Old 03-29-2008
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Originally Posted by johnshasteen View Post
We sailed Paloma 135 miles downwind with a working jib in 15-20 knots of wind to get back to a US port after having been driven 150 miles off course in a storm, we had no choice as the main was shredded and the upper port stay was broken. Even though the boat was beat up from the storm, she performed well under jib only and we made close to hull speed most of the way back. I had not ever sailed that far under jib only and was surprised at how well it went.
I bet that story gets longer and more interesting while sitting on a bar stool.

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