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post #1 of Old 09-21-2009 Thread Starter
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Tack Planning

Say you're on a beat from point A to point B. B could be a mark, the line to fetch a channel, etc. Do you take a few large tacks? Lots of small ones?

Are there any rules of thumb for picking the optimum number of tacks? I realize this will vary with the boat's pointing ability, maneuverability, acceleration, etc., but are there any "in general" ways to decide this?

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