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Actually, most boats sail far better with less heel and often will go faster if they are reefed and sailing flat than they will if they are overpowered and heeled way over. The forces on the tiller will be much more manageable if the boat is sailed flat as well.

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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