Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SF Bay area
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When I raced on big boats, light and heavy had to do with apparent wind speed. The light was good to 10-12 after that the 1. The boat carried 28 sails and had something for everything, including trysail and blooper. If you've ever gone 14 knots under a blast reacher and two reefs, you know what a suit is.
Does anyone use bloopers nowadays? I've only seen them in photos on the covers of sailing books from the 80s. One of my goals in life is to fly as many sails at once as possible.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27