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Old 04-01-2004
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what''''s up with sail twist?

I diagree with the point about needing more twist in waves. More twist in wave and wind means more heeling, and less drive and speed. Trimming the whole sail for an average setting setting (even if that means less twist) means that you have the whole sail working optimally more of the time even if the sail suffers small stalling and low angle of attacks at the end of each swing.

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