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post #9 of Old 09-30-2009
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What were the currents doing at the time? What you describe sounds (in my limited experience) like a strong current-against-wind situation, pretty common around here. My feeling about closely spaced, steep waves is that you've got to keep some drive for control and balance on a beat, and that heeling is better than being tossed about. I would say you did the right thing keeping up a scrap of main. Can you reef your staysail?

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