thanks a bunch. This is really great feedback. I''ll take it to heart. Oh, I live in the San Francisco bay area; the boat will be located, at least initially, at the Berkeley marina. Anybody you could point me to would be great.
I have another question: I have done some racing on a JY15 dinghy, on which you initiated a tack by sheeting in the main a bit to get weather helm, etc.. Can/should you do the same on a big boat? On the J105 I''ve been crewing on, they don''t seem to do that, but instead ease the jib by a couple of inches, which I don''t really understand. While balance should shift to head up, wouldn''t you also slow down more than sheeting in on the main?